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The Perkiomen School

Boarding School Slogan

Solvitur Vivendo  (“It is solved by doing.”)

Boarding School Description

The mission of The Perkiomen School is to support its students well enough that even when they fail, they succeed. This mantra ensures that students think outside the box, challenge every day notions, and strive to be forward thinking and leaders in their communities. Upon graduation, they are ready to take on the world’s most elite colleges and universities.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.perkiomen.org

Address: 200 Seminary Street, Pennsburg

State: Pennsylvania

Phone: 215-679-1132

Boarding School Duration: 1875

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

165 acres

Activities

The Perkiomen School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Badminton, baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and track & field. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Arts and Literature (Perkspectives), Class Officers, Cum Laud Society, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Griffin (yearbook), Honor Council, International Club, Jazz Ensemble, Math Club, Middle School Band and Strings, Middle School Chorus, Middle School Math League, Middle School Senate, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Orchestra, People=People (anti-bullying group), Perkiomen Choral (upper school), Reading Olympics, Spanish Club, String Ensemble, Student Diversity and Leadership Council (SDLC), Student Senate, Tour Guides, and Wind Ensemble.

What to expect

Students that attend The Perkiomen School can expect to be exposed to a wealth of resources and opportunities. Upon graduation, students are among an elite class of alumni.

The Kiski School

Boarding School Mission Statement

“To prepare young men to succeed in college and in life.”

Boarding School Description

The Kiski School is a preparatory school that has been nurturing boys into well-rounded young men for over a century, dedicated to serving the needs of every boy at their school. Their rich educational, artistic, and extracurricular programs make it one of the most exemplary academies in the country.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.kiski.org

Address: 1888 Brett Lane, Saltsburg

State: Pennsylvania

Phone: 724-639-8035

Boarding School Duration: 1888

Boarding School Category: all-boys, non-denominational

Facilities

350 acres

Activities

The Kiski School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Art Club, Astronomy Club, Chess Club, Cum Laude Society, Engineering Club, Glee Club, Horticulture Club, International Club, K Club (campus tours), Kiski Players (drama club), Kiski Political Forum, Kiski Yearbook, Literary Forum, Math Team, National Forensic League, Photography Club, Radio Broadcasting, Reading Team, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, The Kiski News, Varsity Club, and Woodworking Club.

What to expect

As one of the nation’s oldest boarding school, Kiski has a unique place in American history as a perennial leader in the education of young boys for collegiate life. Located only half an hour from Pittsburgh, its small town feel next to a large city makes it ideal for studies and social interaction.

Mercyhurst Preparatory School

Boarding School Slogan

“Conócete a ti”

Boarding School Description

Mercyhurst is the only preparatory school in northwestern Pennsylvania that offers the opportunity to receive a prestigious International Baccalaureate degree. In addition to their premiere academic offerings, Mercyhurst also includes an expansive list of athletic and social programs for its student body to participate in. Upon graduation, these students are more than ready to take on the world’s most acclaimed colleges and universities.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.mpslakers.com

Address: 538 East Grandview Boulevard, Erie

State: Pennsylvania

Phone: 814-824-2323

Boarding School Duration: 1926

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

7 acres

Activities

Mercyhurst Preparatory School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, bowling, cheering, crew, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: AWARE, Baking Club, Bible Study, Chinese Culture Club, Chrysalis, Concert Choir, Dance Company, Exclusive Service Club, Feed the Hungry, Fencing Club, Finance Club, French Club, History Club, International Thespian Society, Junior Achievement Club, Lead’n Seed, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta (math club), National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Navajo Hogan Project, Ophelia Project, Orchestra Ensemble, Peace and Justice Organization, Photo Club, Serteens, Show Choir, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Speech and Debate, Spirit Squad, Student Council/Student Government, Technology Club, Thesaurus Yearbook, Travel Club, and Women in Motion.

What to expect

Located in what is considered the cultural hub of the mid-Atlantic, Mercyhurst is equidistant from Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. The school is also an all iPad school, with all students taking them with them upon graduation and to college. Mercyhurst also boasts a 100% college acceptance rate.

