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How to Apply



Select the appropriate grade level below to view detailed information about the admission process. Please contact the Admission Office at (904) 256-5030 with any questions.

LOWER SCHOOL (PK - 5)

Ponte Vedra Beach students

We are excited that you are considering Bolles for your child and are happy to answer any questions that you have during the admission process. Please let us know if we can help by contacting Leslie Brotman, Director of Lower School Admission, (904) 256-5033.

Whiteurst students



Please note that Lower School applications are due by January 10, 2018 in order to guarantee inclusion in the first round of admission decisions. This date is earlier than the middle and upper school application deadline of January 31, 2018.


Please click on your grade level of interest for detailed information.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN - How to Apply

Pre-Kindergarten Application Process
Students applying for Pre-Kindergarten must be 4 years old by September 1 of their entry year. Bolles does not make exceptions to this date.

To begin the admission process, it is helpful to download and print the lower school admission checklist to use as your guide during the admission process.

Admission Checklist

APPLICATION

Lower School applications are due by January 10 in order to guarantee inclusion in the first round of admission decisions and may be submitted online or in paper form. Please note that Middle and Upper School applications are not due until January 31, 2018.

To submit an online application, you will create an account, which will enable you to exit the form after saving it and return later to complete it. Through that account, you may complete the application, pay the application and testing fees by credit card and upload a photograph.

APPLY NOW

Paper applications may be downloaded and completed by hand or we are happy to mail you an admission packet which contains all the admission forms, as well as other valuable information.

Download/Print Admission Packet

Request an Admission Packet

Paper applications may be dropped off at a lower school office, scanned and emailed to Leslie Brotman, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or mailed to:
The Bolles School Admission Office
7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

FEES

A one-time only application fee of $45 is due when the application is submitted. That fee may be paid by cash, check or by credit card. If a paper application is submitted and a credit card is used for payment, please call Ann Bishop in the Admission Office (904) 256-5035 with your credit card information in order to complete the transaction.

Since in-house testing is completed on-site for lower school applicants, there is also a $55 testing fee which should be paid at the same time as the application fee. It is fine to combine both fees into a single payment in the amount of $100.

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

Completion of a recommendation form by the applicant’s current teacher is required and because of confidentiality must be sent directly from the applicant’s school to Bolles. Recommendation forms may not be hand-carried by the parent to Bolles.

If the student does not attend pre-school but takes part in an activity such as music, sports or Religious School, please ask the teacher to complete the Teacher Recommendation form and return it to Bolles. The teacher should indicate his/her relationship to the child on the back of the form.

Please wait to request that your child’s teacher complete the Teacher Recommendation form until November 1 so that that the teacher has time to get to know your child well prior to completing the form. The teacher recommendation is be returned directly to Bolles by the teacher within two weeks of submission to the teacher. Please provide the teacher with a stamped envelope addressed to Bolles Admission, 7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32217. An envelope is provided in the packet. The teacher may also submit the form via fax (904-739-9929) or email the Admission Office. Teacher Recommendation forms must be returned to Bolles no later than January 10 in order for an applicant to be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

Download Teacher Recommendation Form

PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

To help us get to know your child, we ask that you please complete a questionnaire. A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire may be submitted online or in paper form.

Please submit the Parent Questionnaire with the application or shortly thereafter. The Parent Questionnaire must be received no later than your child’s scheduled admission visit/testing, or by January 10 at the latest.

The Bolles Lower School Parent/Guardian Questionnaire is a common form used by members of the Greater Jacksonville area independent schools accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). If you are applying to more than one school listed at the top of this form, you may make duplicate copies for submission.

Submit Parent Questionnaire Online

Download/Print Parent Questionnaire

SCHOOL ADMISSION STUDENT VISITS (Required)

Pre-K applicants visit Bolles twice as part of the Admission Process. Admission visits are scheduled by the Admission Office once an application is received and take place in January and February for first round admission decisions. You will be notified of the admission visit dates usually within two weeks of receipt of the application.

If we happen to schedule dates that do not work for you or your child, please let us know and we will do our best to reschedule. For applications that require a family to travel from out of town, the Lower School Admission Director will call to schedule a mutually agreeable date.

