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

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 1714 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,090
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
The Bolles School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
Pre-K-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1933
1907
Campus Size
52 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
1714 students
300 students
% Students of Color
28%
25%
% International Students
5%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
70%
Average SAT Score
1293
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1185 - 1402
-
Average ACT score
27
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Boys are not required to wear blazers.)
Casual
Average Class Size
15 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
25
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
61%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$25 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$61,090
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$49,915
$44,100
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$27,500
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
55%
-
Acceptance Rate
50%
58%
Director of Admissions
Kila McCann
Associate Director of Admissions
Mark Frampton

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
25
17
Courses
AP 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

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
64
23
Extracurriculars
Club 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 - 2019
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Florida State University
39
University of Florida
28
Auburn University
23
University of South Carolina
23
The George Washington University
17
University of Alabama
13
Jacksonville University
11
Florida Atlantic University
10
University of Georgia
10
Wake Forest University
8

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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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Students: 1714 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $61,090
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling

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