Boarding School 101 offers the opportunity for you to attend at no charge a panel discussion and meet & greet with 25 of the best boarding schools in the Eastern US. Read about the event here, and rsvp soon.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Charlotte Preparatory School, 5 to 8 pm. Come for part or all.
5-6pm – School Fair Open
6-7pm – Panel Discussion
7-8pm – School Fair Open
REGISTRATION REQUIRED HERE. No charge but attendance will be limited to ensure a good experience for all. Open to the public, all parents and middle school aged children welcome.
The Following Schools Will be Attending the Boarding School 101 Info Fair and will be set up at tables for you to visit, ask questions, collect literature and more. Take a look at their social media to get a sense of each school, and come prepared to chat with representatives.
Founded in 1900, Asheville School is one of the few remaining true small boarding schools in America (294 students). This is a nurturing community, where our students and faculty genuinely know one another–thanks to family-style seated meals, senior chapel talks and century old traditions. We offer a rigorous college preparatory program, and many of our graduates are accepted to the most prestigious schools in the country.
Avon Old Farms School
Since 1927, Avon Old Farms School has excelled at cultivating young men of integrity who honor wisdom, justice, inclusion, service, and the pursuit of truth. Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms — the best boy boarding school in Connecticut — stands as the leader in preparing young men for higher education.
Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in New Jersey, located 65 miles from New York City. Amid an inclusive, vibrant community, 460 students pursue a superior college preparatory education and explore their passions through myriad co-curricular activities. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character. Blair graduates distinguish themselves at top colleges and as leaders in their professions and communities.
Located on the banks of the Tennessee River five minutes from the vibrant downtown area of Chattanooga, Tenn., Baylor School is one of the premier, independent, coeducational day and boarding schools in the U.S. Our community welcomes students from 14 countries and 24 states, our mission is to foster in its students both the ability and the desire to make a positive difference in the world. Each year eight out of ten Baylor students get into the first university of their choice, and 100 percent of Baylor graduates are accepted to colleges and universities.
Chatham Hall is a premier all-girls’ college preparatory boarding school for students grades 9-12. Founded in 1894 in Chatham Virginia, Chatham Hall empowers girls to better the world. Chatham Hall offers a multitude of global travel opportunities, a Leader in Residence Program brings a multitude of remarkable women leaders to campus; past participants include Venus Williams and Jane Goodall. Alongside 9 competitive sports options, our extensive riding program welcomes riders of any level utilize our world-class facilities. We offer a robust academic program, extensive selection of AP classes, and a personalized college counseling process that allows our graduates to go on to the world’s best colleges.
Christ School is a college preparatory school affiliated with The Episcopal Church. Our mission is to produce educated men of good character, prepared for both scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society. We achieve this mission through a four-fold process: first, we challenge and encourage each student – in the nurturing environment of a close-knit campus – to develop academically to his maximum potential; second, through competitive sports, student self-government, and extracurricular activities, we help each student to develop his physical fitness and leadership skills, and his respect for others; third, by involvement in the care of our campus home, students learn civic duty, along with the dignity of honest labor; finally, through religious instruction and regular participation in Chapel activities, each student learns the sustaining value of faith and spiritual growth throughout his life.
Darlington is a preparatory school that gives day and boarding students the opportunity to discover their place in the global community.
We do this by offering academic and extracurricular explorations personalized for each student, and led by teachers and staff who are exceptionally accessible and encouraging. Darlington students graduate with the confidence, connections, and compassion they need to succeed in college and their career, and be meaningful contributors to the greater good.
Emma Willard School
Established in 1814, Emma Willard School is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished boarding schools for girls. We proudly foster in each of our girls a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life; and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world. We celebrate our girls’ intellectual curiosity and drive to make their mark on the world, but also each of their unique personalities, talents and interests.
Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School, founded in 1839, is a private boarding school located in Alexandria, Virginia. Episcopal is the only all-boarding school of its caliber located in a major metropolitan area and houses 440 students from 31 states, the District of Columbia and 17 different countries. Episcopal High School prepares young people with the intellectual and moral courage to pursue lives of ethical leadership and service as citizens of an increasingly connected world.
Garrison Forest School
Empowering girls to achieve their fullest potential and live lives of purpose—this has been the core of Garrison Forest School, an all-girls’ day and boarding school, founded in 1910. Girls come to know themselves as learners as they move through a rich core and electives program into Honors and Advanced Placement options and as they become leaders in the school community; girls here truly discover their passions with our extensive co-curricular, arts and athletics programs that nurture cooperation, collaboration and creativity. Through four challenging, exciting years, our partnership with Johns Hopkins University, and a semester-based schedule, Garrison Forest girls find their voices through an educational experience that will make them life-long learners, lovers of the arts and athletics and leaders in their communities.
