The Bolles School

7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Tel: 9042565030
Gr: (Boarding) 7-12, PG | 1700 students
The Bolles School is a nationally known co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school serving grades PreK through 12 on four campuses.
Offering a breadth of programs, Bolles is recognized for excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and activities.
For information, call (904)256-5030 or visit

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Bolles School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12, PG 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1933 1909
Campus Size 52 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 1700 students 295 students
% Students of Color 28% 19%
% International Students 5% 20%
% Students Boarding 12% 68%
Average SAT Score 1800 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1620 - 1980 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:10 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 61% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $12 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,030 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,050 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 22% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $13,220 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 56% -
Acceptance Rate 50% 58%
Director of Admissions Mark Frampton  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 22 16
AP Art History AP Biology
AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry AP Comparative Government
AP Computer Science A AP English III
AP English IV AP French V
AP Latin IV AP Latin V
AP Modern European History AP Physics B
AP Portfolio 2D AP Portfolio 3D
AP Portfolio Drawing AP Spanish V
AP Statistics AP U.S. Government
AP U.S. History


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 3 24
ExtracurricularsFencing, Ice Hockey, Sailing

College Matriculation

Year: 2012-2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Florida State University 27
University of Florida 17
Jacksonville University 7
University of Alabama 6
University of South Carolina 6
Davidson College 4
University of Georgia 4
University of North Florida 4
The Citadel 3
Wake Forest University 3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • The Bolles School, established in 1933, is a coeducational, college-preparatory school focusing on general academics for day students in grades PreK through 12 and resident students in grades 7 through 12. The school consists of the Upper School San Jose Campus (grades 9 through 12), Middle School Bartram Campus (grades 6 through 8), and two lower schools, Whitehurst Campus (Pre-K through ­Grade 5), and Ponte Vedra Beach Campus (Pre K through Grade 5).
  • The Bolles School offers a comprehensive college preparatory program. Bolles prepares students for the future by providing them with challenges that promote growth and development in academics, arts, activities and athletics. Moral development is encouraged by an emphasis on respect for self and others, volunteerism, and personal responsibility.
  • A not-for-profit institution, The Bolles School is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The School also works with a 30-member Board of Visitors and an Alumni Board, representing more than 6,500 living graduates.

  • School accreditations: SACS FCIS NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Travis Tygart '89 - Chief Executive Officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency
    • Colonel Joseph W. Kittinger ’46 - 1960 /First human ever to reach an altitude of almost 20 miles above solid ground
    • Larry (Chipper) Jones - Retired 2012/Atlanta Braves

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is Lake Mary Preparatory School (103 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lake MaryLake Mary Preparatory School
    650 Rantoul Lane
    Lake MaryFL 32746
    212-232-0266 x826
    103 mi | 565 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
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