Oldest Founding Date (2017-2018)

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  • Among "Schools with 400+ Students", view the boarding schools with the oldest founding date.
  • The "founding dates" below are the dates that schools have traditionally.
  • Note that the definition of "founding date" may differ slightly from school to school (e.g., whether it selects the year the school first received its charter or the year it first admitted students - regardless, the differences between the two are often small).

Oldest Founding Date

Among Schools with 400+ Students (out of 106 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Year Founded Grades Location
  • 1.
    1763
    Grades: 9-12
    1 Elm Street
    ByfieldMA 01922
    978-499-3120
  • 2.
    1778
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    180 Main Street
    AndoverMA 01810
    978-749-4050
  • 3.
    1781
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    20 Main Street
    ExeterNH 03833
    603-777-3437
  • 4.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1789
    Grades: 9-12
    10900 Rockville Pike
    North BethesdaMD 20852
    301-214-1215
  • 5.
    1792
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    745 Main Street
    FryeburgME 04037
    207-935-2013
  • 6.
    1794
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    10 Main Street
    CheshireCT 06410
    2034397250
  • 7.
    1797
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    7 Boyden Lane
    DeerfieldMA 01342
    413-774-1400
  • 8.
    1798
    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    170 Centre Street
    MiltonMA 02186
    617-898-2227
  • 9.-10.
    1801
    Grades: 9-12
    81 Academy Hill
    NewcastleME 04553
    2075633596
  • 9.-10.
    1801

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    57 Academy Rd.Woodstock, CT 06281
    WoodstockCT 06281
    860-928-6575
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Year Founded Grades Location
  • 11.
    1804
    Grades: 8-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    423 Main Street
    WilbrahamMA 01095
    413-596-9107
  • 12.
    1810
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2500 Main Street
    LawrencevilleNJ 08648
    8007352030
  • 13.
    1811
    Grades: 6-12
    438 Main Street
    SacoME 04072
    207-282-5383
  • 14.
    1814
    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    60 Knox Lane
    WheelingWV 26003
    304-233-1436
  • 15.
    1823
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    975 West Main Street
    Dover FoxcroftME 04426
    207-564-8664
  • 16.
    1833
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Suffield Academy
    SuffieldCT 06078
    860-386-4440
  • 17.
    1834
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    81 Providence Street
    WorcesterMA 01604
    508-459-5481
  • 18.
    The Pennington School
    (United Methodist)
    1838
    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    112 West Delaware Avenue
    PenningtonNJ 08534
    609-737-6128
  • 19.
    1839
    Grades: 9-12
    1200 N. Quaker Lane
    AlexandriaVA 22302
    877-933-4347
  • 20.
    1841
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 7-12, PG (day)
    19 Payson Avenue
    EasthamptonMA 01027
    (413) 529-3241
  • 21.
    1842
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1000 Main Street, PO Box 906
    St. JohnsburyVT 05819
    802-751-2130
  • 22.
    Wyoming Seminary Upper School
    (United Methodist)
    1844
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 North Sprague Ave.
    KingstonPA 18704
    570-270-2160
  • 23.
    1848
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 600
    BlairstownNJ 07825
    908-362-6121
  • 24.
    1851
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    717 East High Street
    PottstownPA 19464
    610-326-1000
  • 25.
    St. Paul's School
    (Episcopal)
    1856
    Grades: 9-12
    325 Pleasant Street
    ConcordNH 03301
    603-229-4700
  • 26.
    1857
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1500 West Kennedy Road
    Lake ForestIL 60045
    847-615-3267
  • 27.
    1858
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1000 Shumway Avenue
    FaribaultMN 55021
    507-333-1618
  • 28.
    'Iolani School
    (Episcopal)
    1863
    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day)
    563 Kamoku Street
    HonoluluHI 96826
    808-943-2279
  • 29.
    1864
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    609-944-7501
  • 30.-31.
    1866
    Grades: 7-9 | K-9 (day)
    48 Main Street
    SouthboroughMA 01772
    5084908201
  • 30.-31.
    1866

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    295 Main Street
    PittsfieldME 04967
    207-487-2282
  • 32.-33.
    The Bishop Strachan School
    All-Girls  (Anglican)
    1867
    Grades: 9-12
    298 Lonsdale Rd.
    TorontoCanada M4V1X2
    416-483-4325
  • 32.-33.
    1867