Mercersburg Academy

Boarding School Slogan

“Integritas, Virilitas, Fidelitas”

Boarding School Description

Mercersburg Academy is a boarding school that centers on the students and their learning environment. Through the academics taught in class, to the extracurricular programs, to the athletic offerings, students that leave Mercersburg are ready to take on the world’s most elite colleges and universities.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.mercersburg.edu

Address: 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg

State: Pennsylvania

Phone: 717–328-6173

Boarding School Duration: 1893

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

300 acres

Activities

Mercersburg Academy offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year:  Baseball, basketball, cross country, dance, diving, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, winter track, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: AASU (African-American Student Union), Amnesty International, Anime Club, Asian Club, Bike Club, Blue Key Society (Admission Tour Guide), Blue Review (literary magazine), Book Clubs, Business Club, Car Club, Chorale, Class Council, Classics Club, Community Service, Computer Club, Concert Band, Conduct Review Committee, Cornucopia (music listening club), Cum Laude Society, Democrats Club, Fifteen (literary text discussion), French Club, FROSTE (Facts, Reason, Objectivity, Skepticism, Thinking, Evidence), Gay-Straight Alliance, German Club, Green Team (environmental club), Grilling Society, GROW (Greater Respect of Women), International Club, Irving Literary Society, Jazz Band, Jewish Student Organization, Karux (yearbook), Key Club, Latin Club, Marshall Literary Society, Math Club, Mercersburg News (newspaper), Model Railroad Club, Model United Nations, MOE Endeavor (Mercersburg Outdoor Education), Photography Club, Republican Club, Rock Climbing Club, SADD, SALT (Christian fellowship), Second Story Wheat (student forum), Ski Club, Spanish Club, Stony Batter (dramatic club), String Ensemble, Student Activities Committee, Student Council, Ultimate Frisbee, and Writing Center Consultant.

What to expect

Mercersburg boasts a very low teacher to student ratio of 1 to 5, ensuring optimal educational assistance for its student body. Notable alumni include Benicio Del Toro, Jimmy Stewart, and Michael Davies.

Linden Hall

Boarding School Slogan

“Non scholae sed vitae discimus.” (Not just for school, but for life.)

Boarding School Description

As the oldest school in America, Linden Hall teaches young girls from ages 6 to grade 12 with a rigorous academic program that combines athletic and social programs that teach the student body to question what’s around them, be a risk-taker, and become a leader.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.lindenhall.org

Address: 212 East Main Street, Lititz

State: Pennsylvania

Phone: 1-800-258-5778

Boarding School Duration: 1746

Boarding School Category: all-girls, non-denominational

Facilities

47 acres

Activities

Linden Hall offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Basketball, equestrian, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Aerobics, Ciberchicks, Dance, Drama Competition Team, Echo Literary magazine, Equestrian Team, Hallmarks, Halloween Parade, Hand Bell Choir, International Night, Kick Boxing, Ledger (school newspaper), Linden Hall Choir, National Honor Society, Photography, Pilates, Student Council, Weight raining, Yearbook, and Yoga.

What to expect

Linden Hall boasts some of the highest SAT and AP Exam scores for its student body. The girls there are accepted at 100% of the schools they apply to. With a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 8, students are able to receive the hands-on care they require to succeed.

Western Mennonite School

Boarding School Motto

Western Mennonite School prepares its students for a life of faith and learning by 1) challenging youth to educational excellence, 2) nurturing a Christ-centered vision, 3) building a community, 4) promoting faith-infused opportunities, and 5) calling students to a life of peace and service.

Boarding School Description

Western Mennonite School is a preparatory school that believes in building relationships that last a lifetime. Through their rigorous academic offering and the social activities that they offer, Western Mennonite School is one of the most prestigious academies in the country, serving students since 1945.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.westernmennoniteschool.org

Address: 9045 Wallace Rd. NW, Salem

State: Oregon

Phone: 503-363-2000 ext. 121

Boarding School Duration: 1945

Boarding School Category: co-ed, Christian

Facilities

45 acres

Activities

Western Mennonite School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Academic Support, baseball/softball, basketball, Big Brother/Big Sister Program, Book Club, Choir, Cross Country, Drama, International Club, Snowboarding Club, Soccer, Student Government, and Volleyball.

What to expect

Western Mennonite School is a place that creates a sense of belonging for all of its students. The school represents students from 38 countries, creating a diverse, international student body with approximately 15% of the student body from another country. Upon graduation, they are ready to succeed in the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

Delphian School

Boarding School Slogan

“Knowledge. Ethics. Integrity, Leadership.”

