Best Southwestern Boarding Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 10 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 5,151 students located throughout Southwestern.

Best Southwestern Boarding Schools (2022-23)

School
Location
Grades
Students
811 W. Donovan Street
Houston, TX 77091
(312) 416-1955
Grades: 9-12
| 563 students
The Brook Hill School
The Brook Hill School Photo - The Brook Hill School. Christ-Centered. College Prep.
(Christian)
(3)
1051 N Houston
Bullard, TX 75757
(903) 894-5000
Grades: 8-12
PK-12 (day)
| 775 students
4413 N Shiloh Rd, Garland, TX 75044, USA
Garland, TX 75044
(972) 414-3414
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Marine Military Academy
Marine Military Academy Photo - Nearly all MMA graduates earn acceptance at the college level or appointment to the service academies. Many matriculate to top-tier universities throughout the United States and the world: Arizona State University; Auburn University; Babson College; Baylor University; Berklee College of Music; Boston College; California Maritime Academy; California Polytechnic State University; California State: Chico; California State: Fullerton; California State: Sacramento; Carnegie Mellon University; Chaminade University of Hawaii; Clemson University;College of the Ozarks ; Colorado School of Mines; Colorado State University; Cornell University; Daniel Webster College; DePauw University; Delta State University; Duquesne University; East Carolina University; Embry Riddle University ; Florida Atlantic University; Florida International University ; Florida State University; Great Lakes Maritime Academy; Hawaii Pacific University; Houston Baptist University; Johnson & Wales University; Incarnate Word University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Indiana University; Lehigh University; Louisiana State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Maritime Academy; McMurray University; Michigan State University; Montana State University; Murray State University; New Mexico Institute of Technology; New Mexico State University; North Carolina State; North Georgia State College; Northern Arizona University; Northeastern University; Norwich University; Ohio State University; Oklahoma State University; Otterbein College; Penn State; Purdue University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rice University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Sam Houston State University; San Diego State University; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; Santa Clara University; Sarah Lawrence College; Sonoma State University; Southern Methodist University; Southern New Hampshire University ; Southwestern University; St. Edward’s University; St. Louis University; St. John’s University; St. Mary’s University; Stephen F. Austin University; Swarthmore; Texas A & M University; Texas A & M at Commerce; Texas A&M at Corpus Christi; Texas A & M at Galveston; Texas A & M at Kingsville; Texas Christian University; Texas Lutheran University; Texas State University; Texas Tech University; The Citadel; Trinity University; Tulane University; United States Air Force Academy; United States Merchant Marine Academy; United States Military Academy; United States Naval Academy; University of Alabama; University of Alaska: Anchorage; University of Arizona; University of California: Davis; University of California: Northridge; University of Central Florida; University of Chicago; University of Cincinnati; University of Colorado; University of Denver; University of Georgia; University of Houston; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; University of Massachusetts: Boston; University of Miami; University of Mississippi; University of Missouri: Rolla; University of Nebraska; University of Nevada: Las Vegas; University of North Carolina: Charlotte; University of North Dakota; University of North Texas; University of Oklahoma; University of Oregon; University of Puget Sound; University of Southern California; University of St. Thomas; University of The South (Sewanee); University of Texas at Austin; University of Texas at Arlington University of Texas at Dallas; University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Tulsa; University of Washington; University of Wyoming; Villanova University; Virginia Military Institute; Virginia Tech University; Wabash College; Webster University; West Virginia University; Westminster College; Yale University; London School of Economics (UK); University of Manchester (UK)…just to name a few!
(1)
320 Iwo Jima Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-6006
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 261 students
101 West College Blvd
Roswell, NM 88201
(800) 421-5376
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 871 students
The Orme School
The Orme School Photo - Three-hundred naturally-beautiful acres in the naturally socially distanced high Sonoran desert of the Southwest. The historic Orme School is an inspiring college preparatory education and life experience.
(2)
1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
Mayer, AZ 86333
(928) 632-7601
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 144 students
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Stephen's Episcopal School Photo
(Episcopal)
(1)
6500 St. Stephen's Drive
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-1213
Grades: 8-12
6-12 (day)
| 684 students
San Marcos Academy
San Marcos Academy Photo - San Marcos Academy has offered a tradition of excellence in private, Christian education since 1907.
(Baptist)
2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
(800) 428-5120
Grades: 6-12
Pre-K-12 (day)
| 333 students
Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School Photo - World class rock climbing and hundreds of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails near our campus keep our afternoon activities program varied and exciting.
(12)
3511 Verde Valley School Road
Sedona, AZ 86351
(928) 284-2272
Grades: 9-12
| 120 students
The Village School
The Village School Photo - The Village School boarding students reside in on-campus dormitories. We take pride in providing a safe, nurturing living environment.
13051 Whittington Drive
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 496-7900
Grades: 7-12
PK-12 (day)
| 1,400 students

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