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Villanova Preparatory School:
Located in Ojai in Ventura County, California (approximately 54 miles north-west of Los Angeles), Villanova Preparatory School is a Roman Catholic secondary co-educational boarding and day school based on the Augustinian tradition. We offer a rigorous college preparatory curriculum for grades 9-12, with a residental / boarding school program available for both national and international students. Villanova students are consistently placed into many of the top colleges in the country. Villanova has a student-teacher ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 16.

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College Preparatory Boarding School Program:
Residental (boarding) programs available for Grades 9-12 for both national & international students. Students are guided towards full realization of their academic potential through disciplined study & an enhanced spirit of inquiry.

- College preparatory curriculum
- Students achieve strong college preparatory skills & to gain a broad knowledge in the humanities, arts and sciences

Villanova operates on the semester system and students take seven courses each year. Eighteen Advanced Placement or Honors courses are available to students.

The course of study includes the following requirements:
- English:  4 units
- Mathematics:  3 units (4 recommended)
- Religion:  4 units
- Foreign Language:  3 units (or completion of 3rd level) of the same language
- Social Science:  3 units
- Science:  3 units (4 recommended)
- Fine Arts:  1 unit
- Health: 0.5 units
- Electives:  5 units
- P.E.:  0.5 units
- Community Service:  Meet yearly requirements

English Immersion with Support (EIS) Program: 

For international students whose English is not yet strong enough for a full college- preparatory course load, a comprehensive English Immersion with Support (EIS) Program is available.

Depending on their previous coursework and English proficiency, students enter the program at either 9th or 10th grade and are immersed in mainstream classes for credit and support classes for English language and content-specific instruction. There are limited options available for entering 11th graders as English language learners.

Resident Life Program:
Villanova Preparatory School is the only Augustinian co-ed boarding school in the United States. The cornerstone of Villanova for over eighty-five years, the residential life program brings students and staff together in a supportive and nurturing environment.

We have two residence halls, Cantwell Hall and Glynn Hall, accommodating approximately sixty-five boys and thirty girls. Every resident assistant is charged with encouraging and nurturing each individual student to strive for excellence in all areas of life. 

Students are actively involved in the life of their dorms. A dorm council meets weekly to discuss issues affecting residents including helping in planning weekend activities and occasionally aiding in the menu selection.  A typical school night is structured to provide the students with ample time for study and other activities.

Weekends can be a special time for the residents, when they can participate in activities, sports, visit family and friends, and enjoy the Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Athletic events, movies, dances, meals out, stage plays and other school trips arranged by the faculty are regularly a part of weekend life.

Athletic Program:
The Villanova Athletic Program offers multiple sports during all three sport seasons. The majority of the students participates in at least one sport, with many participating in two or more over the course of the school year.

Our aim is that all scholar-athletes who participate in our program develop life skills that include: the ability to work with others effectively, the ability to lead others in a positive manner, the ability to perform at his / her best in competitive situations, the ability to enjoy athletic activities, and the ability to develop a personal lifetime fitness philosophy.

- Art, extra-curricular activities, and community service options also offered

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Address: 12096 North Ventura Avenue, Ojai, Ventura County, California 93023, USA
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Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI)
Courses / Programs
Located in northwestern Montana, Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is an accredited, family-run, therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens (boys and girls) ages 13-18.

We welcome students from California, across the United States, & students from around the world (TWAI is authorized to issue 1-20's for international students).

In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
"We feel reassured that our son Chad is in good hands being guided onto the right track...We are really beginning to get our son back again! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
Therapeutic Boarding School
For troubled teens ages 13-18

- Middle School Program
- High School Program
- Credit Recovery
- Accelerated Learning
- College Preparation/ AP Classes
- SAT/ACT Testing Center
- Anti-Bullying Program

We also provide a GED program, and college courses.

We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
Sunset Bay Academy, San Diego
Courses / Programs
Sunset Bay Academy is a co-ed therapeutic boarding school located in San Ysidro, 20 miles south of San Diego, California.

We offer a three-phase therapeutic program dedicated to supporting troubled teens ages 12-17 and their parents in acquiring the needed tools to restore hope and create healthy relationships within their families. Our core focus is working with struggling teenage boys and girls to generate long-term sustainable behavioral change.

