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The Thacher School, Ventura County:
The Thacher School is a coeducational 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.

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Student Profile:

Photo of Boarding High School in California- Thacher wants to enroll the most talented students we can find. We look for students from a variety of backgrounds who share a passion for doing their best, for respecting each other's interests and talents, and for enjoying an energetic intellectual life.

- We want to enroll students of the highest moral character who have an interest not only in receiving a top-notch academic education, but who also will contribute to andparticipate in the life of the School.

- Many graduates attribute their excellent preparation to qualities cultivated outside the classroom: the resourcefulness developed while camping and riding; the integrity that comes from living by an Honor Code; the sense of purpose found in holding leadership positions; and the willingness to lend a hand that is expected in this close-knit community.

Our Mission :

Image of Boarding High School in CaliforniaThe mission of the school today remains essentially unchanged from that of its modest beginnings over one hundred years ago.

While remaining true to its traditional task of preparing students for admission to college and equipping them with the contemporary knowledge and tools for a successful course of higher education, Thacher continues to train young men and women in the art of living for their own greatest good and for the greatest good of their fellow citizens in the increasingly diverse society of a complex world.

To these ends, a scholarly and able faculty encourages and expects:

- Exemplary levels of performance and sportsmanship on the playing fields and courts
- High standards of conduct in all relationships and activities
- Civil courtesy throughout the School’s daily round
- Excellence of students in the School’s classrooms, laboratories, and studios
- A lifelong love of truth and learning

Boarding Programs for Boys and Girls in Grades 9-12:

- Co-educational Upper School Programs
- Advanced Placement Courses
- College Preparation Courses SAT and ACT
- Study Abroad Program
- Outdoor Program
- Horseriding Program
- International Students welcome

College Preparatory Curriculum:
- English
- Math
- Science
- History
- Fine Arts
- Modern Languages

High College Acceptance Rate:
Our seniors matriculate at the most competitive colleges and universities in the U.S. In the past five years, we have sent the most students to the following colleges and universities: Stanford, Dartmouth, George Washington, Colorado College, Wesleyan, Bowdoin, Middlebury, and USC.

Residential Life:

- 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. During the course of four years students and faculty become close and develop friendships that last well beyond teenage years.

- While every dorm room is furnished with a bed, desk, closet, dresser, and direct connection to the Internet, students quickly decorate their rooms to reflect their own personalities and preferences.

- Each student creates his or her own little haven. Of course, living in shared space comes with challenges—from sharing the laundry facilities to tolerating a roommate's choice of music—but rising to these challenges lays the foundation for meaningful and lifelong friendships.

- Dormitories are arranged by grade and gender for ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders. Due to the various leadership roles that seniors hold, they are housed across campus in the various dormitories. All ninth graders have single rooms; because we feel that life at boarding school is challenging in these first months away from home, we like students to have a place that is entirely theirs, and to which they can retreat for a bit of privacy.

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Address: 5025 Thacher Road, Ojai, California , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-07-11 were from:

Smithland;   Palo Alto;   Los angeles, Turkey;   LIVERMORE;   Neuruppin, Germany;   Santa Barbara;   and more.
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Southwestern Academy, Los Angeles County
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1924, Southwestern Academy is a private, college preparatory boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 6 through 12. Our high-quality classes are based on the University of California's a-g entrance standards.

We have students from all around the world who benefit from Southwestern Academy's small classes, active student body and challenging educational program. We offer students the opportunity to study at either of two distinctly different and beautiful campuses.

The San Marino, Southern California, campus is in a historic orange grove area near Pasadena and Los Angeles.

Southwestern Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is approved by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security for attendance by international students.
Co-educational Day & Boarding Programs for students in Grades 6-12

- Day Program
- Boarding / Residential Program
- Postgraduate Year Program
- ESL Programs for international students

Core Subjects include:
- English (4 years)
- Math (3 years)
- Foreign language (2 years)
- Laboratory sciences (2 years)
- History (3 years)
- Advanced placement options
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...
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
Excelsior School, Arcadia, California
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...
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
Oak Grove School
Courses / Programs
Oak Grove School is a progressive, co-educational day and boarding school offering a 7-day boarding program to both American and international high school students in 7th through to 12th grade.

Based in Ojai City, Ventura County, southern California, we are situated approximately 54 miles (86 km) north of Los Angeles. Our graduates are accepted at top colleges and universities worldwide, and our SAT scores surpass national averages among both public and private high schools.

Our family-style boarding facility provides a warm and friendly home for 15 - 20 boarding students. Our dedicated residential staff lives on the premises offering support and guidance.

The average class size is of 12-16 students. The school is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Co-educational Day & Boarding School Programs:

- 7-day boarding program available for students in Grades 7-12

- ESL Immersion Program for international students

- Family-style boarding facility

- Friendly home for 15 - 20 boarding students.

- Dedicated residential staff living on-site