Most Selective Boarding Schools
- Among "Schools with 200-400 Students", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates (2018-19).
- 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.
The Cambridge School of Weston Photo - All of our amazing weekend activities are included in tuition. So it's easy to sign up with your friends to see Blue Man Group or the Red Sox or any one of a million fun adventures in the greater Boston area!
Hawai'i Preparatory Academy Photo - The HPA football team plays schools on island and across the state.
Wasatch Academy Photo - Teamwork, dedication, and sacrifice are key components of our athletic programs. Participation in athletics promotes good health but also teaches invaluable life lessons. Through athletics, students learn to develop confidence, self-discipline and leadership skills while learning the value of collaboration. Athletics allow students the opportunity to work together in accomplishing defined goals.
Randolph-Macon Academy Photo - Randolph-Macon Academy's Flight Program includes a drone class called Unmanned Flight Operations. Students finish with the knowledge base for the FAA exam so they can obtain their commercial drone license if they so desire. This class is just one of the innovative offerings at R-MA.
Virginia Episcopal School Photo - Virginia Episcopal School's campus, on 160 beautiful acres with hiking and biking trails, is 15 minutes from the vibrant downtown of Lynchburg, VA, and 1/2 hour to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Starbucks, restaurants and shopping are a quick two miles away.
Indian Springs School Photo - Inspired by the motto "Learning Through Living", Indian Springs is a community of talented boarding and day students and dedicated faculty committed to the belief that in learning to balance individual achievement with the values and principles of democracy, the student can develop to their full stature.
Maur Hill - Mount Academy (MH-MA) Photo - For families seeking the right college preparatory high school, MH-MA sets the standard in providing the academic environment with the level of support and structure necessary for student success. A proven approach - rooted in the Catholic faith and Midwestern values - of academic advancement and personal development that challenges and inspires each individual student.
Stuart Hall School Photo - Students at Stuart Hall School come from all over the nation and the world. Our community is built on mutual trust and academic inquiry, and we seek to develop the personal character, honor, and creativity of each member of our school.
Saint Stanislaus College-Preparatory Photo - Mr. Anderson's chemistry class gets to perform cool experiments!
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.
Woodside Priory School (Priory) Photo - Weekend activities are planned by both students and the Residential Faculty. These activities expose the students to various opportunities in and around the Bay Area. Past activities have included ski trips, rockclimbing, sea kayaking, surfing, museums, concerts, camping, shopping, movies, bowling, beach trips, and pro or college sports games.
Erie First Christian Academy Photo - Every boarding student in the past three years have been accepted to attend a college or university.
Cheshire Academy Photo - Bowden Hall, completed in 1796, is the oldest schoolhouse in continuous use in the state of Connecticut
Lowest Acceptance Rates (2018-19)
Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 86 schools)
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
- Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
- 21.-27. 45%-50%
Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day)
94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
- 48.-64. 60%-70%
500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
8150 Oliver Rd.
Erie, PA 16510
Grades: 6-9 | Pre-K-9 (day)
211 Indian Mountain Road
Lakeville, CT 06039
Grades: 9-12, PG
1888 Brett Lane
Saltsburg, PA 15681
Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY 11937
304 S. Beach Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Grades: 8-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
66 School Street
Granby, MA 01033
Grades: 7-12, PG
320 Iwo Jima Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
1000 Green St.
Atchison, KS 66002
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Grades: 5-9 | K-9 (day)
201 Romford Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
Cullman, AL 35055
1101 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018
Grades: 6-12 | 4-12 (day)
2801 Ranch Road 12
San Marcos, TX 78666
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
1 Community School Drive
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Top School Listings by Category (2018-19)
The wide range of fine academic, athletic, and other facilities found in boarding schools underscores the determination of schools to provide the very best for their students.
Here then are a dozen boarding schools which charge approximately $20,000 per year or less for tuition, room and board.
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