Boarding School 101 offers the opportunity for you to attend at no charge a panel discussion and meet & greet with almost 50 of the best boarding schools in the Eastern US and Canada (!). Read about the event here, and rsvp soon. Parents, students, tutors, teachers, administrators & more, please join us!
Monday, September 16, 2019, at 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
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 and 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. We teach 21st century and timeless skills – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity – in a traditional setting, where students are known and loved.
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms is expert in educating boys by leveraging relational, experiential, active, and lifelong learning in a structured and well-balanced environment. We prepare young men to matriculate to top-tier institutions; in addition, they develop and refine personal character traits they need to be successful throughout their entire life. These marked segments of growth occur within our unique brotherhood community—guided by traditional Avonian values—that builds men who impact society in positive and constructive ways.
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.
Bishop’s College School
Established in 1836 in Quebec, Canada, Bishop’s College School (BCS) is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and certificates. With a 250-acre campus bordered by farmland and rolling hills on one side and by the city of Sherbrooke on the other, BCS is a small, welcoming community and a second home to students from over 35 different countries. We create a caring community of learning and development where cultures connect and individuals matter. By embracing a rigorous yet supportive academic program and a well-rounded education that includes athletics, the arts, leadership and development, and global citizenship, BCS is preparing students to become tomorrow’s leaders. We offer a Bilingual Option (English and French), as well as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, and are a proud member of Round Square, through which students can go on exchanges and volunteer abroad.
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.
Brewster is an elite boarding school without the elitism: an intellectually diverse and academically challenging community that nurtures curiosity, confidence, collaboration, and character in preparation for lives of meaning and accomplishment. Learn more at www.brewsteracademy.org
Established in 1894, Chatham Hall is an independent, college preparatory boarding school for girls in grades 9-12. Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our educational program encourages intellectual growth, creativity, and personal responsibility. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Located in Wallingford, CT, Choate Rosemary Hall is a co-educational independent boarding school with 850 students grades 9 through postgraduate from around 40 states and 40 countries. Integrating 21st century innovation with traditional strengths, Choate prides itself on challenging students with reading and writing across the curriculum, critical reasoning, intellectual curiosity, independent thinking and the use of technology. Offering robust experiences in athletics, community service, and leadership, Choate fields 83 athletic teams, 113 clubs and supports various local service organizations.
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 School is a co-ed college preparatory school located in Rome, GA that offers educational opportunities to students from around the state, country, and world.
Coeducational boarding school in New England.
At Dublin School, we believe in courage. Our educational philosophy and wide variety of accessible extracurricular activities help our students develop courage, curiosity, and community values. After Dublin, our graduates go on to top colleges and universities and use the courage that they developed at Dublin to be difference makers in the wider world.
Emma Willard School
Honoring it’s founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each young woman 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.
Episcopal High School
One can’t help but be captivated by the enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, and genuine warmth of the very special group of adults and young people from around the world who live and learn together in this 100 percent boarding community. Episcopal is uniquely positioned to prepare our students not just to excel in outstanding colleges and universities but to take their place as caring and gifted leaders on a local and global level. For more than 175 years our students have thrived in our school’s rich array of academic offerings, embraced our commitment to personal honor, ethical leadership, and spiritual growth, and been guided and inspired by the close and caring relationships they develop with the adults here. Our school’s innovative approach to curriculum and program that dives deeply into the opportunities and global connections of Washington, D.C., sets us apart and offers our students an educational experience unlike any other.
Foxcroft School is a girls boarding and day school for grades 9 -12 and Post Graduate, that offers a strong college-preparatory program in a challenging and supportive academic atmosphere. Foxcroft is located on a beautiful 500-acre campus in Middleburg, Virginia. Our educational experience includes highlights such as Equestrian, STEM, and a dynamic Arts program where we promise to live out our mission to help every girl explore her unique voice and to develop the skills, confidence, and courage to share it with the world.
Garrison Forest School
Girls thrive at Garrison Forest School (GFS), a day and boarding school educating girls to be their authentic selves as they create with purpose, pursue their passions and lead with confidence. National and international boarding students in grades 8-12 find a welcoming home base where they are supported by on-campus faculty residents and join a vibrant community with a full social calendar. Part of a comprehensive curriculum, STEM learning is fully integrated with a partnership with Johns Hopkins University that gives Upper School girls an opportunity to work in research labs alongside Hopkins mentors. The 110-acre GFS campus gives girls the space to explore, state-of-the-art athletic fields and an equestrian center that is home to nationally recognized riding and polo programs.
