Attending an Explore Bolles! event is a perfect way to learn more about the Bolles experience! These events are designed for adults rather than children and provide the opportunity to experience our lower schools first-hand. Lower School Explore Bolles! events are not drop-in and drop-out events. You will want to stay for the entirety of the event so that you don't miss a thing! Campus tours are included. ContactShelly Lenhart, Director of Lower School Admission, (904) 256-5034 for more information.
Explore Bolles! Events: Our Lower School Explore Bolles! events are opportunities for adults to learn more about what an All Things Possible approach to lower school learning looks like at Bolles. After registering and enjoying morning refreshments, parents get informative one-on-one time with Bolles parents and faculty who can provide valuable insight into their experience – and how your family’s might align. A more formal program follows. For nearly an hour, you’ll hear from the School’s top Administrators, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Kila McCann, Shelly Lenhart, Lower School Admission Director and some faculty members. This is a wonderful time to hear about the overall Bolles experience and how Bolles grows as your child grows. Following the program, fifth grade ambassadors will provide personal tours for each family group. These campus leaders will show you all the campus highlights, classrooms, facilities and more. Experiencing a student’s perspective of Bolles provides helpful insight into the realities of a typical school day for your child. Once your tour is complete, you are welcome to stay for more conversation with faculty and parents. Our community loves coming together to share their Bolles experiences with new friends and families. Community is what makes a Bolles education a standout.
If you are not able to join us for an Explore Bolles! event, we would be delighted for you to call to schedule a campus tour. Lower School tours are available on school day mornings at the Whitehurst and Ponte Vedra Beach Campuses.
Please email Shelly Lenhart, Director of Lower School Admission, or call(904) 256-5034 to schedule a visit.
Middle School (6-8)
Dedicated to our sixth through eighth grade students, we welcome the opportunity to show you this wonderful learning environment.
Attending an Explore Bolles! event is a perfect way to learn more about the Bolles experience! These events are designed for parents and provide the opportunity to learn about the middle school program. Explore Bolles! events are not drop-in and drop-out events, but are planned around a full presentation and tour of the campus and program. You will want to stay for the entirety of the event so that you don't miss a thing! ContactLiz Mundin, Director of Middle School Admission, (904) 256-5033 for more information.
Explore Bolles! event: Our Middle School Parent Explore Bolles!events are a wonderful way for prospective parents to get to know our Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus – a beautiful college campus-like school dedicated to the education of students in grades 6-8. Campus Head Josh Bauman will welcome you to a reception-like gathering, where you’ll enjoy morning refreshments before the official welcome and introduction. A slate of middle school administrators and leaders will speak about all areas of middle school life including counselors, activities directors, deans, athletic administrators and fine and performing arts leadership. Later, Middle School Admission Director Liz Mundin will speak to you in the auditorium about what you can expect during the admission process and how your student will shadow current Bolles students during the year. A campus tour follows. You’ll see the many spaces students are learning, experiencing and developing skills that will serve them for life! Liz is available afterward for questions following her presentation and you are welcome to stay and ask any specific questions you have on your mind.
If you are not able to join us for an Explore Bolles! event, we would be delighted to offer an individual campus tour. Scheduling a tour and a student shadow day are initial steps in the middle school application process.
If you are a current Bolles parent or have toured/applied previously, no additional tour is required but one may be requested. The student shadow day is optional, but encouraged to allow your child to experience a day as a Bolles middle school student.
Tours are offered weekly and you may sign up for a tour by contacting Director of Middle School Admission Liz Mundin, (904) 256-5033. Please allow an hour and half for your visit.
Student shadow days are offered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., excluding student holiday return dates and exam weeks. Please contact Liz Mundin, (904) 256-5033, to schedule a student shadow day.
Upper School Day or Boarding (9 - 12, Post Grad)
Dedicated to our ninth through twelfth grade and Post Graduate day and boarding students, we welcome the opportunity to show you this wonderful learning environment.
San Jose Campus
7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Attending an Explore Bolles! event is a perfect way to learn more about the Bolles experience! These events provide parents and students with an opportunity to learn about the upper school program. Explore Bolles! events are not drop-in and drop-out events, but are planned around a full presentation and tour of the campus and program. You will want to stay for the entirety of the event so that you don't miss a thing! Contact Mark Frampton, Director of Upper School Admission, (904) 256-5032 for more information.
Explore Bolles! events provide parents and students with a unique opportunity to learn about what an All Things Possible approach to education looks like. The morning event begins with a welcome meeting and campus tour that is sure to stimulate questions. We then bring in students, parents, and faculty to give you their perspective of the school. We end the event by going over our application, and financial aid program.
Our two-day Explore Bolles! event for prospective boarding students and their parents is designed to give you a unique opportunity to learn about what an All Things Possible approach to education looks like at Bolles. The experience begins Thursday evening with an official check-in. Boarders live in Bolles Hall on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus, the site of the evening activities. After checking in, parents and students will enjoy a resident hall tour with current resident students, followed by a special dinner with students and staff. Prospective students will spend the night in the dorm, and parents will be dismissed to their off-campus accommodations. The next morning, our Explore Bolles event will start at 8:30 a.m. in the McGehee Auditorium. After a tour of the campus and meeting with teachers and students, your student will shadow a current student for the remainder of the school day. Students will be ready to be picked-up next to the San Jose Campus flagpole near the main parking lot at 3:10 p.m. As your student prepares for this event, please refer to our prescribed dress codefor suggestions on what to pack for the school day portion of the visit.
Upper School campus tours are available for families who cannot attend an Explore Bolles! event. To arrange for a personal tour, contact Mark Frampton at (904) 256-5032 or by e-mail at FramptonM@Bolles.org.