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 127, 168 Institute Circle
    Lyndon CenterVT 05850
    802-535-3700
  • 34.
    1869
    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    6300 SW Nicol Road
    PortlandOR 97223
    503-768-3115
  • 35.
    1874
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    Office of Admission
    WindsorCT 06095
    860-687-6400
  • 36.
    1876
    Grades: 9-12
    66 Spring Street
    MarionMA 02738
    508-291-8300
  • 37.
    1877
    Grades: 9-12
    49 Clinton Avenue
    Dobbs FerryNY 10522
    914-479-6420
  • 38.
    1879
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    One Lamplighter Way
    Mount HermonMA 01354
    413-498-3227
  • 39.
    The King's Academy
    (Christian)
    1880
    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    202 Smothers Road
    SeymourTN 37865
    865-573-8321
  • 40.
    Dana Hall School
    All-Girls 
    1881
    Grades: 9-12 | 5-12 (day)
    45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
    781-235-3010 x2531
  • 41.
    1883
    Grades: 9-12
    423 Fox Chapel Road
    PittsburghPA 15238
    412-968-3180
  • 42.
    1889
    Grades: 5-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    2 Ridley Road
    St CatharinesCanada l2r 7c3
    905-684-1889
  • 43.-44.
    1890
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    333 Christian Street
    WallingfordCT 06492
    203-697-2239
  • 43.-44.
    1890

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Woodbury Road
    WatertownCT 06795
    860-945-7700
  • 45.-47.
    1891
    Grades: 9-12 | 4-12 (day)
    362 Mariposa Avenue
    OttawaCanada K1M0T3
    613-749-9630
  • 45.-47.
    1891

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    11 Interlaken Road
    LakevilleCT 06039
    (860) 435-3102
  • 45.-47.
    1891

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    101 West College Blvd
    RoswellNM 88201
    800-421-5376
  • 48.-51.
    1893
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    171 Baylor School Road
    ChattanoogaTN 37405
    423-267-5902
  • 48.-51.
    George School
    (Society of Friends)
    1893

    Grades: 9-12
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
    215-579-6547
  • 48.-51.
    1893

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    300 East Seminary Street
    MercersburgPA 17236
    717-328-6173
  • 48.-51.
    1893

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    20955 West Tejas Trail
    San AntonioTX 78257
    2106987171
  • 52.
    1894
    Grades: 9-12
    1300 Academy Road
    CulverIN 46511
    574-842-7100
  • 53.
    Fork Union Military Academy
    All-Boys  (Baptist)
    1898
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    P.O. 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
    Fork UnionVA 23055
    1-800-462-3862
  • 54.
    1901
    Grades: 9-12
    1400 Lowell Road
    ConcordMA 01742
    978-371-6524
  • 55.-56.
    Branksome Hall
    All-Girls 
    1903
    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    10 Elm Avenue
    TorontoCanada 1
    416-920-9741
  • 55.-56.
    1903

    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    339 Nacoochee Drive
    Rabun GapGA 30568
    706-746-7720
  • 57.-58.
    1905
    Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
    RomeGA 30161
    706-235-6051
  • 57.-58.
    McCallie School
    All-Boys 
    1905

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    500 Dodds Avenue
    ChattanoogaTN 37404
    1-800-234-2163
  • 59.-60.
    Kent School
    (Episcopal)
    1906
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    PO Box 2006
    KentCT 06757
    860-927-6111
  • 59.-60.
    1906

    Grades: 8-12 | K-12 (day)
    3400 Richmond Road
    VictoriaCanada 
    (250) 370-6170
  • 61.
    1907
    Grades: 7-12
    2001 Riverside Drive
    GainesvilleGA 30501
    1-800-462-2338
  • 62.
    1909
    Grades: 7-12 | 5-12 (day)
    PO Box 10
    Tallulah FallsGA 30573
    706-754-0400
  • 63.-64.
    1910
    Grades: 6-12
    425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. LouisMO 63131
    314-692-6640
  • 63.-64.
    1910

