Most Selective Boarding Schools (2017-2018)

All Schools
All Schools 
400+ students
400+ students 
200-400 students
200-400 students 
< 200 students
< 200 students 
More
  • Among "Military 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 Military Schools (out of 15 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • 1.-2.
    50%-55%
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    888-275-6962
  • 1.-2.
    50%-55%

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1001 Eagle Road
    WaynePA 19087
    610-989-1200
  • 3.
    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
  • 4.
    60%-70%
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    204 Grand Street
    MexicoMO 65265
    573-581-1776
  • 5.-15.
    >70%
    Grades: 8-12
    501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    727-384-5500
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • 6.-15.
    >70%
    Grades: 7-12
    2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338
  • 6.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    520 Hwy. 1 North
    CamdenSC 29020
    800-948-6291
  • 6.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    200 N. Carlisle St.
    New BloomfieldPA 17068
    717-582-2121
  • 6.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    888-462-4693
  • 6.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    320 Iwo Jima Blvd
    HarlingenTX 78550
  • 6.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    877-466-6222
  • 6.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    800-421-5376
  • 6.-15.
    Randolph-Macon Academy
    (United Methodist)
    >70%

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    200 Academy Drive
    Front RoyalVA 22630
    540-636-5484
  • 6.-15.
    >70%

    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    1-800-462-2338
  • 6.-15.
    St. Catherine's Academy
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    >70%

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    714-772-1363

Top School Listings by Category:

Compare among: 

Recent Articles
Choosing a School: Comparing Schools
September 28, 2017
Use a spreadsheet to develop your initial list of schools. Here's how.
How Can an Educational Consultant Help with a Boarding School Search?
September 28, 2017
Finding the right boarding school for your child is one of the most important and expensive decisions you will ever make.
The St. Grottlesex Schools
September 05, 2017
Generous financial aid and a commitment to diversity are hallmarks of the 21st century release of St. Grottlesex. More here.
Featured Schools
Featured Schools