->''"Don't believe everything you hear about our boarding schools ({{Beat}}) Don't ''dis-''believe everything you hear either." ''
-->-- '''Creator/ChristopherHitchens''', on ''RealTimeWithBillMaher''

The misadventures of students at "public schools" (British term for private schools, which are commonly boarding schools) were once a staple of children's literature, but fell out of fashion in the sixties. Starting in the late 1990s, however, the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, a HeroicFantasy taking place in a [[WizardingSchool wizarding]] boarding school, revived many of its tropes (although significantly breaking from the tradition by making the school mixed instead of single-sex).

Mostly, the boarding schools depicted were for the aspiring middle classes, so did not have particularly elaborate facilities. The biggest educational difference from other schools was the syllabus, which led to a few jokes about Latin, but the classrooms were typically much like any other, because that wasn't where the story was.

The story was in the fact that they were ''boarding'' schools; the children lived in the premises, sharing dorm rooms. The Boarding School genre revolves around the impact of this -- children, separated from their parents, growing up together. All the advantages of having a story about orphans sans the tragedy of dead parents.

Quite often, the school buildings would be in fairly bad shape - leaking roofs, faulty heating -- leading to stories where the children attempted to raise enough money to [[HeyLetsPutOnAShow save their school]].

Common elements in the Boarding School genre include

* Children/teenagers as the main protagonists.
* The nice teacher and the [[SadistTeacher nasty one]].
* Midnight feasts.
* Pranks.
* Houses within the school, with fierce competition (note these can be found in TheGoodOldBritishComp too, although in self-consciously modern schools, they're probably called "teams").
* School sports taken [[SeriousBusiness seriously]].
* A spoilt student.
* A perfect and kind student.
* The class struggles between the clique of rich kids and the poorer "scholarship" students.
* Fagging, the (mostly obsolete) practice of younger students acting as servants for the elder ones. Has nothing to do with either homosexuality or cigarettes (usually).
** The term derives from the fact that they used to have to chop and haul firewood (faggots) for the upperclassmen.
* SituationalSexuality, either PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama.

Hell, it's amazing they ever get any work done.

TheGoodOldBritishComp is the other UK school trope. Contrast OffToBoardingSchool. Contrast this with the ElaborateUniversityHigh; many genres may be set in that setting, but in this genre, the setting is the point. The BoardingSchoolOfHorrors is perhaps the worst example of this kind of setting.

The USA has a few schools like this, generally old and expensive and in the USA's 'New England' region. Historically, the USA had several public (in the US sense, meaning state-run) boarding schools in rural areas, although they are extremely rare today. Boarding schools for families of all (above-average) incomes abound in The Commonwealth. They make occasional appearances in non-British movies and TV and use pretty much the same tropes as in the British model. Modern-day, and non-American, boarding school settings tend to place more emphasis on getting into good universities; outside the USA, one can no longer get into a good university without good grades.

