The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the school enrolls more than 1,700 boarding and day students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 on four campuses:
Upper School (9-12) – San Jose Campus
Middle School (6-8) – Bartram Campus
Lower School (preK-5) – Ponte Vedra & Whitehurst Campuses
Bolles focuses on a complete education that emphasizes excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and other activities like clubs and community service. Students can pursue their interests and learn to balance a rich variety of activities. Our rigorous programs prepare students for future success, and 100 percent of our graduating seniors go on to college.
Our students also learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility and compassion. These values, outlined in the Bolles Honor Code, are vital to campus life.
The Bolles School was founded as an all-boys military school in 1933. The original campus, now known as the San Jose Campus, is spread across 52 acres on the scenic banks of the St. John's River.
The school dropped its military status in 1961 and began admitting girls in 1971. Today, it is one of the most distinguished college preparatory institutions in the nation. Bolles students are recognized each year with several awards and scholarships for academic and athletic achievement.