Top Post-Graduate Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 136 top boarding schools offering a post-graduate (PG) year, serving 48,476 students.
- Learn more about the benefits of a post-graduate (PG) year at boarding school.
The Phelps School Photo - Founded in 1946, The Phelps School is dedicated to the personalized education for the boy who seeks success academically, personally and socially. Our first obligation is to create a caring, sensitive climate which emphasizes the positive in every situation.
Wisconsin Lutheran High School Photo - Wisconsin Lutheran High School's 2018 graduates averaged more than $38,000 per student in scholarships to some of the nation's most prestigious schools, including Harvard College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, New York University, Boston College, Villanova University, University of Miami, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Martin Luther College and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
St. Johnsbury Academy Photo - Through the Colwell Center for Global Understanding at St. Johnsbury Academy, our students are exposed to many opportunities to travel abroad.
Stoneleigh-Burnham School Photo - Stoneleigh-Burnham offers one of the premier equestrian centers among secondary schools in the U.S. Our equestrian center is located on campus and that means girls can walk from their classes and dorm rooms directly to the barn. Every rider, from the complete novice to the advanced jumper, receives personalized instruction from experienced coaches that reflects her interests, goals, and abilities.
Westminster School Photo - Gund Reading Room in the Cole Library, a stunning place to study, meet and hold events.
Northfield Mount Hermon Photo - NMH is a coed boarding school serving 650 students in grades 9-12. We also offer a postgraduate year. Our wooded campus borders the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, and in this beautiful setting, we challenge young people to think hard, work hard, discover new talents, and hone the ones they already possess.
TASIS The American School in Switzerland Photo - Perched on a hillside in sunny southern Switzerland with commanding views of snow-capped mountains, palm trees, and Lake Lugano, our global village comprises 25 buildings dating from the 17th century Villa De Nobili to the Campo Science Center, completed in 2014.
Phillips Academy Andover Photo - The quintessential New England campus is 21 miles to Boston by car or train, and a 10 minute walk to downtown Andover.
Squaw Valley Academy Photo - Lake Tahoe is a premier world-renown resort destination year-round. The blue skies, clear water, dense forests, and deep snow make it a haven for for everyone - from outdoor enthusiasts to authors and explorers.
Brentwood College School Photo - Crooks Hall, our oceanfront dining room and student services centre, is designed to be a warm, welcoming, west coast style facility, which is student friendly and environmentally responsible.For students, it is a one-stop social experience and the heart of campus where everyone can eat, relax, socialize, buy school supplies, pick up laundry, and host meetings.
Besant Hill School Photo - A spectacular view of the Topa Topa mountains from the common room in our Phoenix dorm. Students gather here for study sessions, snacks and social activities.
Lake Forest Academy Photo - Everyone at LFA (students, faculty, and staff) belongs to one of four houses - Bird, Lewis, Sargent, or Welch. The four Houses compete in a series of mini competitions throughout the year and the House that earns the most points WINS!
Top Post-Graduate Boarding Schools (Exclusive Focus) (2020)
Top Post-Graduate Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
Grades: 5-12, PG | K-12, PG (day) | 70 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, PG | 150 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: 9-12, PG | 60 students
- Route de Belfort 10
Porrentruy, Switzerland 2900
Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day) | 160 students
6085 Hasliberg Goldern, Switzerland 6085
Grades: 8-12, PG | 120 students
- 230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
- 4800 139th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Grades: 9-12, PG | 5-12, PG (day) | 300 students
- 745 Main Street
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Grades: 9-12, PG | 578 students
What prompts somebody to start a boarding school? The motives range from idealism to munificence right on through to capitalism. The common thread seems to be ample capital and a vision of what education can do.
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Parents considering schools should read New York Times columnist Frank Bruni's book about college admissions entitled Where You Go Is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Much of what he says applies in the private K-12 world.