Our academic program is designed to maximize student learning by encouraging academic excellence and motivating students to consider college as a viable option. We use a computer based academic program featuring 3-D animation, interactive activities and cutting edge multimedia.

Our curriculum has the flexibility to customize instruction to meet each student’s needs. We offer a range of courses that meet middle and high school requirements and students also participate in our Spanish immersion program. In addition, we offer weekly SAT preparation classes.

Students benefit from group and individual therapy, family workshops and personal growth workshops for parents and students. We also offer an after care program.
Therapeutic programs for troubled teen boys and girls ages 12-17:

- Middle school and high school academic programs
- Weekly SAT preparation classes
- Spanish immersion program
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family workshops
- Personal growth workshops for parents and students
- After care program
- Extracurricular activities
- Sports
Excelsior School, Pasadena
Courses / Programs
Excelsior School in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Southern California, is a WASC accredited, independent boarding high school that offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education for students in Grades 9-12.

Our school has established an excellent record of accomplishment of graduates matriculating at distinguished colleges and universities.

The dormitory of Excelsior School provides accommodations that are clean and economical for students who are attending school. Each room has 2 beds, dresser and desk, telephone and bookcase. There are clothes closets in each room. Bathroom facilities are conveniently located on each floor of the dorm.

We stress small class sizes (an average of 15), and individualized attention, to facilitate mastery in all the courses we offer. In addition to Excelsior’s small class room sizes, there are a number of factors that contribute to an environment of academic excellence.
Co-Ed Boarding Programs (Grades 9-12)

- College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT, ACT
- English as Second Language (ESL) Courses

Subjects include:
- Science
- Math
- English
- Social studies
- Spanish
- Computer studies
- Fine arts...
THINK Global School
Courses / Programs
With our headquarters in New York City, THINK Global School is the world’s first global, traveling high school! There is no other school like TGS on the planet.

Designed for 10-12th Grade students from California, the U.S. and around the globe, our school year consists of 3 terms, each held in a different country. Our students have the unique opportunity to delve into the history and culture of these fantastic international locations.

Authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, our mission is to provide a challenging academic experience for multinational students in a multicultural learning environment, with a specific focus on engaging with the local culture in each of our host cities.

During the academic year 2014-15, we are in New Zealand, Costa Rica & Greece, while in previous years we have been situated in Australia, Sweden, Japan, China, Germany, Argentina, and the U.S. among others.

TGS students are competitively selected from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. Together they are a miniature United Nations, representing more than 20 different countries of citizenship and a diverse range of experiences, talents and interests.

THINK Global School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Expert Testimonial:
"The collective energy that the students at TGS possess is remarkable. Somehow, the more places they go and things they do, the more energy they have!… It is such an inspiration!"
- TGS Residential Advisor
International Traveling High School Program for Students in Grades 10-12:

- Pre-IB Program (Grade 10)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (Grades 11-12)

- Taught in small classes by experienced & dedicated teachers

- All subjects are inspired by the location & designed to combine learning with a wealth of cultural experiences.

- Rich program of curriculum-linked field research, guest lectures, and workshops in each city

- Classroom instruction is student-driven, with emphasis on investigative inquiry and deliberative dialogue
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, La Cañada Flintridge
Courses / Programs
Located in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, CA, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA) is a small, private Catholic boarding and day high school for young women in grades 9-12.

We offer our girls an academically challenging program in a caring and supportive environment surrounded by a faith-filled community with active family involvement. We believe this foundation is integral in the education and development of successful students. We know that the young women who graduate from FSHA recognize their own dignity and strengths for life.

Flintridge is home to a truly international population. Our current boarders come from China, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. Recent years have also seen boarders from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Guatemala, Nigeria, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Spain.

Our boarding halls are made up of 23 rooms, where two girls usually share each room. In order to foster interaction among students from different cultures, the director of boarding students makes a consistent effort to assign students from different countries as roommates.

We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and many others.
Boarding and Day Programs:
- For Girls in Grades 9-12:

- College Preparatory Curriculum
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT I and ACT
- Academic Advising & Student Support
- Summer Programs
- Technology Programs

Core subjects include:
- Science
- Math
- English
- Social studies
- Spanish
- Computer studies
- Fine arts...