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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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The Thacher School, Ventura County
Courses / Programs
The Thacher School is a co-educational boarding high school for grades 9-12 located in Ojai, 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County, CA.

The school serves academically talented students who will benefit from a rigorous college preparatory experience with ACT, SAT and AP courses. The faculty and students live and work closely together in a community in which cooperation, trust, honesty, and respect are the cornerstones of school life.

Together, we commit to the belief that demands in the academic classroom, when combined with those of mountains and horses, of sports and the arts, produce independent minds, strong bodies, and powerful character.

Dormitory life is a rich blend of studying, relaxing, sleeping, and enjoying with friends and prefects. In each dorm, senior prefects help administer rules and serve as role models for other students. Faculty members are also an integral part of dorm life, as most live in apartments attached to the dormitories.

We are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Boarding Programs for boys and girls in Grades 9-12:
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Study Abroad Program
- Outdoor Program
- Horseriding Program
- International Students welcome

Rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum:
- English
- Math
- Science
- History
- Fine Arts
- Modern Languages
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...
The Athenian School, San Francisco Bay Area
Courses / Programs
The Athenian School is a co-educational independent college preparatory school in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. The school is located on a beautiful 75-acre campus at the base of Mt. Diablo, in Danville, Contra Costa County.

We offer a day program for Middle School students (grades 6-8) from the East Bay region and day and boarding programs for Upper School students (grades 9-12) from the US and throughout the world.

Athenian offers a challenging engaging curriculum and outstanding distinctive programs. The school prepares students well for college, as well as for a life of purpose and personal fulfillment.

Boarding students from throughout the world live in two dormitories, housing approximately 20 students each. More than 20 faculty members live on campus, providing extraordinary guidance and support for all students. Today more than 40 students from a dozen countries compose Athenian’s boarding program.

Athenian develops and broadens students’ understanding of themselves and the world. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for students in Grades 6-12:

- Middle School Day Program (Grades 6-8)
- Upper School Day & Boarding Programs (Grades 9-12)

Upper School curriculum includes:
- Mathematics
- Science
- Foreign Languages
- Humanities/ESL
- Physical Education / Athletics
- Studio / Performing Arts
- Special Interest Activities
- Wilderness Experience
- Community Service
Army and Navy Academy, Southern California
Courses / Programs
Educating Tomorrow's Leaders: Young Men, Grades 7-12

Located on the coast in San Diego, California, Army and Navy Academy is truly unique. Our college preparatory curriculum is catered to the ways that boys learn best. Interactive lessons, small class sizes, personal attention, and formal leadership training motivate each Cadet to reach his full potential.

This combination - leadership education, a college-prep curriculum, and the commitment to teaching in the ways that boys learn best - all adds up to create The Warrior Experience.

As a private military school with a JROTC program, Cadets are educated to a set of core values that shape all aspects of life here. Honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and compassion are the cornerstones.

While military is the format, most boys do not go into the military upon graduation; over 97% go on to college and are accepted by top universities.

Excellence is promoted in all areas of life. Boys learn self-discipline, teamwork, and accountability while receiving a top education and enjoying a beautiful ocean side campus.
College Preparatory Day & Boarding Programs for Boys in Grades 7-12:

- Day Program
- Boarding Program
- Middle School (Grades 7-8)
- Upper School (Grades 9-12)
- University of California A-G Curriculum
- JROTC Leadership Program
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
- Athletics Program
- ESL Program
Updated: 2016-06-14
Updated: 2016-06-14
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.
Boarding and Day Programs for boys and girls in grades 6-12:

- Day Programs for Grades 6-12
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- Rigorous College-Preparatory Curriculum approved by University of California
- High School Program
- Advanced Placement Courses
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- College Preparation Courses SAT, ACT
- Outdoor Education and Adventure Program
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