Best Junior Boarding Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 128 junior boarding schools serving 49,506 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) (2022)

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: 5-9
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)
| 196 students
Cardigan Mountain School
Cardigan Mountain School Photo
(2)
62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
(603) 523-3548
Grades: 6-9
| 233 students
Eaglebrook School
Eaglebrook School Photo - Eaglebrook School teaches middle school boys the skills they will need for the rest of their lives. Learn more about our Core Skills at https://www.eaglebrook.org/coreskills.
(1)
271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-9111
Grades: 6-9
| 250 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
Pre-K-9 (day)
| 537 students
Hillside School
Hillside School Photo
404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 485-3483
Grades: 4-9
| 165 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
201 Romford Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
(860) 868-0535
Grades: 5-9
K-9 (day)
| 316 students
Steward Outdoor School
Steward Outdoor School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 740 acre campus located in coastal Connecticut.
(Episcopal)
253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
(860) 767-0848
Grades: 6-9
| 14 students

Top Schools Offering Junior Boarding Grades (2022)

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
PO Box 100
Wilcox, Canada S0G5E0
(306) 732-1203
Grades: 8-12
9-12 (day)
| 300 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
Brandon Hall School
Brandon Hall School Photo - Our Global Youth Leaders travel to Bermuda for service learning and to study ocean science, culture, and more.
(3)
1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
(770) 394-8177
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 150 students
Branksome Hall
Branksome Hall Photo
10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, Canada m4w 1n4
(416) 920-9741
Grades: 7-12
Pre-K-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: 5-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 1,000 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
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
| 293 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
1003 Main Street West
Hamilton, Canada L8S 4P3
(905) 572-7883
Grades: 7-12
| 1,700 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.
(23)
20950 SW Rock Creek Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
(503) 843-3521
Grades: 5-12
Pre-K-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
14019968682
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 120 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
| 150 students
4800 139th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 641-0700
Grades: 8-12
5-12 (day)
| 300 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)
P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(800) 462-3862
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)
| 75 students
Fulford Academy
Fulford Academy Photo
280 King Street East
Brockville, Canada K6V1E2
(613) 341-9330
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 110 students
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 559-3111
Grades: 8-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 548 students
Gould Academy
Gould Academy Photo - A rigorous academic curriculum is at the core of the Gould Academy experience. Our students are innovators, creators, risk-takers, and complex problem solvers.
(2)
PO Box 860
Bethel, ME 04217
(207) 824-7777
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 210 students
Grand River Academy
Grand River Academy Photo
(1)
3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
(440) 275-2811
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 100 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
| 55 students
Grier School
Grier School Photo
(6)
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 275 students
Groton School
(Episcopal)
(19)
282 Farmers Row, Box 991
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-7510
Grades: 8-12
| 380 students
via Olivetti 1 31056 Roncade (TV) Italy
Treviso, Italy 31056
00390422789503
Grades: 8-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 460 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
Hebron Academy
Hebron Academy Photo - We do admit, at first glance we might look like a "traditional" New England boarding school, but our location in Maine provides advantages other boarding schools can't.
(9)
339 Paris Road PO Box 309
Hebron, ME 04238
(207) 966-5225
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 262 students
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