The Gow School
The Gow School is a college-prep boarding and day school for students, grades 6-12, with dyslexia and similar language-based learning disabilities. Focusing on small class sizes, 3-7 students per class, and a low 4:1 student to faculty ratio, The Gow School offers a multisensory approach to teaching that enables dyslexic students to thrive.
Set on a beautiful campus less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Groton is a small school offering big opportunities to students in grades 8 through 12. The extended family that is Groton shares a deep commitment of one to another and each to the whole. A broad-based curriculum includes particular advantages such as the opportunity to study two languages concurrently or pursue tutorial study of a subject one-on-one with a teacher. A school in the Episcopal tradition, Groton educates the whole person through wide-ranging art, athletic and service programs, the variety of perspectives reflected in a diverse student body, and the unique leadership opportunity of the Groton prefect year. 37% of the student body receives $6.2 million dollars in financial aid annually.
Hargrave Military Academy
Hargrave is a school where boys strengthen their faith, build their character, learn to lead and realize their full potential.
Holderness is an independent, boarding day school, offering grades 9-12. The combination of the school’s focus on community and character and its joyful outdoor spirit are what make it distinctive. Holderness offers a first class preparatory education, along with outstanding snow sports, athletics and arts programs. Our students graduate well educated, resilient, and open-minded, with the skills for a happy and successful life.
Kent School, located just two hours north of New York City, is a leading coed boarding school for students in grades 9-12 (with a post-graduate year option). A Kent education promotes the development of curious learners, confident scholars, and thoughtful citizens. Our challenging curriculum is is tailored to meet our students’ unique aptitudes and abilities. We offer a strong college preparatory Liberal Arts curriculum that includes opportunities in Applied Learning such as engineering and business studies. Kent’s students thrive on our competitive athletic teams at all levels, in numerous arts programs, and in community service. A welcoming, diverse and inclusive community is at the heart of our School.
Kimball Union Academy
Kimball Union Academy was founded in 1813 and is an independent, co-educational, secondary boarding school located in Meriden, New Hampshire. Our gorgeous 1300 acres rural campus is located in the heart of the Upper Valley Region that is anchored by Dartmouth College. Our 340 students from 24 states and 25 countries are guided by our mission of inspiring academic mastery, creativity, responsibility, and leadership, as Kimball Union prepares students to be successful in a rapidly changing world.
The Loomis Chaffee School
Located in Windsor, Connecticut, Loomis Chaffee is an internationally renowned co-educational boarding school for students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Our students welcome new challenges, push themselves to experience new things, and are taught and mentored by some of the best teachers in the world. Ours is a tight-knit community where individuality thrives; here, you will be accepted and celebrated for who you are and who you want to become. At Loomis, we will help you discover and cultivate your passions, and turn those passions into your purpose. Loomis is the place where curious, smart, and creative young people inspire each other to be their best selves and to serve the common good.
The Madeira School
From our award-winning internship program “The Co-Curriculum” which includes a 5-week internship on Capitol Hill, to our 376-acre pristine campus overlooking the Potomac River, Madeira offers the best of both worlds. As a nationally top ranked all-girls school, we believe that a rigorous education can also be joyful and personal.
McCallie is an all-boys school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that has been inspiring boys and building men since 1905. McCallie blends a commitment to academic excellence with a passion for helping boys develop their spiritual foundation and character, helping them become men of honor. We are built for boys from the ground up, and everything we do is built to meet boys’ unique needs as they learn and grow.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg Academy is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with 435 students in grades 9-12 and postgraduate. Mercersburg students are immersed in a supportive yet rigorous learning environment that includes 170 courses, 26 varsity sports, seven music ensembles, a theatre company, and a robotics program. With a diverse community of students from 26 states and 40 countries, Mercersburg fosters authentic relationships and provides transformational experiences that prepare young people for lives of leadership and service.
Millbrook School is a traditional New England boarding school offering students a rigorous education, robust extracurricular opportunities, and an experience where every student is known and needed in the community.
Miss Porter’s School
Miss Porter’s School is an independent day and boarding high school for girls located in Farmington, CT. Porter’s educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. We expect our graduates to shape a changing world. The school joins tradition with innovation to provide an exemplary education to young women. .
New Hampton School
An independent boarding school of 335 students from 30 countries and 28 states, New Hampton School is nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains; one hundred miles north of Boston. The School offers the International Baccalaureate and combines a robust athletic program with an innovative curriculum (Apple Distinguished School) and countless artistic opportunities.
Northfield Mount Herman
We believe good lives grow from strong roots. So we created an environment where creativity, character, and natural curiosity can flourish. As NMH graduates enter college and adulthood, they are well-educated, well-adjusted, well-liked, and very well-prepared to thrive. Because they are, in fact, Well. Grounded. Northfield Mount Hermon is a coed, independent boarding school of 655 students in grades 9–12 plus a postgraduate year. NMH is known for its College-Model Academic Program, which balances academic, extracurricular, and residential experiences. You’ll find us in the heart of New England, on the banks of the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts.
