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About Us

The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the school enrollment exceeds 1,600 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 Beach & 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 1962 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.

For more information or to arrange a personal tour of our beautiful campuses, contact the Office of Admission at (904) 256-5030.

The Bolles Experience

Lee Kaplan '93


Carla Jones '03


Jake Mendelson '12


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Co-ed Day and Boarding College Preparatory School from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12

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