The Bolles School

7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

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The Bolles School, a Northeast Florida independent college preparatory day and boarding school founded in 1933, includes four beautiful and diverse campuses. Students in grades PreK-5 attend the Whitehurst Campus in Jacksonville or the Ponte Vedra Beach Campus in Ponte Vedra Beach. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students enjoy the private, historic surroundings of the Bartram Campus. The San Jose Campus accommodates grades 9-12. The school’s boarding program houses approximately 90 students from all over the world.

Bolles offers a comprehensive program in the fine and performing arts including dance, drama, instrumental music, vocal music, and visual arts. Approximately 85% of the Bolles student body participates in more than 100 performances and gallery shows within the fine and performing arts department each year.

Bolles offers courses in five languages (including Chinese and Japanese) and 20 Advanced Placement Courses. Students have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with schools in Spain, Japan, China, and France, and one study abroad program in Spain. Of Bolles’ faculty, 10 hold doctoral degrees and 91 hold master’s degrees. Technology also supports academics in important ways, including iPads in lower school classrooms, robotics instruction at the middle school level, and video technology upgrades in upper school classrooms.

The Bolles School athletic program has been recognized by several organizations including ESPN RISE ranking Bolles as the #1 boys’ program nationally in 2009 and MaxPreps naming Bolles the third best overall athletic program in the same year. Overall, Bolles has won 106 state championships in 15 different sports. A total of 48 Bolles students or former students have participated in the Olympics, representing a total of 28 countries or territories and winning a total of 13 medals.

The Class of 2012’s 193 graduates and one post-graduate student were accepted to 173 different colleges and universities and are now attending 83 different colleges and universities around the country. Together, they were offered, or qualified for, more than $3.9 million of merit-based scholarships for their first year of college.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 7-PG; Day — Coed PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
Other Locations2264 Bartram Rd, Jacksonville 32207
200 ATP Tour Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach 32082
Year Established1933
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Boarding Tuition$43,300; estimated extras $2000
Day Tuition$8890-21,200; estimated extras $500-750
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded257
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$3,112,430

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarQuarter
Supplemental InstructionESL, Tutoring
Advanced Placement CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science, English, European History, French, Latin, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review Remedial Recreational. Driver Ed. Tuition Day $310-500. 3-6 weeks
Accredited BySACS
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross-country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball, Football, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Interscholastic Girls' SportsCheerleading, Softball, Volleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School192
Most Common Graduate DestinationsU of FL 25, FL St 14, Auburn 7, U of Central FL 6, U of Miami 6, Emory 5
Mid-50 Percentile Math SAT540-670
Mid-50 Percentile Critical Reading SAT530-660
Mid-50 Percentile Writing SAT530-660
ACT Mid-50 Percentile23-29


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$45
New Students292
Percentage of Applicants Accepted60
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)72
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, ISEE, SSAT


AdministratorBrian E. M. Johnson
Administrator's TitlePresident
In Office Since2012
Administrator's CredentialsAB, Stanford Univ, EdM, Harvard Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsBradford L. Reed, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment1,649
Boarding Students82
Day Students1,567
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)884
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)765
Student Body EthnicityWhite 80%, Latino 4%, African-American 4%, Asian 5%, Other 7%
Percentage of International Students5
Average Class Size12
Student-Faculty Ratio10:1
Dress CodeUniform
Teaching Faculty161
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)62
Male Teaching Faculty46
Female Teaching Faculty115
Faculty EthnicityWhite 94%, Latino 4%, African-American 1%, Asian 1%

Campus & Endowment

Buildings on Campus18
Facilities Value$35,523,000
Endowment Value$11,632,000
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