Best Junior Boarding Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 122 junior boarding schools serving 45,780 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.
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Bodwell High School Photo - Bodwell students can learn a musical instrument in band or discover a passion in the visual arts.
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Bodwell High School Photo - Bodwell students can learn a musical instrument in band or discover a passion in the visual arts.
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.
St. John's-Ravenscourt School Photo
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.
Steward Outdoor School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 740 acre campus located in coastal Connecticut.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo - Founded in 1877, Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) is a small, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school for 280 students in Grades 6-12 from 22 different countries, located on a scenic 125-acre campus in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada.
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Photo - Situated on 19 acres, the Forest Ridge campus is home to 9 different buildings, including the Lee Theatre and Performing Arts Center and Shumway Field. In 2006, the school added a new High School building and Sacred Heart Center.
Camden Military Academy Photo - A Proud Family!
Indian Mountain School
Pillsbury College Prep Photo
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Photo
Oak Hill Academy Photo
St. Andrew's Academy Photo - Students watching a solar eclipse
H-FARM International School Photo
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo - Engineering courses such as Intro to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Civil Engineering & Architecture emphasize critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving.
Fay School Photo - Family-style meals at Fay are a longstanding tradition. Faculty members join the students for meals and students take turns as waiters. It is an opportunity to relax with friends and catch up on school news.
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.
The Knox School Photo - The Knox School is the oldest and most established private school in Long Island, New York. Today, Knox is a co-educational boarding and day school for grades 6-12 where the total well-being of every student is our top priority.
Thornton Academy Photo - Thornton Academy has been preparing students for a changing world since 1811. A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world.
Windermere Preparatory School Photo - Windermere Preparatory School, a Nord Anglia Education inspires our students to become critical- thinkers with a global perspective both inside and outside of the classroom.

Top Junior Boarding Schools (Primary Focus) (2021-22)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 120 Prospect Street
    FitchburgMA 01420
    (978) 342-6053

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 275 students
  • 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-4209

    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 193 students
  • 62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    (603) 523-3548

    Grades: 6-9 | 233 students
  • 271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-9111

    Grades: 6-9 | 250 students
  • 48 Main Street
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    (508) 490-8201

    Grades: 7-9 | K-9 (day) | 475 students
  • Hillside School
    All-boys 
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    (508) 485-3483

    Grades: 4-9 | 165 students
  • 211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (435) 480-0871

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 315 students
  • 4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518) 523-9329

    Grades: 4-9 | 76 students
  • P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860) 928-1328

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
  • 201 Romford Rd.
    WashingtonCT 06794

    Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day) | 316 students
  • 253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    (860) 767-0848

    Grades: 6-9 | 14 students

Top Schools Offering Junior Boarding Grades (2021-22)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • PO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    (828) 456-3435

    Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
  • 501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    (727) 384-5504

    Grades: 8-12 | K-12 (day) | 320 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    (888) 762-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
    HauulaHI 96717
    (808) 670-1909

    Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day) | 90 students
  • 80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819) 566-0238

    Grades: 7-12 | 285 students
  • 955 Harbourside Drive
    North Vancouver, BCCanada V7P 3S4
    (604) 998-1000

    Grades: 8-12 | 550 students
  • 1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770) 394-8177

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 150 students
  • Branksome Hall
    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: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 920 students
  • 1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    (903) 894-5000

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 680 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
  • 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. LouisMO 63131
    (314) 692-6645

    Grades: 6-12 | 800 students
  • Christ School
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828) 684-6232

    Grades: 8-12 | 293 students
  • Route de Sauverny 74
    GenevaSwitzerland 1290
    41227755656

    Grades: 4-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 1900 students
  • Route de Belfort 10
    PorrentruySwitzerland 2900
    41324661157

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day) | 160 students
  • 20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503) 843-3521

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 230 students
  • P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    (413) 477-6000

    Grades: 8-12 | 220 students
  • Dorfstrasse
    6085 Hasliberg GoldernSwitzerland 6085
    14019968682

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
  • 230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408-4200

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
  • 225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    (540) 946-7706

    Grades: 7-12 | 150 students
  • 1950 S. Academy Dr
    MelbourneFL 32901
    (321) 723-3211

    Grades: 5-12 | 100 students
  • 4800 139th Avenue SE
    BellevueWA 98006
    (425) 641-0700

    Grades: 8-12 | 5-12 (day) | 300 students
  • Fork Union Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    (800) 462-3862

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 330 students
  • Freeman Academy
    Freeman Academy Photo - Freeman Academy - Faith-inspired learning for LIFE
    (Christian)
    PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
    FreemanSD 57029
    (605) 925-4237

    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day) | 80 students
  • 280 King Street East
    BrockvilleCanada K6V1E2
    (613) 341-9330

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 110 students
  • 300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    (410) 559-3111

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 548 students
  • 3042 College St.
    AustinburgOH 44010
    (440) 275-2811

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 100 students
  • 14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802) 387-4545

    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
  • Grier School
    All-girls 
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814) 684-3000

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 275 students
  • Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978) 448-7510

    Grades: 8-12 | 380 students
  • via Olivetti 1 31056 Roncade (TV) Italy
    TrevisoItaly 31056
    00390422789503

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 460 students
  • Hargrave Military Academy
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    (800) 432-2480

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 141 students
  • 339 Paris Road PO Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207) 966-5225

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 256 students
  • 11530 Madison Rd.
    HuntsburgOH 44046
    (440) 357-0918

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 64 students
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