Best New England Boarding Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 94 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 33,174 students located throughout New England.
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Miss Hall's School Photo - "The best thing about MHS is how friendly everyone is and how easy it is to become part of the community. I had an abundance of new friends on the first day of orientation, and I had bonded with my teachers by the end of the first week of classes." - Current Student
Forman School Photo - Forman has a total of 13 dormitories on campus. The majority (85%) of students are boarders, but day students are invited to participate fully in evening study halls, meals, social events and other campus activities.
Brooks School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 251 acre campus located on the shores of Lake Cochichewick.
The MacDuffie School Photo - Aerial view of MacDuffie's 250 acre campus
Holderness School Photo - Our alumni consistently tell us that our student run Job Program was formative for their future success, noting proudly that they were supervisors, event planners, and project managers before they even graduated high school.
Wolfeboro Camp School Photo - Exceptional Lakeside campus
Foxcroft Academy Photo - Foxcroft Academy... 1st chartered school in Maine (est. 1823)
Rectory School Photo - At Rectory, our students learn by doing. Our academic philosophy focuses on hands on learning, student choice, and teaching students how to advocate for themselves.
Portsmouth Abbey School Photo
Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury offers its athletes the facilities they need to excel, from one of the best aquatics centers in New England to our ice rink, nine playing fields, squash courts, and rowing site on the Housatonic River.
Tilton School Photo - Beyond the academic requirement in art, all Tilton students have opportunities to gain significant experience in creative and cultural arts.
Worcester Academy Photo - Worcester Academy is a place where life takes an interesting turn. It's called the real world, where success doesn't always come easy, but it's worth the extra effort.
Dublin School Photo - Winners of Bronze at Nationals, none had ever rowed before Dublin. Dublin is a place where you can discover your passion and have the opportunity and support to achieve it.
St. George's School Photo - Our 125-acre campus is on a hilltop overlooking the ocean.
Thornton Academy Photo - Thornton Academy has been preparing students for a changing world since 1811. A rigorous and broad-based program of academic, arts and athletic opportunities challenges students to reach their potential in readiness for lifelong learning and productive participation in our dynamic world.
Eaglebrook School Photo - At the heart of the school is the shared life of teachers, their families, and boys working together. This is the common room of Halsted House, one of five dormitories on campus.
New Hampton School Photo - Athletics that prepare student-athletes for college.
The Cambridge School of Weston Photo - With over 250 courses to choose from, our dynamic curriculum allows students to balance engaging foundational courses with exploration and in-depth study as they choose from offerings like: "Multivariable Calculus," "The Biology of Cancer," "Wearable Art," "Japanese Women Writers," and "U.S. Cold War and Vietnam."
Westminster School Photo - Gund Reading Room in the Cole Library, a stunning place to study, meet and hold events.

Best New England Boarding Schools (2021-22)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - School year 2020-2021
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    (860) 822-6279

    Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
  • 120 Prospect Street
    FitchburgMA 01420
    (978) 342-6053

    Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 275 students
  • 500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    (800) 464-2866

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 405 students
  • 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-4209

    Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 196 students
  • 245 North Undermountain Road
    SheffieldMA 01257
    (413) 229-1003

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 419 students
  • 80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    (603) 569-7200

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 355 students
  • Bridgton Academy
    Bridgton Academy Photo - Our Humanities Center is one of two academic buildings on campus, and the hub for our academic administration, Focused Academic Coaching, Academic Support, and the Marcella/Sands Lecture Hall.
    All-boys 
    11 Academy Lane
    North BridgtonME 04057
    (207) 647-3322

    Grades: 12-12, PG | 170 students
  • Brooks School
    Brooks School Photo - Come visit our beautiful 251 acre campus located on the shores of Lake Cochichewick.
    (Episcopal)
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North AndoverMA 01845
    (978) 725-6272

    Grades: 9-12 | 353 students
  • 291 South Street
    WilliamstownMA 01267
    (413) 458-3919

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 90 students
  • 45 Georgian Road
    WestonMA 02493
    (781) 642-8650

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 310 students
  • 101 Aspetuck Avenue
    New MilfordCT 06776
    (860) 210-3832

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 325 students
  • 62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    (603) 523-3548

    Grades: 6-9 | 233 students
  • 2001 Washington Street
    BraintreeMA 02184
    (857) 400-9700

    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
  • 785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    (781) 314-0806

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 180 students
  • 10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    (203) 439-7250

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 344 students
  • 333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT 06492
    (203) 697-2239

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 867 students
  • 166 Main Street
    ConcordMA 01742
    (978) 402-2250

    Grades: 9-12 | 395 students
  • 39 School Street
    AshburnhamMA 01430
    (978) 827-7300

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 390 students
  • Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - The Dana Hall Dragons are ready to roar.
    All-girls 
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    (781) 489-1331

    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day) | 484 students
  • 7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-1400

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 648 students
  • 18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    (603) 563-7075

    Grades: 9-12 | 165 students
  • P.O. Box 116 , 242 Old Petersham Road
    HardwickMA 01037
    (413) 477-6000

    Grades: 8-12 | 220 students
  • 271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    (413) 774-9111

    Grades: 6-9 | 250 students
  • 230 Bushy Hill Road
    SimsburyCT 06070
    (860) 408-4200

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
  • 48 Main Street
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    (508) 490-8201

    Grades: 7-9 | K-9 (day) | 475 students
  • 12 Norfolk Road, P.O. Box 80
    LitchfieldCT 06759
    (860) 567-1802

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 219 students
  • 975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME 04426
    (207) 564-8664

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 410 students
  • 99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    (860) 868-7334

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 315 students
  • 745 Main Street
    FryeburgME 04037
    (207) 935-2013

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 578 students
  • PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    (207) 824-7777

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 210 students
  • 1 Elm Street
    ByfieldMA 01922
    (978) 499-3120

    Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
  • 14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    (802) 387-4545

    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
  • Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    (978) 448-7510

    Grades: 8-12 | 380 students
  • 339 Paris Road PO Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    (207) 966-5225

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 256 students
  • Hillside School
    Hillside School Photo
    All-boys 
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    (508) 485-3483

    Grades: 4-9 | 165 students
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