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Oldest Founding Date (2018-19)

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  • Boarding School Year Founded Grades Location
  • 1.
    1744
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    4106589279
  • 2.
    Linden Hall School
    Linden Hall School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1746
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    212 East Main Street
    LititzPA 17543
    717-626-8512
  • 3.
    1763
    Grades: 9-12
    1 Elm Street
    ByfieldMA 01922
    978-499-3120
  • 4.
    1778
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
    978-749-4050
  • 5.
    1781
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    603-777-3437
  • 6.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - There is always something happening on Campus. Get out and play or support your friends.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1789
    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    301-214-1215
  • 7.-8.
    1792
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    745 Main Street
    FryeburgME 04037
    207-935-2013
  • 7.-8.
    1792

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 190, 66 Cutler Road
    East MachiasME 04630
    2072558301
  • 9.
    1793
    Grades: 9-12
    44 Main Street, PO Box 992
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-1530
  • 10.
    1794
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    2034397250
  • 11.
    1796
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    18454624200
  • 12.
    1797
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-1400
  • 13.
    1798
    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    170 Centre Street
    MiltonMA 02186
    617-898-2227
  • 14.
    Westtown School
    Westtown School Photo - Girls' Room
    (Society of Friends)
    1799
    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    975 Westtown Rd
    West ChesterPA 19382
    610-399-7900
  • 15.
    1801
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    57 Academy Rd.Woodstock, CT 06281
    WoodstockCT 06281
    860-928-6575
  • 16.-17.
    1804
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    P.O. Box 309
    HebronME 04238
    207-966-5225
  • 16.-17.
    1804

    Grades: 8-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    423 Main Street
    WilbrahamMA 01095
    413-596-9107
  • 18.
    Bridgton Academy
    Bridgton Academy Photo - Welcome to Bridgton Academy! Located in the Western Maine foothills and the heart of Maine's Lake Region, we've been preparing young men for the rigors of college and beyond since 1808. We Know PG.
    All-Boys 
    1808
    Grades: 11-12, PG
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME 04057
    207-647-3322
  • 19.
    1810
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2500 Main Street
    LawrencevilleNJ 08648
    8007352030
  • 20.
    1811
    Grades: 6-12
    438 Main Street
    SacoME 04072
    207-282-5383
  • 21.
    1813
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Campus Center, PO Box 188
    MeridenNH 03770
    6034692100
  • 22.-23.
    1814
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    285 Pawling Avenue
    TroyNY 12180
    518-833-1320
  • 22.-23.
    1814

    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    304-233-1436
  • 24.
    1820
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    80 Academy Drive
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    603-569-7200
  • 25.
    1821
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    70 Main Street
    New HamptonNH 03256
    603-677-3401
  • 26.
    1823
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME 04426
    207-564-8664
  • 27.
    1824
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 257, 1614 Main St., Rte. 17
    Kents HillME 04349
    207-685-1606
  • 28.
    1828
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    781-314-0806
  • 29.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - Completed in 2012, Dixon Hall is our state-of-the-art academic building. The technology-rich facility features the Taft Lecture Hall, the Coleman World Languages and Cultures Center, and a Center for Learning and Teaching.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1832
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8400 Greenspring Avenue
    StevensonMD 21153
    410-486-7401
  • 30.
    1833
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    860-386-4440
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Year Founded Grades Location
  • 31.
    1834
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    81 Providence Street
    WorcesterMA 01604
    508-459-5481
  • 32.-33.
    1836
    Grades: 7-12
    80 chemin Moulton Hill
    Sherbrooke, QuebecCanada J1M 1Z8
    819-566-0238
  • 32.-33.
    1836

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 860
    BethelME 04217
    207-824-7777
  • 34.
    Olney Friends School
    Olney Friends School Photo - Each Wednesday, students take part in a dedicated three-hour art block with advanced art electives offered throughout the week. Recently, Olney has offered Murals, Digital Video, Impressionistic Art, Scaling and Scenery, Theater, Guitar, Native Art, Woodworking and Box Making courses.
    (Society of Friends)
    1837
    Grades: 9-12
    61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    740-425-3655
  • 35.
    The Pennington School
    (United Methodist)
    1838
    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    112 West Delaware Avenue
    PenningtonNJ 08534
    609-737-6128
  • 36.
    1839
    Grades: 9-12
    1200 N. Quaker Lane
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    877-933-4347
  • 37.
    1841
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413) 529-3241
  • 38.-41.
    1842
    Grades: 9-12
    16945 Bayview Ave
    Newmarket, OntarioCanada L3Y4X2
    9058951700
  • 38.-41.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - With an average class size of 11 students, our inspiring educators build relationships that go beyond the traditional student-teacher dynamic.
    (Episcopal)
    1842

