Best New York Boarding Schools (2021)

For the 2021 school year, there are 16 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 4,109 students located throughout New York.
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Northwood School Photo - Northwood School is set on an 88 acre campus, walking distance from the village of Lake Placid, NY and based in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.
The Stony Brook School Photo - The Stony Brook School, founded in 1922, is an independent college preparatory school (grades 7-12) that exists to challenge young men and women to know Jesus Christ as Lord, to love others as themselves, and to grow in knowledge and skill, in order that they may serve the world through their character and leadership. "Character Before Career"
Ross School Photo
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.
THINK Global School Photo - You'll be exposed to a wide array of truly unique customs, like this elephant blessing in Hampi, India.
The Masters School Photo - The Masters School was founded in 1877.
Emma Willard School Photo
EF Academy New York Photo - EF Academy's state-of-the-art science labs engage students in the STEM fields along with STEM clubs that include computer coding, 3D design and print club, engineering club, web, and app design club, electronics club and archaeology club. Our strongest science students apply to the Columbia University Science Honors Program which they participate in on Saturdays.
The Knox School Photo - As an institution that is mission-driven and intentional in its structure and purpose, The Knox School created its academic program to provide capable students with opportunities to excel within a liberal arts program that is infused with artistic and athletic pursuits in preparation for higher education at selective colleges and universities.
Millbrook School Photo - Millbrook's 800-acre campus is expansive yet intimate, traditional yet contemporary. The tranquil setting inspires life-changing ideas, while the energy and resources of nearby New York City are a natural extension of our classrooms. We are in the midst of the bountiful Hudson Valley, yet the commuter rail to NYC is just 5 miles from campus.
North Country School Photo - North Country School offers students an opportunity to be outside every day. On-campus activities include soccer, skiing, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking and basketball, among others.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - One of the School`s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is recognized and assessed in terms of the effort he devotes to a given endeavor. The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach young people that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be.
Oakwood Friends School Photo - Art with Friends
Darrow School Photo
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Buffalo Seminary Photo - SEM is located in the heart of the historic Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, NY, just steps from cafes, shops and art galleries. As an urban boarding school, SEM students enjoy the culture, entertainment and shopping that only a city can offer.

Top New York Boarding Schools (2021)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our oldest tradition may be forward thinking but we are anchored in many other traditions too. Roses and white dresses for commencement. Our Social & Academic Honor Code. Morning Meeting to start the day. ..
    All-girls 
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    (716) 885-6780

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 173 students
  • 110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    (518) 704-2765

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 110 students
  • 582 Columbus Avenue
    ThornwoodNY 10594
    (914) 495-6056

    Grades: 9-12 | 650 students
  • 285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    (518) 833-1320

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 355 students
  • Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac School was founded in 1889.
    (Episcopal)
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    (518) 686-7331

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 194 students
  • 541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    (631) 686-1600

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 150 students
  • 49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs FerryNY 10522
    (914) 479-6420

    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day) | 499 students
  • 131 Millbrook School Road
    MillbrookNY 12545
    (845) 677-8261

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 310 students
  • 78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    (845) 534-3710

    Grades: 8-12 | 100 students
  • 4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518) 523-9329

    Grades: 4-9 | 76 students
  • 92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    (518) 523-3382

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 185 students
  • 22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    (845) 462-4200

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 165 students
  • 18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    (631) 907-5400

    Grades: 6-12, PG | K-12, PG (day) | 368 students
  • 1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY 11790
    (631) 751-1800

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 427 students
  • 1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    (646) 504-6924

    Grades: 10-12 | 57 students
  • Trinity-Pawling School
    Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Find your home away from home on our stunning 230-acre campus. We're a buzzing community, with 8 dorms, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, a chapel, and an Arts Center with a theater and painting studios. Zip into New York City by train for cultural activities, or enjoy the great outdoors just minutes from campus.
    All-boys  (Episcopal)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    (845) 855-4825

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day) | 290 students
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