Top Twenty Partner Schools by CLT Score

By Soren Schwab

The Classic Learning Test is thrilled to announce its 2021 School Rankings for the CLT! Every year, hundreds of CLT partner schools across the country administer the CLT to juniors and seniors in high school. We are pleased to recognize the twenty highest-achieving schools in 2021:

20. Golden View Classical Academy, Golden CO

19. Ville de Marie Academy, Scottsdale AZ

18. New Covenant School, Anderson SC

17. Regents Academy, Nacogdoches TX

16. Westside Christian Academy, Westlake OH

15. Classical Christian Academy, Rathdrum ID

14. Heritage Classical Christian Academy, Fenton MO

13. Gregory the Great Academy, Elmhurst Township PA

12. Chesterton Academy of the Twin Cities, Hopkins MN

11. Sacred Heart Academy, Grand Rapids MI

10. The Lyceum, South Euclid OH

9. The Vanguard School, Colorado Springs CO

8. Thales Academy—Rolesville, Rolesville NC

7. Lexington Latin School, Lexington KY

6. Petra Academy, Bozeman MT

5. Covenant Classical School—Fort Worth, Fort Worth TX

4. Veritas School—Richmond, Richmond VA

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

3. Classical School of Wichita, Wichita KS

2. Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls WI

1. Mars Hill Academy, Mason OH

Special congratulations to Mars Hill Academy, which has now topped our list for the third year running!

And finally, a very special accolade to the only school to appear on all three 2021 top twenty lists: Petra Academy! Based in the city of Bozeman in the Montana Rockies, just a couple of hours’ drive north of Yellowstone, Petra Academy has been operating for more than twenty-five years, offering a Christian curriculum built on the classical model of the Trivium.

Congratulations to all of these high-achieving schools and their outstanding students! You can learn more about the CLT here; if you’d like for your school to partner with CLT, please get in touch with us at


Soren Schwab is the VP of Partnerships for CLT. Originally from Germany, he came to the United States to study at Hillsdale College; he now lives in Annapolis MD with his wife, Paula.

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