2021 Top U.S. Junior Boarding Schools


Junior boarding schools offer specific benefits to middle school-aged children. They are independent schools which offer 9th grade and lower. Most junior boarding schools cover 6th grade through 9th grade. Many of our U.S. as well as international clients choose junior boarding schools.

Ben Tuff, Director of Admission and Matt Hoeniger, Former Head of School, with Dr. Paul Lowe
Chip Audett, Director of Admission, Cardigan Mountain School, with Dr. Paul Lowe

Our team, having visited many of these schools, including Rumsey Hall School and Cardigan Mountain, are aware of the benefits of U.S. junior boarding schools for both international and U.S. middle school-aged students. Junior boarding schools are global communities embracing international and diverse students and faculty. Most importantly, they offer an opportunity for international students to improve their English skills. They also help prepare students for school placement into top high school boarding schools through their secondary school placement departments. Through our many visits, we found that junior boarding schools are close-knit communities of teachers, administrators, mentors, educators and parents who provide an educationally transformative experience for middle-school age/pre-high school students through character development, a nurturing environment and understanding of multiple and different learning styles and building self-confidence.

Here is a list of top junior boarding schools:

  • Bement School
  • Cardigan Mountain School
  • Eaglebrook School
  • Fay School
  • Fessenden School
  • Hillside School
  • Indian Mountain School
  • North Country School
  • Rectory School
  • Rumsey Hall School


Paul Reginald Lowe is the managing director and lead admissions expert at Pinnacle Educational Center Admissions Advisors Group’s  Boarding School Admissions Consultants, an affiliate of Private School Admissions Advisors.  Dr. Lowe specializes in providing exclusive concierge-type admissions advisory services for U.S. and international students who are interested in applying to top U.S. boarding schools.  Dr. Lowe helps U.S. and international students gain admissions into top U.S. boarding schools even after they have been wait-listed and rejected.


Dr. Lowe and his team of diverse admissions experts provide unrivaled, unmatched and unparalleled admissions advisory and educational research services for their clients. Most importantly, you work DIRECTLY with Dr. Lowe and get the benefits of his entire team. By working with Dr. Lowe, one-on-one, you work with his reputation, his expertise, his experience and his success!