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Dunn School, Santa Barbara area:
Located approximately 30 miles northeast of Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in southern California, Dunn School is a college preparatory day & boarding school with a focus on developing each student's academic and personal potential.

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English
The English Department offers a four-year sequential program that is designed to develop a student's abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening to the English language. At all four grade levels (9 through 12) the students read fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry of an appropriately increasing sophistication and intellectual challenge.

Likewise, the integrated writing program leads the student through the stages of the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing) in a manner commensurate with his or her maturity and potential, exploring a wide range of genres.

History/Social Science
The goal of the History Department is to develop within each student a desire for learning about the past and a curiosity about the world, its peoples and civilizations.

Students investigate their roles in society while gaining insight into their rights and responsibilities. By developing the process of understanding, thought and the expression of ideas or viewpoints in a variety of ways, each student may become a more knowledgeable and responsible citizen of the world community.
 
Science
The Science Department is divided along the traditional lines of physical science and life science, reflecting the organization of subject matter at a college-preparatory level. All science courses are laboratory qualified and the numerous experiments emulate scientific discovery and aim at firing a student's imagination and curiosity. Emphasis is placed Image of College Prep School / Boarding School in Los Angeles areaon lab report writing, problem solving, logical deduction and the group approach to scientific analysis.
 
Mathematics
The goal of the mathematics department is to provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all students, recognizing that they will spend their adult lives in a society increasingly dominated by technology and quantitative methods.

Foreign Languages
The Foreign Language Department favors a communicative approach, with an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking. The goal is to make students independent users of the foreign language and, at the same time, heighten their understanding of cultural differences.

Arts
All Dunn students are encouraged to discover and develop their interests and talents in music, art, and drama. To ensure that each student has an opportunity to explore this aspect of their education, the Fine and Performing Arts Program at Dunn offers students a broad spectrum of artistic experiences and opportunities from saxophone to ceramics to multimedia. A selection of beginning, intermediate, and AP courses are offered in each discipline to accommodate and encourage all levels.

Middle School:

With over 10 years of classroom experience our teachers bring a passion for learning that burns brightly. Ultimately learning is a personal matter. The superior quality of academics and enrichment at DMS stems directly from the high personal standards and inquiring minds of its teachers. Our unique community of teachers has these essential qualities:

- Effective governance: Our staff meets around one small table to make decisions.
- Academic rigor: Small classes and teacher commitment forge a bold "skills driven" curriculum.
- Extensive Arts and Enrichment: DMS offers arts and enrichment of unrivaled breadth and depth.
- Respect: Students, teachers and parents all know each other well enough expect respect and trust.
- Accountability: Students do not slip through the cracks; they are held accountable for every assignment and for their behavior on a daily basis.
- Parent involvement: Our parents are allies for the common cause of educating their children. They readily communicate their concerns and ideas and participate in the education.
- Belonging: Every DMS student is a known and cherished entity and are thus nurtured.

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Address: 2555 West Highway 154, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara, California , USA
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Cate School
Courses / Programs
Situated just 90 minutes north west of Los Angeles, in Santa Barbara County CA, Cate School, is a co-educational college preparatory day & boarding school of offering Grades 9 - 12.

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.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for students in Grades 9-12:

Subjects & Activities include:
- Arts
- English
- Foreign Language
- History
- Human Development
- Mathematics
- Science
- Cross-Country
- Football
- Tennis
- Water Polo...
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
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).
Boarding / residential school program for grades 6-12:

- 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.
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:

- Day Programs
- Boarding Programs
- Post-graduate Options

Curriculum subjects include:
- Creative Writing
- Dance
- Interdisciplinary Arts
- Moving Pictures
- Music
- Theatre
- Visual Art
- Foreign Language
- English
- History
- Mathematics
- Science, and more...
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...
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 from Arizona and across the United States.

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.