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By GreatSchools Staff
Education quality score: 96.80
Median home price: $1,021,510
Weston is a beautiful little town that looks like something straight out of Currier & Ives. With the highest per capita income in the state (in fact, it’s one of the 100 most affluent towns with a thousand or more households in the entire country), it’s also the wealthiest suburb of Boston.
What do you get for all those clams? Your children will receive powerful one-on-one attention in the primary and secondary schools of Weston Public Schools. All five of its schools — three elementary, one middle, and one high — keep class sizes small and are committed to innovative approaches like team teaching with volunteer/parental support, “house” systems at the middle school level, and a college-style high school chockfull of electives and Advanced Placement classes. It’s not surprising this small district (less than 2,500 students) enjoys both SAT and college-placement stats near the top of Massachusetts’s public schools. Boston Magazine rated the district as the best in the state, while Weston High School was recently ranked as the nation's 60th-best public high school by U.S. News & World Report.
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