How do I find boarding schools near me? That’s a common question asked by people searching for the best boarding schools, but who also want to stay close to home. Fortunately, we have three sites with detailed search options that will help you find boarding schools close to home.
NAIS is the main governing body for most independent schools in the United States and even some abroad. This includes boarding and day schools, and schools for students in all grades. According to NAIS, of the 1,541 member schools in the association, nearly 18% of them are boarding schools. To help you find a boarding school near you, NAIS offers the School Search tool. Using the advanced search tool, you can enter in the information you want, such as percentage of boarding students, enrollment size, city, state, or even metropolitan area, and hit search. To find boarding schools near me, I would type in Connecticut!
This association is true to its name, as it’s comprised only of schools with boarding programs. With nearly 300 member schools, you can likely find one that’s right for you. Like NAIS, the TABS website also offers search tools, including a “school browser,” a guided search, and quick lists based off of simple searches, including search by state. TABS even offers information on summer programs for students, which can be a great way to get a preview of boarding school life.
Want all kinds of information about boarding schools, including a simple search tool? Boarding School Review has it. Founded by two boarding school alumni who loved their own experiences, Boarding School Review is a great resource for anyone looking to apply and attend. Their simple search tool gives just four questions to help you narrow down your choices, including specific states and regions for a slightly broader geographic approach. Need more detail? Click into the advanced option.
Need advice on beginning the boarding school search process? Check out this blog that has great information to help you get started.