In Japan, the boarding school idea shows up a few times, though not in the more realistic anime, because boarding schools are a foreign idea in Japan and its only real boarding schools are exclusively for international students.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The three schools in ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''.
* The deceptively gorgeous Ohtori Academy in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. No wonder there's so much SceneryPorn.
* Duel Academia in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''.
* Kinkan Academy in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' (translated as "Gold Crown Academy" for the dub).
* Mahora Academy in ''Franchise/{{Negima}}'' (a [[ElaborateUniversityHigh big]] one, too).
* Ashford Academy in ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Saint Paul's Private School in ''Manga/CandyCandy'', which is a mixed gender academy with separate dormitories for boys and girls. There Candy meets up with her SecondLove Terry (whom she actually met during her journey to England), befriends Patty, is bullied by Eliza and her GirlPosse, [[spoiler:finds Annie and Albert again]], etc.; all of this has a HUGE influence in her CharacterDevelopment.
* The yuri manga ''Manga/TokimekiMononokeJogakkou'' takes place in one of these.
* The setting for the anime adaptation of Enid Blyton's "St. Clare's" series, ''Ochame na Futago Clare Gakuin Monogatari'' It was adapted into German, Spanish, Italian, French and Arabic, but never into English.
* Cross Academy in ''Manga/VampireKnight''.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'' and ''Manga/TheHeartOfThomas'' take place in boarding schools which were inspired by the French film ''Les amities particulieres''.
* None of the main characters live in the dorms, but the fancier school in ''Manga/AoiHana'' is boarding-optional.
* Fuuka Academy in ''Anime/MaiHime'' and Garderobe Academy in ''Anime/MaiOtome''.
* ''Manga/SilverSpoon'' mixes things up a little and makes it a rural agricultural school.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': Shinryuuji is revealed to be a boarding school.
* ''Manga/KokoWaGreenwood'': is set in the "boarding dorm" of a prestigious high-school. Most of the students live at home, but none of those are in the central cast. Two of the central cast ''could'' live at home but choose not to.
* The school attended by the main characters of ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'' is similar to the above example on this regard. There's also the option of living in the dorms during summer vacation albeit the number of students who choose to do so aren't enough to justify keeping the air-conditioner on.
* The main characters of ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru'' attend an all-girls boarding school. In fact, Mizuho's dead grandfather states in his will that if Mizuho wants to properly become his heir, he must disguise himself as a girl and attend said school without being discovered. [[spoiler:Said boarding school also was the ''alma mater'' of Mizuho's MissingMom... and her dead roommate who had a massive crush on her returns as a ghost...]].
* The Suimei University of the Arts High School in ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'', and one that is not elaborate at all. The story happens in the Sakura Hall, a dormitory for trouble students kicked out of the school's normal dorms.
* The Weston College from the public school arc in ''Manga/BlackButler'' is quite a fancy example of this. Complete with pranks and hazing, school houses, [[SeriousBusiness school sports]], a spoilt student [[spoiler:who went too far]], Ciel posing as a perfect and kind student, fagging, and one minor antagonist abusing the SituationalSexuality.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', St. Rudolph is not just a Catholic school but also one of these. This is a huge plot point in the Saint Rudolph's arc since [[spoiler: Fuji's younger brother Yuuta, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter in his quest for his own identity]], chose SR as his school because among other things, it had a dorm and thus he could move out of home. He stays there even after his CharacterDevelopment in said arc.]]
* One of the cases in ''Manga/TanteiGakuenQ'' happens in a boarding school. Megu and Ryu are asked to pose as {{New Transfer Student}}s to find out the truth about a missing SchoolIdol, and have to deal with the overbearing StudentCouncilPresident and the well-intentioned but ''very'' nosy members of the Broadcasting Club. [[spoiler:The StudentCouncilPresident is messily murdered. And things go FromBadToWorse from then on.]]
* In the ''Manga/HauntedJunction'' manga, Haruto and Kazumi are tasked with infiltrating an all-boys boarding school where the boys are attacked by the [[CuteGhostGirl sexy female ghost]] who haunts the bathrooms. [[spoiler:She is the Blue Spot Girl, Red Mantle's long-lost and antagonistic younger sister.]]
* ''Manga/MakaiOuji'': the protagonist, Wiliam Twining, goes to an all-male boarding school in VictorianLondon which has a church on campus. Angels and demons regularly pose as students and faculty/staff.
