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 1750 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 (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 1,751 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $60,790
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,770
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 27 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Bolles School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 298 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
The Bolles School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
5-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12, PG
Pre-K-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1933
1906
Campus Size
52 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
1751 students
310 students
% Students of Color
28%
25%
% International Students
5%
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
70%
Average SAT Score
1260
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
1110 - 1380
-
Average ACT score
28
*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
30
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
61%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$23.2 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$60,790
(Includes room, meals and tuition.)
$61,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,770
(Tuition for Upper School Day students.)
$33,900
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$27,500
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 27 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
54%
-
Acceptance Rate
50%
58%
Director of Admissions
Kila McCann
Associate Director of Admissions
Mark Frampton

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
30
17
Courses
AP American Government and Politics, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Capstone: Research, AP Capstone: Seminar, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English III, AP English IV, AP French V, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Latin IV, AP Modern European History, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Portfolio 2D, AP Portfolio 3D, AP Portfolio Drawing, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Spanish V, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History: Modern

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
58
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
American Sign Language, Angels for Allison, Animal Advocacy, Arabic Club, Art Club, Asian Inspiration Multiplied (A.I.M.), B.L.U.E. Service Club, Black Student Union, Bolles Buddies, Bolles Future Business Leaders, Bolles Investment Club, Bolles Premedical Society, Bolles Supporting First Responders, Building Leaders Today and Tomorrow (BLT2), Caitlin's Closet, Camp I Am Special, Care for Kids, Characters for Care, Chinese Club, CISV, Community of Connections, Computer Science Club, D.E.S.C. Club (Downtown Ecumenical Service Council), DIPG Ellie, Dreams Come True, Fight Against Hunger, French Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Gay Straight Alliance, Hispanic Student Union, Hope Across Oceans, Hope for All, India Club, International Community Soccer Alliance, International Student Union, Japanese Club, JaxTHRIVE, Jewish Student Union, Joy for Jax, Kids for Kids (formerly Wolfson Children's Hospital), Latin Club, Mind Over Matter, Mission: MOSH, Nanny's Nation, Operation Smile, PedsCare Club, Refugee Relief Services, Run Life, Sanctuary on 8th Street, Senior Women, Soles 4 Souls, Spread the Love with Band Club, Students for Students, Surfrider Club, V.E.T.S. (Veterans Encouraging Teen Success), Video Production Club, Young Life, Youth Against Alzheimer's

College Matriculation

Year: 2020 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Florida State University
43
University of Florida
28
Auburn University
16
University of South Florida
15
Tallahassee Community College
13
University of South Carolina
13
Wake Forest University
11
New York University
7
University of Miami
6
University of North Florida
6

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
    • Dee Brown ’86 - former NBA basketball player with the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, 1991 NBA Slam Dunk Champion, WNBA head coach of the Orlando Miracle and San Antonio Silver Stars
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Bolles School cost?

The Bolles School's tuition is approximately $60,790 for boarding students and $29,770 for day students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Bolles School?

The acceptance rate of The Bolles School is 50%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%.

Who are famous alumni from The Bolles School?

The Bolles School famous alumni include: Caroline Barlow '07, Joseph Kittinger '46, Ryan Murphy '13, Travis Tygart '89, Chipper Jones '90, Jackie Crosby '79, Kevin Sack '77, George Scribner '70, Anthony Nesty '87 and Dee Brown ’86.

What sports does The Bolles School offer?

The Bolles School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.

Does The Bolles School offer a summer program?

Yes, The Bolles School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What is The Bolles School's ranking?

The Bolles School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large student body (number of students), Most extracurriculars offered and High # of AP/advanced courses offered.

When is the application deadline for The Bolles School?

The application deadline for The Bolles School is Jan. 27 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 27 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 1,751 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $60,790
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,770
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 27 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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