Most Selective Boarding Schools

Among "All-Boys Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates (2022-23).
Acceptance rates listed below reflect the average rate of acceptance for all applicants (boarding and day applicants) in the previous year.
Keep in mind that acceptance rates may be lower or higher than the average acceptance rate depending on: what grade you are applying for, whether you are a boarding applicant or day student applicant, and the time of year you are applying.
Schools typically have the most openings for freshmen and sophomores (many schools do not accept incoming seniors), so applying for entrance into 9th or 10th grade may improve your chances of admission.
Acceptance rates between boarding applicants and day student applicants may differ (i.e., schools in certain areas may a higher ratio of day student applicants to day student openings, versus boarding applicants to boarding openings; the acceptance rate of some schools will actually be lower for day applicants and higher for boarding applicants).
Many, but not all, schools will accept applications after application deadlines, but admission generally becomes more difficult.
Acceptance Rate Range: 20% 98% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 66%

Lowest Acceptance Rates

Among All-Boys Schools (out of 29 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #1-21.-2
Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Average class size is 16. Student to teacher ratio is 8:1. Boarding Faculty to Student Ratio is 1:5
All-Boys (Catholic)
(3)
Acceptance Rate: <25%
Grades: 9-12
10900 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 214-1215
Rank: #1-21.-2
The Greenwood School
The Greenwood School Photo - "Makers of Vermont" is a signature program at The Greenwood School in VT, where students learn to craft metal objects and tools in our blacksmith's forge.
All-Boys
Acceptance Rate: <25%
Grades: 6-12
14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-4545
Rank: #33
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Photo - Salisbury School
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 30%-35%
Grades: 9-12, PG
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-5732
Rank: #4-64.-6
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms School Photo - Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing boys to become men.
All-Boys
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 45%-50%
Grades: 9-12, PG
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 464-2866
Rank: #4-64.-6
Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
All-Boys (Episcopal)
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 45%-50%
Grades: 9-12
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
(434) 985-2811
Rank: #4-64.-6
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest School Photo
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 45%-50%
Grades: 9-12
241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
(888) 798-9371
Rank: #77
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - Find your home away from home on our stunning 230-acre campus. We're a buzzing community, with 8 dorms, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, a chapel, and an Arts Center with a theater and painting studios. Zip into New York City by train for cultural activities, or enjoy the great outdoors just minutes from campus.
All-Boys (Episcopal)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%-55%
Grades: 8-12, PG  | 7-12, PG (day)
700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
(845) 855-4825
Rank: #88
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
All-Boys (Baptist)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 55%-60%
Grades: 7-12, PG
P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(800) 462-3862
Rank: #9-139.-13
Bridgton Academy
Bridgton Academy Photo - Our Humanities Center is one of two academic buildings on campus, and the hub for our academic administration, Focused Academic Coaching, Academic Support, and the Marcella/Sands Lecture Hall.
All-Boys
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 12-12, PG
11 Academy Lane
North Bridgton, ME 04057
(207) 647-3322
Rank: #9-139.-13
Eaglebrook School
Eaglebrook School Photo - Eaglebrook School teaches middle school boys the skills they will need for the rest of their lives. Learn more about our Core Skills at https://www.eaglebrook.org/coreskills.
All-Boys
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 6-9
271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
Deerfield, MA 01342
(413) 774-9111
Rank: #9-139.-13
The Kiski School
The Kiski School Photo - Kiski's outdoor classroom and project-based learning culture gives boys the opportunity to get out of traditional four-walled classrooms and experience the beautiful scenery that Western Pennsylvania autumn offers! With our dedicated STEAM and Makerspace areas, young men get to roll up their sleeves and enjoy hands-on learning!
All-Boys
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 9-12, PG
1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
(724) 639-8035
Rank: #9-139.-13
McCallie School
McCallie School Photo - McCallie's academic programs go beyond merely mastering the necessary material. They excel at teaching students to think. McCallie does not teach courses or subjects; McCallie teaches boys.
All-Boys
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-8300
Rank: #9-139.-13
Missouri Military Academy
Missouri Military Academy Photo - Established in 1889, Missouri Military Academy has transformed young men into leaders who are well-educated, prepared gentlemen of character. Our long history and distinct traditions inspire a sense of pride and duty among the young men who seek to fulfill their potential at MMA.
All-Boys
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
204 Grand Street
Mexico, MO 65265
(573) 581-1776
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Army and Navy Academy
Army and Navy Academy Photo
All-Boys
(4)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(888) 762-2338
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Camden Military Academy
Camden Military Academy Photo - A Proud Family!
All-Boys
(18)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
520 Hwy. 1 North
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-6001
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Cardigan Mountain School
Cardigan Mountain School Photo
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 6-9
62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
(603) 523-3548
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Chaminade College Preparatory School
Chaminade College Preparatory School Photo - Chaminade is located 20 minutes outside of Downtown St. Louis in the lovely, safe, green neighborhood of Creve Coeur. Our 55 acre campus is fun and lively throughout the school year and a wonderful place not only to study and play but also to become part of the family.
