Junior Boarding Schools

  • There are 120 junior boarding schools located throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Junior boarding schools offer boarding opportunities for students grades 8 or lower.
  • Note that some boarding schools focus exclusively on the junior boarding experience (and offer only junior boarding grades), while other schools offer both junior and college-prep boarding grades.
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Girls and boys residence hall staffs provide nurturing supervision with the structure and discipline necessary for student success.
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Girls and boys residence hall staffs provide nurturing supervision with the structure and discipline necessary for student success.
SAS students excel at the creative arts and are regularly accepted to top-flight art schools across the country. The SAS Art Gallery welcomes professional artists throughout the year for exhibitions and student workshops and McCrory Hall hosts professional actors and musicians. In the summers, SAS is home to Shakerag Workshops, a nationally-recognized art program for adults.
Small class sizes and one-on-one attention are part of RICC's educational philosophy
Friendships that will last a lifetime.
Middle School Field Trip
Hargrave takes pride in making sure our Cadets are receiving a cutting edge education. Each year our curriculum includes more STEM-focused courses to challenge and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow.  Pictured above: Two summer school students participating in robotics class.
Missouri Military Academy is a preparatory school with a military tradition that prepares boys for leadership in college and career via our 360 Degree Education. We are located in the heart of the Midwest in the quaint community of Mexico, Missouri, on a stunning 288-acre campus.
Cadet praying at the altar in our historic St. James Chapel.
Collegiate-quality musicals and plays every semester.
The Wasatch Academy outdoor program utilizes the marvels of Utah's wilderness areas and National Parks to set students on a path of fun, adventure and self-reliance.
College Prep
The Residence gives a perfect opportunity to study in a healthy and quiet environment in a perfect conditions.
Thornton Academy has the only four-year dance curriculum in the state of Maine. In the fall of 2013, the dance program will have a dance studio with new mirrors, sound system, marley floor, barres and changing rooms.
Our challenging and supportive learning environment encourages appropriate risk-taking by providing a safe space for making mistakes. Stoneleigh-Burnham School is the first and only girls' school in New England to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
The dormitory is the center of social life for students.  Greenwood students socialize in two common rooms equipped with couches, games, books and other entertainment options. At Greenwood, teachers share residential duties including study hall, dormitory supervision and weekend supervision to ensure continuity between the residential and academic settings.
Classes in visual and performing arts are available to each Eaglebrook student.

Junior Boarding Schools (Primary Focus)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-4209

    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 204 students
  • 62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    603-523-3548

    Grades: 6-9 | 214 students
  • 271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-9111

    Grades: 6-9 | 247 students
  • 48 Main Street
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    5084908201

    Grades: 7-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 475 students
  • Hillside School
    All-boys 
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    508-485-3483

    Grades: 5-9 | 150 students
  • 211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    435-480-0871

    Grades: 6-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
  • 4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-9329

    Grades: 4-9 | 60 students
  • 128 Oakland Farm Way
    TroyVA 22974
    434-293-9059

    Grades: 3-8 | 1-8 (day) | 45 students
  • P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    860-928-1328

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
  • 201 Romford Road
    Washington DepotCT 06794
    8608680535

    Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day) | 336 students
  • St. Catherine's Academy
    All-boys  (Catholic)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    714-772-1363

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day) | 150 students

Schools Offering Junior Boarding Grades

  • School Location Grades Students
  • PO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    8284563435

    Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 414 Brymer Creek Rd
    McDonaldTN 37353
    423-479-4523

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 19 students
  • 7401 Monticello Rd.
    ColumbiaSC 29203
    803-807-4145

    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day) | 350 students
  • The Bishop Strachan School
    All-girls  (Anglican)
    298 Lonsdale Rd.
    TorontoCanada M4V1X2
    416-483-4325

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 900 students
  • C/ Verge de Montserrat s/n, Cornella de Llobregat
    BarcelonaSpain 08940
    0034687426307

    Grades: 1-12 | 150 students
  • 955 Harbourside Drive
    North Vancouver, BCCanada V7P 3S4
    1-604-998-1000

    Grades: 8-12 | 580 students
  • 7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    9042565030

    Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 1700 students
  • 1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    770-394-8177

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 170 students
  • Branksome Hall
    All-girls 
    10 Elm Avenue
    TorontoCanada 1
    416-920-6265 ext. 26

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 900 students
  • 950 S. Brehm Lane
    CarbondaleIL 62901
    618-457-0371

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 102 students
  • 1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    903-894-5000

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 645 students
  • 520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800)948-6291

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 298 students
  • 200 N. Carlisle St.
    New BloomfieldPA 17068
    717-582-2121

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 85 students
  • 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. LouisMO 63131
    314-692-6640

    Grades: 6-12 | 815 students
  • Christ School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    8286846232

    Grades: 8-12 | 291 students
  • Route de Sauverny 74
    GenevaSwitzerland 1290

    Grades: 2-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | n/a students
  • 20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    503-843-3521

    Grades: 5-12 | K-12 (day) | 271 students
  • P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 245 students
  • P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    413-477-6000

    Grades: 8-12 | 220 students
  • 8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    814-866-6979

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 295 students
  • 447 W. Meadow Circle
    RichfieldUT 84701
    4356335326

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 10 students
  • 225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    1-800-946-7773

    Grades: 7-12 | 170 students
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 535 students
  • 280 King Street East
    BrockvilleCanada K6V1E2
    16133419330

    Grades: 7-10 | 108 students
  • 300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    410-559-3111

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 298 students
  • 3042 College St.
    AustinburgOH 44010
    (440) 275-2811 x225

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 110 students
  • 14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    802-387-4545

    Grades: 6-12 | 60 students
  • Grier School
    All-girls 
    P.O. Box 308
    TyronePA 16686
    8146843000

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 315 students
  • Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510

    Grades: 8-12 | 380 students
  • 28 Patey Circle
    RindgeNH 03461
    603-899-3325

    Grades: 3-12 | 21 students
  • Hargrave Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    800-432-2480

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 250 students
  • 11600 Welch Road
    DallasTX 75229
    214-360-6526

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 1089 students
  • Hoosac School
    (Episcopal)
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    518-686-7331

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 125 students
  • 9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    585-567-8115

    Grades: 7-12 | 124 students
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