Boarding School Program

Massachusetts is home to many of the most prestigious private boarding schools in New England. Students who apply to these schools must be prepared for a rigorous education with high academic standards. Independent, self-motivated students will benefit from the competitive environment that is typical of American boarding schools.

Day School or Boarding School?

Many international students prefer to go to boarding schools at first because they are the most accessible option. While the most selective schools limit the number of international students, less selective schools do not. Boarding school students often end up transitioning to day school because of the overwhelming number of international students in residence. As such, day school is generally the preferred option for students who want a completely immersive experience.

Our Role

Students enrolled at a boarding school live on campus at their respective middle/high schools. Because they live on campus, we play less of a role in their everyday lives. However, we remain their guardians and ensure that they are receiving all of the support, help, and necessary supplies to succeed academically. If our students need anything, we are always available and willing to guide them and offer them all of our services. Oftentimes boarding schools close their dormitories during school vacations and holiday breaks. BGE can provide temporary homestay accommodations and study help during such a recess.

Boarding School Rankings

Rank School Type Grades Enrollment Acceptance Rate
#1 Phillips Academy Andover Coed 9-12 1106 13%
#2 Deerfield Academy Coed 9-12 630 13%
#3 Middlesex School Coed 9-12 375 19%
#4 Milton Academy Coed K-12 980 26%
#5 Concord Academy Coed 9-12 365 32%
#6 Northfield Mount Hermon Coed 9-12 650 29%
#7 Miss Hall's School All girls 9-12 190 49%
#8 Groton School Coed 8-12 372 12%
#9 Dana Hall School All girls 6-12 475 50%
#10 Williston Northampton School Coed 7-12 460 43%
#11 Wilbraham and Monson Academy Coed 6-12 425 59%
#12 Tabor Academy Coed 9-12 502 N/A
#13 The Governor's Academy Coed 9-12 398 29%
#14 The Winchendon School Coed 9-12 250 60%
#15 Brooks School Coed 9-12 355 33%
#16 Berkshire School Coed 9-12 386 36%
#17 Cushing Academy Coed 9-12 445 48%
#18 Stoneleigh-Burnham School All girls 7-12 150 60%
#19 Lawrence Academy Coed 9-12 399 50%
#20 Eagle Hill School Coed 8-12 181 23%
#21 The MacDuffie School Coed 6-12 222 57%
#22 Landmark School Coed 2-12 459 60%
#23 Fay School Coed Pre-K-12 450 51%
#24 The Linden Hill School All boys 3-9 30 75%
#25 The Cambridge School of Weston Coed 9-12 335 60%