Best English as a Second Language Boarding Schools (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 215 college-preparatory and junior boarding schools that offer ESL (English as a Second Language), serving 80,132 students.
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Ashbury College Photo - Graduating students throw their school ties in the air after receiving their diplomas.
Hillside School Photo
Ecole d'Humanité Photo
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.
Fulford Academy Photo
North Country School Photo - North Country School offers students an opportunity to be outside every day. On-campus activities include soccer, skiing, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking and basketball, among others.
The Hockaday School Photo
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo - NMH is a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades 9-12. We also offer a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
Saint Bede Academy Photo - With an average student population of 300, our small class sizes offer students one-on-one interaction with their instructors.
Verde Valley School Photo - World class rock climbing and hundreds of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails near our campus keep our afternoon activities program varied and exciting.
Darrow School Photo
The Orme School Photo - Three-hundred naturally-beautiful acres in the naturally socially distanced high Sonoran desert of the Southwest. The historic Orme School is an inspiring college preparatory education and life experience.
Camden Military Academy Photo - A Proud Family!
Colorado Timberline Academy Photo - Senior Class
J. Addison School Photo - The Addison Advantage: State of the art facilities, amenities & technology.
La Lumiere School Photo - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
Tilton School Photo - Beyond the academic requirement in art, all Tilton students have opportunities to gain significant experience in creative and cultural arts.
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.
Taejon Christian International School Photo - The entire community works together to support each other, moving forward to achieve important goals.
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii Photo

Top English as a Second Language Boarding Schools (2021)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Basketball Team
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860) 822-6279

    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
  • 501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    (727) 384-5504

    Grades: 8-12 | K-12 (day) | 320 students
  • 1 Carmel Parkway
    MundeleinIL 60060
    (312) 416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 1150 students
  • 811 W. Donovan Street
    HoustonTX 77091
    (312) 416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 563 students
  • 5430 Torrance Blvd
    TorranceCA 90503

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 4026 Maher St.
    NapaCA 94558
    (312) 416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 580 students
  • 112 Broad Street
    Red BankNJ 07701
    (312) 416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 705 students
  • 1615 Mater Dei Drive
    Chula VistaCA 91913
    (312) 416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 869 students
  • 550 S. Albert St.
    Saint PaulMN 55116
    (312) 416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 1030 students
  • 120 Prospect Street
    FitchburgMA 01420
    (978) 342-6053

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 275 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    (888) 762-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 362 Mariposa Avenue
    OttawaCanada K1M 0T3
    (613) 749-9630

    Grades: 9-12 | 4-12 (day) | 715 students
  • 54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
    HauulaHI 96717
    (808) 670-1909

    Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day) | 90 students
  • 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    (925) 362-7223

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 530 students
  • 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-4209

    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 193 students
  • 8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805) 646-4343

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 100 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
  • 955 Harbourside Drive
    North Vancouver, BCCanada V7P 3S4
    (604) 998-1000

    Grades: 8-12 | 550 students
  • 7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    (904) 256-5030

    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 1600 students
  • 1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770) 394-8177

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 150 students
  • Branksome Hall
    Branksome Hall Photo
    All-girls 
    10 Elm Avenue
    TorontoCanada m4w 1n4
    (416) 920-9741

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 900 students
  • 234 Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si
    Jeju-doSouth Korea 63644
    82649025000

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 920 students
  • 80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603) 569-7200

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 355 students
  • Bridgton Academy
    Bridgton Academy Photo - Our Humanities Center is one of two academic buildings on campus, and the hub for our academic administration, Focused Academic Coaching, Academic Support, and the Marcella/Sands Lecture Hall.
    All-boys 
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME 04057
    (207) 647-3322

    Grades: 11-12, PG | 185 students
  • 88 Bronte College Court
    Mississauga, OntarioCanada L5B1M9
    (905) 270-7788

    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
  • 1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    (903) 894-5000

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 680 students
  • 291 South Street
    WilliamstownMA 01267
    (413) 458-3919

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 90 students
  • 300 Calverton School Rd
    HuntingtownMD 20639
    (410) 535-0216

    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 286 students
  • 520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800) 948-6291

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 300 students
  • 62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    (603) 523-3548

    Grades: 6-9 | 225 students
  • 2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    (857) 400-9700

    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
  • Floor 2, 50/60 Station Road
    CambridgeUnited Kingdom CB1 2JH
    +44 1223 345698

    Grades: 9-12 | 381 students
  • 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. LouisMO 63131
    (314) 692-6640

    Grades: 6-12 | 850 students
  • 785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    (781) 314-0806

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 180 students
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