The Bolles School

7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
The Bolles School is an independent college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the School enrolls over 1600 boarding and day students in Pre-Kindergarten through the 12 grade on four campuses:
Upper School (9 - 12) - San Jose Campus
Middle School (6 - 8) - Bartram Campus Lower School (PK - 5) - Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Campus

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
The Bolles SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG5-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12, PGPre-K-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19331907
Campus Size52 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1714 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1293* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1185 - 1402-
Average ACT score27*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys are not required to wear blazers.)
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 18
Student : Teacher Ratio10:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$25 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$27,500$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / Jan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT55%-
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsKila McCann
Associate Director of AdmissionsMark Frampton

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2518
CoursesAP American Government, AP American History, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Capstone: Research, AP Capstone: Seminar, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP English III, AP English IV, AP French V, AP Latin IV, AP Latin V, AP Modern European History, AP Physics B, AP Portfolio 2D, AP Portfolio 3D, AP Portfolio Drawing, AP Psychology, AP Spanish V, AP Statistics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1916
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations6423
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
B Club and Lady Bulldogs, Boisterous Bulldogs, Bolles Astronomy Club, Bolles Buddies, Bolles Mission Club, Bolles Organization of Knowledge (BOOKs), Books Across Borders, Brain Brawl - Varsity and JV, Care for Kids, Cars for Concern, Characters for Care, Chess Club, Childrens' International Summer Village (CISV) Club, Chinese Club, Civil Discourse Club, Coffee House, Community Connections, Dancing with Love, Debate Club, DIPG Ellie Club, Dreams Come True, Environmental Club, Free and Equal Club, French Club, Girl Talk, Girls' Night In, Giving Grand Goods: Community Hospice, Happy Club, Healthy Hearts Club, Hearts for the Arts, Hearts for the Homeless, India Club, Japanese Club, Junior Mentors, Kenzie Club, Kids 4 Cures, Latin Club, Lower School Academic Counsel, Magic of Music Club, Mental Health Club, Mock Trial, Model UN Team, National Honor Society Tutoring Services, Natural Disaster Relief Club, One Love, Operation Smile, Pen Pals, Pencils of Promise, Photography Club, Project Downtown Jacksonville, Promise to Kate, Relay for Life Club, Robotics Team: PatA11:A74ent Pending and Voyagers, Ronald McDonald House Club, Run Life, Save Our Seas, Service Through Sports, Soul Surfers Club, Spanish Club, Team Ryan, Technology Club, Ukulele Club, Wounded Warriors, Young Republicans

College Matriculation

Year: 2017 - 201910 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Florida State University39
University of Florida28
Auburn University23
University of South Carolina23
The George Washington University17
University of Alabama13
Jacksonville University11
Florida Atlantic University10
University of Georgia10
Wake Forest University8
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • The Bolles School, established in 1933, is a coeducational, college-preparatory school focusing on general academics for day students in grades PreK through 12 and resident students in grades 9 through 12. The school consists of the Upper School San Jose Campus (grades 9 through 12), Middle School Bartram Campus (grades 6 through 8), and two lower schools, Whitehurst Campus (Pre-K through Grade 5), and Ponte Vedra Beach Campus (Pre K through Grade 5).
  • The Bolles School offers a comprehensive college preparatory program. Bolles prepares students for the future by providing them with challenges that promote growth and development in academics, arts, activities and athletics. Moral development is encouraged by an emphasis on respect for self and others, volunteerism, and personal responsibility.
  • A not-for-profit institution, The Bolles School is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The School also works with a 30-member Board of Visitors and an Alumni Board, representing more than 6,500 living graduates.
  • The Bolles School accreditations: SACS FCIS NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Caroline Barlow '07 - 2010 Rhodes Scholar and US Naval Academy Brigade Commander
    • Joseph Kittinger '46 - US Air Force pilot, performed highest and fastest skydive over 100,000 feet as key member of Project Excelsior
    • Ryan Murphy '13 - 6-time Olympic gold medal swimmer
    • Travis Tygart '89 - CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency
    • Chipper Jones '90 - 7-time Major League Baseball All-Star with the Atlanta Braves, 1999 MVP, 1995 World Champion
    • Jackie Crosby '79 - 1985 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism
    • Kevin Sack '77 - 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism
    • George Scribner '70 - Artist, Director and Imagineer with Disney
    • Anthony Nesty '87 - First Black Male Swimmer to Win Olympic Gold Medal

Profile last updated: 11/01/2021

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