Top California Boarding Schools
- For the 2020-21 school year, there are 24 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout California, serving 7,270 students.
Dunn School Photo - The STEM quad at Dunn, housing the math classrooms, tinker space, makers lab and more.
Besant Hill School Photo - A spectacular view of the Topa Topa mountains from the common room in our Phoenix dorm. Students gather here for study sessions, snacks and social activities.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo - Our campus is located in the cozy Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California.
Woodside Priory School (Priory) Photo - The Priory is a Benedictine Catholic, independent college preparatory school. Founded by Hungarian monks in the 1950's, Priory has been an international school from its very beginning.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top California Boarding Schools (2020-21)
- School Location Grades Students
- 5430 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
- 4026 Maher St.
Napa, CA 94558
Grades: 9-12 | 580 students
- P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 249 students
- 1539 E Howard St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Grades: 8-12 | 250 students
- 41 W Santa Clara St.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Grades: 9-12 | 110 students
- 255 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2180
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Grades: 9-12, PG | 70 students
- 215 N. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day) | 150 students
- 1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day) | 680 students
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