The first visit is an individual visit at which time the student will work one-on-one with a teacher for about a one-hour period. Our teachers are very experienced working with young children and will help your child to feel welcome and comfortable. Even the shiest of children usually engage quickly in activities that are enjoyable for them. These activities help us to gain a sense of your child’s development in many of the key school readiness areas – cognitive and academic maturity, speech and language, social and emotional maturity, fine and gross motor skills, ability to attend to a task and follow it through to completion, behavior and much more.

The second visit is a group visit at which time your child will be part of a small group of children also applying to Bolles for Pre-K. This visit takes place in a classroom with the teachers and is a mini-school experience, which includes time for a story, center activities and play. Pre-K group visits take place from 1-2:15.

During your child’s group visit, you are invited for light refreshments and casual conversation with current Bolles parents to learn more about the Bolles experience. Parent-to-Parent Gatherings are informal and are a perfect time to have your questions answered.

ADMISSION DECISION NOTIFICATION

Admission decision letters will be sent on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

KINDERGARTEN - How to Apply

Kindergarten Application Process
Students applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1 of their entry year. Bolles does not make exceptions to this date.

To begin the admission process, it is helpful to download and print the lower school admission checklist to use as your guide during the admission process.

Admission Checklist

APPLICATION

Lower School applications are due by January 10 in order to guarantee inclusion in the first round of admission decisions and may be submitted online or in paper form. Please note that Middle and Upper School applications are not due until January 31, 2018.

To submit an online application, you will create an account, which will enable you to exit the form after saving it and return later to complete it. Through that account, you may complete the application, pay the application and testing fees by credit card and upload a photograph.

APPLY NOW

Paper applications may be downloaded and completed by hand or we are happy to mail you an admission packet which contains all the admission forms, as well as other valuable information.

Download/Print Admission Packet

Request an Admission Packet

Paper applications may be dropped off at a lower school office, scanned and emailed to Leslie Brotman, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or mailed to:
The Bolles School Admission Office
7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

FEES

A one-time only application fee of $45 is due when the application is submitted. That fee may be paid by cash, check or by credit card. If a paper application is submitted and a credit card is used for payment, please call Ann Bishop in the Admission Office (904) 256-5035 with your credit card information in order to complete the transaction.

Since in-house testing is completed on-site for lower school applicants, there is also a $55 testing fee which should be paid at the same time as the application fee. It is fine to combine both fees into a single payment in the amount of $100.

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

Completion of a recommendation form by the applicant’s current teacher is required and because of confidentiality must be sent directly from the applicant’s school to Bolles. Recommendation forms may not be hand-carried by the parent to Bolles.

If the student is not enrolled in a Pre-Kindergarten program but takes part in an activity such as music, sports or Religious School, please ask the teacher to complete the Teacher Recommendation form and return it to Bolles. The teacher should indicate his/her relationship to the child on the back of the form.

Please wait to request that your child’s teacher complete the Teacher Recommendation form until November 1 so that that the teacher has time to get to know your child well prior to completing the form. The teacher recommendation is to be returned directly to Bolles by the teacher within two weeks of submission to the teacher. Please provide the teacher with a stamped envelope addressed to Bolles Admission, 7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32217. An envelope is provided in the packet. The teacher may also submit the form via fax (904-739-9929) or email the Admission Office. Teacher Recommendation forms must be returned to Bolles no later than January 10 in order for an applicant to be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

Download Teacher Recommendation Form

PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

To help us get to know your child, we ask that you please complete a questionnaire. A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire may be submitted online or in paper form.

Please submit the Parent Questionnaire with the application or shortly thereafter. The Parent Questionnaire must be received no later than your child’s scheduled admission visit/testing, or by January 10 at the latest.

The Bolles Lower School Parent/Guardian Questionnaire is a common form used by members of the Greater Jacksonville area independent schools accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). If you are applying to more than one school listed at the top of this form, you may make duplicate copies for submission.

