Best Southern Boarding Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 49 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 22,249 students located throughout Southern.

Best Southern Boarding Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Academy at SOAR
The Academy at SOAR Photo - The Academy at SOAR is an accredited private boarding school. Students will graduate with a high school diploma.
PO Box 388
Balsam, NC 28707
(828) 456-3435
Grades: 7-12
| 32 students
Admiral Farragut Academy
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo - Steeped in history, with alumni in the White House, on the moon's surface, professional athletes, and key leadership positions worldwide, Admiral Farragut Academy is an international preparatory school offering elite academics and outstanding global leadership development. AFA's global headquarters and international boarding school is on the waterfront in tropical St. Petersburg, Florida.
(9)
501 Park Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 384-5504
Grades: 8-12
K-12 (day)
| 467 students
Asheville School
Asheville School Photo - Asheville School is for those who dare to be extraordinary. It is a privilege to learn and live at Asheville School, a small and special enclave among ancient mountains.
(Non-denom. / Christian)
(4)
360 Asheville School Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 254-6345
Grades: 9-12
| 297 students
Baylor School
Baylor School Photo - Baylor School is situated on 690 acres along the Tennessee River.
(4)
171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5902
Grades: 9-12
6-12 (day)
| 1,050 students
Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
(Episcopal)
(7)
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
(434) 985-2811
Grades: 9-12
| 170 students
The Bolles School
7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 256-5030
Grades: 9-12, PG
PK-12, PG (day)
| 1,756 students
Camden Military Academy
Camden Military Academy Photo - A proud family!
(18)
520 Hwy. 1 North
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-6001
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 300 students
Chatham Hall
Chatham Hall Photo - Chatham Hall's campus was built to promote community and collaboration.
(Episcopal)
(5)
800 Chatham Hall Circle
Chatham, VA 24531
(434) 432-5516
Grades: 9-12
| 122 students
Christ School
Christ School Photo
(Episcopal)
(1)
500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
(828) 684-6232
Grades: 8-12
| 302 students
Christchurch School
Christchurch School Photo - "Set your course at the river. " Established in the Episcopal tradition, Christchurch is inclusive, welcoming students and families of all faiths and backgrounds.
(Episcopal)
49 Seahorse Lane
Christchurch, VA 23031
(804) 542-6843
Grades: 9-12
| 220 students
Currey Ingram Academy
Currey Ingram Academy Photo - Aerial view of Currey Ingram's 83-acre campus.
6544 Murray Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 507-3173
Grades: 9-12, PG
PK-12, PG (day)
| 415 students
Darlington School
Darlington School Photo - Darlington's expansive curriculum includes unique offerings such as Robotics, which is supported by a MakerSpace.
(11)
1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
Rome, GA 30161
(706) 236-0436
Grades: 9-12, PG
PK-12, PG (day)
| 770 students
Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School Photo - Football
(Episcopal)
(12)
1200 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
(703) 933-4062
Grades: 9-12
| 464 students
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School Photo
(7)
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 946-7706
Grades: 7-12
| 106 students
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
(Baptist)
(7)
PO Box 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(434) 842-4205
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 300 students
Foxcroft School
Foxcroft School Photo - Schoolhouse
(9)
22407 Foxhound Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117
(540) 687-4340
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 160 students
French Camp Academy
(Non-denom. / Christian)
1 Fine Place
French Camp, MS 39745
(662) 547-7233
Grades: 1-12
7-12 (day)
| n/a students
Hargrave Military Academy
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Hargrave is first and foremost a college preparatory boarding school. Our objective is to develop our cadets into leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.
(Baptist)
(6)
200 Military Drive
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 195 students
IMG Academy
IMG Academy Photo - IMG Academy's Academic Center is in the hear of campus and offers classes, resources, and college placement support to each student-athlete.
(6)
5650 Bollettieri Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34210
(800) 872-6425
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 1,351 students
The King's Academy
(Christian)
8401 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 686-4244
Grades: 7-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| n/a students
The King's Academy
The King's Academy Photo - 65-Acres located in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains.
(Christian)
(3)
202 Smothers Road
Seymour, TN 37865
(865) 573-8321
Grades: 7-12
PK-12 (day)
| 483 students
The Linsly School
The Linsly School Photo - Linsly's lower school (grades 5-8) program of studies emphasizes the mastery of fundamental concepts through innovative cross-curricular programs and regimented learning, all of which are designed to prepare students for college preparatory curriculum of the upper school (grades 9-12).
60 Knox Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 233-1436
Grades: 7-12
5-12 (day)
| 447 students
The Madeira School
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.
(2)
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-8273
Grades: 9-12
| 340 students
614 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-2167
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 115 students
McCallie School
McCallie School Photo - The College Counseling office works with our students to help them find the best college fit and to ensure they are well prepared for the application and financial aid processes.
(Non-denom. / Christian)
(3)
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-8300
Grades: 9-12, PG
6-12, PG (day)
| 977 students
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 818-1385
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 215 students
Montverde Academy
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!
(1)
17235 Seventh Street
Montverde, FL 34756
(407) 469-2561
Grades: 7-12, PG
PK-12, PG (day)
| 1,400 students
7600 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
(954) 247-0179
Grades: 6-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 1,620 students
North Cross School
North Cross School Photo - Students at North Cross pursue a variety of interests, from champion athletics teams to drama, STEM to Global Studies, all set in a beautiful campus with passionate, dedicated teachers to guide them.
4254 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
(540) 989-6641
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 569 students
Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
2635 Oak Hill Road
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
(276) 579-2619
Grades: 8-12
| 140 students
2317 Oak Ridge Road
Oak Ridge, NC 27310
(336) 515-8040
Grades: 7-12
| 120 students
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Photo
(Presbyterian)
(1)
339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
(706) 746-7720
Grades: 7-12
PK-12 (day)
| 630 students
Randolph-Macon Academy
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - R-MA has a 100% university acceptance rate, every year. The Class of 2023 graduated 58 students who received over $19.3 million in scholarships.
(United Methodist)
(4)
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-5484
Grades: 6-12, PG
| 315 students
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
(877) 692-2338
Grades: 6-12
| 290 students
Saint Andrew's School
Saint Andrew's School Photo
(Episcopal)
(3)
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 210-2020
Grades: 9-12
| 625 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many boarding schools are located in Southern area of the USA?
There are 49 college-preparatory boarding schools located in Southern area of the USA.
What is the average tuition cost of boarding school in Southern area of the USA?
The average Southern area of the USA boarding school tuition cost is $55,627 per year.
What is the oldest boarding school in Southern area of the USA?
The Linsly School, founded in 1814, is the oldest boarding school in Southern area of the USA.
What boarding school in Southern area of the USA has the lowest acceptance rates?
Episcopal High School has the lowest boarding school acceptance rate (33%) in Southern area of the USA.
What boarding school in Southern area of the USA has the highest average SAT scores?
Baylor School has the highest average SAT scores (1370) in Southern area of the USA.

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