As a small school with over 150 years experience in forging opportunities for young women, Oldfields creates a unique immersive opportunities for each girl to achieve her goals. The school’s signature May Program provides an experiential learning opportunity that allows them to pursue their passions, gain new perspectives, and explore possible careers. A renowned riding program offers expert instructors and a chance for beginners and experienced riders to achieve their goals.
Peddie is an independent, co-ed, college-preparatory school for 545 boarding and day students in grades 9 through post-graduate. In addition to its engaged and accomplished student body, Peddie’s extraordinary resources include the highly professional, collaborative and dedicated faculty, an innovative and rigorous curriculum and an attractive, modern 280-acre campus located near Princeton, New Jersey. Peddie is an academic community where students not only share their ideas, but also their passion to reach their potential, realize their purpose and become outstanding citizens.
Brought to life by an exceptional faculty, we are both bold and practical in our approach — intensely focused on the interests and needs of our students, and pragmatic in our efforts to prepare them for the joys and rigors of college, work, and life. Today we serve 350 students in grades 9 through 12, hailing from 23 states and 23 countries. Set on a stunning 500-acre hilltop in Northeastern Our classrooms are vibrant and engaging, our dorms foster deep personal relationships, and our advisory system encourages intergenerational connections that truly distinguish us from many other great schools.
St. Andrew’s School
Founded in 1929 with a historically unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew’s is an Episcopal, Co-Educational, all-boarding high school situated on 2200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. We work to awaken our students to the responsibilities we share for our world.
St. Margaret’s School
Episcopal girls’ school for boarding and day, grades 8-12, and postgraduate, on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. St. Margaret’s is a unique school for unique girls. With a leadership academy for women and a rigorous academic curriculum, graduates are prepared for life after SMS.
St. Mary’s School
Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina, is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school dedicated to academic excellence and personal achievement for girls in grades 9-12. Founded in 1842, the historic, residential 23-acre campus is within easy driving distance of world-renowned Research Triangle Park and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Saint Mary’s School is the fourth oldest girls’ boarding school in the United States.
St. Timothy’s School
Chartered in 1832, St. Timothy’s School is a private boarding and day school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Stevenson, Maryland. St. Timothy’s offers the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) for grades 11 and 12, and Middle Years Program (MYP) for grades 9 and 10.
Tabor Academy is an ambitious and supportive boarding school community where students in grades 9-12 take risks, challenge themselves, mentor others and prepare to lead as they live and learn in our school by the sea. Located on an 88-acre campus on the shores of Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay, Tabor offers a unique learning experience based on the premise that we go further together.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous, experiential learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
Virginia Episcopal School
VES is an intentionally small college preparatory school serving young men and women in grades 9–12. With a vibrant mix of 260 day (30%) and boarding (70%) students from 18 countries and 10 states plus Washington, DC, our campus is a meeting place for diverse perspectives and global cultures where students learn from and respect each other. VES is an inclusive, welcoming community of students who are curious, smart, funny, kind and innovative—the next generation of creators and producers with the power to change the world.
Western Reserve Academy
Founded in 1826, Western Reserve Academy (WRA) is Ohio’s top boarding and day school. We are a diverse, dynamic and close-knit community comprised of 400 students hailing from 26 states and 16 countries. Reserve’s innovative independent curriculum is led by an engaged and supportive faculty, most of whom reside on campus. Our students fully immerse themselves as leaders and learners in academic, extracurricular and social realms. Located in Hudson, Reserve’s 190-acre campus was recently named the most beautiful private high school in Ohio by Architectural Digest. Campus is a quick walk to downtown Hudson and a short ride to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Cleveland. Our prime location allows for amazing educational and recreational opportunities both on and off campus
Guided by the essential Quaker calling to seek out and honor that of God in each of us, Westtown School challenges its students to realize their individual gifts while learning and living together in a diverse community. Westtown inspires and prepares its graduates to be stewards and leaders of a better world.
White Mountain School
The White Mountain School A college prep boarding and day school in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Be Curious. Be Brave. Be Kind. Be White Mountain.
Woodberry Forest is the school for boys. Located in Central Virginia, half an hour north of Charlottesville and an hour and a half south of Washington, DC, Woodberry enrolls 400 boys from roughly 30 states and 30 countries around the world. Woodberry offers a comprehensively rigorous college preparatory experience rooted in character development, where every boy is known, challenged, and loved so he can be the best version of himself.
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