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TSAO Member Schools


Founded in 1952, Ten Schools Admission Organization (TSAO) is a group of top ten New England college preparatory institutions that cooperate in their outreach to prospective students and their families. Our goal is to guide prospective families on their journey to find the most suitable secondary boarding school experience and to bring better understanding of boarding school education and its benefits. 

Boarding school offers students an immersive, experience-based learning opportunity within a supportive and diverse community of students and teachers. It is a close-knit community of learners who study, play, and live together that is conducive to shaping forward thinking students who are better prepared for college and life beyond. 

Each TSAO member school offers a wide range of experiences and traditions and each of them embody the highest standards of personal and academic excellence. As a group we offer access to comprehensive information about unique benefits of the boarding school. We share recruitment trips, links to each of our school's individual websites and provide access to an inquiry form about any of the member school to help you make your choice with confidence.

Why Boarding

Boarding school students rate as better prepared for college and life beyond and tend to position themselves as forward thinking, successful professionals.

TSAO Member Schools

Top ten college preparatory boarding schools in the Northeastern United States with the highest standards of academic excellence.

Finding the Right Fit

Our member schools offer unique learning opportunities with a wide array of academic and extracurricular experiences

Applications Tips

Applying to boarding school may appear to be a daunting process – our guide makes it easy!

Financial Aid

Boarding school education can be affordable. Financial aid options make private schools an accessible alternative to public schools.

Help Us Find You

We would like to get to know you! 

What's Happening

By the Numbers


Million of Financial Aid Awards granted each year by the TSAO Member Schools.


Classes offered


Of TSAO graduates attend 4 year colleges.


Average student to faculty ratio.


Countries represented by our collective student body.


Student run clubs offered on our campuses.