Best Climbing Boarding Schools (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 53 boarding schools offering Climbing as an interscholastic sport, serving 17,136 students.
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Northwood School Photo - Northwood School is set on an 88 acre campus, walking distance from the village of Lake Placid, NY and based in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.
Indian Mountain School
EF Academy Oxford Photo - EF Academy Oxford's is a 20-minute walk from Oxford's city center. Centered around a restored, centuries-old mansion known as Cotuit Hall.
The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, overlooks the Potomac River from a perch just 12 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
Christ School Photo
Holderness School Photo - Our alumni consistently tell us that our student run Job Program was formative for their future success, noting proudly that they were supervisors, event planners, and project managers before they even graduated high school.
Sandy Spring Friends School Photo - Close knit community
The White Mountain School Photo - All students complete an independent project through our LASR program. LASR stands for Leadership, Arts, Service, and Research. These general categories demonstrate the range of projects that students choose to undertake. This program is our way of saying that passion matters, and that we know each and every student has a spark that we want to help focus.
Ashbury College Photo - Graduating students throw their school ties in the air after receiving their diplomas.
Asheville School Photo - Boyd Chapel. Our Core Values are perseverance, integrity, respect, and compassion.
Steward Outdoor School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 740 acre campus located in coastal Connecticut.
Mercersburg Academy Photo
The Thacher School Photo - "Education is not merely the making of scholars. It is the making of men and women. It is the training of the younger generation in the art of living for their own greatest good and the greatest good of their fellow citizens." -Sherman Day Thacher
College et Lycee Saint-Charles Photo - Students in the computer lab learning technology skills from our technology teacher. Our campus is infused with technology for student and teacher use.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo - Experience Global Immersion in the American West. Our incredible 1100 acre campus sits at the foot of Colorado's Rocky Mountains on a veritable nature preserve amidst the bustling city of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) Photo - Belle Epoque Campus
St. Michaels University School Photo - Learning is hands on, with students often leaving campus to experience real-world examples of what they are studying. An example is this AP Environmental Science field trip to the Bamfield Marine Centre.
Brentwood College School Photo - Crooks Hall, our oceanfront dining room and student services centre, is designed to be a warm, welcoming, west coast style facility, which is student friendly and environmentally responsible.For students, it is a one-stop social experience and the heart of campus where everyone can eat, relax, socialize, buy school supplies, pick up laundry, and host meetings.
Brewster Academy Photo - Freshwater Ecology students access the largest freshwater laboratory in the state (Lake Winnipesaukee), without leaving campus.
Proctor Academy Photo - Proctor`s campus includes over forty-five buildings, twenty small dormitories, its own privately owned and operated ski hill, state of the art classrooms and art facilities, 3,000 acres of forest and ponds surrounding beautiful natural and synthetic playing fields that are tucked against Ragged Mountain`s south slope.

Top Climbing Boarding Schools (2021)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • PO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    (828) 456-3435

    Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
  • 362 Mariposa Avenue
    OttawaCanada K1M 0T3
    (613) 749-9630

    Grades: 9-12 | 4-12 (day) | 715 students
  • 360 Asheville School Rd.
    AshevilleNC 28806
    (828) 254-6345

    Grades: 9-12 | 294 students
  • 54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
    HauulaHI 96717
    (808) 670-1909

    Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day) | 90 students
  • 80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819) 566-0238

    Grades: 7-12 | 260 students
  • Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    (434) 985-2811

    Grades: 9-12 | 170 students
  • 2735 Mt. Baker Road
    Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1Canada 1
    (250) 743-5521

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 525 students
  • 80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603) 569-7200

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 355 students
  • 785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    (781) 314-0806

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 180 students
  • Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828) 684-6232

    Grades: 8-12 | 293 students
  • Route de Sauverny 74
    GenevaSwitzerland 1290
    +41 22 775 56 56

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 1900 students
  • Route de Belfort 10
    PorrentruySwitzerland 2900
    41324661157

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day) | 160 students
  • 500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    (970) 963-2562

    Grades: 9-12 | 160 students
  • 454 Academy Drive
    DurangoCO 81301
    (970) 247-5898

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 46 students
  • Dorfstrasse
    6085 Hasliberg GoldernSwitzerland 6085
    41339729292

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
  • Pullens Lane Headington
    OxfordUnited Kingdom ox3 0da
    9144956028

    Grades: 11-12 | 188 students
  • 1200 N. Quaker Lane
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    (877) 933-4347

    Grades: 9-12 | 440 students
  • 4800 139th Avenue SE
    BellevueWA 98006
    (425) 641-0700

    Grades: 8-12 | 5-12 (day) | 300 students
  • 12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80
    LitchfieldCT 06759
    (860) 567-1802

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 219 students
  • 6155 Fountain Valley School Road
    Colorado SpringsCO 80911
    (719) 391-5251

    Grades: 9-12 | 240 students
  • Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Schoolhouse
    All-girls 
    22407 Foxhound Lane
    MiddleburgVA 20117
    (540) 687-4340

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 175 students
  • 14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802) 387-4545

    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
  • Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - In the Holderness classroom, each student is literally in the front row, with an average class size of 12. We offer AP courses spanning multiple disciplines and encourage students to pursue an intellectual passion of their own in their twelfth-grade year as part of the Senior Thesis program.
    (Episcopal)
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    (603) 536-1747

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 280 students
  • 52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951) 468-7223

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 320 students
  • 211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (435) 480-0871

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 300 students
  • 255 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2180
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    (530) 583-8665

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 70 students
  • 4391 County Rd. 29
    LakefieldCanada K0L2H0
    (705) 652-3324

    Grades: 9-12 | 365 students
  • Chemin de la Source
    LeysinSwitzerland 1854
    0041244934888

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 340 students
  • The Madeira School
    The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
    All-girls 
    8328 Georgetown Pike
    McLeanVA 22102-1200
    (703) 556-8273

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 324 students
  • McCallie School
    McCallie School Photo - McCallie's academic programs go beyond merely mastering the necessary material. They excel at teaching students to think. McCallie does not teach courses or subjects; McCallie teaches boys.
    All-boys 
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    (800) 234-2163

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 932 students
  • 100 Academy Drive
    MercersburgPA 17236
    (717) 328-6173

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 445 students
  • 70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    (603) 677-3401

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 340 students
  • 4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518) 523-9329

    Grades: 4-9 | 76 students
  • 92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518) 523-3382

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 185 students
  • 2635 Oak Hill Road
    Mouth of WilsonVA 24363
    (276) 579-2619

    Grades: 8-12 | 140 students
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