Top Midwestern Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 33 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Midwestern, serving 12,572 students.
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Photo - Graduation is a capstone event with a century-old tradition of singing the class song on the front steps as a final launching point for the Senior class.
La Lumiere School Photo - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. Mission: At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
Sunshine Bible Academy Photo - The Timothy Seaman Memorial Chapel is home to weekly chapel services as well as hosting special events and speakers throughout the year.
Culver Academies Photo - Culver's athletic facilities include: Golf Course (Nine holes), Polo Arena, Crew Sheds, two Ice Hockey Rinks, an 8 Lane Pool, Diving Tank, 14 Outdoor Tennis Courts, 6 Indoor Tennis Courts, State of the Art Fitness Center with Trainers, 6 Indoor Basketball Courts, Fencing Facility, Free Weight Room, Softball Field, Baseball Field, Lighted Football Field, Lighted Soccer and Lacrosse Fields.
Scattergood Friends School Photo - Scattergood offers a Sustainable Agriculture Endorsement. Students earning this endorsement take five farm-related Project classes over the course of four years, complete an agriculturally-related topic for either their Junior or Senior research papers and design and execute a 30-hour service project with with Scattergood Farm's livestock, 35 acre restored prairie, or 10 acre certified organic vegetable fields and fruit orchards.
Olney Friends School Photo - The view of top campus from Livezey Lake. Olney Friends School sits on a 350-acre USDA certified organic campus.
Thomas Jefferson School Photo - Congrats to our class of 2018! Next stops: Missouri University of Science and Technology | American University | Smith College (x2) | Knox College | Washington University in St. Louis (x2) | University of Aberdeen | St. Louis College of Pharmacy | Johns Hopkins University
Amerigo Twin Cities Cretin-Derham Hall Photo - Cretin-Derham Hall is dedicated to providing students with a premier education and avenues to succeed at the university level and beyond.
Amerigo Chicago Marian Catholic High School Photo - As a college preparatory high school, Marian Catholic develops in students essential skills for post-secondary education. In addition, Marian Catholic provides a flexible curriculum of liberal, fine and practical arts, opening students to a variety of career choices.
Michigan Lutheran High School Photo - Michigan Lutheran High School opened its best-in-class dormitory in August 2014. We are only one of six boarding schools recognized by the state of Michigan.
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (MH-MA) Photo - For families seeking the right college preparatory high school, MH-MA sets the standard in providing the academic environment with the level of support and structure necessary for student success. A proven approach - rooted in the Catholic faith and Midwestern values - of academic advancement and personal development that challenges and inspires each individual student.
Wayland Academy Photo - Wayland Hall, the most historic buildings on campus, currently houses first-year and sophomore boys. The interior was remodeled recently and offers some of the nicest rooms and gathering spaces on any campus in America.
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of life at SJNMA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our students for success in life by instilling in them a solid work ethic, an understanding of the value of integrity and teamwork, and the ability to think critically, communicate well, and function in a diverse and ever-changing world.
Top Midwestern Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Grades: 9-12 | 1006 students
- 1 Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060
Grades: 9-12 | 1200 students
- 550 S. Albert St.
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Grades: 9-12 | 1030 students
- 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Grades: 6-12 | 850 students
- PO BOX 1000748 S. Main St.
Freeman, SD 57029
Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day) | 80 students
- 4000 M 137 Hwy
Interlochen, MI 49643
Grades: 9-12, PG | 552 students
- 6385 Beach Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 320 students
- 6801 N. Wilhelm Road
La Porte, IN 46350
Grades: 9-12, PG | 186 students
- 1000 Green St.
Atchison, KS 66002
Grades: 9-12 | 208 students
- 615 East Marquette Woods Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Grades: 9-12 | 119 students
- 22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Grades: 9-12 | 236 students
- W10085 Pike Plains Road
Dunbar, WI 54119
Grades: 9-12, PG | 50 students
- 61830 Sandy Ridge Road
Barnesville, OH 43713
Grades: 9-12 | 35 students
- 315 South Grove Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060
Grades: 6-12 | 50 students
- 24 W US Highway 6
Peru, IL 61354
Grades: 9-12 | 293 students
- 1200 Oakdale Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
Grades: 6-12 | 500 students
- 400 Sunshine Drive
Miller, SD 57362
Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day) | 100 students
- 1350 Gardena Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432
Grades: 9-12 | 700 students
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