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Junior boarding schools offer distinct advantages for parents and students alike. The self-contained, well-supervised community which a junior boarding school provides allows parents to send their children off to school with maximum peace of mind. The extensive academics, athletic and extracurricular activities will keep a young adolescent safely occupied and stimulated. It's an attractive education option for many parents and children.

The Bement School, Deerfield, MA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-9
School Type: Coeducational, day/boarding school
Number of students: 240
Tuition: Boarding - $39,325 (7 day); $32,560 (5 day); Day - $17,845

Comments: The Bement School is a small school which places great emphasis on its family atmosphere. About 25% of students board. The school offers generous financial aid.

Deerfield is home to prestigious Deerfield Academy whose headmaster was the impetus behind Bement's founding. The school is not far from Springfield and Hartford, Connecticut's international airport.

Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan, NH

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 6-9
School Type: Boys, day/boarding school
Number of students: 200
Tuition: Boarding - $40,185; Day - $23,150

Comments: Cardigan Mountain School offers boys plenty of action physically and mentally. The athletics include dozens of intramural and interscholastic sports. Because of the school's New Hampshire location, winter sports of every kind are available. CMS' academics prepare its graduates for the best prep schools.

The school was founded in 1945 and is located on a 500 acre campus a couple of hours north of Boston.

The Fay School, Southborough, MA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 1-9
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school

Number of students: 380
Tuition: Boarding - $42,750-$50,000; Day - $19,025-$25,800

Comments: The oldest junior boarding school in the country, The Fay School has enjoyed great success over the years educating elementary and middle school age children. Boarders are accepted for 6th through 9th grades.

The school is situated on a 38 acre campus outside Boston.

The Greenwood School, Putney, VT

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 3-9
School Type: Boys, day/boarding school
Number of students: 46
Tuition: Boarding - $55,640; Day - $43,090

Comments: The Greenwood School serves underachievers, students with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder and dyslexia in an ungraded setting. A 2:1 student teacher ratio ensures plenty of individual attention. The school offers a comprehensive remedial programdesigned to awaken each student's abilities and talents.

The school's location in the Green Mountains means that your son will have access to all kinds of outdoor activities including winter sports and hiking.

Hampshire Country School, Rindge, NH

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 3-12
School Type: Boys, boarding school
Number of students: 22
Tuition: Boarding - $43,500

Comments: Hampshire Country School serves underachievers and students with non-verbal learning disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. HCS is a small school located on a 1,700 acre campus in the countryside of New Hampshire. Extracurricular activities are not an extra at Hampshire Country School. They are the core of the school's program designed to bring out the best in each boy. While there is structure to each school day, there is plenty of time for your son to explore and discover the world around him.

Hillside School, Marlborough, MA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 5-9
School Type: Boys, boarding/day school
Number of students: 139
Tuition: Boarding - 7 day -$44,400; 5 day - $39,950; Day - $25,650

Comments: Hillside School was founded in 1901. It is a small boarding school serving adolescent boys with a comprehensive program and plenty of warm, caring guidance. Located not far from Boston, the school has a 200 acre campus with extensive athletic and academic facilities. Hillside offers support for ADD/ADHD, LD and students with dyslexia.

Linden Hill School, Northfield, MA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 4-9
School Type: Boys, boarding/day school Number of students: 30
Tuition: Boarding:- 7 day $44,400; 5 day $39,950; Day $25,650

Comments: Linden Hill School, founded in 1961, is the nation's oldest boarding school of its kind for the remediation of dyslexia. The school is ungraded and uses a multi-sensory approach to educating boys. The school is located on 140 acres near Hartford's international airport.

North Country School, Lake Placid, NY

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 4-9
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school Number of students: 88
Tuition: Boarding:- 7 day $43,800; 5 day $32,800; Day $16,200

Comments: Small classes and a pristine Lake Placid setting make this junior boarding school a special place. North Country School is a progressive school which takes full advantage of the outdoors to enrich its academic curriculum. The school was founded in 1938. 95% of its students board.

Oakland School, Keswick, VA

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 2-9
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school Number of students: 58
Tuition: Boarding:- $41,000; Day - $24,000

Comments: Oakland School is a small school serving students with with learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, non-verbal learning disabilities or visual and auditory processing disorders. The school is located on a 450 acre campus near Richmond. The school is well-known for its focus on teaching reading. Each student receives an individual program of instruction designed to help her achieve her best.

The Rectory School, Pomfret, CT

Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Grades: 5-9
School Type: Coeducational, boarding/day school Number of students: 240
Tuition: Boarding:-$37,300; Day $17,800

Comments: The Rectory School has the trained staffed and experience to give your child the solid foundation for learning which he or she deserves. The school's Individualized Instruction Program or IIP allows students to receive the special attention and focus they need in subjects such as reading and math.

The school is located in northeastern Connecticut about an hour from Hartford's international airport and 90 minutes from Boston's Logan Airport.

Rumsey Hall School, Washington Depot, CT

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-9
School Type: Coeducational boarding/day school
Number of students: 309
Tuition: Boarding:-$41,300; Day $15,950-19,600 Comments: Rumsey Hall is a top elementary and middle school. The school enjoys a superb Litchfield County setting on 147 acres convenient to New York and Boston. The academic program lays a solid foundation for the college preparatory years.

St. Catherine's Military Academy, Anaheim, CA

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: K-8
School Type: Boys, boarding/day school Number of students: 134
Tuition: Boarding:- 7 day $36,090; 5 day $27,115; Day $9,565

Comments: St. Catherine's Military Academy is the only junior boarding school with a military program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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