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  • When to Consider a Therapeutic Boarding School

    Even healthy, well-adjusted teens go through mood and behavioral changes that can lead to odd or explosive behavior.  But how can a parent determine if these changes are becoming truly problematic, possibly requiring therapy?  Within a family, it is often easy to get caught up in small issues that are irritating, but have little long-term impact on our teens.  We need to learn how to assess our child’s level of struggle and determine what is considered a core (root) problem that…

  • Boarding School Infographic

    The Benefits of Boarding School There are many misconceptions regarding the pros and cons of a boarding school education. Firstly, it’s important to note that a student does not have to be academically-brilliant to attend boarding school. Boarding school enrollment accepts pupils of various backgrounds and educational levels. Boarding schools have a reputation for encouraging students’ academic potential. Recent studies show that an estimated 91 percent of students who attend boarding school report challenging academics, versus 70 percent of private…

  • Free American Boarding Schools

    Many families considering sending their child to boarding school are caught off-guard by the costs involved. So, naturally, they want to know if there are any boarding schools that are free to attend. Here is a list of them.

  • SSAT Practice Tests (2016)

    How to Prepare for the SSAT The SSAT is a standardized multiple-choice test for students in grades 3-11. Although the SSAT is less well-known than the ACT or SAT, its function is the same. Your SSAT score will become a major factor in any boarding school admission decision, especially at the more competitive schools, so preparing for it is wise. What score do I need to get in? It’s common for students and parents to ask, “What score do I…

  • Helping Your Child Adjust

    4 Pro Tips for Parents For many new students, adjusting to life at a boarding school can be a trying experience. Almost everyone will get homesick at some point or another. During such times, your youngsters may have trouble seeing the benefits of a boarding school or may even want to return to his or her old school. In order to aid your student and ease his or her transition into the life of a boarding school student, we’ve put…

  • You know you’re at school when…

    1. You NEVER get a snow day The worst part about boarding school is that no matter how much snow you get, school isnt cancelled because you are already on campus — hayley doneghey (@hdoneghey7) January 21, 2014 2. If two people of the opposite sex are talking, people assume they’re dating http://southparkdigital.tumblr.com/ 3. The cafeteria is called the “dining hall” http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/visiting/harry-potter 4. Which also happens to be the only place you can take your date http://www.quickmeme.com/p/35snad 5. You have…

  • Quaker Boarding Schools

    List of Quaker Friends Schools Below is a list of Quaker boarding schools. Some call themselves friends schools instead. Let us know, if we missed any schools! California John Woolman School – Grades N/A The John Woolman School is a private Quaker high school for boarding students in Nevada City, California. Initially founded in 1963. Iowa Scattergood Friends School – Grades 9-12 Scattergood Friends School is a world class finishing school encompassing grades 9-12. It is located in the heart…

  • Kindergarten Boarding Schools

    List of Boarding Kindergartens Below is a list of boarding schools that have classes for kindergarten students. You will have to research further to find out whether they offer actual boarding to students that young because most do not. Arkansas Arkansas School for the Blind – Grades PK-12 Public School in Little Rock, AR Arkansas School for the Deaf – Grades PK-12 Public School in Little Rock, AR California Oak Grove School – Grades K-12 Progressive School in Ojai, CA…

  • Coeducational Boarding Schools

    List of Coed Boarding Schools Below is a list of boarding schools that accept both boys and girls, also known as being co-educational institutions. Alabama Alabama School of Fine Arts – Grades 7-12 Independent School in Birmingham, AL Indian Springs School – Grades 8-12 Private School in Indian Springs, AL School of Math & Science – Grades Secondary Public School in Mobile, AL St. Bernard Preparatory School – Grades 7-12 Catholic School in Cullman, AL Alaska Mt. Edgecumbe High School…

  • Boarding Schools for the Blind

    List of Blind Boarding Schools Below is a list of boarding schools for the blind. Both are publicly-funded state schools. If you know of any schools we missed, let us know! Arkansas Arkansas School for the Blind – Grades PK-12The School for the Blind is located in Little Rock and was founded in 1859 by Reverend Haucke, a blind Baptist minister. Minnesota Minnesota State Academies – Grades PK-12Minnesota State Academies make up of two different schools. One of the schools…

  • Boarding Schools for the Deaf

    List of Deaf Boarding Schools Below is a list of boarding schools for deaf students grades K-12. Every school on this list is a public state school. Arkansas Arkansas School for the Deaf – Grades PK-12Established in 1850, the Arkansas School for the Deaf is a publicly funded school located in Little Rock, Arkansas and is accredited by AvancED. Minnesota Minnesota State Academies – Grades PK-12Minnesota State Academies make up of two different schools. One of the schools is for…

  • Military Boarding Schools Listing

    List of Military Boarding Schools Parents and students looking for a disciplined environment for learning in a military-style will find this list handy. Military schools have rich traditions and a successful graduate will have many doors opened. And rightfully so, completing a military-style education is a great achievement early in life. Note: Military boarding schools are not boot camps, they are prestigious institutions of learning that push for academic excellence. Try our therapeutic boarding schools list for teens with behavioral…

