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Bolles School 博爾斯學校 (佛羅里達州 FL)

學校特色

Bolles School(普爾斯學校)創立於1933年,位於佛羅里達州東北部港口城市 - 傑克遜維爾Jacksonville,是一所男女日間及寄宿學校,也是該州著名的私立大學預科學校。100% Bolles學生畢業後都可以進入大學院校繼續深造。

 

Bollwa學校特色之一是宏偉的西班牙堡壘式建築風格,學生們能在這麼美麗及陽光充裕的校園生活也是一件美好的事(註1)。

 

學生大學錄取包括以下名校

約翰霍普金斯大學、加州大學各分校、喬治城大學,北卡羅納大學、波士頓大學、哥倫比亞大學、弗吉利亞大學、佛羅里達大學、芝加哥大學等。

基本資料
座落環境 市郊
學校類型 男女私立寄宿中學
學費 ~US$47,000
住宿 校內宿舍 (9-12班)
現時天氣 http://www.theweathernetwork.com/us/weather/florida/jacksonville
面書 (FB) https://www.facebook.com/TheBollesSchool
Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPo1XVBYJH4
維基 (Wiki) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolles_School
學校網址 http://www.bolles.org/page.cfm?p=2602
資料概覽
州份 Florida (FL)
校址 Jacksonville
最近城市 Orlando 奧蘭多(2小時車)
校園面積 52英畝
建校年份 1933
開授班級 學前至12班
學生人數 ~17,000 (高中790 人)
海外學生 ~6%
師生比例 11:1 (平均每班15學生)
英語班(ESL)

學術

Bolles 提供嚴謹的大學準備課程、並輔以廣泛的表演藝術與科技課程、還有獲得過州獎杯的體育運動、國際知名的游泳課程等。

 

AP 課程包括

Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, Computer Science A, English III, English IV, French V, Latin IV, Latin V, Modern European History, Physics B, Portfolio 2D, Portfolio 3D, Portfolio Drawing, Spanish V, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History.

 

體育運動項目包括

棒球、籃球、越野跑步、潛水、足球、高爾夫、曲棍球、壘球、游泳、網球、排球、田徑以及摔跤等。

 

其它

學校前身是一所軍事學校,學校招收幼兒園至12年級的學生,寄宿生招收7到12年班學生,這些寄宿生來自全世界約20多個國家。Bolles學校分為四個校區,San Jose校區(9-12年級),Bartram Campus校區(6-8年級),Whitehurst校區(幼兒園-5年級)和Ponte Vedra Beach校區(幼兒園-5年級)。

 

[註1] Bolles 歷史 (抱歉-只提供英文)

History of THE BOLLES SCHOOL

http://www.whitewayrealty.com/the-bolles-school/history-of-the-bolles-school

 

   It went up in six months, like an inspiration, on a river bluff 20 feet high once owned by the colorful slave trader and cotton planter Zephania Kingsley.

    It was a surprisingly beautiful hotel with an authentic Castilian atmosphere. The year was 1926. Asked to render the effect of an ancient Spanish castle, architects Marsh and Saxlebye came up with a asterpiece of Old World lookalikes. And for tourists who valued charm and dignity and repose, the developers shot the works. From pecky cypress to broken tile, from parchment tones to old ivory walls. Who would have renamed that in less than three years the elite San Jose Hotel would be on the block?

    Who could have guessed that within a decade its twin watchtowers and noble archways would advertise the merits of a fashionable boys military school?

     Richard J. Bolles, the flamboyant New York capitalist, had been in Jacksonville since 1908, with an office in the Bisbee Building on West Forsyth and residence at the Seminole Club. His secretary was Agnes W. Cain, a shrewd 36-year-old Cleveland businesswoman who had been with him during his heyday in Colorado. He died suddenly in 1917. Care of his estate went to Agnes Cain.

    By this time Agnes was well established in local real estate and investment circles. She had also met young Roger Painter, who had started to work as an office boy at four dollars a week for Richard J. Bolles the year before the millionaire's death. They were married in February 1923.

     It was the eve of the Florida boom, the real estate and loan business looked mighty good, and when the San Jose Hotel opened on January 1, 1926, Agnes Cain Painter held the first mortgage of $200,000. A year later she held a personal property mortgage on all the hotel's expensive furniture, fixtures, and equipment. Little did she know that in just another year she would be filing a foreclosure action. But it happened. Agnes bought the hotel at a foreclosure sale on the courthouse steps.

    So what do you do with a million-dollar tourist hotel when the real estate market has just fallen out? You don't miss a beat. You form a corporation (Bolles Investment Company) and elect officers (Agnes Painter, President and Treasurer; Roger Painter, Secretary). Then you sell the hotel and all its fancy furnishings to this same Bolles Investment Company for $225,000 payable entirely in capital stock. Then you issue shares in the corporation and,since you and the Richard J. Bolles Estate own most of the shares, you end up with the controlling interest. You lease the property first to a hotel group that drops $100,000 in no time, then to the Florida Military Academy for three years.

     It wasn't long before Agnes and Roger Painter found themselves not only collecting rent from the Florida Military Academy but taking a keen interest in its daily operation. By1929,they began living on the school grounds.

   Thus, when the Florida Military Academy failed to meet its financial obligations and was given notice in the summer of 1932 that it would have to vacate by the end of the year, it was not hard for Agnes and Roger to accept the suggestion of local attorney John C. Cooper, Jr.: "Why don't you form a school out there? The community needs one."

    Neither of them had a formal education. Nor a burning zeal to found an educational institution, for that matter. But they had become attached to the boys. Since it was a boys school, Roger, whose strong suit was in handling people, would be president and have "active direction of the administration and business management of the new school." Agnes would remain in the background as the unseen power. By special dispensation of the state, Roger would be part of the Florida militia with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

    Selecting a new name would pose no problem. What else but the name found on important documents connected with the hotel since its creation several years ago? The Bolles School.

 

 

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