About the Program

Bolles is home to approximately 100 boarding students from nine states and 23 foreign countries. Some are from nearby, and some travel halfway across the globe, but they all have Bolles in common.

The Resident Ambassador Program (R.A.P.) carefully pairs resident students with a local host family. It is a way for our resident students to experience a second “home away from home”.

R.A.P. families interact with their resident students in many ways, such as inviting them to their home for dinner, providing treats or cheering them on at athletic events. The resident students are very appreciative of anything their R.A.P families do for them, many of them are a great distance from home and welcome any family-like support you provide.

R.A.P. families have enjoyed relationships that have continued well beyond the initial scope of the program, blossoming into people being invited to weddings in Thailand, to birthday parties in Germany, to progressive reunions, which move from country to country.

All Bolles families are encouraged to explore this unique program that pairs a local Bolles student and their family with a Bolles resident student. Interaction between the family and resident student are encouraged throughout the school year with activities, dinners, and bi-monthly newsletters to keep everyone involved.

If you are interested in becoming a R.A.P. family,



> Letter from Home

> Letter from R.A.P. Family

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Executive Committee
Rebecca and Brian Schwam.

Upper School San Jose
Campus Chair

Susan Lucas and Sandy Lopez

Elizabeth and Neil Henrichsen

Upper School

(Grades 9-12)
San Jose Campus
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 733-9292

Middle School

(Grades 6-8)
Bartram Campus
2264 Bartram Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 724-8850

Lower School

(Grades PreK-5)
Ponte Vedra Beach Campus
200 ATP Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(904) 285-4658

Lower School

(Grades PreK-5)
Whitehurst Campus
7400 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 733-9292