The Bolles School

History-Making at Bolles

History-Making at Bolles

The Bolles School launched the 2021-22 school year on August 12 with many of the typical First Day of School festivities and events, including the annual Senior Breakfast where black dresses and ties were donned along with shades and tiaras. But there are some exciting history-making firsts to take note of. One historic hallmark of […]

Local Folks: Susanna Barton

Local Folks: Susanna Barton

Susanna P. Barton holds the title Communications Coordinator at The Bolles School. And though she claims that her life outside of work is “so boring right now,” it is actually quite full as wife, mother, and friend. She and her husband of 25 years, David, met while attending college in Virginia. He grew up in […]

Local Folks: Tyler Hodges

Local Folks: Tyler Hodges

Many know Tyler Hodges as President and Head of The Bolles School. Many don’t know him as a family man—a husband and a father. Hodges lives in a household among five females: his wife, Tristan; his daughters, Madalene (15) and Hannah (12); and his dogs, a 5-year-old goldendoodle named Murphie and an under-a-year-old Maltese shih […]

Donors Dive In: Three generations of families make waves and impact Bolles swimming

Donors Dive In: Three generations of families make waves and impact Bolles swimming

Members and friends of the Tarver family were the first to jump into Bolles’ new pool, named the Tarver Pool, in honor of Jack Tarver, grandfather of Missy Pearson, who, with her husband, Josh Pearson, has five children who graduated from or are attending The Bolles School. The Tarver family’s generous gift made the pool […]

Taylor Richardson is reaching for the stars

Taylor Richardson is reaching for the stars

At only 17 years old, Taylor Richardson has already impacted the local community, the country, the world. She aspires to someday impact space.        Taylor is determined to visit Mars. “A little Black girl walking around in an astronaut’s suit saying she wants to go to Mars was a very lofty dream. But she is doing […]

Bolles student-athletes sign on to play in college

Bolles student-athletes sign on to play in college

San Marco resident Davis Ellis and San Jose residents Layne Rivera and Izzy Kimberly were among 13 Bolles student-athletes honored during a special ceremony Feb. 3 for committing to a particular college or university to continue their athletic and academic careers.  Family, friends, classmates, coaches, and faculty gathered in Davis Gymnasium on the San Jose Campus […]

Bolles receives historic gift, begins residence hall project

Bolles receives historic gift, begins residence hall project

A historic gift from American businessman, philanthropist and professional sports owner Gordon Gund is fueling transformative changes for Bolles Hall and the Bolles Residential Life program in Jacksonville. While the amount is undisclosed, it marks the largest single donor gift in the School’s 88-year history, according to Bolles Chief Advancement Officer Carol Nimitz. “This gift […]

Bolles journalists receive top FSPA honors

The Florida Scholastic Press Association named five Bolles journalism students as All-Florida winners in its Fall 2020 Digital Contest. Freshman Isabel Bassin of San Jose, Sophomore Grace Albaugh of San Marco and Sophomore Cameron Gratz received contest honors in the commentary categories. Freshman Gabriel Coleman and Senior Ella Schellenberg received All-Florida designations in the deadline […]

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