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Every fall, parents look forward to another school year ahead; eager to have their children learn from great teachers, participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, like clubs and sports, and embark on the next chapter in their education. For many parents, private schools fulfill the needs they have identified for their family—individual attention, small class sizes and a top-rated academic environment. Fortunately, the East Coast – and the North Shore, in particular – boasts some of the best private schools in the country. Here’s a look at some that make the grade. By Judy Bernhardt