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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Co-Ed, No Religious Affiliation
Located in Jacksonville, Bolles operates four campuses. We offer a challenging curriculum, including 21 Advanced Placement courses and extensive offerings in performing arts and technology. Our nationally-recognized college placement program serves a diverse student population. We have a state award-winning athletic program, an internationally recognized swimming program, and an activities program centered on community service.
7400 San Jose BoulevardJacksonville, Florida, USA
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Seeing Bolles during the school day opens your eyes to the possibilities and infinite opportunities available to your son or daughter. It also allows your child to experience first-hand the kind and nurturing environment at Bolles - something mere words could never do.
Posted on July 22, 2016
Information about the Class of 2016.
Posted on July 22, 2016
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Summary: The Upper School curriculum is designed to prepare each student for college and beyond. All classes are taught in a demanding but exciting environment that refines the skills of each student. Honors classes and the Advanced Placement Program encourage students to reach for the highest level of their abilities while allowing students to receive advanced placement and/or college credits.
Department Director: Tyler Hodges
Average Class Size: 15
Full Time Teachers: 158
Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 53.00%
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1
Summer Programs Offered: Offered
Academic Schedule: Semester
Number of AP Courses Offered: 22
Notable Achievements: AP students recorded a overall pass rate of 87%
Department Director: John Newman
Number of Dorms: 2
Average Students Per Dorm: 45
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 1
Dress Code: Formal
Summary: For our boarding students, Bolles is a second home. With boarders in grades 7-12 from more than 25 countries, the program offers diversity and a sense of family that enhances the Bolles experience.
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Summary: Arts - Bolles offers a dynamic and comprehensive program in the fine and performing arts as part of a complete education for students in every grade level. Disciplines include dance, drama, instrumental music, vocal music, and visual arts through academic classes and extracurricular activities. Bolles students are given the opportunity to not only express themselves, but also discover all things possible through the arts.Athletics - The internationally recognized athletic program at Bolles provides students in middle and upper school the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop into well-rounded individuals. Participation and camaraderie are as important as competition and success in the overall educational aspect of the athletic program. While Bolles teams and athletes are often recognized for outstanding achievements and results on the field, the important lessons of leadership, self-discipline, and teamwork are the lasting rewards possible through athletic involvement at the School.
Arts Department Director: Laura Rippel
Athletics Department Director: Matt Morris
Notable Achievements: Bolles swimmers won gold in 5 Rio Olympic events., Winner of Florida All-Sports Award for 36 years., 85% students active in 100+ performances yearly.
Summary: Bolles offers a comprehensive College Counseling program designed to help students identify colleges that fit their interests, abilities, skills, and values. Our program is based upon two fundamental beliefs:1. The college choice is a process which requires well-honed research and decision-making skills.2. The college choice should be geared to the individual, and student and college should be appropriately matched.
Department Director: Dr. Steve Soud
Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%
Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:
Middle Percentile of SAT Scores
Caroline Barlow (Class of 2007) 2010 Rhodes Scholar and US Naval Academy Brigade Commander
Jackie Crosby (Class of 1979) 1985 Pulitzer Prize winner in journalism
Chipper Jones (Class of 1990) 7-time Major League Baseball All-Star with the Atlanta Braves, 1999 MVP, 1995 World Champion
Joseph Kittinger (Class of 1946) US Air Force pilot, performed highest and fastest skydive over 100,000 fee as key member of Project Excelsior
Ryan Murphy (Class of 2013) 2016 3-time Olympic gold medal swimmer
Kevin Sack (Class of 1977) 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner in journalism
Joseph Schooling (Class of 2014) 2016 Olympic gold medal swimmer
George Scribner (Class of 1970) Artist, Director and Imagineer with Disney
Travis Tygart (Class of 1989) CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency
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Department Director: Ryan Trevett
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