Most Selective Boarding Schools (2017-2018)

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  • Among "All-Boys Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates.
  • 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.

Lowest Acceptance Rates

Among All-Boys Schools (out of 29 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • 1.-2.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    <25%
    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    301-214-1215
  • 1.-2.
    <25%

    Grades: 6-12
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    802-387-4545
  • 3.
    Salisbury School
    All-Boys 
    30%-35%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    251 Canaan Road
    SalisburyCT 06068
    860-435-5732
  • 4.-6.
    45%-50%
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    800-464-2866
  • 4.-6.
    South Kent School
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    45%-50%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    860-927-3539
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • 6.
    45%-50%
    Grades: 9-12
    241 Woodberry Station
    Woodberry ForestVA 22989
    888-798-9371
  • 7.
    50%-55%
    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1001 Eagle Road
    WaynePA 19087
    610-989-1200
  • 8.
    Fork Union Military Academy
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    55%-60%
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862
  • 9.-15.
    Blue Ridge School
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    60%-70%
    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    434-985-2811
  • 9.-15.
    Christ School
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    60%-70%

    Grades: 8-12
    500 Christ School Road
    AshevilleNC 28704
    8286846232
  • 9.-15.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 6-9
    271 Pine Nook Road, P.O. Box 7
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-9111
  • 9.-15.
    The Kiski School
    All-Boys 
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1888 Brett Lane
    SaltsburgPA 15681
    724-639-8035
  • 9.-15.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776
  • 9.-15.
    60%-70%

    Grades: 7-12
    304 S. Beach Blvd.
    Bay St. LouisMS 39520
    228-467-9057
  • 9.-15.
    Trinity-Pawling School
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    60%-70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    700 Route 22
    PawlingNY 12564
    845-855-4825
  • 16.-29.
    >70%
    Grades: 7-12
    2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    800-948-6291
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12
    62 Alumni Drive
    CanaanNH 03741
    603-523-3548
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    200 N. Carlisle St.
    New BloomfieldPA 17068
    717-582-2121
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12
    425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. LouisMO 63131
    314-692-6640
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    3042 College St.
    AustinburgOH 44010
    4402752811
  • 16.-29.
    Hillside School
    All-Boys 
    >70%

    Grades: 5-9
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    508-485-3483
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
  • 16.-29.
    Mount Michael Benedictine School
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12
    22520 Mount Michael Road
    ElkhornNE 68022
    402-238-1457
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    1-800-462-2338
  • 16.-29.
    St. Catherine's Academy
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >70%

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    714-772-1363
  • 16.-29.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12
    4129 Lake Shore Road
    HamburgNY 14075
    716-627-1200
  • 16.-29.
    St. Thomas More School
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    45 Cottage Road
    OakdaleCT 06370
    860-823-3861
  • 16.-29.
    Subiaco Academy
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    405 North Subiaco Avenue
    SubiacoAR 72865
    479-934-1034

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