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Ojai Valley School Photo - OVS students enjoy time hanging out with friends on the 195-acre high school campus, located in a stunning canyon overlooking the Ojai Valley. Throughout the year, student life is punctuated with fun events to balance the academic schedule. These include camping trips, prom and other socials, themed dress days, community service projects, and countless weekend excursions.
The Thacher School Photo - "Education is not merely the making of scholars. It is the making of men and women. It is the training of the younger generation in the art of living for their own greatest good and the greatest good of their fellow citizens." -Sherman Day Thacher
The Webb Schools Photo - Although community service hours are not required at Webb, many of our students voluntarily choose to participate in one or more of our numerous service activities. In the past few years, our students have traveled to Costa Rica, Thailand, Romania, Australia, Nepal, Fiji and three countries in Africa on service trips.
The Athenian School Photo - Athenian students
Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo - Idyllwild Arts Academy is home to 310 students from 35 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.
Southwestern Academy Photo - A unique learning environment
Stevenson School Photo - Outdoor Education: Afternoon surfing, day hikes, weekend camping trips, and an 11-day wilderness trek introduce students to the wilderness environment while emphasizing the development of a positive attitude toward challenging situations.
Woodside Priory School (Priory) Photo - Weekend activities are planned by both students and the Residential Faculty. These activities expose the students to various opportunities in and around the Bay Area. Past activities have included ski trips, rockclimbing, sea kayaking, surfing, museums, concerts, camping, shopping, movies, bowling, beach trips, and pro or college sports games.
Santa Catalina School Photo - Volleyball in the Gym
Oak Grove School Photo - Each year, seniors take a one-month trip to India, participating in Oak Grove's sister schools. Out students learn about themselves and their world, in part by being of service.
Villanova Preparatory School Photo - Founded in 1924, Villanova Prep is the only Catholic boarding school in the Augustinian tradition. In this supportive environment steeped in Catholic values, students are comfortable taking risks and learning more about themselves throughout their Villanova experience.
Amerigo Napa Valley Justin-Siena High School Photo - Amerigo Napa Valley partners with Justin-Siena High School to provide boarding students with a premier university-preparatory education.
St. Andrew's Academy Photo - Students and intern in Trafalgar Square
Dunn School Photo - The STEM quad at Dunn, housing the math classrooms, tinker space, makers lab and more.
Army and Navy Academy Photo - Our oceanfront campus is a major draw. Located in sunny San Diego, California, our school offers private beach access. 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.
St. Catherine's Academy Photo - 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.
Excelsior School Photo - School is located in a historical 17-acre park like campus complete with cafeteria, library, and dormitory facilities.
Midland School Photo - Midland's 10-acre certified organic garden. It currently provides 80% of the produce that our community consumes in the dining hall.
Amerigo Los Angeles, Bishop Montgomery High School Photo - Students at Bishop Montgomery High School have access to an array of advanced-level courses, extracurriculars and athletics - all located just one mile away from the Pacific Ocean.

Top California Boarding Schools (2018-19)

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

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 40 students
  • 5430 Torrance Blvd
    TorranceCA 90503

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
  • 4026 Maher St.
    NapaCA 94558
    (312)416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 580 students
  • 1615 Mater Dei Drive
    Chula VistaCA 91913
    (312)416-1955

    Grades: 9-12 | 869 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) | 517 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 93013
    (805)684-4127

    Grades: 9-12 | 276 students
  • P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (800)287-9197

    Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 249 students
  • 1539 E. Howard St.
    PasadenaCA 91104
    (626)398-2388

    Grades: 9-12 | 110 students
  • 52500 Temecula Road
    IdyllwildCA 92549
    (951)468-7223

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 318 students
  • PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    (805)688-5114

    Grades: 9-12 | 89 students
  • 2 School Way
    WatsonvilleCA 95076
    (831)768-6137

    Grades: 9-12 | 1000 students
  • 220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-8236

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 64 students
  • 723 El Paseo Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1423

    Grades: 3-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 269 students
  • River View Christian Academy
    River View Christian Academy Photo - The beautiful campus in Northern California.
    All-girls  (Christian)
    31500 Grape St. #326
    Lake ElsinoreCA 92532
    (800)494-2200

    Grades: 7-12, PG | 40 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
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - 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.
    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) | 680 students
  • Santa Catalina School
    Santa Catalina School Photo - Music Recital Hall
    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 | 80 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 | 246 students
  • 12096 N. Ventura Ave
    OjaiCA 93023
    (805)646-1464

    Grades: 9-12 | 260 students
  • 1175 West Baseline Road
    ClaremontCA 91711
    (909)482-5214

    Grades: 9-12 | 410 students
  • 302 Portola Road
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    (650)851-8223

    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 375 students
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