Overview

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 2023 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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The Bolles School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A Boarding
A Matriculation
A Academics
A- Extracurricular activities
B+ Community
B+ Reviews
A- Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $62,920
Day S. Tuition: $30,810
# of Students: 1,742
Boarding Rate: 10%
Teacher:Student: 1:10%
International Student: 6%
AP Courses: 27
Endowment: $13,318/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 45%
SAT: 1270/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#5 Yale University 1
#6 Stanford University 1
#9 Duke University 2
#9 Johns Hopkins University 1
#9 Northwestern University 1
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#14 Brown University 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#21 Emory University 1
#22 University of California: Berkeley 1
#23 Georgetown University 3
#25 Carnegie Mellon University 2
#25 University of Virginia 1
#27 University of Southern California 1
#28 New York University 1
#28 University of Florida 10
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
LAC #6 United States Naval Academy 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#36 Boston College 2
#38 Georgia Institute of Technology 2
#38 University of Texas at Austin 1
#42 Boston University 1
#42 Tulane University 2
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
LAC #9 Middlebury College 1
#48 University of Georgia 1
#49 Northeastern University 1
#55 Florida State University 21
#55 University of Miami 3
LAC #11 Washington and Lee University 3
#57 Penn State University Park 2
#59 Syracuse University 1
#63 George Washington University 1
#63 University of Connecticut 1
LAC #13 Davidson College 1
#68 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#68 Southern Methodist University 1
#68 Texas A&M University 2
#75 Baylor University 2
#75 Clemson University 6
#75 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 3
#83 Colorado School of Mines 1
#83 Elon University 2
#93 University of Delaware 1
Auburn University 8
#99 University of Oregon 1
#103 University of Arizona 1
#103 University of South Florida 6
#104 University of Colorado Boulder 1
LAC #22 United States Air Force Academy 2
LAC #22 University of Richmond 1
#117 University of South Carolina: Columbia 4
#122 Chapman University 1
#127 Seton Hall University 1
#136 Samford University 1
#148 University of Cincinnati 1
LAC #42 Denison University 2
LAC #46 Furman University 1
LAC #50 The University of the South 5
Belmont Abbey College 1
Coastal Carolina University 1
College of Charleston 1
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Daytona Beach Campus 2
Flagler College 2
Florida Atlantic University 4
Florida Institute of Technology 1
Gardner-Webb University 1
Grove City College 1
High Point University 1
Jacksonville University 10
James Madison University 1
Kennesaw State University 1
Louisiana State University at Eunice 2
Muhlenberg College 1
Nova Southeastern University 1
Rhodes College 1
Rollins College 1
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 1
Tallahassee Community College 5
The Citadel 2
University of Alabama 3
University of Central Florida 7
University of Hawaii at Manoa 1
University of Louisville 1
University of Mississippi 5
University of North Florida 4
University of Northern Colorado 1
University of Sheffield 1
University of Tampa 3
Western Carolina University 1
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AP Courses

(Total 27)
Art History
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Statistics
Computer Science A
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing
Spanish Literature and Culture
Chemistry
Art History
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Statistics
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
Environmental Science
Human Geography
Psychology
Research
Seminar
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Sports

(Total 17)
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross Country
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross Country
American Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Weightlifting
Wrestling
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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
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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Arts

(Total 6)
Dance
Drama
Chorus
Theater
Sculpture
Performing

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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1933
Campus Size: 52 acres
Boarding Rate: 10%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/31
Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: ISEE
School Code:
SSAT: 1750
ISEE: 100745

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Brief Reviews

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Detailed Reviews

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0.0 / 5 Academics
0.0 / 5 Campus
0.0 / 5 Student Life
0.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
0.0 / 5 Transportation

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Tell me a bit about The Bolles School.
The Bolles School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Florida, US. It was founded 1933 , and currently has about 1742 students, 6.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit https://www.bolles.org/admission.
Does The Bolles School have rigorous academic requirements?
The Bolles School is offering 27 AP courses.

In recent years, 63 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

The Bolles School also have 45% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do The Bolles School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 20% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 7.69% go to top 25, and about 4.1% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for The Bolles School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, The Bolles School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for The Bolles School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for The Bolles School in 2024 is $66,305 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@bolles.org .
Where is The Bolles School located?
The Bolles School is located in the State of Florida of USA. The closest major city is Jacksonville, which is about 5 miles away from school. Most families can choose Jacksonville International Airport to travel in and out of school.
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A for Matriculation
A for Academics
A- for Extracurriculum
B+ for Community
B+ for Students and Parents reviews
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