The school in Maryland is where President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have sent their son Barron. Just 30 minutes away from the White House the Trumps may have chosen the school for convenience, but the Clintons and the Obamas chose the Sidwell Friends School for their children while they were in office, which is closer at only four miles away, but actually a more expensive option at $42,372 (£32,591) for boarders.
Stowe School is a co-ed independent school in Buckinghamshire, that began with the pictured Grade I-listed building. Opened in 1923, the former boys' school welcomed girls across all years from 2003. Old Stoics, as alumni are known, include Prince Harry's ex-girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, billionaire Sir Richard Branson and actor Henry Cavill.
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This highly-regarded school for girls in Great Malvern, central England was founded in 1893 as Malvern Girls' College and merged with St James' School in 2006. Renowned for its students' strong academic performance and sporting prowess, Malvern St James was rated 'excellent' in its most recent inspection. The school is the alma mater of novelist Barbara Cartland and Caroline Lucas, the former leader of UK's Green Party.
To study at Abingdon School, in Oxfordshire, will set parents back as much as $51,679 (£39,750) a year. The school's former headmistress Felicity Lusk took the reigns of the school in 2010, becoming the first-ever female headteacher of a boys' boarding public school. She was replaced by Michael Windsor in 2016. The school is known for alternative rock band Radiohead who met when studying there.
Popular with the country's elite, Appleby College in Ontario Canada was established in 1911. The co-ed school boasts an outstanding liberal arts educational ethos and enviable sporting facilities, and is known for churning out senior politicians – Senators Norman Atkins and Dan Hays are former students. It's not without a cost: a year of boarding is $52,360 (£40,274) for Canadian pupils.
Eton College was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore” to provide free education to 70 poor boys who would then go on to King's College, Cambridge. Eton College sits just across the river from the town of Windsor, which is known for its royal castle, and famous alumni include Prince William and Prince Harry, House actor Hugh Laurie, as well as Marvel's Tom Hiddleston.
Founded in 1896, St. George's, a co-ed Episcopal school in Middletown, Rhode Island is steeped in history and even bagged a mention in F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise. Like Masters, the school follows the Harkness method and group discussions are positively encouraged. Past students include several members of the prominent Astor and Vanderbilt families, and Bush dynasty patriarch Prescott Bush.
This truly international co-ed school, which is based in Clarens, prepares students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education or the International Baccalaureate. Classes are conducted in both English and French and extra-curricular activities include rock climbing, music production and dance. Former students include actress Glenn Close and Christina Onassis, the late heir to the Onassis shipping fortune.
Drum roll at the ready, Institut Le Rosey in Rolle is the most expensive boarding school on the planet. Bursting with privilege, boarders at the school get to live in a luxurious medieval château and spend winters at the school's outpost in exclusive Gstaad. Academic and sporting facilities are unrivaled and the school's alumni include royalty and generations of prominent families including the Rothschilds and Radziwills.
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