Submit Parent Questionnaire Online

Download/Print Parent Questionnaire

SCHOOL ADMISSION STUDENT VISITS (Required)

Kindergarten applicants visit Bolles twice as part of the Admission Process. Admission visits are scheduled by the Admission Office once an application is received and take place in January and February for first round admission decisions. You will be notified of the admission visit dates usually within two weeks of receipt of the application.

If we happen to schedule dates that do not work for you or your child, please let us know and we will do our best to reschedule. For applications that require a family to travel from out of town, the Lower School Admission Director will call to schedule a mutually agreeable date.

The first visit is an individual visit at which time the student will work one-on-one with a teacher in the Copeland Library for approximately a one-hour period. Our teachers are very experienced working with young children and will help your child to feel welcome and comfortable. Even the shiest of children usually engage quickly in activities that are planned just for them. These activities help us to gain a sense of your child’s development in many of the key school readiness areas – cognitive and academic maturity, speech and language, social and emotional maturity, fine and gross motor skills, ability to attend to a task and follow it through to completion, behavior and much more.

The second visit is a group visit at which time your child will be part of a small group of children also applying to Bolles for Kindergarten. This visit takes place in a classroom with the teachers and is a mini-school day experience, which includes time for a story, center activities and play. Kindergarten group visits take place from 2:30-3:45.

During your child’s group visit, you are invited for light refreshments and casual conversation with current Bolles parents to learn more about the Bolles experience. Parent-to-Parent Gatherings are informal and are a perfect time to have your questions answered.

ADMISSION DECISION NOTIFICATION

Admission decision letters will be sent on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

GRADES 1-5 - How to Apply

Grades 1-5 Application Process
To begin the admission process, it is helpful to download and print the lower school admission checklist to use as your guide during the admission process.

Admission Checklist

APPLICATION

Lower School applications are due by January 10 in order to guarantee inclusion in the first round of admission decisions and may be submitted online or in paper form. Please note that Middle and Upper School applications are not due until January 31, 2018.

To submit an online application, you will create an account, which will enable you to exit the form after saving it and return later to complete it. Through that account, you may complete the application, pay the application and testing fees by credit card and upload a photograph.

APPLY NOW

Paper applications may be downloaded and completed by hand or we are happy to mail you an admission packet which contains all the admission forms, as well as other valuable information.

Download/Print Admission Packet

Request an Admission Packet

Paper applications may be dropped off at a lower school office, scanned and emailed to Leslie Brotman, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or mailed to:
The Bolles School Admission Office
7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

FEES

A one-time only application fee of $45 is due when the application is submitted. That fee may be paid by cash, check or by credit card. If a paper application is submitted and a credit card is used for payment, please call Ann Bishop in the Admission Office (904) 256-5035 with your credit card information in order to complete the transaction.

Since in-house testing is completed on-site for lower school applicants, there is also a $55 testing fee which should be paid at the same time as the application fee. It is fine to combine both fees into a single payment in the amount of $100.

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

Completion of a recommendation form by the applicant’s current teacher is required and because of confidentiality must be sent directly from the applicant’s school to Bolles. Recommendation forms may not be hand-carried by the parent to Bolles.

Please wait to request that your child’s teacher complete the Teacher Recommendation form until November 1 so that that the teacher has time to get to know your child well prior to completing the form. The teacher recommendation is to be returned directly to Bolles by the teacher within two weeks of submission to the teacher. Please provide the teacher with a stamped envelope addressed to Bolles Admission, 7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32217. An envelope is provided in the packet. The teacher may also submit the form via fax (904-739-9929) or email the Admission Office. Teacher Recommendation forms must be returned to Bolles no later than January 10 in order for an applicant to be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

Download Teacher Recommendation Form (Gr. 1)

Download Teacher Recommendation Form (Gr. 2-5)

SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Please complete a transcript request form and submit it to your child’s school after the first progress report has been received (usually in mid-October). School records should include copies of progress reports, standardized testing scores (if applicable) and any educational testing (if applicable) from the past two school years. Applicants for Grade 1 need only request that the child’s KG transcripts be sent.

School transcripts are sent directly to Bolles from your child’s school and should not be hand-delivered by a parent.

Download and print the transcript request form

PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

To help us get to know your child, we ask that you please complete a questionnaire. A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire may be submitted online or in paper form.

