California Boarding Schools

There are 26 college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout California.
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Idyllwild Arts Academy is home to 300 students from 27 countries and 26 US states, all devoted to intensive study of the arts. Located 2 hours from Los Angeles, 2 hours from San Diego, and 1 hour from Palm Springs, the Academy is an artistic crossroads for Southern California.
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Idyllwild Arts Academy is home to 300 students from 27 countries and 26 US states, all devoted to intensive study of the arts. Located 2 hours from Los Angeles, 2 hours from San Diego, and 1 hour from Palm Springs, the Academy is an artistic crossroads for Southern California.
Dorm facility in Saratoga, California
The arts curriculum at OVS include drawing, music theory and composition, music history, voice, ceramics, photography and three AP art courses. Students have the opportunity to explore costume design, graphic design, and film. They can also participate in electives such as dance and chorus. OVS produces musical and drama productions throughout the year.
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.
Outdoor Education Program
Besant Hill School is located in the Ojai Valley, on 500 acres of private land.
Once a year, the entire campus takes a break from school and hikes to the top of Grass Mountain together.
Of course, one of the major highlights of the year is graduation. Seniors proudly wear their formal uniforms, and prepare for life after ANA.

As a college preparatory boarding school, our graduates go on to exciting endeavors at highly regarded colleges. Their leadership and academic experience at the Academy prepares them for success no matter where they go next.
Webb enjoys a 100% admit rate to selective 4-year colleges and universities.
Over 80% of our students participate in Athletics. We have a certified Athletic Trainer on staff full-time to keep our students safe.
Students from Southern and Northern California, Ecuador, and China
High school is a time of transformation and at Villanova opportunities abound.
Students with global entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus
There is time to reflect at Oak Grove, to learn about yourself and to build strong friendships.
Students reside in one of three dormitories on campus. The new dormitory uses south-facing solar panels to take full advantage of the average 300 days of sunshine to reduce our environmental footprint.
Football in Mustang Stadium
A unique learning environment
Our outstanding music department provides classroom instruction in music theory, music history, and musical experiences.  Students are also welcome to play in the marching band and take private piano or guitar lessons.

California Boarding Schools

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

    Grades: 9-12 | 38 students
  • 2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
    CarlsbadCA 92008
    888.762.2338

    Grades: 7-12 | 320 students
  • 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
    DanvilleCA 94506
    925.362.7223

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 300 students
  • 8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-4343

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 100 students
  • 1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93014
    (805) 684-4127

    Grades: 9-12 | 270 students
  • P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    800-287-9197

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 215 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
    626-685-8333

    Grades: 9-12 | 385 students
  • 52500 Temecula Road P.O. Box 38
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951) 468-7223

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 308 students
  • 4026 Maher St.
    NapaCA 94558
    707.255.0950

    Grades: 9-12 | 670 students
  • PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    805 688 5114

    Grades: 9-12 | 85 students
  • 2 School Way
    WatsonvilleCA 95076
    831-722-8178 x. 194

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 1060 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 | 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 | 407 students
  • 302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    650-851-8223

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