We Know Boarding Schools

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is the largest membership organization of junior and high school boarding schools in the US and Canada.

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is the largest membership organization of junior and high school boarding schools in the US and Canada.

​About TABS

We help you find the right school for you.

Are you looking for an education that goes beyond the ordinary? A place where your child is seen? Valued? Challenged? Where middle school isn’t boring? Where high school is a place of discovery and expansion? We’re here to help you find that educational home.

At The Association of Boarding Schools, our life’s work and mission is to help families learn about boarding schools in the United States and Canada. We have almost 200 schools – in big cities and rural communities. What is the best school? There isn’t a best school. But there IS a best school for your student. We’re here to help you find it. To discover the possibilities and take the opportunity of a lifetime.

Start exploring at home. Learn about a day in the life of a boarding school student, explore our school finder tool to find the best fit for you, check out our list of schools by region, or get insightful answers to frequently asked questions.

When you’re ready to talk or have questions, please call us. We’ll help guide you through your search and the admission process. We can’t pull strings to get you into a specific school, but we will help point you in the right direction based on your student’s talents, needs and dreams.

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Download it now to stay on track, meet crucial private school deadlines and anticipate next steps all in one concise document you can easily print.

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