Top Junior Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 119 top junior boarding schools located throughout the United States and Canada, serving 45,039 students.
- 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.
- Learn more about the benefits of a junior boarding school.
Ridley College Photo - Students experience hands-on learning in the Biology, Chemistry and Physics labs. Extracting glowing DNA from a jellyfish, measuring lung capacity or building a working knee joint are all possibilities in Ridley College classrooms. Lab experiments prepare students for university.
The Linsly School Photo - The Linsly School promotes academic excellence, inspires lifelong learning, develops future leaders, and emphasizes character development.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - One of the School`s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is recognized and assessed in terms of the effort he devotes to a given endeavor. The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach young people that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be.
IMG Academy Photo - IMG Academy attracts student-athletes from around the world, with nearly 80 countries represented in each graduating class.
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.
Rectory School Photo - Our girls are competitors in soccer, softball, cross-country, fencing, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, equestrian, tennis, and golf.
St. Bernard Preparatory School Photo - The Abbey church is located at the center of campus. The location of the church is no accident, as the rich Benedictine tradition, which spans 1500 years, is central to all facets of the St. Bernard experience.
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
Houghton Academy Photo - Classrooms, offices, auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria are all located in the primary school building.
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.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Photo - Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is nestled on 1,400 acres in the Appalachian Mountains, just two hours from Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC.
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.
Top Junior Boarding Schools (Primary Focus) (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 120 Prospect Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 275 students
- 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 224 students
- 404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Grades: 4-9 | 165 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
- 4382 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Grades: 4-9 | 70 students
- 128 Oakland Farm Way
Troy, VA 22974
Grades: 1-8 | 30 students
- 215 N. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day) | 150 students
- 253 Bushy Hill Road
Ivoryton, CT 06442
Grades: 6-9 | 14 students
Top Schools Offering Junior Boarding Grades (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- PO Box 388
Balsam, NC 28707
Grades: 7-12 | 32 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
- 1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
Grades: 6-12, PG | 150 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
- 300 Calverton School Rd
Huntingtown, MD 20639
Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 286 students
- 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Grades: 6-12 | 850 students
- Route de Belfort 10
Porrentruy, Switzerland 2900
+41 32 466 11 57
Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day) | 160 students
6085 Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland 6085
Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
- 1539 E Howard St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Grades: 8-12 | 250 students
- 230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Grades: 7-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
- PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
Freeman, SD 57029
Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day) | 80 students
- 280 King Street East
Brockville, Canada K6V1E2
Grades: 6-12, PG | 110 students
- 132 Good Hope Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
Grades: 7-12, PG | 12 students
- 300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 548 students
- 14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
- 28 Patey Circle
Rindge, NH 03461
Grades: 3-12 | 21 students
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