* Sunshine Academy from ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}} Sunshine''. It's co-ed with seperate dormitories for boys and girls.
* True Cross Academy from {{Ao no Exorcist}} is one. In addition to being a magic school where some of the students secretly learn to fight demons.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'': The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, which is a separate place from, and should not be confused with Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. That's right, the X-men had TWO boarding schools (before they moved to San Francisco).
* The ''St. Trinian's'' school for girls, as shown in Ronald Searle's wonderful comics.
* [[MorningGlories Morning Glory Academy]]
* The Winker Watson strip in ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' was set in a boarding school named [[Literature/{{Greyfriars}} Grey Towers]].
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* For a while it was generally [[{{Fanon}} assumed]] by the ''{{Glee}}'' fandom that Dalton Academy was a boarding school, for a few different reasons: because Dalton fit the image of a boarding school, because it's far enough between Lima (where Kurt lives) and Westerville (where Dalton is) that a daily commute seemed improbable, and because the idea of an all boys boarding school existing within canon greatly appealed to many fans. It was {{Jossed}} eventually, when Kurt mentioned in passing that he still lived at home, but many fanfic writers still hold onto the idea, either by [[{{Handwave}} explaining away]] or outright ignoring Kurt's comment, or by having Dalton be a boarding school that also has day students.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum, author [[Creator/AAPessimal A.A. Pessimal]] has taken Terry Pratchett's concept of the boarding school - [[WordOfGod Pratchett famously said]] he ''took a typical British boarding school and turned all the knobs UpToEleven - especially the one labelled "violence"'' - and elaborated on it still further, adding more detail and new ideas, especially about the new tensions caused by the A.G. school going co-educational. Pessimal has written a few stories revolving round events at this singular school. A typical one might be [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8774066/1/There-s-nothing-like-a-fresh-pair-of-eyes-is-there Fresh Pair of Eyes]], or [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5055274/1/The-Graduation-Class The Graduation Class]], or [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5423228/1/Murder-Most-Orrible Murder Most 'Orrible]].
* Alongside the aforementioned case of the Saint Rudolph School, a pretty persistent fanon in ThePrinceOfTennis dictates that Hyotei Gakuen might be a boarding school for rich kids, based on how one of their top players is from outside Tokyo (more exactly, from the Kansai area). It has neither been confirmed nor {{Jossed}} in canon.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety''
* ''Film/CryWolf'' is set in one of these, but does not really use its tropes.
* ''SchoolTies''
* ''ToySoldiers'' takes place a boarding school full of kids who've been kicked out of other boarding schools. A ragtag group of misfits, if you will. And then the terrorists come...
* The ''StTrinians'' series. This series is most notable for creating the "[[SexySchoolwoman sexy female school uniform]]" trope. A new film recently came out. Too late for the EMP, then.
* The cult British film ''Film/{{If}}'' deconstructs this viciously. Most famous for launching Creator/MalcolmMcDowell.
* The ''YoungSherlockHolmes'' movie.
* John Dugian's ''{{Flirting}}'' is set in one of these, or rather a pair of them (one for each gender) set across a lake from each other.
* ''ScentOfAWoman'' is about a poor boy who has a scholarship at an expensive American boarding school which prides itself on producing good future Officers for the Army, as he takes extra-curricular job looking after a blind ex-officer who teaches him to stop being so driven and to enjoy the finer, simpler things in life (i.e. ''the scent of a woman'').
** His school only becomes a main part of the film towards the climax.
* ''Film/TheEmperorsClub'' is about an American private school. This one's from the point of view of a teacher, the school is a good place, and it's all thoroughly in the tradition of molding boys into men, etc. There's still some of the "[[InadequateInheritor overbearing rich parent]] [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent damages adolescent son]]" [[Administrivia/DoWeHaveThisOne trope]], but that's treated as more of a sad fact of life than an indictment of the whole system.
* ''Film/AuRevoirLesEnfants'' happens in a French boarding school during WWII
* ''TheHairyBird'', a.k.a ''All I Wanna Do''
* ''Film/AlmostAngels'' takes place (and was filmed) in the RealLife [[BigFancyHouse Palais Augarten]], a former Imperial palace used by the Vienna Boys Choir as a boarding school.
* ''{{Class}}'', starring Rob Lowe & Andrew McCarthy
* ''PrivateSchool'', starring Phoebe Cates and Matthew Modine
* In ''TheSoundOfMusic'' the Baroness jokes about sending the children off to boarding school when Max laughs at the idea of her being a mother to seven children. At least we think she was joking...

