Boarding Programs

Broadwater’s Boarding Programs
Broadwater Academy has accepted students from all over the world for more than a decade. Our students have benefited from the diversity provided by students from countries such as Greece, France, Germany, Holland, Russia, and most recently, China and South Korea.

We believe that only by living next to the longest stretch of undeveloped shoreline on the Atlantic coast can one develop an appreciation for the unparalleled interconnectedness of the Eastern Shore’s over 56,000 protected acres of beaches, wetlands, estuaries, coastlines, and salt marshes. As a boarding student, you will have an opportunity to live with your classmates, enjoy being marine minded, and experience our pastoral setting.

Domestic Boarding
Broadwater is focused on developing our domestic boarding program to give students the opportunity to embrace learning through the breadth and depth of opportunities provided by being on the Eastern Shore. From partnerships with university research facilities to NASA to national conservation associations, our students are exposed to unprecedented experiences with world-class facilities which appreciate the unique treasure that is the Eastern Shore.  Domestic boarding students should contact our Admissions office directly by emailing or by calling us at 757-442-9041.

International Boarding
We are committed to maintaining and expanding this program so that we may provide Broadwater students with a global study of history, culture, and traditions while preparing our international students for further study in the United States and instilling a lifelong love of learning.  For inquiries about our international program, please contact our admissions department at or call 01+757-442-9041.  Our 2019 / 2020 international program costs are broken down as follows:  Tuition – Upper School $12,900; Room & Board $32,100.  Additional application, transportation, health insurance and extra-curricular fees apply.

International Boarding Students – How to Apply :

Thank you for your interest in Broadwater Academy.  Applications are accepted after June 30, 2019.  Spaces are limited; we review our applications on a first-come, first-served basis as they are received.

The following steps will guide you through the application process.

For an international boarding candidate to be considered for admission to Broadwater Academy, the following are required:

  1. Minimum Requirements:  TOEFL score 85+ or Vericant 4.0+.  An SSAT is optional but 80%+ is encouraged.
  2. Submit an Admission Application (see document links below) with a $100 non-refundable fee.
  3. Please use our DI code of C478 for TOEFL scores.
  4. Submit two Teacher Recommendations from the current school year to
  5. Submit an official TOEFL or iTEP score to Carol Bowen, International Programs Director,
  6. Schedule a campus visit or an online interview by emailing

Documents Needed: