The Bolles School

The Bolles School is an independent college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the School enrolls over 1700 boarding and day students in Pre-Kindergarten through the Grade 12 on four campuses: Upper School (9 - 12) - San Jose Campus
Middle School (6 - 8) - Bartram Campus  Lower School (PK - 5) - Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Campus

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,714 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,911
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Bolles School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
1,714 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
The Bolles School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
288 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses
25 courses
Advanced Courses
AP American Government, AP American History, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Capstone : Research, AP Capstone: Seminar, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP English III, AP English IV, AP French V, AP Latin IV, AP Latin V, AP Modern European History, AP Physics B, AP Portfolio 2D, AP Portfolio 3D, AP Portfolio Drawing, AP Psychology, AP Spanish V, AP Statistics
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Average Percentile SSAT
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Button down shirt or polo with pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PK - $12,411 K - $16,232 1-3 - $18,200 3-5 - $21,579 6-8 - $30,055 9-12 - $29,911
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Mark Frampton - Upper School
Admissions Associate
Liz Mundin - Middle School
Endowment Size
$25 million


School Notes

  • The Bolles School is a nationally known co-educational college preparatory day and boarding school serving grades PreK through 12 on four campuses.
  • Offering a breadth of programs, Bolles is recognized for excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and activities.
  • For information, call (904) 256-5030 or visit
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Caroline Barlow '07 - 2010 Rhodes Scholar and US Naval Academy Brigade Commander
    • Joseph Kittinger '46 - US Air Force pilot, performed highest and fastest skydive over 100,000 feet as key member of Project Excelsior
    • Ryan Murphy '13 - 6-time Olympic gold medal swimmer
    • Travis Tygart '89 - CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency
    • Chipper Jones '90 - 7-time Major League Baseball All-Star with the Atlanta Braves, 1999 MVP, 1995 World Champion
    • Jackie Crosby '79 - 1985 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism
    • Kevin Sack '77 - 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Journalism
    • George Scribner '70 - Artist, Director and Imagineer with Disney
    • Anthony Nesty '87 - First Black Male Swimmer to Win Olympic Gold Medal
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Bolles School cost?
The Bolles School's tuition is approximately $29,911 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from The Bolles School?
The Bolles School famous alumni include: Caroline Barlow '07, Joseph Kittinger '46, Ryan Murphy '13, Travis Tygart '89, Chipper Jones '90, Jackie Crosby '79, Kevin Sack '77, George Scribner '70 and Anthony Nesty '87.
What sports does The Bolles School offer?
The Bolles School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. The Bolles School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.
What is The Bolles School's ranking?
The Bolles School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Oldest founding date and Largest endowments.
When is the application deadline for The Bolles School?
The application deadline for The Bolles School is Jan. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,714 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $29,911
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Jacksonville, FL is $9,808 for elementary schools and $10,520 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Jacksonville, FL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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