Top Connecticut Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 24 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Connecticut, serving 8,100 students.
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.
The Rectory School Photo - Our girls are competitors in soccer, softball, cross-country, fencing, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, equestrian, tennis, and golf.
Westminster School Photo - Gund Reading Room in the Cole Library, a stunning place to study, meet and hold events.
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.
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.
The Woodhall School Photo - The Woodhall School is located in rural Bethlehem, CT on approximately twenty-five acres of woodlands and trails for hiking and biking. The campus is designed to enhance The Woodhall School`s individual approach. The academic and residential areas are architecturally conceived as a small village.
Top Connecticut Boarding Schools (2020)
- 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: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 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
- 45 Cottage Road
Oakdale, CT 06370
Grades: 8-12, PG | 130 students
- 253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Grades: 6-9 | 14 students
- 58 Harrison Lane
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Grades: 9-12 | 42 students
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