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Students in the Farm and Garden class bake themselves a freshly made apple pie in our outdoor oven.
The Priory is a Benedictine Catholic, independent college preparatory school - a small school by design and philosophy.  It is located on 50 wooded acres, about 30 minutes south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the most culturally diverse, educationally enriched, strategically innovative and exciting metropolitan areas of the United States.
Students throw their caps in celebration
Dorm facility in Saratoga, California
Webb is a school community that lives and learns together. You will make friends from across the country and around the world. This year we have students from 12 states and 18 countries.
St. Catherine's recognizes the important role that athletics plays in the development of a well-rounded young man.  Our physical education program and championship athletic teams seek to develop skills and capabilities that reach far beyond the athletic field.
San Domenico is home to a one-acre working organic garden and the largest solar installation in a Marin County school. Our ecoliteracy program is integrated in our curriculum with environmental education, engagement, and stewardship at the core of who we are and what we do.
The Fine Arts department offers students a breadth of courses (including several at the AP level) led by dedicated faculty, all experts in their fields.
A unique learning environment
Recent college acceptances for our students include Brown, Columbia, Northeastern, NYU, King?'s College London, St. Andrews University, Boston University, Colorado State, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Pitzer College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and others.
Another Great Musical Production!
Mustang Stadium
Leadership and character education make military schools unique. Our students learn important skills like teamwork, communication, and self-confidence that prepare them for leadership roles throughout the rest of their lives. 

Many of our students have gone on to become leaders in business, government, medicine, law, and the military, thanks to the lessons learned here.
Ceramics class
Students with Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, after presiding over a Liturgy.
Many students enjoy music instruction in the SVA Music Room, adjacent to the Art Studio.
On 150 beautiful acres, Oak Grove provides a rich opportunity to understand nature.
The Music Department offers concentrations in Classical Music, Voice and Piano; Jazz Music, Voice and Piano; and Songwriting. Our curriculum combines performance opportunities with music academics and private lessons with some of the top musicians in Southern California.
AUP is a mosaic of students in a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Within our rich community of ethnic cultures, AUP strengthens the co-curricular offerings with partnerships that broaden students` experience.

California Boarding Schools

  • School Location Grades Students
  • 345 South Figueroa Street
    Los AngelesCA 90071
    213-400-4585

    Grades: 9-12 | 50 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888-762-2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    9253627223

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 517 students
  • 8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-4343

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 104 students
  • 1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    8056844127

    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
  • P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 245 students
  • 1539 E. Howard St.
    PasadenaCA 91104
    626-398-2388

    Grades: 9-12 | 110 students
  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    440 St. Katherine Dr.
    La Canada FlintridgeCA 91011
    626-685-8521

    Grades: 9-12 | 385 students
  • 52500 Temecula Road P.O. Box 38
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    19514687223

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 308 students
  • 4026 Maher St.
    NapaCA 94558
    707-255-0950

    Grades: 9-12 | 630 students
  • PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    805-688-5114

    Grades: 9-12 | 85 students
  • 2 School Way
    WatsonvilleCA 95076
    831-768-6195

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 1089 students
  • 220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805) 646-8236

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 230 students
  • 723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 269 students
  • PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    530-596-3343

    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 13 students
  • St. Catherine's Academy
    All-boys  (Catholic)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    714-772-1363

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day) | 150 students
  • 1500 Butterfield Road
    San AnselmoCA 94960
    415-258-1905

    Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day) | 183 students
  • Santa Catalina School
    All-girls  (Catholic)
    1500 Mark Thomas Drive
    MontereyCA 93940
    831-655-9356

    Grades: 9-12 | 244 students
  • 2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA 91108

    Grades: 6-12, PG | 144 students
  • 235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    530-583-9393

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 100 students
  • 3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble BeachCA 93953
    831-625-8309

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 750 students
  • 5025 Thacher Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-640-3210

    Grades: 9-12 | 250 students
  • 1 West Campbell Avenue, B-20
    CampbellCA 95008
    408-866-9988

    Grades: 9-12 | 26 students
  • 12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-1464

    Grades: 9-12 | 250 students
  • 1175 West Baseline Road
    ClaremontCA 91711
    909-482-5214

    Grades: 9-12 | 413 students
  • 302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    650-851-8223

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 380 students
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