At A Glance

Junior Boarding School Association member schools are noted for:

  • Committed, superb, energetic faculty who have chosen to work in a boarding, middle school setting
  • Faculty who possess expertise in specific academic and enrichment areas
  • Unparalleled academic and extra-curricular, enrichment programs
  • A nurturing and challenging atmosphere specifically geared to 9-15 year olds
  • A diverse school community
  • An emphasis on character development, ethical citizenship, family values
  • Academic and social preparedness for secondary school while not hurrying along the process of adolescence
  • A family-like lifestyle filled with good humor, compassion, responsibility, fun, and a concern for all
  • Beautiful campuses, suburban and rural, with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Talented, thoughtful, seasoned school administrators
  • Age-appropriate engagement in activities – supportive, structured and organized to encourage exploration in a safe environment
  • A commitment to professional development to faculty and staff
  • Media literacy
  • A variety of summer programs
  • Integration of technology with curriculum
  • Service learning and outreach – locally, nationally, and internationally
  • A commitment to working with parents to enrich their child’s life
  • Strong and devoted alumni communities
  • Commitment to financial aid
  • Excellent, thoughtful, and timely communication with parents
  • Cosmopolitan student body and faculty: global communities
  • Range of academic challenge and support
  • Strong advisory and counseling programs
  • Active Parents’ Associations
  • Excellent preparation for secondary day school or boarding school
  • Exemplary 9th grade programs