The accredited boarding schools in the United States include Phillips Exeter Academy, the SEED School of Washington DC and Wolfeboro, the Summer Boarding School. Boarding schools differ widely in focus, student resources and prestige. The accreditation process holds schools to a certain credible standard.
Business Insider ranks Phillips Exeter Academy as the highest-rated of the many prestigious boarding schools in the United States. Phillips Exeter Academy seeks to foster creativity and independent thinking in its graduates, as well as to assist them in growing into selfless, passionate members of society. The school offers extensive performing arts, academic and athletic programs.
The SEED School of Washington, DC, located in the city's impoverished Ward 7, seeks to provide its students with the tools to gain admittance to a competitive college. The school focuses on offering a challenging program of academic preparation and an intensely-supportive environment in which to nurture students emotionally and academically. Unlike Phillips Exeter Academy students, SEED students spend their weekends at home and board only during the week.
A much smaller school, Wolfeboro focuses on academic improvement for students who attend other schools during the regular school year. Wolfeboro's students come from schools in all parts of the United States, as well as international schools such as Chadwick International School in South Korea. Wolfeboro's mission is to foster future academic excellence, independence and confidence in its students.