Top Pennsylvania Boarding Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 14 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Pennsylvania, serving 4,648 students.
Mercersburg Academy Photo - Mercersburg Academy's campus as seen from atop the Irvine Memorial Chapel
Hill School Photo - The Hill School sets a high standard for students in their dress and appearance to express pride in themselves and their respect for one another. Academic Dress is worn throughout the academic day whenever students are in an academic or public area, chapel services, sit-down meals, required evening performance, or any other designated occasion.
Shady Side Academy Photo - Rowe Hall is the Senior School's main academic building residing at the heart of its 130 acre campus which feels like a small college. The campus also includes 2 dormitories, dedicated buildings for the visual and performing arts, an extensive athletic complex and ice rink, and in 2018 the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation.
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
Erie First Christian Academy Photo - Every boarding student in the past three years have been accepted to attend a college or university.
Solebury School Photo - Solebury School's music program includes a chorus, rock band, and instrumental and jazz ensembles. A block of time is carved out of the school schedule each day for students to pursue their music interests.
Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Sem offers an exciting range and long list of clubs, activities and leadership opportunities. Often student-initiated, these groups provide experiences not found in the classroom or on the playing fields.
Top Pennsylvania Boarding Schools (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- 8150 Oliver Rd.
Erie, PA 16510
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 295 students
- 1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Grades: 9-12, PG | 200 students
- 423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Grades: 9-12 | 442 students
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