The School's balanced college preparatory program combines academics, offerings in the fine and performing arts, approximately three dozen athletic teams, leadership and service opportunities, and a nationally-known college counseling and guidance program. The boarding program, in which boys and girls reside on different campuses, complements the coeducational learning environment. After-school activities on each campus include many coeducational pursuits.
Bolles' lower school opened in 1981 with the first kindergarten class, expanding each year until the full Pre-K through Grade 5 lower school was complete. In 1991, the School acquired the Bartram Campus, formerly the all-girls Bartram School, which allowed for the addition of a separate middle school facility and a girls' boarding section. In addition, Bolles opened a campus in Ponte Vedra Beach in 1999 to serve students from the Beaches area in grades Pre-K through 5. The School enrolls approximately 1700 students each year on its four campuses. An ongoing development program has made possible substantial improvements to its physical plant over the years, most recently the addition of the state-of-the-art Betsy Lovett Arts Center on the Middle School Bartram Campus and two outstanding new facilities on the Upper School San Jose Campus, the Peyton Boathouse & Rice Family Crew Complex and the Bent Student Center. Bolles Hall, the original structure on the San Jose Campus, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized by the Jacksonville Historical Society and the City of Jacksonville.
Bolles is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Florida Council for Independent Schools, and the Florida Kindergarten Council. The School also holds membership in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Florida High School Athletic Association.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students:
The Bolles School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs and athletic or other school administered programs.