Inside America's best high school — a boarding school that costs $53,900 a year and feeds students into the Ivy League

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Business Insider—Facebook/Phillips Academy Phillips Academy, a prestigious boarding school located in Andover, Massachusetts, is the best high school in America. It's founding dates back to the American Revolution — where its roster of early supporters reads like a "who's who" of American exceptionalism. George Washington, Paul Revere, and John Hancock all have ties to Andover, which the school is called for short.  That history, and the fact that the school originally educated students as a feeder school into...

Here's what it takes to get into the best high school in America, an elite boarding school that feeds students into the Ivy League. Abby Jackson/Business Insider Phillips Academy receives 3,000 applications each year but only accepts about 13%. The admissions committee looks for characteristics of optimism, social agility, perseverance, and resilience in applicants. The school calls an applicant with top scores from the admissions team an "admit six." It's not easy to gain acceptance to Phillips Academy, the Andover, Massachusetts boarding school pegged as the best high school in America. Of the more than 3,000...