All-Boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 6-12
425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 692-6645
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Christ School
Christ School Photo
All-Boys (Episcopal)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 8-12
500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
(828) 684-6232
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School Photo
All-Boys
(7)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 946-7706
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Grand River Academy
Grand River Academy Photo
All-Boys
(1)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 8-12, PG
3042 College St.
Austinburg, OH 44010
(440) 275-2811
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Hargrave Military Academy
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Hargrave is first and foremost a college preparatory boarding school. Our objective is to develop our cadets into leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.
All-Boys (Baptist)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
200 Military Drive
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Hillside School
Hillside School Photo
All-Boys
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 4-9
404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 485-3483
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Marine Military Academy
Marine Military Academy Photo - Nearly all MMA graduates earn acceptance at the college level or appointment to the service academies. Many matriculate to top-tier universities throughout the United States and the world: Arizona State University; Auburn University; Babson College; Baylor University; Berklee College of Music; Boston College; California Maritime Academy; California Polytechnic State University; California State: Chico; California State: Fullerton; California State: Sacramento; Carnegie Mellon University; Chaminade University of Hawaii; Clemson University;College of the Ozarks ; Colorado School of Mines; Colorado State University; Cornell University; Daniel Webster College; DePauw University; Delta State University; Duquesne University; East Carolina University; Embry Riddle University ; Florida Atlantic University; Florida International University ; Florida State University; Great Lakes Maritime Academy; Hawaii Pacific University; Houston Baptist University; Johnson & Wales University; Incarnate Word University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Indiana University; Lehigh University; Louisiana State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Maritime Academy; McMurray University; Michigan State University; Montana State University; Murray State University; New Mexico Institute of Technology; New Mexico State University; North Carolina State; North Georgia State College; Northern Arizona University; Northeastern University; Norwich University; Ohio State University; Oklahoma State University; Otterbein College; Penn State; Purdue University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rice University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Sam Houston State University; San Diego State University; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; Santa Clara University; Sarah Lawrence College; Sonoma State University; Southern Methodist University; Southern New Hampshire University ; Southwestern University; St. Edward’s University; St. Louis University; St. John’s University; St. Mary’s University; Stephen F. Austin University; Swarthmore; Texas A & M University; Texas A & M at Commerce; Texas A&M at Corpus Christi; Texas A & M at Galveston; Texas A & M at Kingsville; Texas Christian University; Texas Lutheran University; Texas State University; Texas Tech University; The Citadel; Trinity University; Tulane University; United States Air Force Academy; United States Merchant Marine Academy; United States Military Academy; United States Naval Academy; University of Alabama; University of Alaska: Anchorage; University of Arizona; University of California: Davis; University of California: Northridge; University of Central Florida; University of Chicago; University of Cincinnati; University of Colorado; University of Denver; University of Georgia; University of Houston; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; University of Massachusetts: Boston; University of Miami; University of Mississippi; University of Missouri: Rolla; University of Nebraska; University of Nevada: Las Vegas; University of North Carolina: Charlotte; University of North Dakota; University of North Texas; University of Oklahoma; University of Oregon; University of Puget Sound; University of Southern California; University of St. Thomas; University of The South (Sewanee); University of Texas at Austin; University of Texas at Arlington University of Texas at Dallas; University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Tulsa; University of Washington; University of Wyoming; Villanova University; Virginia Military Institute; Virginia Tech University; Wabash College; Webster University; West Virginia University; Westminster College; Yale University; London School of Economics (UK); University of Manchester (UK)…just to name a few!
All-Boys
(1)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
320 Iwo Jima Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-6006
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Mount Michael Benedictine School
Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
All-Boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 9-12
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 238-1457
Rank: #14-2914.-29
The Oxford Academy
All-Boys (Anglican)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 8-12, PG
1393 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-6247
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Riverside Military Academy
Riverside Military Academy Photo
All-Boys
(5)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 6-12
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
(877) 692-2338
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Saint Stanislaus High School
Saint Stanislaus High School Photo - Mr. Anderson's chemistry class gets to perform cool experiments!
All-Boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
304 S. Beach Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
(228) 467-9057
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Subiaco Academy
Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Students with Father Cassian
All-Boys (Catholic)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
405 North Subiaco Avenue
Subiaco, AR 72865
(479) 422-9775
Rank: #14-2914.-29
Valley Forge Military Academy
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 989-1200

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