The Bolles School: At a GlanceMission Statement
The Bolles School prepares students for college and life by inspiring excellence, courage, integrity and compassion in an academic community dedicated to nurturing mind, body, and soul.
The Bolles School Motto - The Bolles Way: Pursuing excellence through courage, integrity, and compassion.
Character development initiatives are an important focus to the growth and development of Bolles students and a key part of the School's mission.
The Bolles School fosters an intentionally inclusive and safe environment that values, affirms and celebrates the dignity and worth of all students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.
We recognize and appreciate that diversity exists in our beliefs, skin color, racial background, heritage, nationality, traditions we observe, religions we practice, languages we speak, structure of our family, financial resources we possess, differing learning styles, our abilities and physical limitations, age, gender and sexuality.
We believe our differences help define us as individuals. Our commitment to learning to communicate and empathize with one another unites us as a school community. Through this deliberate practice we equip our graduates with the intellectual and moral clarity to thrive in an increasingly complex global society.
Bolles Honor Code
"I will maintain my self-respect and respect others. I will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do."
A student’s honor is a serious matter at Bolles and students are expected to adhere to the Honor Code at all times. When a student is suspected of violating the Honor Code, the incident is reported to the Honor Council chair or faculty advisor. If it is determined that sufficient evidence of a violation exists, the student appears before the student-comprised Honor Council, who then makes a determination based upon evidence presented of the student’s innocence or guilt. Repeated or especially egregious violations of the Honor Code can be grounds for dismissal from the School.
Upper School: 766
Middle School: 403
Lower School: 452
Boarding: Capacity to host 90 students
San Jose Upper School (Grades 9-12) and Whitehurst Lower School (Grades PreK-5) on 52 acres
Bartram Middle School (Grades 6-8) on 24 acres
Ponte Vedra Beach Lower School (Grades PreK-5) on 12 acres
272 full- and part-time faculty & staff 158 full-time teachers
84 faculty members hold master’s degrees; 10 faculty have doctoral degrees Bolles classes stay small - allowing for more individual instruction and student engagement
Lower: $9,900 - $18,300
Financial Aid: $3.5 million, plus $1.1 million in faculty and staff remission
Budget: $36 million
Endowment: $16 million
The Bolles Fund: $1.2 million