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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TomBrownsSchooldays'', by Thomas Hughes, is the [[TropeMaker genre-founder]], published in 1858. It is set at the real Rugby School, which Hughes attended.
* The other TropeMaker is ''Eric, or Little By Little'', by Frederic W Farrar, also first published in 1858. Farrar was a master at Marlborough College, although the novel is set at the fictional Roslyn School. Its reputation compared to Hughes' novel has suffered from its extremely melodramatic tone, overt religious fervour, and DownerEnding.
* The TropeCodifier of the British boys' boarding school story, however, is the Literature/{{Greyfriars}} stories by Frank Richards (real name Charles Hamilton), known for their BreakoutCharacter, Billy Bunter.
* The TropeCodifier for the girls' boarding school story is the work (over fifty novels) of Angela Brazil. They were the original source of most of the tropes that came to be regarded as boarding school cliches in later years, and suffered badly from SeinfeldIsUnfunny as a result.
* ''{{Madeline}}'' takes place in a French one. (It's an orphanage in some of the adaptations, but in the original books it's a boarding school; in one of the books we see Madeline's parents.)
* Spence in the ''GemmaDoyle'' trilogy.
* C.S Lewis' first autobiography goes into great detail about his rather traumatic experiences at two different boarding schools in his childhood.
** Creator/RoaldDahl's autobiographical 'Boy' isn't full of happy moments either.
** Neither is George Orwell's essay 'Such, Such Were The Days'.
* ''[[TheGreatBrain The Great Brain at the Academy]]'' by John Dennis Fitzgerald. It's mentioned in every book that anyone wanting more than a sixth grade education has to go boarding school in Provo or Salt Lake City, until some parents get together and build a seventh and eighth grade "academy".
* ''Literature/ASeparatePeace''
* ''IsThatYouMissBlue'' by M.E. Kerr.
* ''{{Prep}}'' by Curtis Sittenfeld.
* ''Literature/StalkyAndCo'' by Creator/RudyardKipling, and assorted little sequels including "A Deal in Cotton" (in ''Actions and Reactions'') and "The Honours of War" (in ''A Diversity of Creatures''). Only both the school and protagonist are... rather unusual.
* Most of the first decade's worth of Creator/PGWodehouse's books, including ''Mike'', which introduces the character ''Literature/{{Psmith}}''.
* ''Literature/{{Jennings}}'' is the TropeCodifier for the comedy boarding school subgenre, concentrating on pranking and {{Zany Scheme}}s.
* EnidBlyton's had three series centred around this, all of them pretty similar (although the ''Naughtiest Girl'' novels were unusually not set in a OneGenderSchool) - ''Literature/StClares'', ''Literature/MaloryTowers'' and ''TheNaughtiestGirl in the School''. Most of her other series' protagonists - e.g. those of ''Literature/TheFamousFive'' books - are mentioned as attending these as well.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is set in one of these. Creator/JKRowling's great achievement is not so much the fantasy fiction element of the Potter novels, but that she reinvented and breathed new life into what was by the start of the 21st Century a moribund cliché'd genre - the boarding school novel.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':- The other British author who has re-written the boarding school novel is Sir Terry Pratchett. In ''Pyramids'', he introduces the Assassins' Guild School as a parody of the boarding school novel - [[WordOfGod Pratchett has said]] that to visualise the School for Assassins, he ''took a typical British boarding school and turned all the knobs UpToEleven - especially the one labelled "violence"''.
* Elsewhere in the Literature/{{Discworld}} there are other examples, including the Quirm College for Young Ladies, Hugglestones, the Fools' Guild school, and the ''Assassins' Guild School''. In particular, the opening section of the novel ''Soul Music'' covers most of the stereotypes of the genre at the Quirm College for Young Ladies.
** Don't go to the [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Fools' Guild school]], by the way. It's a crying shame.
* Brazilian realism novel [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Ateneu O Ateneu]] by Raul Pompéia. In the very first page of the book Sérgio narrates his arrival to the boarding school: "Thou shalt meet the world, told me my father, at the doorsteps of the Ateneu. Have courage for the fight! I later experienced the truth of that warning, which undressed me, in one gesture, of the illusions of a child educated exotically in the greenhouse of tenderness which is the regime of domestic love, different from what is found outside, so different, that it makes the poem of the maternal love seem to be a sentimental artifice, with the only advantage of making the creature more sensitive to the rude impression of the first teaching, burning search for vitality under the influence of a harsh new weather."
