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.
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Wolfeboro Camp School Photo - Exceptional Lakeside campus
Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) Photo - Belle Epoque Campus
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.
Brandon Hall School Photo
Perkiomen School Photo - Kriebel Hall
Keystone Academy Photo
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.
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii Photo
Oakland School Photo - We love the horses!
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.
Hebron Academy Photo - Albert Le Page Fitness Center and The Sommer Family Squash Courts
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.
The Brook Hill School Photo - Award-winning orchestra, choir, and visual arts programs.
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
    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 | K-12, PG (day) | 70 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
  • 20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    SheridanOR 97378
    (503)843-3521

    Grades: 5-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 230 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
  • 1539 E Howard St.
    PasadenaCA 91104
    (914)495-6028

    Grades: 8-12 | 300 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
  • 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
  • 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 | 192 students
  • 9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    (585)567-8115

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 96 students
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