    Grades: 9-12
    2132 Ivy Road
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-296-5106
  • 65.
    1913
    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    11600 Welch Road
    DallasTX 75229
    214-360-6526
  • 66.
    1914
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 6-12, PG (day)
    176 Edgerstoune Road
    PrincetonNJ 08540
    609-921-7600
  • 67.
    1916
    Grades: 8-12
    1975 Renfrew Road
    Shawnigan Lake, BCCanada V0R2W1
    250-743-6207
  • 68.-69.
    1922
    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 801 39221 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield HillsMI 48303
    2486453610
  • 68.-69.
    1922

    Grades: 9-12
    1175 West Baseline Road
    ClaremontCA 91711
    909-482-5214
  • 70.
    1923
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2735 Mt. Baker Road
    Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1Canada 1
    1-250-743-5521
  • 71.
    1926
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    2 School Way
    WatsonvilleCA 95076
    831-768-6137
  • 72.-74.
    1927
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    500 Old Farms Road
    AvonCT 06001
    800-464-2866
  • 72.-74.
    1927

    Grades: 9-12
    4129 Lake Shore Road
    HamburgNY 14075
    716-627-1200
  • 72.-74.
    1927

    Grades: 9-12
    Chemin de saint georges 19
    ClarensSwitzerland 1815
    0041219643411
  • 75.
    1930
    Grades: 8-12 | 1-12 (day)
    4175 West 29th Avenue
    Vancouver, BCCanada 00001
    6042213915
  • 76.-77.
    1933
    Grades: 8-12
    501 Park Street North
    St. PetersburgFL 33710
    727-384-5500
  • 76.-77.
    1933

    Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    7400 San Jose Blvd.
    JacksonvilleFL 32217
    9042565030
  • 78.
    1949
    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day)
    6500 St. Stephen's Drive
    AustinTX 78746
    512-327-1213
  • 79.
    1951
    Grades: 9-12
    2250 Clays Mill Road
    LexingtonKY 40503
    312-496-5533
  • 80.
    1952
    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    831-625-8309
  • 81.
    1954
    Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    9180 E. Via De Ventura
    ScottsdaleAZ 85258
    480-646-8200
  • 82.
    1956
    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    Via Collina d'Oro
    MontagnolaSwitzerland 6926
  • 83.
    1957
    Grades: 9-12
    7600 Lyons Road
    Coconut CreekFL 33073
    954-305-6937
  • 84.-85.
    1958
    Grades: 9-12
    700 Ashland Avenue
    Chicago HeightsIL 60411
    312-496-5533
  • 84.-85.
    St. Croix Academy
    (Christian)
    1958

    Grades: 6-12
    1200 Oakdale Ave.
    St. PaulMN 55118
    6514551521
  • 86.
    1960
    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    Route de Sauverny 74
    GenevaSwitzerland 1290
    0041227755656
  • 87.-88.
    1961
    Grades: 9-12
    3900 Jog Road
    Boca RatonFL 33434
    561-210-2020
  • 87.-88.
    1961

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    16923 Norwood Road
    Sandy SpringMD 20860
    301-774-7455
  • 89.
    1965
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    9253627223
  • 90.-92.
    1966
    Grades: 9-12
    4026 Maher St.
    NapaCA 94558
    312-496-5533
  • 90.-92.
    1966

    Grades: 9-12
    1350 Gardena Avenue NE
    FridleyMN 55432
    763-586-6316
  • 90.-92.
    1966

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    13077 Westella Drive
    HoustonTX 77077
    847-840-3064
  • 93.
    1970
    Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    8401 Belvedere Rd
    West Palm BeachFL 33411
    561-686-4244
  • 94.
    1971
    Grades: 9-12 | 2-12 (day)
    P.O. Box 227
    Prides CrossingMA 01965
    978-236-3000
  • 95.
    1978
    Grades: 5-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    5500 34th Street West
    BradentonFL 34210
    1-800-872-6425
  • 96.-97.
    1980
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    2 Macleans roadBuck lands beach
    AucklandNew Zealand 2014
    4802730654
  • 96.-97.
    1980

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    1415 Summit Avenue
    SeattleWA 98122
    206-682-7309
  • 98.-99.
    1991
    Grades: 8-12
    955 Harbourside Drive
    North Vancouver, BCCanada V7P 3S4
    1-604-998-1000
  • 98.-99.
    1991

    Grades: 7-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    18 Goodfriend Drive
    East HamptonNY 11937
    631-907-5400
  • 100.
    1997
    Grades: 8-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1051 N Houston
    BullardTX 75757
    903-894-5000
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