Boarding School Description

The Delphian School works on the mission of nurturing and developing the young minds of its student body through rigorous educational programs as well as social activities to create a well-rounded individual. Armed with a sense of self-respect, integrity, and core values, graduates are ready to take on the world’s most elite colleges and universities upon graduation. For over 35 years, the school has been known as a perennial leader in finer education.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.delphian.org

Address: 20950 SW Rock Creek Road, Sheridan

State: Oregon

Phone: 800-626-6610

Boarding School Duration: 1976

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

800 acres

Activities

Delphian School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Archery Club, Audio/Visual Class, Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts of America, Ceramica, Chess Club, Choir, Drama, Drawing and Painting, Guitar, International Club, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Soccer, Intramural Volleyball, Jazz Choir, Music, Photography & Darkroom Editing, Student Council, Weightlifting, Woodshop, Writing and Poetry, and Yoga.

What to expect

The Delphian School is an independent college preparatory institution that offers exemplary education for students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Spread out over 800 acres of wooded hills, the school offers students the perfect atmosphere for students to grow and expand their horizons as scholars.

Grand River Academy

Boarding School Slogan

“Getting Students Back on Track”

Boarding School Description

Located in northeastern Ohio, Grand River Academy is a boarding school dedicated to nurturing young boys ages 9-12 into young men ready to take on the challenges of a fast-paced world. Through small, intimate classes and a faculty that demands excellence in them across the board, Grand River Academy is a school where boys become men of distinction.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.grandriver.org

Address: 3042 College Street, Austinburg

State: Ohio

Phone: 440-275-2811, ext. 225

Boarding School Duration: 1831

Boarding School Category: all-boys, non-denominational

Facilities

200 acres

Activities

Grand River Academy offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, indoor soccer, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Art, Bowling, College Applications, Computers, Digital Photography, Drama, Fishing, Flag Football, Games Club, Guitar Lessons, Health and Fitness Center, Hiking and Biking, Horseback Riding, Movie Club, Open Gym, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Winter Fun, Paintball, Proficiency Support, Service Club, Snow Activities, Study Hall, and Writing.

What to expect

Grand River Academy students can expect a traditional boarding school setting where admission is based on academic ability. The school mandates certain activities as part of its core curriculum and supports students with learning difficulties. 100% of students receive college placement upon graduation.

Western Reserve Academy

Boarding School Slogan

“Lux et Veritas”

Boarding School Description

Located in Hudson, Ohio, Western Reserve Academy is a school rich in academic excellence as well as a commitment to their student body through their fine arts and athletic programs. With an international student body comprising over 23 states and 15 countries, Western Reserve Academy nurtures their students to succeed at some of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.wra.net

Address: 115 College Street, Hudson

State: Ohio

Phone: 330-650-9717

Boarding School Duration: 1826

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

190 acres

Activities

Western Reserve Academy offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, cross country, dance, diving, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, riflery, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Ambassadors (admissions tour guides), Art Club, Boxing, BUFO (literary and fine arts magazine), Chess Club, Culinary Club, Debate Club, Fashion Club, French Club, Green Campus Action Team, Green Key Club, Hardscrabble (school yearbook), Investment Club, Issues and Viewpoints (political and science review journal), It Academic (trivia questions and tournaments of wit and other local schools), Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) (regional and national math and science competitions), Mentor Program (current students mentor new students), Mock Trial, Ohio University History Contest Team, OPUS (drama productions club), REACH (community service), Reserve Jazz Project, Reserve Record (school newspaper), SCAR (Ski Club at Reserve), SEAL (student environmental action league), SICU (Student for Intercultural Understanding), SLAC (student library advisory committee), Spanish Club, Student Council, Student Fellowship, WWRA (student radio station), Yoga/Pilates.

What to expect

Building close relationships at Western Reserve Academy is stressed throughout the student body with the assistance of an engaged faculty supporting their students any time that they can. At WRA, students are able to realize their passions and strengths.

Andrews Osborne Academy

Boarding School Slogan

“In Quest of the Best”

Boarding School Description

Andrews Osborne Academy offers its students a close-knit community in which to grow educationally as well as socially. When their students leave for the collegiate world, they are equipped with the tools to succeed at the highest caliber.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.andrewsosborneacademy.org

Address: 38588 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby

State: Ohio

Phone: 800-753-4683

Boarding School Duration: 1910

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

300 acres

Activities

Andrews Osborne Academy offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Academic Challenge, Art Club, Astronomy Club, Blue Key, Chemistry Club, Community Service, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Equestrian Competition Team, Film Club, Fine Arts Association, International Club, Literary Magazine Club, Math Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Outdoors/Ski Club, Political Club, Respecters of all Diversities, riding lessons, horse shows, Ski/Snowboard Club, Student Council.

What to expect

Andrews Osborne Academy offers its students a wide range of educational and social possibilities. Their programs are designed to help everyone, from those that are average in ability to those that are exceptionally gifted. To note, 30% of the student body receives some form of financial aid package.