Top International Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 36 top college-prep and junior international boarding schools, serving 16,958 students.
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.
Shawnigan Lake School Photo - The entire school gathers daily for sit-down meals in Marion Hall. This architecturally stunning facility allows for students and staff to share a family-style dining experience.
TASIS The American School in Switzerland Photo - Perched on a hillside in sunny southern Switzerland with commanding views of snow-capped mountains, palm trees, and Lake Lugano, our global village comprises 25 buildings dating from the 17th century Villa De Nobili to the Campo Science Center, completed in 2014.
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.
Branksome Hall Asia Photo - Branksome Hall Asia located on the beautiful volcanic island of Jeju, South Korea.
Robert Land Academy Photo - A strong focus on foundational skills applied in academic courses provides students with opportunities for Canadian, US and world-wide university and college entrance. The Academy also offers foundational courses in English and Math for grades 5-10. These remedial courses allow boys who are behind in core subjects to make significant gains and catch up academically.
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.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo - Rothesay Netherwood School has a 200 acre scenic campus, located on the beautiful Kennebecasis River
Bishop's College School Photo - Our mission is simple: to create a caring community of learning and development where cultures connect and individuals matter. Our commitment to excellence in academics, wellness, athletics, creativity, and service contribute to a lifetime of engagement and global competence
Top International Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- Calle Poniente 20, Urb. Monte Alina.
Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain 28223
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 710 students
- 80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
Grades: 7-12 | 263 students
- 955 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3S4
Grades: 8-12 | 650 students
- 10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, Canada 00000
Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 900 students
- 234 Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si
Jeju-do, South Korea 63644
Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 886 students
- via Cavour 13
Lanciano (CH), Italy 66034
Grades: 9-12, PG | 60 students
- Slovenska 477/5
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 36001
Grades: 9-12 | 55 students
- Floor 2, 50/60 Station Road
Cambridge, United Kingdom CB1 2JH
Grades: 9-12 | 381 students
- Route de Belfort 10
Porrentruy, Switzerland 2900
Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day) | 160 students
6085 Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland 6085
Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
- 280 King Street East
Brockville, Canada K6V1E2
Grades: 6-12, PG | 110 students
- Mühlentalstrasse 280CH-8200 Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen, Switzerland 8200
Grades: 11-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 275 students
- 2 Valleywood Drive
Markham, Canada L3R8H3
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 180 students
- No.11, Anfu Street, Houshayu, Shunyi District
Beijing, China 101318
Grades: 7-12 | K-8 (day) | 950 students
- Chemin de la Source
Leysin, Switzerland 1854
Grades: 7-12, PG | 340 students
- 118 Main Street East, Merrickville, Ontario
Merrickville, Canada K0G1N
Grades: 9-12, PG | 60 students
- 6727 South Chippawa Rd
Wellandport, Ontario, Canada 12345
Grades: 5-12 | 125 students
- 40 College Hill Road
Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada E2E 5H1
Grades: 6-12 | 275 students
- 4175 West 29th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, Canada 00001
Grades: 8-12 | 1-12 (day) | 1160 students
- 3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, Canada V8P 4P5
Grades: 8-12 | K-12 (day) | 1000 students
- Via Aventina 3
Rome, Italy 00153
Grades: 9-12, PG | 294 students
- Coldharbour Lane
Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TE, United Kingdom tw20 8te
Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 400 students
- Via Collina d'Oro
Montagnola, Switzerland 6926
Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 715 students
What prompts somebody to start a boarding school? The motives range from idealism to munificence right on through to capitalism. The common thread seems to be ample capital and a vision of what education can do.
Social media is an essential part of a boarding school's marketing strategy
Parents considering schools should read New York Times columnist Frank Bruni's book about college admissions entitled Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Much of what he says applies in the private K-12 world.