Please submit the Parent Questionnaire with the application or shortly thereafter. The Parent Questionnaire must be received no later than your child’s scheduled admission visit/testing, or by January 10 at the latest.

The Bolles Lower School Parent/Guardian Questionnaire is a common form used by members of the Greater Jacksonville area independent schools accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). If you are applying to more than one school listed at the top of this form, you may make duplicate copies for submission.

Submit Parent Questionnaire Online

Download/Print Parent Questionnaire

SCHOOL ADMISSION STUDENT VISITS (Required)

Applicants to Grades 1-5 visit Bolles as part of the admission process. Admission visits are scheduled by the Admission Office once an application is received and take place in January and February for first round admission decisions. You will be notified of the admission visit dates usually within 2 weeks of receipt of the application.

Grades 1-5 applicants spend a school day at Bolles in their current grade level classroom. During the day, your child will become a member of a Bolles class and will join in with whatever that class is doing whether it is an academic lesson, an experience in the science lab, in our fine arts classrooms, library, technology or physical education. Our teachers and students love having visitors and are experienced at helping children to feel welcome, included and comfortable. Visiting students often report that they wish they could return to Bolles the next day too!

Admission testing will take place during the applicant’s school visit. Your child will work one-on-one or as part of small group to complete an assessment which is designed to provide a glimpse into his/her academic background and foundation. The assessment is approximately one hour in length and focuses on reading comprehension, phonics (for younger children), writing mechanics and mathematics.

ADMISSION DECISION NOTIFICATION

Admission decision letters will be sent on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DAY STUDENT (6 - 8)

Middle School studentsWe are excited you are considering The Bolles School for your child. If you have questions at any point in the process, please contact Liz Mundin, Director of Middle School Admission, (904) 256-5033. We look forward to meeting and working with you!

 

How to Apply

Middle School Application Process

To begin the admission process, it is helpful to download and print the admission checklists available below to use as your guide during the admission process.

U.S. Citizen Applicant Checklist

International Applicant Checklist

APPLICATION

The application and all of the other documents are due January 31, 2018, to be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

To submit an online application, you will create an account, which will enable you to exit the form after saving it and return later to complete it. Through that account, you may complete the application, pay the application and testing fees by credit card and upload a photograph.

APPLY NOW

Paper applications may be downloaded and completed by hand or we are happy to mail you an admission packet which contains all the admission forms, as well as other valuable information.

Download/Print Admission Packet

Request an Admission Packet

Paper applications may be dropped off at the Admission House on the San Jose Campus or the Middle School Bartram Campus office, scanned and emailed to Liz Mundin, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or mailed to:

The Bolles School Admission Office
7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

FEES

A one-time non-refundable application fee of $45 is due when the application is submitted. That fee may be paid by cash, check or by credit card. If a paper application is submitted and a credit card is used for payment, please call Ann Bishop in the Admission Office (904)256-5035 with your credit card information in order to complete the transaction. Payments by credit card are charged a 2.5% convenience fee.

PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

To help us get to know your rising 6th, 7th or 8th grade child, we ask that you please complete a parent questionnaire. A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire may be submitted online or in paper form.

If using the paper form, the questionnaire may be scanned and emailed to Liz Mundin or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to ensure that the the student may be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

Submit Parent Questionnaire Online

Download/Print Parent Questionnaire

Each applicant for grade 6, 7, or 8 is required to complete the Applicant Questionnaire and two hand-written essays (no word-processing please). There are three essay topics at the bottom of the form, and the applicant must choose two topics for his/her essays. They may be scanned and emailed to Liz Mundin, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission.
 

Download/Print Applicant Questionnaire

The Bolles School – Admission House
Attn: Liz Mundin
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations from the applicant’s current English and math teachers, as well as one from either the school principal or head of school, are required. Please click on the link below to find the recommendation forms. All recommendations must be sent by the teacher or school official directly to Liz Mundin, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission. If the forms are going to be mailed, please provide the recommending person with a stamped, addressed envelope made out to:

The Bolles School – Admission House
Attn: Liz Mundin
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

Download/Print English Teacher Recommendation Form

Download/Print Math Teacher Recommendation Form

Download/Print Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form

SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Please sign the Transcript Release Form which can be accessed from the link below, and provide it to the principal or Head of School at your child’s current school. All official school records must be sent directly to Liz Mundin through scan or email to Liz Mundin, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or through the mail to the address below by January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission.

