about tabs


about tabs

Serving the Boarding School Community


The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is the public voice for college-preparatory boarding schools and the central resource for boarding school education. We serve roughly 300 boarding schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad.

Serving as a bridge between schools and students, we actively support the needs of boarding schools themselves, and provide information and insight to families about the benefits of a boarding school environment.

To this end, TABS hosts an annual conference, a series of workshops for school administrators and staff, publishes an annual magazine/directory, and hosts this website, www.boardingschools.com.

There are a variety of ways to interact with TABS. Please choose your path from the options below.

Associate Members

Our Associate Membership program is designed for those not eligible for traditional membership which serve, study, or are deeply involved with the TABS member schools.

Corporate Sponsors

TABS has great sponsor support. See short profiles of our Red Level sponsors, who offer services to TABS Member Schools and/or families interested in the boarding school option.

Friends in Education

See a comprehensive list of boarding school networks, our educational partners, and sister associations.

Contact TABS

We're always happy to hear from you! Send us your thoughts and ideas.

LinkedIn Group

Search our schools, see
pics, profiles and more.

Directors Cut

Get the inside scoop from Peter Upham.