Top Riding Boarding Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 22 top boarding schools offering Riding as an interscholastic sport, serving 6,467 students.
Bishop's College School Photo - Our mission is simple: to create a caring community of learning and development where cultures connect and individuals matter. Our commitment to excellence in academics, wellness, athletics, creativity, and service contribute to a lifetime of engagement and global competence.
Miller School of Albemarle Photo - Miller School of Albemarle, a coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school for students in grades 8-12 and post-graduate, opened its doors in 1878 with 33 students. Girls first enrolled in 1884, making it one of the nation`s oldest coeducational boarding schools. The school is situated 12 miles west of Charlottesville on a gently rolling campus of 1600 pristine acres.
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.
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.
Miss Hall's School Photo - The Athletic Department at Miss Hall's instills in student-athletes the values of fitness, teamwork, and competition while inspiring each girl to master physical skills, envision her potential, strive to attain goals, build confidence, and experience the power of community pride.
Vermont Academy Photo - Vermont Academy students are curious and adventurous. They are innovators and tinkerers. They feel free to take risks and try new things.
Purnell School Photo - Ninth grade students work on creating their own Advice Blog during their Seminar Class. Their blog is a part of Purnell's award-winning Affinities Program.
Garrison Forest School Photo - View of Shriver Hall, which houses the health suite and dorm rooms for boarders.
Millbrook School Photo - Millbrook's 800-acre campus is expansive yet intimate, traditional yet contemporary. The tranquil setting inspires life-changing ideas, while the energy and resources of nearby New York City are a natural extension of our classrooms. We are in the midst of the bountiful Hudson Valley, yet the commuter rail to NYC is just 5 miles from campus.
Kents Hill School Photo - The Performing Arts Center in Newton Hall houses the performing arts program, which includes the Contemporary Band, Kents Hill Singers, and the Kents Hill Chamber music group.
North Central Texas Academy Photo - The NCTA music department produces some outstanding musicians and singers -- many taking #1 ratings at State TAPPS meets. The NCTA art team captured the TAPPS State Championship three years in a row -- 2011, 2012, and 2013 . . . an amazing feat!
The Marvelwood School Photo - The math curriculum offers AP and Honors level classes, as well as small-group tutoring
The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, overlooks the Potomac River from a perch just 12 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
High Mowing School Photo - The only International Waldorf boarding & day school in North America, High Mowing welcomes students from across the globe. Explore our 300-acre classroom. Become a citizen of the world, a steward of the land with a global perspective. Join us, get connected.
Montverde Academy Photo - Montverde Academy offers considerable advantages to parents and students seeking the highest quality education for entrance into the world's elite colleges and universities. Montverde Academy is an international, coeducational, independent college preparatory school for grades PK3-12, with our boarding program serving grades 7-12, and post-graduate studies located conveniently in beautiful central Florida. Come and see the Montverde difference today!
Colorado Rocky Mountain School Photo - With 165 students, relationships are at the core of the CRMS experience. This close-knit community resides on a 320-acre historic ranch, at the confluence of two rivers and base of Mount Sopris, providing not only an outdoor learning laboratory but a launch point for boundless outdoor adventure.
Top Riding Boarding Schools (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- 80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
Grades: 7-12 | 260 students
- 230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day) | 236 students
- 300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 298 students
- 222 Isaac Frye Highway
Wilton, NH 03086
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 120 students
- 476 Skiff Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
Grades: 9-12, PG | 140 students
- 1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Grades: 8-12, PG | 170 students
- 17235 Seventh Street
Montverde, FL 34756
Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 1300 students
- 3846 N. Hwy. 144
Granbury, TX 76048
Grades: K-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 192 students
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