    Grades: 8-12
    17641 College Road
    HagerstownMD 21740
    3017339330
  • 38.-41.
    1842

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1000 Main Street, PO Box 906
    St. JohnsburyVT 05819
    802-751-2130
  • 38.-41.
    Saint Mary's School
    Saint Mary's School Photo - Saint Mary's athletics program offers 11 sports - tennis, field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball, cross country, softball, lacrosse, golf, swimming, track and field.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1842

    Grades: 9-12
    900 Hillsborough St.
    RaleighNC 27603
    919-424-4100
  • 42.
    1843
    Grades: 9-12
    60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    8604093530
  • 43.-44.
    Stuart Hall School
    Stuart Hall School Photo - Our Math & Science Emphasis program allows students to engage with Math the Sciences on a deeper level through research, independent projects, and a schedule focused on Pre-Engineering, Pre-Med, or Mathematics.
    (Episcopal)
    1844
    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    235 West Frederick Street
    StauntonVA 24401
    540-213-3746
  • 43.-44.
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School Photo - Sem offers more than 160 courses spanning all major disciplines including over 25 AP courses. Sem has an 8:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 13.
    (United Methodist)
    1844

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    570-270-2160
  • 45.
    1845
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    30 School Street
    TiltonNH 03276
    603-286-1733
  • 46.-47.
    1848
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 600
    BlairstownNJ 07825
    908-362-6121
  • 46.-47.
    1848

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    204 Main Street - P.O. Box 500
    AndoverNH 03216
    603-735-6652
  • 48.-49.
    1850
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    99 Green Hill Road
    WashingtonCT 06793
    860-868-7334
  • 48.-49.
    1850

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    1500 Butterfield Road
    San AnselmoCA 94960
    415-258-1905
  • 50.-51.
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Individualized college counseling helps each student explore options that are right for her.
    All-Girls 
    1851
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    716-885-6780
  • 50.-51.
    1851

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    860 Beech Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    610-326-1000
  • 52.
    Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    All-Girls 
    1853
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    814-684-3000
  • 53.
    1854
    Grades: 7-12
    304 S. Beach Blvd.
    Bay St. LouisMS 39520
    228-467-9057
  • 54.
    1855
    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    800-860-7725
  • 55.
    St. Paul's School
    St. Paul's School Photo - SPS 1
    (Episcopal)
    1856
    Grades: 9-12
    325 Pleasant Street
    ConcordNH 03301
    603-229-4700
  • 56.-57.
    1857
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL 60045
    847-615-3267
  • 56.-57.
    1857

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    2280 Watertower Road, Box 4000
    CollegevilleMN 56321
    1-800-525-7737
  • 58.
    1858
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1000 Shumway Avenue
    FaribaultMN 55021
    507-333-1618
  • 59.-60.
    'Iolani School
    'Iolani School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    1863
    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    563 Kamoku Street
    HonoluluHI 96826
    808-943-2279
  • 59.-60.
    1863

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 Green St.
    AtchisonKS 66002
    913-367-5482
  • 61.
    1864
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    609-944-7501
  • 62.-64.
    1865
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    39 School Street, P.O. Box 8000
    AshburnhamMA 01430
    978-827-7300
  • 62.-64.
    St. Mark's School
    St. Mark's School Photo - St. Mark's School
    (Episcopal)
    1865

    Grades: 9-12
    25 Marlboro Road
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    508-786-6118
  • 62.-64.
    1865

    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day)
    55 Deblaquire St N.
    Port HopeCanada L1A4K
    19058853217
  • 65.-66.
    1866
    Grades: 7-9 | K-9 (day)
    48 Main Street
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    5084908201
  • 65.-66.
    1866

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    295 Main Street
    PittsfieldME 04967
    207-487-2282
  • 67.-69.
    1867
    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 127, 168 Institute Circle
    Lyndon CenterVT 05850
    802-535-3700
  • 67.-69.
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - CAMPUS* 130 acres* Located just 20 miles from Baltimore* 30 minutes from BWI* 1 hour from Washington, DC* 90 minutes from Philadelphia* 40 minutes from Annapolis* 3 hours from New York City(PICTURE: Birds eye view of campus)
    All-Girls 
    1867

