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Squaw Valley Academy, Olympic Valley:
Located in Olympic Valley (otherwise known as Squaw Valley), northwest of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, CA, Squaw Valley Academy is a college-preparatory international boarding school for grades 9-12 with Day programs available from grades 6-12. We challenge with rigorous academics, we support with consistent behavioral standards, we train in life-long sports, we provide outdoor adventures, and we foster self-esteem through real accomplishment.

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Co-educational College Preparatory Programs:
Photo of Boarding High School in Sacramento CA areaFully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Squaw Valley Academy meets the California state standards for high school students.

Our faculty prepares students for the college of their choice by meeting the standards for the University of California system. Our graduates maintain a 100% college acceptance rate into an average of three universities or colleges.

Language Arts

Literary writing; vocabulary building; classic novels and nonfiction reading; and current events.

Social Studies

(Ancient Civilization; World Cultures; US History)
Timelines of local, state, and national history; living history in the outdoors and at area museums; project-based learning of historical figures; and cross-curriculum studies with language arts, science, and mathematics through thematic field trips.


(Arithmetic; Pre-Algebra; Algebra I; Geometry)
Applied mathematics through hands-on projects; incremental learning that continually builds on itself; and interactive games.


(Earth Science; Life Science; Physical Science)
Real world examples through outdoor education; exploration of the engineered mechanics of working machines; and exploration of non-fossil-fuel energy uses.

Studio Art, Computer Science, Photography, Outdoor Leadership, ESL for international students, and other courses based on student interest and faculty expertise.

Physical Education
P.E. includes skiing, snowboarding, hiking, yoga and stretching, bike riding, and swimming. All students participate in week-long outdoor education trips.

High School:
Our faculty prepares students for the college of their choice by meeting the standards for the University of California system. Our graduates maintain a 100% college acceptance rate into an average of three universities or colleges. Students may receive dual high school and college credit recognized by the California State University and University of California schools by participating in the Academic Enrichment program at a local community college.

To graduate, a student completes 240 credits, including four years of English, four years of social studies, three years of mathematics, three years of science, and three years of foreign language.

English I-IV; AP English*.

Algebra I and II; Geometry; Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry; AP Calculus*.

Lab Science
Biology; AP Biology*; Chemistry; AP Chemistry*; Physics; AP Physics*.

Social Studies
Cultural Geography; World History; U.S. History; AP U.S. History*; U.S. Government/Economics; AP U.S. Government/Economics*.

Spanish I-IV; AP Spanish*; French I-IV.

Most students enroll in a one-semester health course in ninth or tenth grade.

Physical Education includes mountain biking, soccer, skiing, snow boarding, field sports, golf, tennis, yoga/stretching, hiking, trail running and weight training. SVA students may take part in the competitive fall co-ed soccer team. Students may participate in two-day school-sponsored weekend outdoor trips, and all students participate in school-sponsored week-long Outdoor Education trips.

Image of Boarding High School in Sacramento CA areaElectives
Studio Art, Photography, International Studies, Performing Arts, Computer Science, Yearbook, Music, Philosophy I & II.

Advanced Placement Courses:
The following Advanced Placement courses are offered: AP English, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History, AP Physics, AP U.S. Government/Economics
College Preparation Courses:
We also offer College Preparation Courses for SAT and ACT.

Outdoor Education and Adventure Program:
Outdoor Education is an integral part of the mission and philosophy at Squaw Valley Academy. Each year our students attend two five-day trips that are a safe and fun hands-on adventure. Attendance at Outdoor Education week is required (mandatory) for boarding and day students, as it is part of our educational mission and curriculum.

By participating in the Outdoor Education program, SVA students learn to respect themselves, their peers, and the natural world around them. Self-reliance and compassion are important steps in improving leadership skills, communication, and problem solving. The basic Outdoor Education curriculum emphasizes safety and judgment, leadership and teamwork, outdoor skills, environmental study, and wilderness ethics.

We also offer:
- Summer School
- ESL Program

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Address: Olympic Valley, 235 Squaw Valley Road, Tahoe City, California , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2020-02-09 were from:

San Francisco;   Elk Grove;   Oakland, CA;   China;   Neuruppin, Germany;   Guanajuato, Mexico;   San Pablo, California;   CA;   Chico CA;   San Jose;   and more.
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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
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.
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...
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
California Leadership Academy
Courses / Programs
California Leadership Academy is an affordable and caring secure facility for troubled teens (ages 12-17) located near San Diego, CA.

Our school is a residential, therapeutic academy for boys and girls 12-17 who exhibit defiance, rebellion, failing grades, or emotional issues.

We believe that each teen that walks through our door has a bright future in front of them. Our mission is to help them find that root-cause that is destroying their lives and in many cases their families.

In collaboration with parents, teachers, and the community, students will develop skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders in order to reach their highest potential.
Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teens ages 12-17:

- We work with Advantages School International in order to provide your child with the best possible educational services, technology, and curriculum.

- We are dedicated to the success of all students by fostering academic excellence and high achievement.

- Most of our students arrive with an average GPA of 1.92 and leave with an average GPA of 3.50
Dunn School, Santa Barbara area
Courses / Programs
Located 28 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.

We serve students from grades 6-12 in Middle & Upper School, specializing in humanities, science, math, languages, and more.

Boarding life at Dunn is truly a unique experience in which students learn to become independent while living and learning among friends. For many students, boarding life is a key part of their Dunn School education and overall growth. Through living on campus, students find their identity, develop talents, and establish friendships for life.

Dunn offers small classes and a unique advisor program. Our students meet with their faculty advisors daily to address academic or personal issues. Our academic curriculum is complimented by our visual and performing arts programs, co-curricular athletics, and outdoor education.

Dunn School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only seven private independent schools accredited by the Association for Experiential Education.
Accredited College Preparatory School Programs for students in Grades 6-12:

- Middle school and Upper school
- Average 12 students per class
- Student to faculty ratio - 5:1

Core subjects include:
- Humanities
- Science
- Mathematics
- Foreign Language
- Fine Arts