Urban Agenda Profiles Top Regional Day and Boarding Schools

Avon Old Farms (www.avonoldfarms.com) is a celebrated boys’ boarding school in Avon, CT. Their magnificent campus, with its distinctive Cotswold architecture, emphasizes the New England charm of the school’s setting. As well-known for their sports teams as their academic programs, Avon is fully anchored in the liberal arts.

Miss Hall’s School (www.misshalls.org) is an all-girls’ boarding school in Pittsfield, MA. The campus is situated on over 80 acres in the picturesque Berkshire Mountains. Founded in 1898 by Mira Hall, Miss Hall’s School is also the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Dwight-Englewood School (www.d-e.org) is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades PreK through 12. Located in Englewood, NJ, the school has a long tradition of academic excellence. Dwight-Englewood prides itself on being the most ethnically diverse school in Bergen County with students who represent over 80 communities in NJ and NY.

The Kildonan School (www.kildonan.org) for dyslexia has been empowering students with language-based learning disabilities at their current location in Amenia, NY since 1980. Horseback riding, skiing, and a strong art program are hallmarks of the school’s extracurricular program.

The Gow School (www.gow.org) is a college preparatory boarding school in South Wales, NY for young men with dyslexia in grades 7 through 12. The Gow School’s curriculum includes courses in Reconstructive Language, English, math, science, history, business, economics, fine and performing arts, computer science, health, and robotics.

The Hun School (www.hunschool.org) is an independent coeducational day and boarding school located in Princeton, NJ. Students in grades 6 through post-graduate year comprise a student body of 614, representing a diverse blend of nationalities, races, and religions. The Hun School also maintains a very competitive and well-respected athletic program.

Peddie School (www.peddie.org) is a private boarding and day school in Hightstown, NJ, just a short distance from downtown Princeton, NJ. Each year, Peddie awards $6 million in financial aid to 40 percent of students who attend the school.

Knox School (www.knoxschool.org) is a coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 6 through post-graduate year. Knox is located just 50 miles from Manhattan on a 48-acre campus in St. James, NY bordering the Long Island Sound. Their performing arts program is enhanced by a partnership with Access Opera at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

The Ethel Walker School (www.ethelwalker.org), located in Simsbury, CT, is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 6 through 12. Walker’s offers an invaluable educational experience for girls in the areas of scholarship, the arts, athletics, wellness, and community service.

The Pennington School (www.pennington.org) is a coeducational private day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12. The historic campus is located in Pennington, NJ, 10 miles from Princeton, NJ and 40 miles from Philadelphia.  Students prepare for college with a classical curriculum in all major academic subjects.