Top Junior Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 118 top junior boarding schools located throughout the United States and Canada, serving 44,926 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.
Chaminade College Preparatory School Photo - Chaminade is located 20 minutes outside of Downtown St. Louis in the lovely, green neighborhood of Creve Coeur. Our 55 acre campus is fun and lively throughout the school year and a wonderful place not only to study and play but also to become part of the family.
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.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
The King's Academy Photo - The King's Academy's tranquil campus is located just outside the city of Knoxville near the majestic Great Smoky Mountains.
North Country School Photo - North Country School's 220-acre campus is located in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid, New York, a popular resort town and the site of two Winter Olympic Games. Many of our buildings use solar energy and biomass heating to help reduce the school's carbon footprint and to teach and model responsible and sustainable living practices.
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.
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.
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.
Applewild School Photo - Art, shop, band, chorus, and drama are just as essential to an Applewild education as math, social studies, science, and language arts. We recognize that the arts are an integral part of every child`s emotional and intellectual development, so we`ve created spaces where our students have the opportunity to actively create and express themselves.
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.
Massanutten Military Academy Photo - At Massanutten Military Academy, our holistic approach to education guides students to excel academically and grow as well-rounded adults. Our co-ed, college prep program focuses on character development, leadership, and service to help your student realize success. We believe in experiential learning promoting a STEM program, 100% college acceptances and 100% participation in athletics. Your child's success can begin today.
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
- 62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
Grades: 6-9 | 225 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
- 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Grades: 6-12 | 850 students
- Route de Belfort 10
Porrentruy, Switzerland 2900
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 | 300 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
- 9790 Thayer Street
Houghton, NY 14744
Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 96 students
Learn about an initially reluctant parent's perspective on boarding school.
Visiting schools on your short list is very important. During your visit observe and ask questions.
Thinking about sending your tween to boarding school? The personal attention and comprehensive programs which junior boarding schools offer are worth a serious review.