The Bolles School – Admission House
Attn: Liz Mundin
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

Download/Print Transcript Request Form

TESTING

Students applying for grade 6, 7, or 8 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE), which is administered by the Education Records Bureau, by January 31, 2018, to be considered for first round admission.

About the ISEE

For more information about the ISEE, visit www.iseetest.org to download the ISEE student guide and What to Expect on the ISEE.

Registration Information

  • To register online for the ISEE, go to www.iseetest.org.
  • Applicants can take the ISEE at any ISEE testing location. To review testing dates and locations, including the dates offered at Bolles, use ERB’s Search for Open Tests.
  • When registering for the ISEE, please list The Bolles School as one of the schools to which your child is applying so that test results will be sent directly to us. The Bolles School code is 100745.
  • Early registration is encouraged as spaces at all test sites are limited. An applicant must register at least three weeks prior to the testing date of choice. If you have missed the three-week window, you may contact Liz Mundin, (904) 256-5033, to inquire as to whether a “walk-in” test is possible.


2017-18 Local Testing Dates

Test Date Register Before Grade Level Location
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 7-12 Providence School
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 7 San Jose Episcopal
Oct. 21 Sept. 30 6-12 Episcopal School
Oct. 28 Oct. 7 7-12 Providence School
Nov. 4 Oct. 14 7 Riverside Presbyterian
Nov. 11 Oct. 21 6-12 The Bolles School
Nov. 18 Oct. 28 7-12 Providence School
Dec. 2 Nov. 11 7-12 Providence School
Dec. 2 Nov. 11 7 St. Mark’s Episcopal
Dec. 9 Nov. 18 6-12 The Bolles School
Dec. 9 Nov. 18 7 San Jose Episcopal
Jan. 6 Dec. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Jan. 20 Dec. 30 6-12 Episcopal School
Jan. 20 Dec. 30 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Jan. 27 Jan. 6 7-12 Providence School
Feb. 3 Jan. 13 6-12 The Bolles School
Feb. 10 Jan. 20 7-12 Providence School
Feb. 24 Feb. 3 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Mar. 3 Feb. 10 6-12 The Bolles School
Mar. 3 Feb. 10 7-12 Providence School
Mar. 17 Feb. 24 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Apr. 7 Mar. 17 6-12 Episcopal School
Apr. 14 Mar. 24 7-12 Providence School
Apr. 21 Mar. 31 6-12 The Bolles School
May. 19 Apr. 28 6-12 The Bolles School
Jun. 2 May 12 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Jun. 9 May 19 6-12 The Bolles School
Jul. 7 Jun. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Jul. 7 Jun. 16 5-12 St. John’s Country Day

STUDENT INTERVIEW

The student interview is an important part of the admission process. The interview helps us get to know your student and provides your student an opportunity to tell us about him or herself. Your child may dress casually and does not need to prepare for the interview, which usually lasts about twenty minutes. Encourage your child to relax and just be himself/herself – that is who we want to get to know!

Please contact Liz Mundin, (904) 256-5033, to schedule a mutually convenient time for the interview. This needs to be scheduled before February 3, 2018, in order for the child to be considered for the first round of admission decisions.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Each applicant must submit a birth certificate to Liz Mundin or through the mail by February 3, 2018, , in order for the child to be considered for first round of admission decisions.

The Bolles School – Admission House
Attn: Liz Mundin
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

ADMISSION DECISION NOTIFICATION

First round admission decision letters will be sent on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

UPPER SCHOOL DAY STUDENT (9 - 12)

Upper School students

We are very pleased you will be applying to the Upper School at Bolles. The Admission Office remains ready and available to assist you at any stage of the process. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Mark Frampton, Director of Upper School and Boarding Admission, (904) 256-5032.

The deadline for applications considered in our first round of selections is January 31, 2018.

