Top Non-denominational Boarding Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 221 top Non-denominational boarding schools located throughout the United States and Canada, serving 87,732 students.
The Taft School Photo - More than a century has passed since Mr. Taft founded our school. While the world and the school have changed dramatically, his fundamental values endure: work hard, without regard for public acclaim; develop all your talents: academic, artistic, and athletic; and most importantly, give of yourself to others.
Avon Old Farms School Photo - Our 860 acre campus is comprised of breathtaking panoramic vistas; rustic hiking trails; a serene pond for swimming and fishing; and abundant seasonal foliage.
Bridgton Academy Photo - Welcome to Bridgton Academy! Located in the Western Maine foothills and the heart of Maine's Lake Region, we've been preparing young men for the rigors of college and beyond since 1808. We Know PG.
Wayland Academy Photo - Wayland Hall, the most historic buildings on campus, currently houses first-year and sophomore boys. The interior was remodeled six years ago and offers some of the nicest rooms and gathering spaces on any campus in America.
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.
Delphian School Photo - Delphian is located on 720 acres adjacent to Oregon's Coastal Range. The campus is host to farmland, miles of oak and fir forests, trails for running or riding, and a large herd of elk.
EF Academy Oxford Photo - Our campus is a 20-minute walk from Oxford's city center. Centered around a restored, centuries-old mansion known as Cotuit Hall.
Cheshire Academy Photo - Bowden Hall, completed in 1796, is the oldest schoolhouse in continuous use in the state of Connecticut
Maui Preparatory Academy Photo - Our outrigger paddling team races in the Pacific Ocean on traditional Hawaiian Canoes. Where else can you do this?
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo - All dorm rooms have a private bathroom and many have waterfront views.
Army and Navy Academy Photo - Our oceanfront campus is a major draw. Located in sunny San Diego, California, our school offers private beach access. We're the only military school in the country with a surf team! There's nothing like relaxing at the beach after a long day of classes.
Top Non-denominational Boarding Schools (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- International (Swiss and Norwegian Headquarters).
Bern & Kristiansand, Switzerland 3007
Grades: 11-12, PG | 60 students
- PO Box 388
Balsam, NC 28707
Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
- 345 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Grades: 9-12, PG | 40 students
- 84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Grades: 9-10 | 51 students
- 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 225 students
- 80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
Grades: 7-12 | 260 students
- 955 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3S4
Grades: 8-12 | 650 students
- 7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 1700 students
- 1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
Grades: 6-12 | 160 students
- 10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, Canada 00000
Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 900 students
- 234 Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si
Jeju-do, South Korea 63644
Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 886 students
- PO Box 292
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Grades: 11-12, PG | 185 students
- 205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
Grades: 9-12, PG | 195 students
- via Cavour 13
Lanciano (CH), Italy 66034
Grades: 10-12, PG | 60 students
- 62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
Grades: 6-9 | 225 students
- Slovenska 477/5
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 36001
Grades: 9-12 | 70 students
- 1 High Street
Chesterton, United Kingdom CB4 1NQ
Grades: 9-12 | 381 students
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