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Junior Boarding Schools

A view of Cardigan Mountain School.

Lynn St. Louis/courtesy of Cardigan Mountain School

Here is a list of the boarding schools that educate children younger than high school age.

The American Boychoir School: Located in Princeton, New Jersey, this is a boarding and day school for boy choristers in grades 4-8. Founded in 1937, the school provides an education in choral music and music literacy.

The Bement School: Located in Deerfield, Massachusetts, this school provides a co-ed boarding and day school college-prep education and bilingual studies for boarding students in grades 3-9 and day students in grades K-9. The school was founded in 1925. Graduates attend schools such as Deerfield Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, and others.

Cardigan Mountain School: A boarding and day school for 200 boys in grades 6-9 that prepares students for high school. Founded in Canaan, New Hampshire, in 1945 by a group of local leaders, including a Dartmouth alumnus and a President of Dartmouth College, Cardigan Mountain School lies on a striking campus that juts into a lake with views of the Green and White Mountains. Graduates attend St. Paul's, Holderness, and the Berkshire School.

Eaglebrook School: A boys' boarding and and day college preparatory school for students in grades 6-9. Graduates attend schools such as Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, Northfield Mount Hermon, and Phillips Exeter Academy.

The Fay School, founded in 1866, is the oldest junior boarding school in the country. Located in Southborough, Massachusetts, 25 miles from Boston, the school educates day students from pre-K through 9 and boarding students from grades 7-9.

The Fessenden School is a boys' day school for grades K-9 and boarding school for grades 5-9. Founded in 1903, the school is located in West Newton, Massachusetts, and sends graduates to Milton Academy, Tabor Academy, Noble and Greenough School, and others.

Greenwood School, located in Putney, Vermont, is a boarding and day school for boys in ages 9-15 who are underachieving or who have learning disabilities or ADHD.

Hampshire Country School: Located in Rindge, New Hampshire, is a boys' boarding school for 25 middle school students who have high potential but a history of low achievement. Founded in 1948, the school educates students with learning disabilities, including non-verbal learning disability, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome.

Hillside School: is a boarding and day college-prep school for boys in grades 5-9 located in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Founded in 1901, the school educates mainstream students as well as students with learning disabilities and ADHD.

Indian Mountain School, located in Lakeville, Connecticut, is a co-ed boarding (for grades 6-9) and day (for PK-9) students. Founded in 1922, the school sends graduates to Choate Rosemary Hall, Kent School, Hotchkiss School, and Berkshire School.

North Country School, located in Lake Placid, New York, is a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 4-9. Founded in 1938, the school is located on a 400-acre campus with a farm, organic garden, and mountain wilderness. The school educates students about environmental sustainability.

The Rectory School, located in Pomfret, Connecticut, is a junior boarding school (for grades 5-9) and day school (grades K-9). Founded in 1920, the school is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and educates students who are underachievers or who have learning disabilities or ADHD.

Rumsey Hall School, located in Washington Depot, Connecticut, is a co-ed boarding (grades 5-9) and day (for grades K-9) school. Founded in 1900, the school sends graduates to schools such as Choate Rosemary Hall, Kent, The Gunnery, Taft, and others.

St. Thomas Choir School, located in New York City, is the only residential church-affiliated boarding school for choristers. It was founded in 1919. It is for boys in grades 3 through 8 and is affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The students are part of the world-renowned St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

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