How to Apply

Upper School Application Process
To begin the admission process, it is helpful to download and print the upper school admission checklists available below to use as your guide during the admission process.

U.S. Citizen Applicant Checklist

International Applicant Checklist

APPLICATION

Please complete all appropriate questions on the online application. In addition to the online component, it is necessary for you to download the PDF forms below. Forms you complete may be scanned and sent to Mark Frampton by the due dates indicated on the checklist. A photograph of the applicant is required and may be uploaded or mailed to the admission office.

APPLY NOW

Paper applications may be downloaded and completed by hand or we are happy to mail you an admission packet which contains all the admission forms, as well as other valuable information.

Download/Print Admission Packet

Request an Admission Packet

Paper applications may be dropped off at the Admission House on the San Jose Campus, scanned and emailed to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929 or mailed to:

The Bolles School Admission Office
7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

FEES

A one-time only application fee of $45 for a United States citizen’s application and $75 for an international student’s application fee may be paid with a check made payable to Bolles or in cash. Additionally, when an application is submitted online, the fee may be paid by e-check or by credit card (additional $5 fee applies). To pay by credit card, please call Ann Bishop in the Admission Office (904) 256-5035 with your credit card information in order to complete the transaction. Payments by credit card are charged a 2.5% convenience fee.

International families may pay the $80 application fee through our Flywire by peerTransfer service at Flywire.

PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

To help us get to know your child, we ask that you please complete a parent questionnaire. A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire may be submitted online or in paper form.

If using the paper form, the questionnaire may be scanned and emailed to Mark Frampton or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to ensure that the the student may be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

Submit Parent Questionnaire Online

Download/Print Parent Questionnaire

Each applicant for upper school is required to complete the Applicant Questionnaire and two hand-written essays (no word-processing please). There are three essay topics at the bottom of the form, and the applicant must choose two topics for his/her essays. They may be scanned and emailed to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission.

Download/Print Applicant Questionnaire

The Bolles School – Admission House
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations from the applicant’s current English and math teachers, as well as one from either the school principal or head of school, are required. Please click on the link below to find the recommendation forms. All recommendations must be sent by the teacher or school official directly to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission. If the forms are going to be mailed, please provide the recommending person with a stamped, addressed envelope made out to:

The Bolles School – Admission House
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

Download/Print English Teacher Recommendation Form

Download/Print Math Teacher Recommendation Form

Download/Print Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form

SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Please sign the Transcript Release Form which can be accessed from the link below, and provide it to the principal or Head of School at your child’s current school. All official school records must be sent directly to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or through the mail to the address below by January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission.

The Bolles School – Admission House
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

 

Download/Print Transcript Request Form

TESTING

All applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). To register for the ISEE, please go to ISEE Testing. To register for the SSAT, please go to SSAT Testing. If a test center is not available in your area, please go to Register for ISEE at a Prometric Test Center.

About the ISEE

For more information about the ISEE, visit www.iseetest.org to download the ISEE student guide and What to Expect on the ISEE.

Registration Information

  • To register online for the ISEE, go to www.iseetest.org.
  • Applicants can take the ISEE at any ISEE testing location. To review testing dates and locations, including the dates offered at Bolles, use ERB’s Search for Open Tests.
  • When registering for the ISEE, please list The Bolles School as one of the schools to which your child is applying so that test results will be sent directly to us. The Bolles School code is 100745.
  • Early registration is encouraged as spaces at all test sites are limited. An applicant must register at least three weeks prior to the testing date of choice.
2017-18 Local Testing Dates
Test Date Register Before Grade Level Location
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 7-12 Providence School
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 7 San Jose Episcopal
Oct. 21 Sept. 30 6-12 Episcopal School
Oct. 28 Oct. 7 7-12 Providence School
Nov. 4 Oct. 14 7 Riverside Presbyterian
Nov. 11 Oct. 21 6-12 The Bolles School
Nov. 18 Oct. 28 7-12 Providence School
Dec. 2 Nov. 11 7-12 Providence School
Dec. 2 Nov. 11 7 St. Mark’s Episcopal
Dec. 9 Nov. 18 6-12 The Bolles School
Dec. 9 Nov. 18 7 San Jose Episcopal
Jan. 6 Dec. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Jan. 20 Dec. 30 6-12 Episcopal School
Jan. 20 Dec. 30 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Jan. 27 Jan. 6 7-12 Providence School
Feb. 3 Jan. 13 6-12 The Bolles School
Feb. 10 Jan. 20 7-12 Providence School
Feb. 24 Feb. 3 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Mar. 3 Feb. 10 6-12 The Bolles School
Mar. 3 Feb. 10 7-12 Providence School
Mar. 17 Feb. 24 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Apr. 7 Mar. 17 6-12 Episcopal School
Apr. 14 Mar. 24 7-12 Providence School
Apr. 21 Mar. 31 6-12 The Bolles School
May. 19 Apr. 28 6-12 The Bolles School
Jun. 2 May 12 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Jun. 9 May 19 6-12 The Bolles School
Jul. 7 Jun. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Jul. 7 Jun. 16 5-12 St. John’s Country Day