Since 1905, McCallie School has been teaching boys and inspiring them to lead lives of purpose and achievement. Every class, activity and program is carefully designed to support boys and their propensity to play, laugh and make a positive impact. McCallie inspires boys to become not only the best students, athletes and artists they can be, but we also seek to instill in them the values that will make them the best men they can be.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of the mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg Academy is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with 435 students in grades 9-12 from 29 states and 44 countries. Located on a 300-acre campus in southern Pennsylvania, Mercersburg offers 170 courses, 26 varsity sports, a state-of-the-art performing and fine arts center, and more than $6 million in annual financial aid.
Miss Porter’s School
Founded in 1843 by lifelong scholar and educator, Sarah Porter, Miss Porter’s School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades nine through 12. Located in the center of Farmington, Conn., Porter’s offers a diverse high school experience with 312 students hailing from 26 states and representing 19 countries. The school educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens who will shape a changing world.
At Pomfret, we are all heard. We listen to each other, form our own points of view, think independently, and learn to take ownership of our education and future. And when we graduate, we enter the world as responsible citizens who speak with purpose, stand up for our convictions, and are not only open to change, but have the courage to drive it.
Founded in 1929 with an unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew’s is an Episcopal, co-educational, all-residential high school of 315 students situated on 2200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. We work to awaken our students to the responsibilities we share for our world and equip them to lead meaningful and successful lives.
St. Margaret’s School
St. Margaret’s School provides a learning environment where girls know they belong, are challenged and supported to believe in themselves, and prepared to become their best.We inspire girls to reach their full potential and make a better world. St. Margaret’s girls know who they are, what they can do, and how to do it.
St. Mary’s School
Now in its 177th year of educating young women, Saint Mary’s School knows what girls need to learn, grow and thrive. In today’s complex and global 21st century, Saint Mary’s School, an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12, guides girls in building the skills and immersing them in the experiences they require to successfully navigate college and life.
As a school designed for boys, our emphasis on relational learning enables Salisbury faculty to build authentic relationships with each student. When a student feels known and valued, he is empowered to persevere through challenges and stay actively engaged. The all-boys classroom nurtures the confidence to take risks and inspires growth. In the classroom and on the field, Salisbury transforms a young man’s character to graduate confident, spirited, curious, and loyal gentlemen and brothers.
Tabor Academy is an ambitious and supportive boarding school community. Located on an 88-acre campus on the shores of Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay, our 520 students from over 20 states and 20 countries worldwide take risks, challenge themselves, mentor others and prepare for the journey ahead. They live and learn, based on the premise that we go further together, in our unique school by the sea.
Active, engaged and out of their seats – this is how boys at Trinity-Pawling experience learning. Our distinctive programs bolster the way boys learn best: by doing. As experts in boys’ education, we understand how to guide our students to become young men of integrity who can rise to the challenges of an ever-changing world.
VES is an independent, coed, boarding and day school for students in grades 9 – 12. VES’ mission remains true to when the school was founded more than a century ago—to know each student well and guide them in their growth Toward Full Stature. Intentionally small with 260 students from across the country and the globe, the VES community develops well-rounded young adults—scholars, athletes, artists and confident, globally aware leaders—and delivers an exceptional experience offering the best teachers, innovative academic and co-curricular programs, and a vibrant, personalized learning environment.
Westover is an independent boarding and day high school that challenges smart, motivated girls to become confident, connected women. Here, a wide range of opportunities are offered that will provoke thought, spur discussion, and help build skills and expertise. Perhaps most important, Westover really is family, a place where you know everyone’s name and hometown. It’s a place where girls are comfortable taking risks, where they don’t worry about looking silly, and where they feel completely free to be themselves…and to let others do the same.
Westtown School, a Quaker, Pre-K -12th grade, co-ed, college preparatory day and boarding school, offers a challenging and diverse curriculum that emphasizes action-based education, critical thinking, collaboration, service, and social action. Westtown School challenges its students to realize their individual gifts, preparing them to become stewards and leaders of a better world.
Woodberry Forest offers boys a comprehensively rigorous college preparatory, all-boarding experience rooted in character development. It is a place for boys and parents who seek a uniquely meaningful high school experience – one focused on developing boys’ character, preparing boys for leadership, and instilling a passion for learning in an enduring community. Above all, Woodberry aims for every boy to enjoy a meaningful life by nurturing his commitment to act upon moral beliefs and ethical values in service to others.
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