Niche, a company that provides school reviews for potential students, recently ranked Potomac Conference’s Takoma Academy (TA) in Takoma Park, Md., among the top 100 private schools in Maryland. In Niche’s Best Private High Schools, it ranks 3,880 high schools based on student statistics and more than 120,000 opinions from 16,000 students and parents. This ranking expresses that the school provides exceptional academics and has a diverse set of high achieving students who rate their experience at TA very highly.
Principal Carla Thrower was thrilled with the news. “I feel that this validates the great strides we have been making at the school to have a spiritual and academic environment that propels Takoma Academy to the top tier of academic institutions,” she says.
Niche measures academics, which account for 60 percent of the ranking; student culture and diversity, accounting for 30 percent; and survey responses at
10 percent. High Niche rankings generally indicate that students are happy with all aspects of school life, including academics, teachers, health, safety, resources, facilities, sports and fitness.
The company states that its top-rated schools have exceptional academics, as seen in the teachers, students, resources for learning and student outcomes. TA meets these requirements, along with having a diverse population and fostering a positive, accepting school culture. TA students are also actively involved in a variety of extracurricular and sports activities at the school.