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    410-472-4800
  • 67.-69.
    1867

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall on HudsonNY 12520
    845-458-7542
  • 70.
    1868
    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    290 Quintard Rd.
    SewaneeTN 37375
    931-598-5651
  • 71.-72.
    1869
    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    6300 SW Nicol Road
    PortlandOR 97223
    503-768-3115
  • 71.-72.
    1869

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    413-774-2711
  • 73.
    1870
    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    319 Webb Road East
    Bell BuckleTN 37020
    931-389-6003
  • 74.
    1871
    Grades: 9-12
    550 S. Albert St.
    Saint PaulMN 55116
    3124161955
  • 75.-76.
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - School retreat in our Chapel
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    1874
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    860-822-6279
  • 75.-76.
    1874

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    860-687-6400
  • 77.-78.
    1875
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    200 Seminary Street
    PennsburgPA 18073
    215-679-9511
  • 77.-78.
    1875

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    120 South 100 West
    Mt. PleasantUT 84647
    435-462-1400
  • 79.-80.
    1876
    Grades: 9-12
    66 Spring Street
    MarionMA 02738
    508-291-8300
  • 79.-80.
    1876

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Long Walk
    Saxtons RiverVT 05154
    8028696229
  • 81.-82.
    1877
    Grades: 9-12
    49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs FerryNY 10522
    914-479-6420
  • 81.-82.
    1877

    Grades: 6-12
    40 College Hill Road
    Rothesay, New BrunswickCanada E2E 5H1
    506-847-8224
  • 83.-84.
    1878
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-823-4805
  • 83.-84.
    Oak Hill Academy
    (Baptist)
    1878

    Grades: 8-12
    2635 Oak Hill Road
    Mouth of WilsonVA 24363
    276-579-2619
  • 85.-88.
    1879
    Grades: 7-12
    225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    1-800-946-7773
  • 85.-88.
    Holderness School
    Holderness School Photo - In the Holderness classroom each student is??literally??in the front row, with an average class size of 12. We offer AP courses spanning multiple disciplines, and encourage students to pursue an intellectual passion of their own in their twelfth-grade year as part of the Senior Thesis program.
    (Episcopal)
    1879

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 1879
    PlymouthNH 03264
    603-536-1747
  • 85.-88.
    1879

    Grades: 9-12
    4391 County Rd. 29
    LakefieldCanada K0L2H0
    705-652-3324
  • 85.-88.
    1879

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    One Lamplighter Way
    Mount HermonMA 01354
    413-498-3227
  • 89.
    The King's Academy
    The King's Academy Photo - TKA offers a wide variety of competitive athletics.
    (Christian)
    1880
    Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    202 Smothers Road
    SeymourTN 37865
    865-573-8321
  • 90.
    Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Dancers at all levels find their groove at Dana Hall.
    All-Girls 
    1881
    Grades: 9-12
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    781-489-1331
  • 91.-92.
    1883
    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    585-567-8115
  • 91.-92.
    1883

    Grades: 9-12
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    412-968-3180
  • 93.-95.
    1884
    Grades: 9-12
    827 N. Tacoma Avenue
    TacomaWA 98403
    253-284-8600
  • 93.-95.
    Groton School
    (Episcopal)
    1884

    Grades: 8-12
    282 Farmers Row, Box 991
    GrotonMA 01450
    978-448-7510
  • 93.-95.
    1884

    Grades: 7-12
    5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    888-462-4693
  • 96.
    1885
    Grades: 9-12
    3535 Commerce Rd.
    Orchard LakeMI 48324
    2484311697
  • 97.-98.
    1886
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    45 Georgian Road
    WestonMA 02493
    781-642-8650
  • 97.-98.
    1886

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    6034442928
  • 99.-100.
    St. John's Military School
    St. John's Military School Photo - St. John's is very proud of it's involvement in Community. Pictured here are cadets playing at the POW/MIA ceremony held annually in Salina. All cadets attend, and our band members participate as well. It is a fulfilling and rewarding experience.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1887
    Grades: 6-12
    Po Box 5020
    SalinaKS 67402
    866-252-1995
  • 99.-100.
    Subiaco Academy
    Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Abbey and Academy
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1887

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