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.
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Photo - One of the South's Most Beautiful High Schools, as chosen by Southern Living magazine, the school's 550-acre campus, including forests, bluffs and two lakes, offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. A school farm, on-going wetlands study, and LEED Gold science building are just a few of the ways our campus also serves as learning lab.
Forman School Photo - Forman has a total of 13 dormitories on campus. The majority (85%) of students are boarders, but day students are invited to participate fully in evening study halls, meals, social events and other campus activities.
Dunn School Photo - The STEM quad at Dunn, housing the math classrooms, tinker space, makers lab and more.
Canterbury School Photo - Canterbury's student to teacher ratio is 11:1. The curriculum is extensive.
Ojai Valley School Photo - OVS students enjoy time hanging out with friends on the 195-acre high school campus, located in a stunning canyon overlooking the Ojai Valley. Throughout the year, student life is punctuated with fun events to balance the academic schedule. These include camping trips, prom and other socials, themed dress days, community service projects, and countless weekend excursions.
Concord Academy Photo - Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel is a frequent gathering place for the CA community, particularly for Senior Chapel Talks that begin three or four of our mornings every week.
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.
Marine Military Academy Photo - All Marine Military Academy (MMA)Cadets participate in public parades held throughout the year. All parades are held on the MMA Parade Grounds directly adjacent to the Iwo Jima Monument, located at 320 Iwo Jima Boulevard in Harlingen, next to Valley International Airport. MMA’s Honor Band and Silent Drill Team performs at most parades with the exception of summer camp and introductory training graduations.
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Photo - Leadership training is one of the cornerstones of cadet life at SJNMA. The goal of the Academy is to prepare each of our cadets for success in life by instilling in them a solid work ethic, an understanding of the value of integrity and teamwork, and the ability to think critically, communicate well, and function in a diverse and ever-changing world.
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.
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - We teach our art classes in a step-by-step manner-how to match pitch, to throw a pot, to draw a line. Even if you think you're not artistic, you'll build on these skills over time so you can develop your own creativity and awaken the artist in you.
Tilton School Photo - Beyond the academic requirement in art, all Tilton students have opportunities to gain significant experience in creative and cultural arts.
Lowest Acceptance Rates (2018-19)
Among Schools with 200-400 Students (out of 82 schools)
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
- Boarding School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
- 21.-26. 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
- 47.-62. 60%-70%
500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
8150 Oliver Rd.
Erie, PA 16510
Grades: 5-9 | 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: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, ID 83716
1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
Cullman, AL 35055
Grades: 6-12 | K-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
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