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 43,702 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.
TASIS The American School in Switzerland Photo - Perched on a hillside in sunny southern Switzerland with commanding views of snow-capped mountains, palm trees, and Lake Lugano, our global village comprises 25 buildings dating from the 17th century Villa De Nobili to the Campo Science Center, completed in 2014.
The Knox School Photo - As an institution that is mission-driven and intentional in its structure and purpose, The Knox School created its academic program to provide capable students with opportunities to excel within a liberal arts program that are infused with artistic and athletic pursuits.
Eaglebrook School Photo - At the heart of the school is the shared life of teachers, their families, and boys working together. This is the common room of Halsted House, one of five dormitories on campus.
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.
Marine Military Academy Photo - All Marine Military Academy (MMA)Cadets participate in public parades held throughout the year. All parades are held on the MMA Parade Grounds directly adjacent to the Iwo Jima Monument, located at 320 Iwo Jima Boulevard in Harlingen, next to Valley International Airport. MMA’s Honor Band and Silent Drill Team performs at most parades with the exception of summer camp and introductory training graduations.
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 King's Academy Photo - With 47 Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, and Dual Enrollment courses available, TKA's academic program serves to challenge even the most gifted students. Specified tracks include: Aviation, Business, Law, Engineering, and a nationally recognized Conservatory of the Arts program.
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.
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
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.
Top Junior Boarding Schools (Primary Focus) (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 225 students
- 62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
Grades: 6-9 | 225 students
- 48 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
Grades: 7-9 | K-9 (day) | 475 students
- 404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Grades: 5-9 | 165 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 239 students
- 4382 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Grades: 4-9 | 81 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 (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- PO Box 388
Balsam, NC 28707
Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
- 54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
Grades: 5-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | n/a students
- 80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
Grades: 7-12 | 252 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 | 160 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
- 1051 N Houston
Bullard, TX 75757
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 680 students
- 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Grades: 6-12 | 850 students
- 500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
Grades: 8-12 | 291 students
- P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 249 students
6085 Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland 6085
Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
Pasadena, CA 91104
Grades: 8-12, PG | n/a students
- 8150 Oliver Rd.
Erie, PA 16510
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 295 students
- PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
Freeman, SD 57029
Grades: 7-12 | 1-12 (day) | 70 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) | 298 students
- 3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
Grades: 8-12, PG | 100 students
- 14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
Grades: 6-12 | 60 students
- 28 Patey Circle
Rindge, NH 03461
Grades: 3-12 | 21 students
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