  • Episcopal Boarding Schools

    List of Episcopal Boarding Schools Below is a list of boarding schools that are Episcopal. Some put more emphasis on this fact than others. There are schools on this list that were founded by Episcopalians, but have a nondenominational stance. Do your own research, and tell us if we missed any boarding schools! Connecticut Cheshire Academy – Grades 8-12, PG Cheshire Academy, located in beautiful Cheshire, Connecticut is the tenth US private school founded. Kent School – Grades 9-12 Kent…

  • Public Boarding Schools

    List of Public Boarding Schools There aren’t that many public boarding schools, less than 10% of schools are public. Of the ones that are, they are usually very competitive. A lot of schools are tuition-free or only require a small fee for boarding. As you scan the list, you’ll notice these state schools are setup to serve and promote a certain type of student or field: the blind and deaf, or the arts, math, science, and technology. Please, contact us,…

  • Christian Boarding Schools

    For students and parents that want to make sure the boarding school they choose has Christian values, below is a list of Christian boarding schools. They span across several denominations.

  • Boarding Schools with Pre-K

    List of Boarding Pre-Schools [adsense] Below is a list of boarding schools that offer programs for pre-schoolers. This generally means day school, but you might be able to find boarding. Arkansas Arkansas School for the Blind – Grades PK-12 The School for the Blind is located in Little Rock and was founded in 1859 by Reverend Haucke, a blind Baptist minister. Arkansas School for the Deaf – Grades PK-12 Established in 1850, the Arkansas School for the Deaf is a…

  • Boarding High Schools

    List of Boarding High Schools Students and parents researching boarding school options for high school (or secondary school) will find this list a good starting point. Alabama Alabama School of Fine Arts – Grades 7-12 Independent School in Birmingham, AL Indian Springs School – Grades 8-12 Private School in Indian Springs, AL Lyman Ward Military Academy – Grades 6-12 Military School For Boys in Camp Hill, AL School of Math & Science – Grades Secondary Public School in Mobile, AL…

  • Boarding Junior High Schools

    List of Residential Middle Schools As you use this list, it’s important to keep in mind that some schools don’t offer boarding for students until the 9th grade. So, some deeper research will be required. Take this list as a jump off point. Alabama Alabama School of Fine Arts – Grades 7-12Independent School in Birmingham, AL Indian Springs School – Grades 8-12Private School in Indian Springs, AL Lyman Ward Military Academy – Grades 6-12Military School For Boys in Camp Hill,…

  • Elementary Boarding Schools

    List of Primary Boarding Schools [adsense] For parents who would like to enroll their child into a boarding school environment for their elementary (also known as primary or grammar) school, we have produced a list below. Most boarding schools only offer day school for younger children and don’t allow boarding until 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade depending on the school. So, do your research if you are looking at non-local schools because they may be day-schools only and you…

  • Therapeutic Boarding Schools

    List of Schools for Troubled Teens Parents who are at their wits end with their troubled or troublesome child often look into what options are available that allows the student to get the professional help they need while continuing their education. That’s what therapeutic boarding schools are about. Their staff is generally trained and experienced in helping teenagers that exhibit bad behaviors and/or emotional problems, even substance abuse. But not all therapeutic schools are created equal and research is important.…

  • Art Boarding Schools

    List of Residential Art Schools Are you an aspiring artist? A visual learner? Do you love to create? [adsense] If you are here, it’s because you are searching for an art school where you can immerse yourself in your craft, among similarly talented peers. There are eight such boarding schools for the arts in the United States. In-State vs Out-of-State Five of them are public state schools which usually require residency to be eligible for low-cost or free tuition. If…

  • Catholic Boarding Schools

    List of Catholic Boarding Schools For parents looking to send their child to a boarding school that will include Roman Catholic values, beliefs, and ideas into their education, we have created a list below. Let us know, if we missed any! Alabama St. Bernard Preparatory School – Grades 7-12 Saint Bernard Preparatory School is a Catholic Christian school for grades 7 through 12. The 800-acre campus is located in Cullman, Alabama. Arkansas Subiaco Academy – Grades 7-12 Subiaco Academy is…

  • Boarding Schools for Boys

    List of All-Boy Boarding Schools For parents looking to send their sons to an all-boy boarding school, where they can focus on their studies, free from the distraction of girls, there are about 50 options to choose from. Many schools that are co-ed today were created by merging an all-male school with their sister all-girl school. Many of the remaining boy-only boarding schools are military academies or Catholic schools. Choosing a residential-style of education can give your child a leg-up…

  • Boarding Schools for Girls

    List of All-Girl Boarding Schools For parents looking to send their daughters to an all-girl boarding school, free from distractions, like boys, where they can develop into women among peers, there are about 30 boarding schools to choose from. As you look over the list below, you will notice what are called “therapeutic schools.” These may not be appropriate if your motivation is pursuing academic achievement instead of changing bad behavior. Boarding schools for girls-only can give your child a…

Should you need help finding homes for troubled girls, or boys boarding schools or centers for troubled girls, let us know. This list of boarding schools in American (USA) includes therapeutic boarding schools and alternative schools. The boarding school directory includes all all of the best boarding schools in America. Boarding school learning extends beyond the classroom. Because staff and students live together. Boarding School students also participate in more extracurricular activities than students in state schools, whether playing sports, engaging in creative endeavors like music or painting, or participating in student government and school club activities. Boarding School environments can range in character from arts-focused to militarily-oriented, but almost always feature a student body composed of young people from a diversity of backgrounds.

Boarding Schools for Girls