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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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293 185
Cheshire Academy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Cheshire, CT

2
81 57
Eton College is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
emily-roberts added Public school, Boarding school, University

3
76 73
Leysin American School is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Leysin, Vaud, Switzerland

4
72 73
Aiglon College is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Chesieres, Switzerland

5
30 30
Harrow School is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
sewhaw added Public school, Boarding school, Independent school

6
48 54
Charterhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Godalming, Surrey, UK

7
22 34
Rugby School is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Boarding school, Independent school - Rugby, UK

8
20 33
Woodstock School is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Hamilton, New Zealand

9
14 24
Malvern College is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
ChristopherPhillips2 added Independent school

10
17 29
Marlborough College is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Boarding school, Independent school - Marlborough, UK

11
15 26
Epsom College is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Public school, Public school, Independent school - Surrey, UK

12
20 34
Brighton College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Public school, Boarding school, Independent school - Brighton, UK

13
6 13
Appleby College is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
joshua2021332 added High school, Boarding school, Coeducation

14
17 30
Lancing College is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Public school, Independent school - Lancing, UK

15
11 21
Ashville College is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
North Yorkshire, UK

16
7 15
Berkhamsted School is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Berkhamsted, UK

17
35 58
Oundle School is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Public school, Independent school, Mixed-sex education - Oundle, UK

18
31 52
St. Gilgen International Schoo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

19
12 23
Kilkenny College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Kilkenny, Ireland

20
10 20
Schule Birklehof is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Hinterzarten, Germany

21
21 37
Institut Montana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Zugerberg, Switzerland

22
19 34
Uppingham School is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Independent school, Boarding school, Independent school - Uppingham, Rutland, UK

23
11 22
Gresham’s School is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Norfolk, UK

24
11 22
Miss Porter's School is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Conrad K Allen added Independent school, Private school, Boarding school

25
16 30
Chavagnes International Colleg... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Independent school, Boarding school - Chavagnes-en-Paillers, France

26
10 21
Hurtwood House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Dorking, UK

27
17 32
Ipswich School is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Private school, Boarding school, Independent school - Suffolk, UK

28
17 32
L’ecole Des Roches is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Verneuil-sur-Avre, France

29
12 25
Haileybury and Imperial Servic... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Private school, Independent school - Hertford, UK

30
10 22
Harrogate Ladies’ College is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

31
14 29
St. Columba’s College is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Dublin, Ireland

32
7 18
Caterham School is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Surrey, UK

33
5 15
The King's School, Sydney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
aryanbahinipati added High school, Boarding school, Day school

34
10 23
John F. Kennedy International ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Saanen, Bern, Switzerland

35
12 27
Bromsgrove School is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Public school, Boarding school, Independent school - Bromsgrove, UK

36
8 21
Diocesan School is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand

37
8 22
Berlin Brandenburg Internation... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

38
12 29
Herlufsholm is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Næstved, Denmark

39
10 26
Villiers Secondary School is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Limerick, Ireland

40
13 31
Aloisiuskolleg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Bonn, Germany

41
9 25
Notre-Dame International High ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Verneuil-sur-Seine, France

42
6 20
American International School is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World

43
7 22
Landesschule Pforta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Bad Kösen, Germany

44
6 23
Wesley College, Dublin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Private school - Dublin, Ireland

45
4 18
Therisianum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Vienna, Autstria

46
4 19
Nyborg Gymnasium is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boarding Schools in the World
Nyborg, France