Top New York Boarding Schools
- For the 2020-21 school year, there are 16 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout New York, serving 3,807 students.
THINK Global School Photo - You'll be exposed to a wide array of truly unique customs, like this elephant blessing in Hampi, India.
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.
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.
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.
Darrow School Photo - The athletic program emphasizes teamwork, fitness, and the development of specific skills. All students participate in each of the three seasons. Interscholastic teams compete in soccer, cross-country, basketball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and Ultimate Frisbee.
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.
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.
Houghton Academy Photo - Classrooms, offices, auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria are all located in the primary school building.
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.
North Country School Photo - North Country School's 220-acre campus is located in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid, New York, a popular resort town and the site of two Winter Olympic Games. Many of our buildings use solar energy and biomass heating to help reduce the school's carbon footprint and to teach and model responsible and sustainable living practices.
Top New York Boarding Schools (2020-21)
- School Location Grades Students
- 205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
Grades: 9-12, PG | 195 students
- 9790 Thayer Street
Houghton, NY 14744
Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 96 students
- 541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Grades: 6-12, PG | 163 students
- 4382 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Grades: 4-9 | 70 students
- 22 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 165 students
- 18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
Grades: 6-12, PG | K-12, PG (day) | 368 students
- 1460 Broadway Street #7032
New York, NY 10036
Grades: 10-12 | 57 students
- 700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day) | 290 students
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