Top Junior Boarding Schools

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 121 top junior boarding schools located throughout the United States and Canada, serving 45,382 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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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.
St. Margaret's School Photo - BELIEVE IN SOMETHING GREATER. * What kind of person will you be? Honest? Trustworthy? Responsible? * Our honor code inspires a culture of honesty and promotes trust in one another. * We have confidence that you will do the right thing, even when no one is watching. * We believe in you.
New York Military Academy Photo
Ross School Photo
St. George's School, Vancouver Photo - St. George's School mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time.
The Hockaday 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.
St. Thomas More School Photo
St. Catherine's Academy Photo - St. Catherine's recognizes the important role that athletics plays in the development of a well-rounded young man. Our physical education program and championship athletic teams seek to develop skills and capabilities that reach far beyond the athletic field.
Indian Mountain School
Eagle Hill School Photo - College Prep
Miller School of Albemarle Photo - Miller School of Albemarle, a coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 8-12 and post-graduate, opened its doors in 1878 with 33 students. Girls first enrolled in 1884, making it one of the nation`s oldest coeducational boarding schools. The school is situated 12 miles west of Charlottesville on a gently rolling campus of 1600 pristine acres.
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.
Ojai Valley School Photo - OVS students enjoy time hanging out with friends on the 195-acre high school campus, located in a stunning canyon overlooking the Ojai Valley. Throughout the year, student life is punctuated with fun events to balance the academic schedule. These include camping trips, prom and other socials, themed dress days, community service projects, and countless weekend excursions.
Fishburne Military School Photo
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.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School Photo - Stoneleigh-Burnham offers one of the premier equestrian centers among secondary schools in the U.S. Our equestrian center is located on campus and that means girls can walk from their classes and dorm rooms directly to the barn. Every rider, from the complete novice to the advanced jumper, receives personalized instruction from experienced coaches that reflects her interests, goals, and abilities.
Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Abbey and Academy
Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) Photo - Belle Epoque Campus

Top Junior Boarding Schools (Primary Focus) (2020)

  • 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) | 224 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 | 257 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: 4-9 | 165 students
  • 211 Indian Mountain Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (435)480-0871

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 250 students
  • 4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518)523-9329

    Grades: 4-9 | 70 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
  • St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - Our outstanding music department provides classroom instruction in music theory, music history, and musical experiences. Students are also welcome to play in the marching band and take private piano or guitar lessons.
    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 (2020)

  • 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 | 263 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 | 150 students
  • Branksome Hall
    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
    82649025072

    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 | 850 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
  • Route de Belfort 10
    PorrentruySwitzerland 2900
    41324661157

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day) | 160 students
  • Cotter Schools
    Cotter Schools Photo - The Cotter Campus spans 9 acres and includes seven buildings. Cotter Schools was established in 1911, and has offered a boarding program for more than 20 years!
    (Catholic)
    1115 West Broadway Street
    WinonaMN 55987
    (507)453-5113

    Grades: 7-12 | 381 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
  • 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
  • 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 | K-12 (day) | 80 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 Academy - Girls only, junior golf boarding program - Own 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) | 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
    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 | 141 students
  • 339 Paris Road PO Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207)966-5225

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 256 students
  • 11600 Welch Road
    DallasTX 75229
    (214)360-6526

    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 1090 students
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