Top Junior Boarding Schools

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 120 top junior boarding schools located throughout the United States and Canada, serving 41,973 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.
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Army and Navy Academy Photo - Our oceanfront campus is a major draw. Located in sunny San Diego, California, our school offers private beach access. We're the only military school in the country with a surf team! There's nothing like relaxing at the beach after a long day of classes.
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Army and Navy Academy Photo - Our oceanfront campus is a major draw. Located in sunny San Diego, California, our school offers private beach access. We're the only military school in the country with a surf team! There's nothing like relaxing at the beach after a long day of classes.
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.
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Photo
Erie First Christian Academy Photo - Every boarding student in the past three years have been accepted to attend a college or university.
Maui Preparatory Academy Photo - Our outrigger paddling team races in the Pacific Ocean on traditional Hawaiian Canoes. Where else can you do this?
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
Wasatch Academy Photo - Teamwork, dedication, and sacrifice are key components of our athletic programs. Participation in athletics promotes good health but also teaches invaluable life lessons. Through athletics, students learn to develop confidence, self-discipline and leadership skills while learning the value of collaboration. Athletics allow students the opportunity to work together in accomplishing defined goals.
Oakdale Christian Academy Photo - Worshiping together
Camden Military Academy Photo - A Proud Family!
Tallulah Falls School Photo - So much of a student's success in school can be related to their peers. Our students come from all walks of life with the common goal of reaching their highest potential personally and academically. As a community, they encourage each other to greater success.
Grier School Photo
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
The Village School Photo - The Village School's International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is one of the highest-rated academic programs in the world, and prepares students to excel at any size university, and to be leaders in the 21st century. Many students achieve such exceptional academic outcomes that they are sought after by and succeeding at their top-choice universities.
Riverside Military Academy Photo - Riverside Military Academy cadet officers stand at attention during a parade on Maginnis Field.
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.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Photo - A great place to study and learn!
Springdale Preparatory School Photo - Springtime on Campus
Chaminade College Preparatory School Photo - Chaminade's student to teacher ratio is 10:1, with an average class size of 17 students.
Middlebridge School Photo
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.

Top Junior Boarding Schools (Primary Focus) (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-4209

    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 225 students
  • 62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    (603)523-3548

    Grades: 6-9 | 225 students
  • 271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413)774-9111

    Grades: 6-9 | 256 students
  • 48 Main Street
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    (508)490-8201

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

    Grades: 5-9 | 150 students
  • 211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (435)480-0871

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 239 students
  • 4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-9329

    Grades: 4-9 | 81 students
  • 128 Oakland Farm Way
    TroyVA 22974
    (434)293-9059

    Grades: 1-8 | 30 students
  • P.O. Box 68 528 Pomfret Street
    PomfretCT 06258
    (860)928-1328

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
  • 201 Romford Road
    Washington DepotCT 06794
    (860)868-0535

    Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day) | 336 students
  • St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - Our unique military program is designed to help each boy rise to his fullest potential. Based on positive peer pressure, our program helps students develop leadership skills and increase their self-confidence.
    All-boys  (Catholic)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    (714)772-1363

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day) | 150 students
  • 253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    (860)767-0848

    Grades: 6-9 | 14 students

Top Schools Offering Junior Boarding Grades (2018-19)

  • 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)384-5500

    Grades: 8-12 | 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 | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | n/a students
  • 80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    (819)566-0238

    Grades: 7-12 | 260 students
  • 955 Harbourside Drive
    North Vancouver, BCCanada V7P 3S4
    (604)998-1000

    Grades: 8-12 | 650 students
  • 1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    (770)394-8177

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 160 students
  • Branksome Hall
    Branksome Hall Photo
    All-girls 
    10 Elm Avenue
    TorontoCanada 00000
    (416)920-9741

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 900 students
  • 234 Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si
    Jeju-doSouth Korea 63644
    82649025073

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 886 students
  • 1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    (903)894-5000

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 680 students
  • 520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    (800)948-6291

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 300 students
  • 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. LouisMO 63131
    (314)692-6640

    Grades: 6-12 | 815 students
  • Christ School
    Christ School Photo
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    (828)684-6232

    Grades: 8-12 | 291 students
  • Route de Sauverny 74
    GenevaSwitzerland 1290
    0041227755656

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 1900 students
  • 20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503)843-3521

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 230 students
  • P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800)287-9197

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 249 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
  • 8150 Oliver Rd.
    EriePA 16510
    (814)866-6979

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 295 students
  • 225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    (540)946-7700

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

    Grades: 5-12 | 100 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.
    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 | 1-12 (day) | 70 students
  • 280 King Street East
    BrockvilleCanada K6V1E2
    (613)341-9330

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 110 students
  • The G2 Academy
    The G2 Academy Photo - The G2 AcademyGirls only, junior golf boarding programOwn your future
    All-girls 
    132 Good Hope Road
    BlufftonSC 29910
    (843)400-3015

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 12 students
  • 300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings MillsMD 21117
    (410)559-3111

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 298 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 | 60 students
  • Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-girls 
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    (814)684-3000

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 285 students
  • Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978)448-7510

    Grades: 8-12 | 382 students
  • 28 Patey Circle
    RindgeNH 03461
    (603)899-3325

    Grades: 3-12 | 21 students
  • Hargrave Military Academy
    Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Respect! Integrity! Success! Earn it at Hargrave!
    All-boys  (Baptist)
    200 Military Drive
    ChathamVA 24531
    (800)432-2480

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 250 students
  • 11600 Welch Road
    DallasTX 75229
    (214)360-6526

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 1090 students
  • Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School rests on 350 rolling acres in the Northern Berkshires in New York. Hoosac believes that the individual student is the centerpiece of their education. We structure our academic programs to suit the strengths and passions of each student, helping them to reach their full potential.
    (Episcopal)
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518)686-7331

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 163 students
  • 9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    (585)567-8115

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 101 students
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