For a checklist of all items needed to complete a student's application and the dates by which items are due in order for first-round admission consideration, please refer to the appropriate checklist by clicking below.
Instructions for Completing and Submitting Application:
If submitting an application online, please complete all appropriate questions on the online application. It will take approximately 20 minutes for you to complete and submit the online form. Before you begin you'll need Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, vital statistics, and guardian contact information for all applicants as well as information about their current school. Additionally, you will need to download all appropriate grade level PDF forms and mail by the due dates indicated on the checklist. A photograph of the applicant is also needed.
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If mailing in the completed application, download the Application Information Sheet along with the appropriate grade level PDF forms, and submit by the dates indicated on the checklist.
Lower School Application Information Sheet
Middle School and Boarding Application Information Sheet
Upper School and Boarding Application Information Sheet
Lower School PDF forms
Middle Day and Boarding School PDF forms
Upper School Day and Boarding School PDF forms
- All application files that are completed by January 10 will be evaluated during the first round of admission consideration.
- The Admission Committees meet at the beginning of February. Decisions will be mailed by mid-February.
- Applications received after January 10 will be considered on a space-available basis.
Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten - Students applying for admission to Pre-Kindergarten must be four years old by September 1 and 5 years old by September 1 for Kindergarten. Applicants for those grades will be scheduled to visit Bolles twice - once for an individual developmental assessment and a second time for a group visit. Both of these visits will take place on a weekday in January. Notification of assessment dates will be mailed upon receipt of the application.
Grades 1-5 - Students applying for admission for grades 1-5 will be scheduled for a full-day classroom visit during the month of January. Notification of assessment dates will be mailed upon receipt of the application.
All applicants for grades 6-12 should schedule an interview on campus with a member of the Admission staff. This may be arranged in conjunction with a campus visit, hosted by a student ambassador.
Chinese and Korean Applicants - Candidates from China, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei are required to contact Vericant to schedule their interview. Candidates will also submit a writing sample during their visit with Vericant. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for the Bolles Admission Office to review. To learn more about Vericant, please visit the Vericant website
Overseas candidates are cautioned that The Bolles School does not use organizations to represents the school outside the continental United States. While The Bolles School works with a number of reputable consulting agencies who refer candidates to the admission office, no agency can guarantee that their candidate will be admitted to our School. No agency has permission to use The Bolles School images or information for the purpose of marketing that agency without The Bolles School’s permission.
The Bolles School does have an affiliation with Vericant, which conducts a pre-interview screening process for the School in China and Korea, but Vericant does not represent candidates and does not claim to offer an advantage to the candidate during the application process.
All Day School and Domestic Boarding applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of $45 when payment is made by check or in cash. If the application fee is paid by credit card (required for applications submitted online), the fee is $50.
All International Boarding School applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of $75 when payment is made by check or in cash. If the application fee is paid by credit card (required for applications submitted online), the fee is $80. These fees offset additional administrative costs.
Lower School - a $55 testing fee is required with all Lower School applications received by January 10. For applications received after that date, a testing fee will be charged only if the applicant is evaluated.
Middle, Upper and Boarding School applicants - there is a testing fee for taking the ISEE, payable online at www.iseetest.org at the time of registration.
If you are interested in learning more about our need-based financial aid program please check the box on the application.
Once the admission application has been received, financial aid information will be sent to the applicant's family.
Return all information to:
The Bolles School
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone: (904) 256-5030
FAX: (904) 739-9929
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.