5.0 /5 (23 reviews)
Bolles students understand that pursuing excellence through courage, integrity and compassion is not only the School, motto but the foundation for a successful life. This is why attending Bolles is a remarkable experience. This is the place where interests become strengths and where students become successful young adults who know how to thrive in a global community.
The Bolles School is home to over 1,740 day and boarding students in grades Pre-K through 12. Founded in 1933, Bolles features four diverse and co-educational campuses: the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Beach Campuses, the Middle School Bartram Campus and the Upper School San Jose Campus.

The Resident Life program can accommodate more than 90 male and female students from around the globe. In 2023-24, boarding students represent 30 countries and 11 USA states. These students help create a unique and culturally robust educational environment for themselves and their peers. Bolles offers a comprehensive fine and performing arts program with courses in drama, dance, visual arts, chorus, music and band. 80 percent of Bolles middle and upper school students enrolled in fine and performing arts classes this year and 100 percent of lower school students are involved in art, music and theatre instruction.

Academically, Bolles offers courses in six languages (including Chinese, Japanese and Arabic) and 29 Advanced Placement courses. The School recently established a new academic partnership with Global Online Academy, an online course offering that complements Bolles’ existing curriculum in an international setting. Bolles also has educational partnerships with Mayo Clinic and Zimmer Biomet, as well as its own Anatomage virtual dissection table. Bolles students play by the School’s athletic motto, “Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.” Most students, 90 percent, participate in one or more sports at Bolles.
Students from the Class of 2022 offered or qualified for more than $14.5 million in merit-based scholarships for their four-year college careers. The 195 graduates are attending 98 different colleges, universities and military academies and were accepted to 250 different colleges.

At Bolles, students experience an All Things Possible approach to education that champions innovation, global awareness and service. With a foundation in courage, integrity and compassion students know how to be successful as they progress into college and life.

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Chinese Student Mgmt

Co-ed Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed Urban
Yes ESL: Yes
62,920 Tuition: $62,920
1742 # of Students: 1,742
Co-ed Teacher:Student: 1:10
Co-ed International Student: 6%
29 AP Courses: 29
23.20 Endowment: $13,318/student
45 Faculty w/ adv. degree: 45%
1810 SAT: 1270/1600
#65 USA Boarding School
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All graduates (2022-2023)
1 Princeton University 1
5 Yale University 1
8 University of Pennsylvania 2
9 Johns Hopkins University 1
9 Northwestern University 1
14 Washington University in St. Louis 3
21 Emory University 3
23 Georgetown University 2
27 University of Southern California 1
28 New York University 3
28 Tufts University 1
28 University of Florida 12
28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3
28 Wake Forest University 2
34 University of Rochester 1
36 Boston College 2
42 Boston University 1
42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
48 University of Georgia 1
Chinese graduates (2021)
22 University of California: Berkeley 1
26 Carnegie Mellon University 1
26 University of Virginia 1
39 University of California: Davis 1
40 College of William and Mary 1
47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
58 Syracuse University 1
58 University of Washington 1
AP Courses
Total 29
Art History Biology Calculus AB
Calculus BC Statistics Comparative Government and Politics
Computer Science A Studio Art: 2-D Design Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing Spanish Literature and Culture Chemistry
English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition European History
French Language and Culture Latin Spanish Language and Culture
United States Government and Politics United States History Chinese Language and Culture
Computer Science Principles Physics 1 Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Human Geography Psychology World History
Research Seminar
AP Scores
In the year of 2022 - 2023, students took a total of 906 AP exams, 34% resulted in scores of 5, 63% resulted in scores of 4+, 86% resulted in scores of 3+
Total 6
Dance Drama Chorus
Theater Sculpture Performing
Extracurricular Activities and Clubs
Total 58
Bolles Buddies Care for Kids Characters for Care
Chinese Club Dreams Come True French Club
India Club Japanese Club Latin Club
Run Life Asian Inspiration Multiplied (A.I.M.) American Sign Language
Animal Advocacy Arabic Club Art Club
Black Student Union Bolles Future Business Leaders Caitlin's Closet
DIPG Ellie Gay Straight Alliance International Student Union
Jewish Student Union Joy for Jax Kids for Kids (formerly Wolfson Children's Hospital)
Nanny's Nation PedsCare Club Refugee Relief Services
Soles 4 Souls Surfrider Club V.E.T.S. (Veterans Encouraging Teen Success)
Video Production Club Youth Against Alzheimer's Angels for Allison
B.L.U.E. Service Club Bolles Investment Club Bolles Premedical Society
Bolles Supporting First Responders Building Leaders Today and Tomorrow (BLT2) Camp I Am Special
CISV Community of Connections Computer Science Club
D.E.S.C. Club (Downtown Ecumenical Service Council) Fight Against Hunger Future Business Leaders of America
Hispanic Student Union Hope Across Oceans Hope for All
International Community Soccer Alliance JaxTHRIVE Mind Over Matter
Mission: MOSH Operation Smile Sanctuary on 8th Street
Senior Women Spread the Love with Band Club Students for Students
Young Life
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Contact Info
7400 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217
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Year Founded
Campus Size
52 acres
Boarding Rate
Application Info
School Code
On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview
No Requirement
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Year of Accepting Chinese Students
# of Chinese Students
Grades open for Chinese Students
9 -11
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