* The beginning of ''Literature/JaneEyre'', though this predates the genre proper. Subverted in that the school tries to pretend that it is for wealthy girls when it's really the exact opposite: Lowood is a textbook BoardingSchoolOfHorrors and the girls there are horribly mistreated by orders of the HolierThanThou owner, despite the opposition of a more reasonable governess. [[spoiler: Until an epidemic exacerbated by the insufficient food and heating breaks out and several students die.]]
* The ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' books by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer.
* The ''Dimsie'' books and the ''Springdale'' books by Dorita Fairlie Bruce.
* Garnet goes off to a boarding school towards the end of Jacqueline Wilson's ''Double Act''; when she writes home, she says it's nothing like what EnidBlyton portrayed.
* The Creator/AgathaChristie novel ''Literature/CatAmongThePigeons''.
* ''Les Disparus de Saint-Agil''
* The ''Literature/BrunoAndBoots'' book series by Creator/GordonKorman, set at Macdonald Hall, which is near the fictional town of Chutney, Ontario, a relatively short distance from Toronto. Also featured in the series is Miss Scrimmage's Finishing School for Young Ladies.
* The story of Rachel Klein's novel ''TheMothDiaries'' unfolds in a boarding school.
* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' -- boarding school doesn't work out for Holden.
* The Literature/CiaphasCain novel ''Cain's Last Stand'' features the titular now-retired commissar as a teacher at a Schola Progenium, a sort of state-run boarding school for orphans specifically devoted to educating future members of the Ecclesiarchy and the Commissariat. This being the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} universe and Cain being a '''Hero of the Imperium''', not much time is devoted to actually developing much beyond Cain's class and work associates before the action starts. However, from the innumerable references to Cain's own experiences in a similar body, its clear that the Scholae Progenia are essentially British boarding schools InSPACE!
* Coates Academy in the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series is a boarding school specifically for "difficult" kids.
* Mordantly documented by [[Literature/{{Molesworth}} Nigel Molesworth]] (with [[StTrinians Ronald Searle]] doing the illustrations) in ''Down with Skool!'' and its sequels.
* Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women in ''[[TheGallagherGirls I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You]]''.
* Alabaster Prep in ''TheDisreputableHistoryOfFrankieLandauBanks''.
* Literature/ASeparatePeace is a rare American example.
* Miss Minchin's boarding school in ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
* Easton Academy in ''Literature/{{Private}}'', as well as Atherton-Pryce in the SpinOff ''Privilege''.
* Ariadnio in ''GreekNinja'' is a school in Greece, with students coming from all over Europe to study in.
* In {{Edgar Allan Poe}}'s short story ''William Wilson'', [[FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator the narrator]] attended one of these in his youth.
* Mercedes Lackey's [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar]] novels have elements of this, particularly those set at the Collegia in Haven.
* Bethel Woods Orphanage from ''Literature/{{Hours}}'' is actually more of a boarding school for gifted geniuses. Who also happen to be orphans.
* Paul Murray's ''Skippy Dies'' (set in Dublin).
* EvelynWaugh's first novel, ''Decline and Fall'', is largely set at one of these, though it concerns one of the tutors rather than the students themselves.
* RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/BetweenPlanets'' begins with Don Harvey attending one for several years on Earth while his parents are busy with archaeological digs on Mars. Aside from academics it is also a dude ranch with each boy being assigned a horse to care for.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight''.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''{{Zoey101}}''
* Parodied and subverted to hell and back in ''Tompkinson's Schooldays'', the first episode of ''RippingYarns''. Actually, Greybridge itself (the school in the story) probably counts as more of a Boarding School Of Horrors, but it's intended as a parody of this trope.
* ''{{Friends}}'': Chandler reveals he attended boarding school. The details aren't revealed, (apart from being all boys), but he doesn't make it sound like fun and its hinted he was bullied.
* ''SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' put [[AlphaBitch Libby]] [[PutOnABus on a bus]] in season 4 and explained that her parents had sent her away to boarding school.
* Medenham Hall in ''Series/{{Hex}}''. That is, until [[spoiler:Malachi burns it down...]]
* The forgotten teen sitcom ''RunningTheHalls'' was ''SavedByTheBell'' [-[[RecycledInSpace IN A BOARDING SCHOOL!]]-]
* ''USAHigh'', a '90s series from the same people who brought you ''SavedByTheBell'' and ''Running the Halls'', was basically [-[[RecycledInSpace SAVED BY THE BELL IN PARIS!]]-]
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''
* "TheWorstWitch" is set in a boarding school for young witches.
* ''TowerPrep'' is set in a boarding school, which none of the students know where it is, or why they're there.
* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', where all the action takes place in a British Boarding School that was built originally as a real house for a famous archaeologist. Despite it's appearance and charm, it's more of a [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors boarding school of horrors.]]
* The Argentinian SoapOpera [[http://www.delboca.net/spanish/tele_files/perla.html Perla Negra]] starts in a boarding school for rich girls located in the Argentinian countryside. Two former students, Eva and the titular Perla, get in a car accident: Eva dies, Perla survives but is mistaken as Eva, and she [[DeadPersonImpersonation decides to mantain the masquerade]] to protect Eva's baby son Charlie, [[ParentalSubstitute whom she loves as if he were her own child]], from Eva's BigScrewedUpFamily. [[spoiler: What Perla doesn't know is that she was dropped off at the school when she was a baby, with 22 authentic black pearls to pay for her education, and that she'll eventually learn ''who'' did this to her and ''why''...]]
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[[folder:Music]]
* Bob Geldof, lead singer of TheBoomtownRats, describes his experiences with Catholic boarding school in Ireland during TheSeventies in his memoirs. It was [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors not a pleasant experience]] to put it mildly, and contributed greatly to his disenchantment with the Catholic Church.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Main setting of ''ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' and its sequel.
* Main setting of ''LuminousArc3'', although the students are only shown in class twice and even then they're barely learning.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' plays with a lot of these tropes, though the game is set in New England. Some of the Preppies even affect upper-class English accents to suit -- which they tend to drop when angered.
* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', Gekkoukan High seems to have both day students and student dorms. However, the main characters live in a boarding house some distance away from the actual campus.
* ''[[NancyDrew Warnings at Waverly Academy]]''.
* St. Frost Academy in ''WastedYouth''.
* The Gardens in ''FinalFantasyVIII''.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Kanenone Gakuen ("Sound of the Bell Academy"), the school in ''VisualNovel/GreenGreen'', which is an isolated all-boys school at the start, but is invaded by girls, making it co-ed.
* ''KatawaShoujo'' takes place in one for the disabled.
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' takes place in a co-ed boarding school.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Except so far the Houses seem to exist not to compete with each other, but give a measure of separation keeping some minimal sanity and safety for everyone involved, given that the students evidently include borderline {{Mad Scientist}}s, reincarnated [[TheFairFolk Fairies]] and ''really unusual'' cases.
* Early chapters of {{Drowtales}}.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The ''WhateleyUniverse'' stories mostly take place at Whateley Academy, a boarding school in New Hampshire.
** And the classic British boarding school is the backstory for Beltane. When she manifested as a mutant and got her powers over ectoplasm, she pranked the entire school, creating what appeared to be the worst haunting in British history.
* Shows up a few times in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. Version one had students abducted from schools all over the world, a few of which were boarding schools, while version three's Dorian Sanders briefly spent time at one that may have been a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors.
* ''Literature/LovelaceOneTwo'' takes place at Brooks-Carillon Academy, a fictional New England boarding school; the protagonist, Andi Gannett-Moore, has been going to boarding schools since first grade.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'', the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Franchise/JamesBond''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''. Interestingly, the school the children go to is heavily visually based on real locations in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. It isn't a boarding school in real life though; the writers consciously changed that to keep the characters together (even though one does live off-campus).
* There was a ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' Halloween movie centered around a "[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool finishing school for ghouls]]."
* ''UltimateBookOfSpells'': The WizardingSchool is just one of the many reasons the cartoon is considered an {{Expy}} of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* [[PollyPocket Polly Pocket's]] would-be [[WickedStepmother stepmother]] tried to convince Polly's father to send her to one.
* TheWildThornberrys Movie has Eliza's grandmother convincing her parents to send her to a girls boarding school in Londen to be more "civilized" and have a calmer lifestyle. Darwin manages to sneak along with her by hiding in her luggage.
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