Best Junior Boarding Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 122 junior boarding schools serving 46,613 students located throughout the United States and Canada.
Junior boarding schools offer boarding opportunities for students grades 8 or lower.
Note that some boarding schools focus exclusively on the junior boarding experience (and offer only junior boarding grades), while other schools offer both junior and college-prep boarding grades.

Top Junior Boarding Schools (Primary Focus) (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Applewild School
Applewild School Photo - Upper School students participate in challenging courses in English, math, and social studies. They study science through experiential work and collaborative experiments.
120 Prospect Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-6053
Grades: 4-9
Pre-K-9 (day)
| 330 students
The Bement School
The Bement School Photo
94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-4209
Grades: 3-9
K-9 (day)
| 220 students
Cardigan Mountain School
Cardigan Mountain School Photo
(2)
62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
(603) 523-3548
Grades: 6-9
| 233 students
Fay School
Fay School Photo - Fay School is an independent, co-educational school 25 miles from Boston serving students in kindergarten through grade 9, with boarding available for grades 7-9. Our school is a place of discovery, challenge, collaboration, and growth - a closely-knit learning community where our skillful, dedicated faculty inspires students to achieve excellence in all pursuits.
(1)
48 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 490-8201
Grades: 7-9
K-9 (day)
| 475 students
The Fessenden School
The Fessenden School Photo
250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 630-2300
Grades: 5-9
PK-9 (day)
| 537 students
Hillside School
Hillside School Photo
404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 485-3483
Grades: 4-9
| 140 students
211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
(435) 480-0871
Grades: 5-9
PK-9 (day)
| 300 students
North Country School
North Country School Photo - North Country School's 220-acre campus is located in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid, New York, a popular resort town and the site of two Winter Olympic Games. Many of our buildings use solar energy and biomass heating to help reduce the school's carbon footprint and to teach and model responsible and sustainable living practices.
4382 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518) 523-9329
Grades: 4-9
| 78 students
Rectory School
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.
(2)
P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
(860) 928-1328
Grades: 5-9
Pre-K-9 (day)
| 250 students
Rumsey Hall School
Rumsey Hall School Photo - Rumsey Hall School campus.
201 Romford Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
(860) 868-0535
Grades: 5-9
PK-9 (day)
| 328 students

Top Schools Offering Junior Boarding Grades (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Academy at SOAR
The Academy at SOAR Photo - The Academy at SOAR is an accredited private boarding school. Students will graduate with a high school diploma.
PO Box 388
Balsam, NC 28707
(828) 456-3435
Grades: 7-12
| 32 students
Admiral Farragut Academy
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo - Steeped in history, with alumni in the White House, on the surface of the moon, professional athletes, and in key leadership positions around the world, Admiral Farragut Academy is an international university preparatory school offering elite academics and outstanding global leadership development. AFA's global headquarters and international boarding school is located on the waterfront in tropical St. Petersburg, Florida.
(9)
501 Park Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 384-5504
Grades: 8-12, PG
K-12, PG (day)
| 320 students
Army and Navy Academy
Army and Navy Academy Photo
(4)
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(888) 762-2338
Grades: 7-12
| 320 students
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii Photo
(Christian)
(1)
54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
(808) 670-1909
Grades: 5-12, PG
K-12, PG (day)
| 150 students
80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
(819) 566-0238
Grades: 7-12
| 285 students
Bodwell High School
Bodwell High School Photo - Bodwell High School is located in North Vancouver, overlooking the Vancouver skyline. The modern campus boasts space for 600+ boarders and has extensive facilities throughout.
955 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3S4
(604) 998-1000
Grades: 8-12
| 550 students
Branksome Hall
Branksome Hall Photo
10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, Canada m4w 1n4
(416) 920-9741
Grades: 7-12
PK-12 (day)
| 900 students
Branksome Hall Asia
Branksome Hall Asia Photo - Branksome Hall Asia boasts a world-class campus at 24 acres, including Olympic-sized ice rink and swimming pool, 3 Makerspaces with 30 3D printers, 3 boarding houses, a state-of-the-art library, fitness center, soccer pitches, and many more.
234 Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si
Jeju-do, South Korea 63644
82649025000
Grades: 6-12
PK-12 (day)
| 1,200 students
900 South Brehm Lane
Carbondale IL, IL 62901
(618) 457-0371
Grades: 6-12, PG
| n/a students
The Brook Hill School
The Brook Hill School Photo - The Brook Hill School. Christ-Centered. College Prep.
