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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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Courses / Programs
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Founded in 1910, the School delivers a demanding academic program resulting in a breadth and depth of scholarly inquiry. In an intimate setting, students and teachers together pursue high ideals.

Fellow students become friends, teammates, and counselors. Our dorms are also home to Cate faculty and their families, and the bonds between students and teachers are built as much there as they are in the classrooms and on the playing fields.

Taught by faculty members who are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to ensuring that each student reaches his or her full potential, the coursework at Cate is both rigorous and engaging.
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Idyllwild Arts Academy
Courses / Programs
Located in the San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County, California, Idyllwild Arts Academy is a co-educational day & boarding arts school that offers a disciplined college preparatory program for grades 9-12 and post-graduates.

We provide world-class training in creative writing, dance, film & video, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual art. The mission of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation is to promote and advance artistic and cultural development through education in a beautiful, natural environment conducive to positive personal growth.

The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of gifted young artists from all over the world.

All rooms are double-occupancy. Students are assigned roommates at the beginning of the year, with student requests for roommates given careful consideration. English-speaking students may voluntarily assist newly arriving international students with their English language skills by choosing to be their roommates.
Co-educational day & boarding arts school programs for students in Grades 9-12:

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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.

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Squaw Valley Academy, Olympic Valley
Courses / Programs
Squaw Valley Academy (SVA) is located in the pristine mountain community known as Olympic Valley, just minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, in California. SVA is a co-ed, college-preparatory international boarding school for children in grades 9-12, with Day programs available from grades 6-12.

Founded in 1978, Squaw Valley Academy is the oldest private school at Lake Tahoe, and the individual needs of each student remain an integral part of campus life at SVA.

Boarding students live on-campus in one of the three, adult-supervised dormitories and most students share their room with up to three other students. International students enhance the community of Squaw Valley Academy.

Squaw Valley Academy meets the California state standards for high school students and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We offer Advanced Placement courses, SAT Prep, ESL and Rolling Enrollment.
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Oaks Christian School, Los Angeles County
Courses / Programs
Oaks Christian School (OCS) is an independent, college preparatory boarding school serving middle & high school-age boys and girls in grades 6-12. It is located in Westlake Village in Los Angeles County, California, adjacent to the 101 Freeway, approximately 40 miles north-west of Los Angeles.

Oaks Christian School, founded in 2000, continues to build a reputation of being one of the most respected private Christian high schools in California, and welcomes nationwide and international students to our high school.

Our mission statement reflects a top-notch academic program with an outstanding and competitive athletic department and a visual / performing arts division rivaling the top schools in the United States.

Oaks Christian Homestay is a unique feature of our boarding program. We believe it creates a much better educational environment and provides more social and emotional support than an impersonal boarding dorm.

Our school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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- All courses are college-preparatory. AP & honors courses in all disciplines allow students to be challenged to their fullest academic potential.

- Homestay program for international students.

- Small classes allow for meaningful interactions & foster the concepts of unity and teamwork.

- Learning is often discussion-based.

- Teachers encourage students to analyze, and explore critical thought, in order to develop a qualified point of view.