Bolles

About Us

Founded in 1933, The Bolles School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school with a global and diverse community located in Northeast Florida. Bolles enrolls over 1,600 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 on four campuses with approximately 90 students in the Resident Life program in Grades 9–12. Caring faculty are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive and inspired learning experiences. Students come from all over the world to realize their greatest potential while enjoying meaningful, lifelong connections.

All members of the Bolles community—from the students and faculty and parents—share a common spirit and expectation of success. This is The Bolles Way: Pursuing excellence through excellence, courage, integrity and compassion. Bolles classes remain small and offer a consistent quality of excellence and breadth of programs throughout the curriculum—in academics, the fine and performing arts, athletics and activities.

The Bolles School Resident Life Program offers a home away from home for students. From attentive and caring resident parents, faculty and staff to hospitable local students and their families, Bolles is an enriching educational and life experience that provides a safe and nurturing environment for boarding students. Achievement Bolles offers an atmosphere which encourages high academic achievement, a love of learning, concern for others, delight in creative expression and the satisfaction of accomplishment for all students.

The School offers courses in six languages, science courses such as physical science and neurobiology, and mathematics from algebra to robotics engineering. Advanced Placement courses are offered in 24 subjects, and Bolles graduates consistently place in the top 10% of Advanced Placement scores achieved throughout the country. Bolles sends 99% of its graduates on to college, many earning scholarships and attending the top colleges and universities in the nation. Bolles sports teams have claimed 131 state titles and 90 state runner-up finishes.

Since 1972, Bolles has had swimmers represented at each Olympics. A total of 59 Bolles students, former students or Sharks swim club members have participated in the Olympics, representing a total of 28 countries or territories. Bolles swimming alumni include 13 Olympic medalists winning a total of 20 medals in swimming including 12 gold medals. Servant Leadership Bolles students are actively involved in our community and host or provide countless community service hours and events each year.

Bolles not only teaches but practices giving back to our School and community by involvement in these projects. Members of the Bolles community live out The Bolles Way at every opportunity. By coming to Bolles, students commit themselves to adherence to the School Honor Code. Honor Above All: “I will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.” Community The School actively seeks students without regard to gender, sexual preference, race, creed or national or ethnic origin and desires students who represent diverse backgrounds ethically, culturally, religiously and socio-economically. Activities Jacksonville, Florida offers a wide variety of events and places to explore. Activities include trips to the beach, tourist attractions, historic sites, concerts, sporting events and more.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Anatomage Table – Virtual Dissection Table
  2. Balance of Academics and Co-curriculars (24 AP Courses, 131 State Championships, 50 Olympians)
  3. The Bolles Way: Pursuing Excellence through Courage, Integrity and Compassion.
  • Total Enrollment : 770
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 9-12, PG
  • Total Students : 770
  • Boarding Students : 90
  • Day Students : 680
  • ESL Offered : Yes
  • Summer Program : Yes
  • Avg. Class Size : 16
  • Standard Application : Yes
  • Academic URL : bolles.org
  • Sport URL : bolles.org/athletics
Specialities
  • AP
  • STEAM