Top Summer Boarding Programs
- For the 2020 school year, there are 214 top college-prep and junior boarding schools that offer summer programs, serving 91,508 students.
- Learn more about the many benefits of attending a boarding summer program.
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Photo - Situated on 19 acres, the Forest Ridge campus is home to 9 different buildings, including the Lee Theatre and Performing Arts Center and Shumway Field. In 2006, the school added a new High School building and Sacred Heart Center.
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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo - Our beautiful 59-acre campus provides the perfect setting for open minds to inquire, explore, and grow in order to succeed in an ever-changing global community.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo - Rothesay Netherwood School has a 200 acre scenic campus, located on the beautiful Kennebecasis River
Worcester Academy Photo - Worcester Academy is a place where life takes an interesting turn. It's called the real world, where success doesn't always come easy, but it's worth the extra effort.
Florida Prep Photo - Florida Prep accepts boarding & day students in grades 6-12.The school teaches an innovative 21st Century Skills and Values program and offers students, 15 and over, the opportunity to train for a Private Pilots License through its Flight School.
Culver Academies Photo - Culver's athletic facilities include: Golf Course (Nine holes), Polo Arena, Crew Sheds, two Ice Hockey Rinks, an 8 Lane Pool, Diving Tank, 14 Outdoor Tennis Courts, 6 Indoor Tennis Courts, State of the Art Fitness Center with Trainers, 6 Indoor Basketball Courts, Fencing Facility, Free Weight Room, Softball Field, Baseball Field, Lighted Football Field, Lighted Soccer and Lacrosse Fields.
Shawnigan Lake School Photo - The entire school gathers daily for sit-down meals in Marion Hall. This architecturally stunning facility allows for students and staff to share a family-style dining experience.
Eaglebrook School Photo - At the heart of the school is the shared life of teachers, their families, and boys working together. This is the common room of Halsted House, one of five dormitories on campus.
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Photo - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of life at SJNMA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our students for success in life by instilling in them a solid work ethic, an understanding of the value of integrity and teamwork, and the ability to think critically, communicate well, and function in a diverse and ever-changing world.
Top Schools Offering Summer Boarding Programs (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day) | 2020 students
- PO Box 388
Balsam, NC 28707
Grades: 7-12 | 32 students
- 345 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Grades: 9-12, PG | 40 students
- 700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Grades: 9-12 | 1006 students
- 2250 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Grades: 9-12 | 845 students
- 5430 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
- 112 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Grades: 9-12 | 790 students
- 1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Grades: 9-12 | 869 students
- 84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Grades: 9-10 | 51 students
- 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 224 students
- 80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
Grades: 7-12 | 263 students
- 955 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3S4
Grades: 8-12 | 650 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
- 205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
Grades: 9-12, PG | 195 students
- 62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
Grades: 6-9 | 225 students
- Slovenska 477/5
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic 36001
Grades: 9-12 | 55 students
- Floor 2, 50/60 Station Road
Cambridge, United Kingdom CB1 2JH
Grades: 9-12 | 381 students
- 425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Grades: 6-12 | 850 students
- Route de Belfort 10
Porrentruy, Switzerland 2900
Grades: 6-12, PG | 3-12, PG (day) | 160 students
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