STUDENT INTERVIEW

The student interview is an important part of the admission process. The interview helps us get to know your student and provides your student an opportunity to tell us about him or herself. Your child may dress casually and does not need to prepare for the interview, which usually lasts about twenty-to-thirty minutes. The interview may be set up via Skype if your are located out of town. Encourage your child to relax and just be himself/herself – that is who we want to get to know!

Please contact Mark Frampton, (904) 256-5032 to schedule a mutually convenient time for the interview. This needs to be scheduled before February 3, 2018, in order for the child to be considered for the first round of admission decisions.

 

ADMISSION DECISION NOTIFICATION

First round admission decision letters will be sent on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

BOARDING (7 - 12, Post Graduate)

Boarding students

We are very pleased you will be applying to the Resident Life Program at Bolles. We offer 7-day boarding and a five-day boarding option, open to ninth through twelfth grade students living within 60 driving miles of the San Jose Campus.

The Admission Office remains ready and available to assist you at any stage of the process. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Mark Frampton, Director of Upper School and Boarding Admission, (904) 256-5032.

The deadline for applications considered in our first round of selections is January 31, 2018.

How to Apply

Application Process
To begin the admission process, it is helpful to download and print the admission checklists available below to use as your guide during the admission process.

U.S. Citizen Applicant Checklist

International Applicant Checklist

APPLICATION

Please complete all appropriate questions on the online application. In addition to the online component, it is necessary for you to download the PDF forms below. Forms you complete may be scanned and sent to Mark Frampton by the due dates indicated on the checklist. A photograph of the applicant is required and may be uploaded or mailed to the admission office.

APPLY NOW

Paper applications may be downloaded and completed by hand or we are happy to mail you an admission packet which contains all the admission forms, as well as other valuable information.

Download/Print Admission Packet

Request an Admission Packet

Paper applications may be dropped off at the Admission House on the San Jose Campus, scanned and emailed to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929 or mailed to:

The Bolles School Admission Office
7400 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations from the applicant’s current English and math teachers, as well as one from either the school principal or head of school, are required. Please click on the link below to find the recommendation forms. All recommendations must be sent by the teacher or school official directly to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission. If the forms are going to be mailed, please provide the recommending person with a stamped, addressed envelope made out to:

The Bolles School – Admission House
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

Download/Print English Teacher Recommendation Form

Download/Print Math Teacher Recommendation Form

Download/Print Principal/Counselor Recommendation Form

FEES

A one-time only application fee of $45 for a United States citizen’s application and $75 for an international student’s application fee may be paid with a check made payable to Bolles or in cash. Additionally, when an application is submitted online, the fee may be paid by e-check or by credit card (additional $5 fee applies). To pay by credit card, please call Ann Bishop in the Admission Office (904) 256-5035 with your credit card information in order to complete the transaction. Payments by credit card are charged a 2.5% convenience fee.

International families may pay the $80 application fee through our Flywire by peerTransfer service at Flywire.

PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

To help us get to know your child, we ask that you please complete a parent questionnaire. A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire may be submitted online or in paper form.

