The Bolles School, Jacksonville:
The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida, the school enrolls more than 1,700 boarding and day students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 on four campuses, Ponte Vedra, Whitehurst, Bartram and San Jose.
Boarding Program (Grades 7-12)
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.
Female boarding students live on the Bartram Campus, and male boarders on the San Jose Campus. Each group has a supervisor, several faculty members and their families living on campus with them.
Boarding students get the guidance and discipline they would at home, as well as familial intimacy. The San Jose Campus features comfortable residence halls for 80 male students. The Bartram Campus is home to approximately 50 female boarders, nestled in a picturesque wooded setting along Pottsburg Creek.
For students in grades 7-9, the boarding program includes structured study time, room inspection and daily academic counseling. This prepares them for more independent living in grades 10-12.
Students immersed in this culturally diverse environment learn self-discipline, respect for others, and cooperation. In addition to the excellent recreational facilities for boarding students on both campuses, students also take part in organized off-campus activities that provide entertainment and enrichment.
Middle School Program (Grades 7 and 8)
The programs offered in Middle School take on a more demanding pace for which the faculty works to prepare students. Higher concepts in each subject are introduced by faculty specializing in that subject. All subjects are sequential to become more in-depth with progressive grade levels.
Study halls are used to teach students how to work independently. Faculty members make themselves available to help students during the daily “Zero Hour,” a half-hour period before formal classes begin when concerns may be addressed on a one-to-one basis.
English, Math or Pre-Algebra, United States History, Life Science, Physical Education, 2 Electives including foreign language.
English, Concepts in Algebra or Algebra I, U.S. Government and Economics, Earth Science, Physical Education, 2 Electives including foreign language.
Upper School Program (Grades 9-12)
Guidance is coordinated by faculty advisors responsible for students at each grade level, assisted by the Guidance Department staff. At the eleventh and twelfth grade levels, college placement advising becomes the primary responsibility of the Guidance staff.
The Mathematics Department requires Algebra I, II, and Geometry. In addition Algebra III, Data Analysis, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, as well as Computer Applications, Web Site Development, and Programming in Java are offered.
The Science Department offers college level laboratory courses in Introduction to Physics and Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Human Anatomy, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Neurobiology Honors, and Life Skills are electives.
The English Department offers strong literary analysis and composition experience at all levels. Electives include Introduction to Composition, Senior Composition, Newspaper, Yearbook, and Public Speaking.
The Foreign Language Department offers sequential courses in Spanish, French, Latin, German, Japanese, and Chinese. (Credits required: 2 years of any one language).
The Social Studies Department requires American Government and Economics, World History, and United States History. Electives include Recent American History, American Government and Politics, History of the Middle East and Economics.
Fine and Performing Arts:
The Fine and Performing Arts Department offers academic courses in Dance, Theatre, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and the Visual Arts, including Foundations in Studio Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, Painting, Watercolor, Drawing, and Photography.
Physical Education or an approved alternative is required of all students for two years in Grades 9-12.
Advanced Placement Courses:
Advanced Placement courses are offered in American history, biology, calculus AB and BC, statistics, chemistry, physics, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, computer science, English literature and English language, European history, French, Latin, Spanish, portfolio art, and art history.
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|Address: 7400 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida , USA|
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