Best Midwestern Boarding Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 32 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 9,069 students located throughout Midwestern.

Best Midwestern Boarding Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
900 South Brehm Lane
Carbondale IL, IL 62901
(618) 457-0371
Grades: 6-12, PG
| n/a students
Chaminade College Preparatory School
Chaminade College Preparatory School Photo - Chaminade is located 20 minutes outside of Downtown St. Louis in the lovely, safe, 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.
(Catholic)
425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 692-6645
Grades: 6-12
| 800 students
Cotter Schools
Cotter Schools Photo
(Catholic)
1115 West Broadway Street
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 453-5102
Grades: 7-12
PK-12 (day)
| 404 students
Cranbrook Schools
Cranbrook Schools Photo
(10)
PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3610
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 795 students
Culver Academies
Culver Academies Photo - An aerial view of Memorial Chapel and Lake Maxinkuckee. Situated on 1,800 acres of green hills and pristine woodlands, Culver's storied campus is home to three distinct leadership-development experiences: Culver Military Academy, Culver Girls Academy, and Culver Summer Schools and Camps.
(21)
1300 Academy Road
Culver, IN 46511
(574) 842-7100
Grades: 9-12
| 835 students
Freeman Academy
Freeman Academy Photo - Freeman Academy - Faith-inspired learning for LIFE
(Christian)
PO BOX 1000 748 S. Main St.
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4237
Grades: 7-12
K-12 (day)
| 70 students
4000 J Maddy Pkwy
Interlochen, MI 49643
(231) 276-7472
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 567 students
6385 Beach Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(952) 918-1800
Grades: 8-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 320 students
Iowa Conservatory
Iowa Conservatory Photo
123 N. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52333
(319) 804-5943
Grades: 9-12, PG
8-12, PG (day)
| 50 students
La Lumiere School
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.
(Catholic)
6801 N. Wilhelm Road
La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 326-7450
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 193 students
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest Academy Photo - Lake Forest Academy's 435 students are from 15 states and 35 countries. LFA is commited to diversity and inclusion; our student body includes 25% international students, 34% domestic students of color, and 33% of students receive financial aid.
(2)
1500 West Kennedy Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-3267
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 435 students
Maharishi School
Maharishi School Photo - Maharishi School is a non-sectarian, PS-12, day and boarding school with students from over 30 countries. The School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and programs that expand a student's consciousness. Students start and end each day with yoga and meditation.
(2)
804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
Fairfield, IA 52556
(641) 472-9400
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 184 students
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (MH-MA)
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (MH-MA) Photo
(Catholic)
1000 Green St.
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-5482
Grades: 9-12
| 208 students
Michigan Lutheran High School
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.
(Christian)
615 East Marquette Woods Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 429-7861
Grades: 9-12
| 128 students
Missouri Military Academy
Missouri Military Academy Photo - Established in 1889, Missouri Military Academy has transformed young men into leaders who are well-educated, prepared gentlemen of character. Our long history and distinct traditions inspire a sense of pride and duty among the young men who seek to fulfill their potential at MMA.
(Non-denom. / Christian)
(7)
204 Grand Street
Mexico, MO 65265
(573) 581-1776
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 220 students
Mount Michael Benedictine School
Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
(Catholic)
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 238-1457
Grades: 9-12
| 250 students
North Cedar Academy
North Cedar Academy Photo - Welcome to North Cedar Academy!
(3)
1500 Port Arthur Road
Ladysmith, WI 54848
(715) 609-1723
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 30 students
W10085 Pike Plains Road
Dunbar, WI 54119
(715) 324-6900
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 100 students
Olney Friends School
Olney Friends School Photo - Each Wednesday, students take part in a dedicated three-hour art block with advanced art electives offered throughout the week. Recently, Olney has offered Murals, Digital Video, Impressionistic Art, Scaling and Scenery, Theater, Guitar, Native Art, Woodworking and Box Making courses.
(Society of Friends)
61830 Sandy Ridge Road
Barnesville, OH 43713
(740) 425-3655
Grades: 9-12
| 35 students
315 South Grove Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060
(507) 214-2200
Grades: 6-12
| 50 students
Saint Bede Academy
Saint Bede Academy Photo - With an average student population of 300, our small class sizes offer students one-on-one interaction with their instructors.
(Catholic)
24 W US Highway 6
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 250-0285
Grades: 9-12
| 293 students
St. Croix Academy
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.
(Christian)
1200 Oakdale Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55118
(651) 455-1521
Grades: 6-12
| 500 students
St. John's Northwestern Academies
St. John's Northwestern Academies Photo - St. John's Northwestern Academies is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for grades 6-12. Since 1884, they develop moral and ethical leaders who are inspired to improve the world through two paths! Their Military Academy pursues its mission using military leader development principles. Their Prefect Academy pursues its mission using contemporary organizational leader development principles. #LeadershipLivesHere
(Episcopal)
(4)
1101 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018
(262) 646-7199
Grades: 6-12
| 165 students
Saint John's Preparatory School
Saint John's Preparatory School Photo - We are located on 2900 of woodlands and lakes in Collegeville, MN
(Catholic)
2280 Watertower Road
Collegeville, MN 56321
(320) 363-3315
Grades: 9-12, PG
6-12, PG (day)
| 280 students
St. Lawrence Seminary High School
(Catholic)
301 Church Street
Mt. Calvary, WI 53057
(920) 753-7570
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Scattergood Friends School
Scattergood Friends School Photo - Scattergood Friends School offers engaging academics in a holistic learning environment. Offering students an inclusive community with opportunities to learn outdoors, go on adventures and make decisions about their learning. Set on a working organic farm and restored prairie we're celebrating 125 years of college preparatory education with Quaker values for grades 9 - 12, boarding and day.
(Quaker)
(1)
1951 Delta Avenue
West Branch, IA 52358
(319) 519-1856
Grades: 9-12
6-12 (day)
| 45 students
Shattuck-St. Mary's School
(Episcopal)
(7)
1000 Shumway Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021
(800) 421-2724
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 399 students
SPIRE Academy
5201 SPIRE Circle
Geneva, OH 44041
(440) 466-1002
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 75 students
Thomas Jefferson School
Thomas Jefferson School Photo - TJ sits on 20 picturesque acres in suburban St. Louis, MO.
(2)
4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63127
(314) 843-4151
Grades: 7-12
| 85 students
Wayland Academy
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.
(4)
101 North University
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(800) 860-7725
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 184 students
115 College Street
Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 650-9717
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 431 students
Wisconsin Lutheran High School
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo - Wisconsin Lutheran High School's graduates are accepted to the nation's most prestigious schools, including Harvard College, Vanderbilt University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, New York University, Boston College, Villanova University, University of Miami, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Chicago
(Christian)
(2)
330 N. Glenview Avenue
Milwaukee , WI 53213
(414) 453-4567
Grades: 9-12
| 938 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many boarding schools are located in Midwestern area of the USA?
There are 32 college-preparatory boarding schools located in Midwestern area of the USA.
What is the average tuition cost of boarding school in Midwestern area of the USA?
The average Midwestern area of the USA boarding school tuition cost is $43,796 per year.
What is the oldest boarding school in Midwestern area of the USA?
Western Reserve Academy, founded in 1826, is the oldest boarding school in Midwestern area of the USA.
What boarding school in Midwestern area of the USA has the lowest acceptance rates?
Wayland Academy has the lowest boarding school acceptance rate (21%) in Midwestern area of the USA.
What boarding school in Midwestern area of the USA has the highest average SAT scores?
Cranbrook Schools has the highest average SAT scores (1470) in Midwestern area of the USA.

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