Top Junior Boarding Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 124 top junior boarding schools located throughout the United States and Canada, serving 42,932 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.
Delphian School Photo - Delphian is located on 720 acres adjacent to Oregon's Coastal Range. The campus is host to farmland, miles of oak and fir forests, trails for running or riding, and a large herd of elk.
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.
Erie First Christian Academy Photo - Every boarding student in the past three years have been accepted to attend a college or university.
Dunn School Photo - The STEM quad at Dunn, housing the math classrooms, tinker space, makers lab and more.
Maui Preparatory Academy Photo - Our outrigger paddling team races in the Pacific Ocean on traditional Hawaiian Canoes. Where else can you do this?
Shawnigan Lake School Photo - The entire school gathers daily for sit-down meals in Marion Hall. This architecturally stunning facility allows for students and staff to share a family-style dining experience.
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.
St. George's School, Vancouver Photo - St. George's School mission: Building Fine Young Men. One Boy at a Time.
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.
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.
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.
Saint James School Photo - Saint James' picturesque 689-acre campus is conveniently located only 70 miles from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
Saint Stanislaus College-Preparatory Photo - Mr. Anderson's chemistry class gets to perform cool experiments!
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.
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 | 150 students
- 211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 6-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 239 students
- 4382 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Grades: 4-9 | 65 students
- 128 Oakland Farm Way
Troy, VA 22974
Grades: 1-8 | 30 students
- 201 Romford Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day) | 336 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 | 260 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 | 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, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 680 students
- 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Grades: 6-12 | 815 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
- 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
- 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
- 11600 Welch Road
Dallas, TX 75229
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 1090 students
- 9790 Thayer Street
Houghton, NY 14744
Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 101 students
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