Top New York Boarding Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 21 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout New York, serving 5,818 students.
THINK Global School Photo - You'll be exposed to a wide array of truly unique customs, like this elephant blessing in Hampi, India.
Houghton Academy Photo - Classrooms, offices, auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria are all located in the primary school building.
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.
Leman Manhattan Photo - Leman Manhattan Preparatory School students are prepared to be standouts at their first choice colleges, including Ivy Leagues, top-tier universities and specialized schools across the U.S.
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 are infused with artistic and athletic pursuits.
Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our one-to-one tablet computer program gives each girl instant access to a wealth of information.
EF Academy New York Photo - Students at EF Academy are welcoming and open. With so much diversity here, everyone fits in!
The Kildonan School Photo - Kildonan using a multisensory approach to learning, which often involves group work.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac has a beautiful 350 acre campus in upstate New York. Just 3 hours by car or Amtrak from Manhattan or a short ride to Albany, NY for excellent shopping and a variety of cultural events.
North Country School Photo - North Country School's 200-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 (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- 205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
Grades: 9-12, PG | 195 students
- 582 Columbus Avenue
Thornwood, NY 10594
Grades: 9-12 | 800 students
- 9790 Thayer Street
Houghton, NY 14744
Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day) | 101 students
- 425 Morse Hill Rd.
Amenia, NY 12501
Grades: 6-12, PG | 2-12, PG (day) | 80 students
- 541 Long Beach Road
Saint James, NY 11780
Grades: 6-12, PG | 146 students
- 1 Morris Street
New York, NY 10004
Grades: 9-12 | 750 students
- 4382 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Grades: 4-9 | 65 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 | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 368 students
- 4129 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, NY 14075
Grades: 9-12 | 520 students
- 314 Mountain Road
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
Grades: 8-12, PG | 180 students
- 1460 Broadway Street #7032
New York, NY 10036
Grades: 10-12 | 57 students
- 700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
Grades: 8-12, PG | 300 students
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