Best Connecticut Boarding Schools (2021-22)
Cheshire Academy Photo - Bowden Hall, completed in 1796, is the oldest schoolhouse in continuous use in the state of Connecticut. Founded in 1794, Cheshire Academy is the 10th oldest boarding school in the US.
Loomis Chaffee Photo - Collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication - four competencies in which all Loomis students become skilled practitioners.
The Ethel Walker School Photo - Beaver Brook Building - This building houses many of our academic classes as well as administrative offices, meeting spaces, art rooms, and our computer lab.
Forman School Photo - Forman has a total of 13 dormitories on campus. The majority (85%) of students are boarders, but day students are invited to participate fully in evening study halls, meals, social events and other campus activities.
Kent School Photo - Our campus is located along the shores of the Housatonic River, adjacent to the town of Kent.
Westminster School Photo - Gund Reading Room in the Cole Library, a stunning place to study, meet and hold events.
Steward Outdoor School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 740 acre campus located in coastal Connecticut.
Suffield Academy Photo - The Bell on Suffield's Bell Hill is a central school symbol. All students ring it after receiving their Suffield diplomas at Commencement, and victorious athletic teams ring it throughout the year.
Rectory School Photo - At Rectory, our students learn by doing. Our academic philosophy focuses on hands on learning, student choice, and teaching students how to advocate for themselves.
Top Connecticut Boarding Schools (2021-22)
- School Location Grades Students
- 54 W. Main Street Box 691
Baltic, CT 06330
Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
- 230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Grades: 7-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
- 99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT 06793
Grades: 9-12, PG | 315 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 315 students
- 26 Chase Road
Thompson, CT 06277
Grades: 9-12, PG | 350 students
- 476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
Grades: 9-12, PG | 120 students
- 1393 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
Grades: 8-12, PG | 48 students
- 201 Romford Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day) | 316 students
- 45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
Grades: 8-12, PG | 130 students
- 253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Grades: 6-9 | 14 students
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