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The absolute best boarding schools in the world, ranked by the community's votes. This list has the most popular boarding schools in the world, and includes related images and location information. Choosing a school is one of the most important choices a parent can make for their children. What are the most famous boarding schools in the world?

This list features the absolute best boarding schools in the world. The schools are listed based on the number of votes cast and your votes can help determine the ranking. Included among the best boarding schools in the world are Ipswich School, Oundle School, Bromsgrove School, Epsom College, Chavagnes International College, Aiglon College, Aloisiuskolleg, Charterhouse, Gresham’s School, Institut Montana, Notre Dame International High School, St. Gilgen International School, Kilkenny College, Landesschule Pforta, and Uppingham School.

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Cheshire Academy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Cheshire Academy Cheshire, CT

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38 30
Leysin American School is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Leysin American School Leysin, Vaud, Switzerland

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21 14
Eton College is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
emily-roberts added Eton College Public school, Boarding school, University

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Aiglon College is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Aiglon College Chesieres, Switzerland

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21 27
St. Gilgen International Schoo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

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22 29
Charterhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Charterhouse Godalming, Surrey, UK

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20 27
Oundle School is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Oundle School Public school, Independent school, Mixed-sex education - Oundle, UK

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Harrow School is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
sewhaw added Harrow School Boarding school, Public school, Independent school

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10 15
Chavagnes International Colleg... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Chavagnes International College Boarding school, Independent school - Chavagnes-en-Paillers, France

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L’ecole Des Roches is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
L’ecole Des Roches Verneuil-sur-Avre, France

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8 13
Lancing College is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Lancing College Public school, Independent school - Lancing, UK

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4 9
Malvern College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
ChristopherPhillips2 added Malvern College Independent school

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Institut Montana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Institut Montana Zugerberg, Switzerland

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Aloisiuskolleg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Aloisiuskolleg Bonn, Germany

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St. Columba’s College is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
St. Columba’s College Dublin, Ireland

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Marlborough College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Marlborough College Boarding school, Independent school - Marlborough, UK

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Rugby School is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Rugby School Boarding school, Independent school - Rugby, UK

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4 11
Kilkenny College is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Kilkenny College Kilkenny, Ireland

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4 11
John F. Kennedy International ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
John F. Kennedy International School Saanen, Bern, Switzerland

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6 14
Haileybury and Imperial Servic... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Haileybury and Imperial Service College Private school, Independent school - Hertford, UK

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Herlufsholm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Herlufsholm Næstved, Denmark

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Ipswich School is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Ipswich School Private school, Boarding school, Independent school - Suffolk, UK

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7 16
Uppingham School is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Uppingham School Independent school, Boarding school, Independent school - Uppingham, Rutland, UK

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7 16
Epsom College is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Epsom College Public school, Public school, Independent school - Surrey, UK

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5 13
Harrogate Ladies’ College is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

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Hurtwood House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Hurtwood House Dorking, UK

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3 10
Diocesan School is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Diocesan School Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

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10 21
Brighton College is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Brighton College Public school, Boarding school, Independent school - Brighton, UK

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5 14
Ashville College is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Ashville College North Yorkshire, UK

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Berlin Brandenburg Internation... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

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Wesley College, Dublin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Wesley College, Dublin Private school - Dublin, Ireland

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4 13
Woodstock School is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Woodstock School Hamilton, New Zealand

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5 15
Gresham’s School is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Gresham’s School Norfolk, UK

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6 17
Villiers Secondary School is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Villiers Secondary School Limerick, Ireland

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4 14
Landesschule Pforta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Landesschule Pforta Bad Kösen, Germany

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7 20
Bromsgrove School is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Bromsgrove School Public school, Boarding school, Independent school - Bromsgrove, UK

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2 11
Schule Birklehof is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Schule Birklehof Hinterzarten, Germany

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2 11
Caterham School is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Caterham School Surrey, UK

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4 17
Notre-Dame International High ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Notre-Dame International High School Verneuil-sur-Seine, France

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1 8
Berkhamsted School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Berkhamsted School Berkhamsted, UK

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1 8
Miss Porter's School is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Conrad K Allen added Miss Porter's School Independent school, Private school, Boarding school

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1 9
Therisianum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Therisianum Vienna, Autstria

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2 15
American International School is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

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Nyborg Gymnasium is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Nyborg Gymnasium Nyborg, France