Best Connecticut Boarding Schools (2021)
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.
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.
Avon Old Farms School Photo - Because of the quality and experience of the faculty/staff and the careful organization of time set aside for personal instruction and guidance, we believe that a boy will find a superior academic program at Avon Old Farms.
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.
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.
Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury offers its athletes the facilities they need to excel, from one of the best aquatics centers in New England to our ice rink, nine playing fields, squash courts, and rowing site on the Housatonic River.
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.
Kent School Photo - Our campus is located along the shores of the Housatonic River, adjacent to the town of Kent.
Top Connecticut Boarding Schools (2021)
- 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 | 300 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 300 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
- 201 Romford Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day) | 309 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
Families who live outside the United States and who are not American citizens or Permanent Residents have to deal with a couple of additional steps when thinking of sending their children to an American boarding school.
Determining which programs are 'must haves' is an important part of choosing the right boarding school for your child.
Are you wondering whether boarding school is right for your child? Answer these five questions and you will be better able to determine whether it is.