- There are 16 college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Pennsylvania.
As a member of the PIAA, Valley Forge offers Varsity and Junior Varsity sports, as well as intramural sports. The Academy offers the following sports as part of the athletic program for cadets in grades 9 through 12: football, soccer, cross-country, basketball, swimming, wrestling, lacrosse, rugby, and baseball. The Middle School competes in soccer, basketball, and baseball.
Wyoming Seminary has an excellent college counseling office that provides students with the structure that they need to matriculate at a college of their choice.
All students are required to attend sit-down family-style meals together in the Dining Room for lunch, and boarding students attend seated dinners several nights a week. Faculty members and their families join the students in a relaxed, yet formal atmosphere, where they enjoy interaction with one another outside of the classroom.
Many students have the opportunity to participate in university courses on campus and receive both high school and college credits. We partner with Penn State and Gannon University.
5- and 7-day boarders live in two single gender residence halls. The boarding population is diverse with students coming from different regions and countries and with varied interests and talents. Students have access to the campus facilities after hours and the student leaders, Prefects, plan activities including feeds, holiday events, Tuesday Night Football and Wednesday World Cup.
Solebury School's Math and Science (STEM) program offers students opportunities to pursue AP and Honors classes, as well as Engineering courses that will prepare them for college.
Mercyhurst Prep is a school with a beautiful campus. We were founded in 1926. Our building has recently been renovated with a new science rooms, class rooms, dining hall and more.
Pennsylvania Boarding Schools
- School Location Grades Students
200 N. Carlisle St.
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Grades: 8-12, PG | 85 students
8150 Oliver Rd.
Erie, PA 16510
Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 295 students
1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Grades: 9-12, PG | 200 students
538 East Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16504
Grades: 9-12 | 545 students
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Grades: 9-12 | 485 students
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In 1957-58 Peter Denis attended a boarding school in Switzerland. In this article he recounts his experiences for us.
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