If using the paper form, the questionnaire may be scanned and emailed to Mark Frampton or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to ensure that the the student may be considered in the first round of admission decisions.

Submit Parent Questionnaire Online

Download/Print Parent Questionnaire

Each applicant is required to complete the Applicant Questionnaire and two hand-written essays (no word-processing please). There are three essay topics at the bottom of the form, and the applicant must choose two topics for his/her essays. They may be scanned and emailed to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or sent by mail before January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission.
 

Download/Print Applicant Questionnaire

The Bolles School – Admission House
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Please sign the Transcript Release Form which can be accessed from the link below, and provide it to the principal or Head of School at your child’s current school. All official school records must be sent directly to Mark Frampton, faxed to (904) 739-9929, or through the mail to the address below by January 31, 2018 to be considered for first round admission.

The Bolles School – Admission House
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32217

Download/Print Transcript Request Form

TESTING

All applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). To register for the ISEE, please go to ISEE Testing. To register for the SSAT, please go to SSAT Testing. If a test center is not available in your area, please go to Register for ISEE at a Prometric Test Center.

About the ISEE

For more information about the ISEE, visit www.iseetest.org to download the ISEE student guide and What to Expect on the ISEE.

Registration Information

  • To register online for the ISEE, go to www.iseetest.org.
  • Applicants can take the ISEE at any ISEE testing location. To review testing dates and locations, including the dates offered at Bolles, use ERB’s Search for Open Tests.
  • When registering for the ISEE, please list The Bolles School as one of the schools to which your child is applying so that test results will be sent directly to us. The Bolles School code is 100745.
  • Early registration is encouraged as spaces at all test sites are limited. An applicant must register at least three weeks prior to the testing date of choice.
2017-18 Local Testing Dates
Test Date Register Before Grade Level Location
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 7-12 Providence School
Oct. 7 Sept. 16 7 San Jose Episcopal
Oct. 21 Sept. 30 6-12 Episcopal School
Oct. 28 Oct. 7 7-12 Providence School
Nov. 4 Oct. 14 7 Riverside Presbyterian
Nov. 11 Oct. 21 6-12 The Bolles School
Nov. 18 Oct. 28 7-12 Providence School
Dec. 2 Nov. 11 7-12 Providence School
Dec. 2 Nov. 11 7 St. Mark’s Episcopal
Dec. 9 Nov. 18 6-12 The Bolles School
Dec. 9 Nov. 18 7 San Jose Episcopal
Jan. 6 Dec. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Jan. 20 Dec. 30 6-12 Episcopal School
Jan. 20 Dec. 30 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Jan. 27 Jan. 6 7-12 Providence School
Feb. 3 Jan. 13 6-12 The Bolles School
Feb. 10 Jan. 20 7-12 Providence School
Feb. 24 Feb. 3 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Mar. 3 Feb. 10 6-12 The Bolles School
Mar. 3 Feb. 10 7-12 Providence School
Mar. 17 Feb. 24 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Apr. 7 Mar. 17 6-12 Episcopal School
Apr. 14 Mar. 24 7-12 Providence School
Apr. 21 Mar. 31 6-12 The Bolles School
May. 19 Apr. 28 6-12 The Bolles School
Jun. 2 May 12 5-12 St. John’s Country Day
Jun. 9 May 19 6-12 The Bolles School
Jul. 7 Jun. 16 6-12 The Bolles School
Jul. 7 Jun. 16 5-12 St. John’s Country Day

STUDENT INTERVIEW

The student interview is an important part of the admission process. The interview helps us get to know your student and provides your student an opportunity to tell us about him or herself. Your child may dress casually and does not need to prepare for the interview, which usually lasts about twenty-to-thirty minutes. The interview may be set up via Skype if your are located out of town. Encourage your child to relax and just be himself/herself – that is who we want to get to know!

Please contact Mark Frampton, (904) 256-5032 to schedule a mutually convenient time for the interview. This needs to be scheduled before February 3, 2018, in order for the child to be considered for the first round of admission decisions.

ADMISSION DECISION NOTIFICATION

First round admission decision letters will be sent on Thursday, March 15, 2018.