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Bolles by the Numbers

Established 1933

Upper and lower school Pen Pals

People

  • 1742 Boarding and Day Students
  • Lower - 520
  • Middle - 419
  • Upper - 803
  • 295 Faculty and Staff, 123 hold master’s degrees and 12 hold doctoral degrees
  • 78 Resident Life students from all over the globe.
Service Clubs

Service

  • 85+ Service Clubs in upper school with opportunities in both lower and middle schools
Class of 2023

College Counseling

  • Bolles Class of 2023 graduates were offered or qualified for more than $14.5 million in merit-based scholarships over their four-year college careers.
  • The Class of 2023 graduates will be attending colleges in 29 different states and the District of Columbia and Ireland.
  • The Class of 2023 graduates are attending 98 colleges and universities and were accepted to 250 different colleges and universities.
  • 52% of graduates in th Class of 2023 qualified for some form of merit-based awards such as academic, leadership, athletic scholarship or service academy appointments.
Culture Fair

Global Perspective

  • 7 world languages taught on campus
  • 10 international and domestic travel programs
  • 20 countries represented at the 2023 Bolles World Countries and Cultures Fair
middle schooler sings on stage

Fine and Performing Arts

  • 19 Performances—14 in lower school, 5 in middle and upper
  • 13 Gallery Shows
  • 8 Concerts
  • 3 Dance Performances
  • 2 Coffeehouses
  • 2 Drama Showcases
  • 5 Community Art Shows
  • 70% of middle and upper school students participate in the arts. All lower school students take music, art and drama.
  • 22 Performing Arts classes
  • 28 Visual Arts classes
  • 68 artists won 145 Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards in 2023
  • Numerous awards, programs and achievements every year.
earth day presentation in lower school classroom

Principles

  • 1 Bolles Way: Pursuing excellence through courage, integrity and compassion.
  • 1 Commitment: Honor Above All
  • 1 Athletic Motto: Humble in victory, gracious in defeat.
  • 1 Mission: 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. 
mathletes

Academics

  • 1 Anatomage virtual dissection table
  • 29 college-level AP courses (+hundreds more online)
  • Top 10% of AP scores in the country
  • 70% of Florida resident students qualify for Florida Bright Futures scholarships yearly
Track State Champs team photo

Athletics

  • 24 sports in middle school and upper school
  • 159 team state titles
  • 100 state runner-up finishes
  • 46 student-athletes in the Class of 2023 committed to a particular college or university to continue their academic and athletic careers.
  • 63 Olympians (14 medalists won 29 medals, including 18 Gold)
  • 23 professional athletes in 6 major sports leagues—MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, LPGA, NWSL
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