Most Selective Boarding Schools
Among "All-Girls Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates (2021-22).
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.
Oldfields School Photo - Oldfields' campus is 140 acres located in Maryland's scenic horse country, close to the cultural centers of Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City and within driving distance of natural resources like the Chesapeake Bay, Appalachian Mountains, and Atlantic beaches. In addition, the international airport BWI is only 30 minutes away.
The Ethel Walker School Photo - Beaver Brook Building - This building houses many of our academic classes as well as administrative offices, meeting spaces, art rooms, and our computer lab.
The Madeira School Photo - Madeira's 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, overlooks the Potomac River from a perch just 12 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
St. Timothy's School Photo - The Commons is equal parts living room and dining room. The newest building on campus, the Commons is a gathering space that houses the dining hall and the new Redlands Cafe.
Dana Hall School Photo - Experimentation. Exploration. Creativity. Dana Hall`s visual artists are sensitive observers of themselves and the world around them.
Buffalo Seminary Photo - SEM is located in the heart of the historic Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, NY, just steps from cafes, shops and art galleries. As an urban boarding school, SEM students enjoy the culture, entertainment and shopping that only a city can offer.
Miss Hall's School Photo - "The best thing about MHS is how friendly everyone is and how easy it is to become part of the community. I had an abundance of new friends on the first day of orientation, and I had bonded with my teachers by the end of the first week of classes." - Current Student
St. Margaret's School Photo - BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF BEING A SCOTTIE. * Competitive interscholastic athletic teams * Extra-curricular activities offered such as yoga, outdoor adventures, theater * 2018 LIS Softball Champions * LIS Volleyball Coach of the Year for the past 5 years
Lowest Acceptance Rates (2021-22)
Among All-Girls Schools (out of 14 schools)
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
- Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
- 3.-4.Rank: #3-4 45%-50%
Grades: 7-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
- 10.-14.Rank: #10-14 >70%
54 W. Main Street Box 691
Baltic, CT 06330
- 10.-14.Rank: #10-14>70%
Grades: 9-12, PG
205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
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