California Boarding Schools

There are 26 college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout California.
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The Academy's Dance Department offers students training in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. Students spend many hours in the studio each day, honing their talent with American Ballet Theatre trained faculty.
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The Academy's Dance Department offers students training in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. Students spend many hours in the studio each day, honing their talent with American Ballet Theatre trained faculty.
Priory students celebrate after the boys basketball team wins the CCS Championships for the second year in a row.
Ojai Valley School is one of the few equestrian boarding schools in California with stables on both the middle and high school campuses, allowing students to walk from class to the barn to ride nearly every afternoon in place of sports or P.E. classes.  Our program welcomes riders of all levels.
Come visit our beautiful campus in Monterey, California! Call the admission office at 831.655.9356 or email admission@santacatalina.org to schedule your visit.
Grammar school student Aidan ready to sail
Science Experiment!
Conceptual Physics
Students in the Farm and Garden class bake themselves a freshly made apple pie in our outdoor oven.
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.
A unique learning environment
With good grades and behavior, students can ski or snowboard EVERYDAY of the week at the world-class Squaw Valley Resort. Squaw Valley Resort is located .5 miles away from the Academy.
Mustang Stadium
Girls' Lacrosse
Our oceanfront campus is a major draw. Located in sunny San Diego, California, our school offers private beach access. Plus, we're the only military school in the country with a surf team! There's nothing like relaxing at the beach after a long day of classes.
The Fine Arts department offers dance, music, drama, painting, ceramics, graphic design, and more. There are no limits to self-expression and developing your creative talents.
Dorm facility in Saratoga, California
'Come west. Breathe deep. Let these books and these hills and these horses be your teachers.'
-Sherman Day Thacher
Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.

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
    5305839393

    Grades: 9-12 | 85 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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