Top Midwestern Boarding Schools
- For the 2020-21 school year, there are 32 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Midwestern, serving 11,139 students.
Saint Bede Academy Photo - With an average student population of 300, our small class sizes offer students one-on-one interaction with their instructors.
Maharishi School Photo - School motto is "Know Yourself. Think Deeply. Unleash Your Creativity. Succeed." Students focus on staying happy and rested while participating in rigorous sports and competitions and strong college preparatory curriculum.
St. Croix Academy Photo - St. Croix's lakeside family-style dormitory was built in 2015 and is located on a beautiful lake with walkways to the Mississippi River and within walking distance of over 50 shops and restaurants.
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.
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.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo - Wisconsin Lutheran High School's 2018 graduates averaged more than $38,000 per student in scholarships to some of the nation's most prestigious schools, including Harvard College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, New York University, Boston College, Villanova University, University of Miami, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Martin Luther College and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lake Forest Academy Photo - Everyone at LFA (students, faculty, and staff) belongs to one of four houses - Bird, Lewis, Sargent, or Welch. The four Houses compete in a series of mini competitions throughout the year and the House that earns the most points WINS!
Olney Friends School Photo - The view of top campus from Livezey Lake. Olney Friends School sits on a 350-acre USDA certified organic campus.
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. At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
Interlochen Arts Academy Photo - Music students study in the state-of-the-art Music Center, which features two large ensemble rehearsal halls, nine ensemble rooms, 25 teaching studios, a recording studio, and more.
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.
Top Midwestern Boarding Schools (2020-21)
- School Location Grades Students
- 1 Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060
Grades: 9-12 | 1150 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 | 45 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 | 190 students
- 1000 Green St.
Atchison, KS 66002
Grades: 9-12, PG | 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
- 115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Grades: 9-12, PG | 400 students
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