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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:

Guanajuato, Mexico;   Oakland, CA;   CA;   Neuruppin, Germany;   Elk Grove;   Chico CA;   San Pablo, California;   San Francisco;   China;   San Jose;   and more.
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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
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.
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
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
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...
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