The Bolles School

7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Tel: 9042565030
  • The Bolles School is a nationally known co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school serving grades PreK through 12 on four campuses.
  • Offering a breadth of programs, Bolles is recognized for excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and activities. For information, call (904)256-5030 or visit www.bolles.org.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
The Bolles SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19331910
Campus Size52 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment1700 students300 students
% Students of Color
28%
20%
% International Students
5%
20%
% Students Boarding
12%
66%
Average SAT Score1800* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1630 - 1970-
Average ACT score26*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Boys are not required to wear blazers.)
Casual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:101:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2216
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
61%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$16 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,940$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,940$28,270
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$43,940$37,945
% Students on Financial Aid
22%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$13,220$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 31 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT56%-
Acceptance Rate
50%
57%
Director of AdmissionsScott Smith
Associate Director of AdmissionsMark Frampton

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2216
CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, 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 Spanish V, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1814
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

College Matriculation

Year: 2012 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Florida65
Florida State University60
Auburn University15
Jacksonville University14
University of Alabama14
University of North Florida13
University of Central Florida11
University of Georgia11
College of Charleston10
University of Miami10
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 7 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.
  • 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 - 3-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
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