(Christian)
(3)
1051 N Houston
Bullard, TX 75757
(903) 894-5000
Grades: 8-12
PK-12 (day)
| 775 students
The Calverton School
The Calverton School Photo - Friendships are made across divisions at Calverton.
300 Calverton School Rd
Huntingtown, MD 20639
(410) 535-0216
Grades: 8-12, PG
Pre-K-12, PG (day)
| 286 students
Camden Military Academy
Camden Military Academy Photo - A proud family!
(18)
520 Hwy. 1 North
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-6001
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 300 students
CATS Academy Boston
CATS Academy Boston Photo - Adams Hall
(1)
2001 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
(857) 400-9700
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 400 students
Chaminade College Preparatory School
Chaminade College Preparatory School Photo - Chaminade is located 20 minutes outside of Downtown St. Louis in the lovely, safe, green neighborhood of Creve Coeur. Our 55 acre campus is fun and lively throughout the school year and a wonderful place not only to study and play but also to become part of the family.
(Catholic)
425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 692-6645
Grades: 6-12
| 800 students
Christ School
Christ School Photo
(Episcopal)
(1)
500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
(828) 684-6232
Grades: 8-12
| 302 students
Collège du Léman Sàrl
Collège du Léman Sàrl Photo
(1)
Route de Sauverny 74
Geneva, Switzerland 1290
41227755656
Grades: 4-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 1,900 students
Cotter Schools
Cotter Schools Photo
(Catholic)
1115 West Broadway Street
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 453-5102
Grades: 7-12
PK-12 (day)
| 404 students
Delphian School
Delphian School Photo - Delphian is located just one hour from Portland, OR. on a large 720 acre wooded campus. The residential community is in constant motion, alive with students from all around the world.
(24)
20950 SW Rock Creek Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
(503) 843-3521
Grades: 5-12
PK-12 (day)
| 230 students
Eagle Hill School
Eagle Hill School Photo - The PJM STEM center houses science and math classrooms, labs, and makerspaces. Anything that can be imagined can be created in the PJM STEM center!
(2)
P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
Hardwick, MA 01037
(413) 477-6000
Grades: 8-12
| 220 students
Ecole d'Humanité
Ecole d'Humanité Photo
Gmeindi 318b
Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland 6085
41339729292
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 120 students
Chemin de Rovéréaz 20
Lausanne, Switzerland 01012
41216546500
Grades: 6-12
PK-12 (day)
| n/a students
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-4200
Grades: 7-12, PG
6-12, PG (day)
| 236 students
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School Photo
(7)
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 946-7706
Grades: 7-12
| 106 students
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
(Baptist)
(6)
PO Box 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(434) 842-4205
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 300 students
Freeman Academy
Freeman Academy Photo - Freeman Academy - Faith-inspired learning for LIFE
(Christian)
PO BOX 1000 748 S. Main St.
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4237
Grades: 7-12
K-12 (day)
| 70 students
French Camp Academy
(Non-denom. / Christian)
1 Fine Place
French Camp, MS 39745
(662) 547-7233
Grades: 1-12
7-12 (day)
| n/a students
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 559-3111
Grades: 8-12
PK-12 (day)
| 548 students
The Greenwood School
The Greenwood School Photo - "Makers of Vermont" is a signature program at The Greenwood School in VT, where students learn to craft metal objects and tools in our blacksmith's forge.
14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-4545
Grades: 6-12
| 50 students
Grier School
Grier School Photo
(6)
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 275 students
Hargrave Military Academy
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Hargrave is first and foremost a college preparatory boarding school. Our objective is to develop our cadets into leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.
(Baptist)
(6)
200 Military Drive
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 171 students
Chem. de Pangires 26
Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Switzerland 1806
412155550
Grades: 6-12
PK-12 (day)
| 600 students
Hoosac School
Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School was founded in 1889.
(Episcopal)
(1)
14 Pine Valley Road
Hoosick, NY 12089
(518) 686-7331
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 222 students
IMG Academy
IMG Academy Photo - IMG Academy's Academic Center is in the hear of campus and offers classes, resources, and college placement support to each student-athlete.
(6)
5650 Bollettieri Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34210
(800) 872-6425
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 1,351 students
St. Josefsweg 15b
Altdorf, Switzerland 6460
0766909288
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 80 students
6385 Beach Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(952) 918-1800
Grades: 8-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 320 students
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