Top California Boarding Schools
- For the 2018-19 school year, there are 27 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout California, serving 8,201 students.
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.
American University Preparatory School Photo - Los Angeles is one of the world's largest business and cultural centers. At AUP, students are challenged to connect with the environment and reflect on where they fit into the socio-cultural landscape.
Besant Hill School Photo - Art class in our beautiful atelier. Visual arts courses include film, photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, printing, and more. Students benefit from field trips to local art galleries and museums in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Excelsior School Photo - School is located in a historical 17-acre park like campus complete with cafeteria, library, and dormitory facilities.
Dunn School Photo - The STEM quad at Dunn, housing the math classrooms, tinker space, makers lab and more.
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.
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.
Top California Boarding Schools (2018-19)
- School Location Grades Students
- 345 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Grades: 9-12, PG | 40 students
- 5430 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
- 4026 Maher St.
Napa, CA 94558
Grades: 9-12 | 580 students
- 1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Grades: 9-12 | 869 students
- P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Grades: 8-12 | 6-12 (day) | 249 students
- 1539 E. Howard St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
Grades: 9-12 | 110 students
- 31500 Grape St. #326
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
Grades: 7-12, PG | 40 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
- 2800 Monterey Road
San Marino, CA 91108
Grades: 6-12, PG | 144 students
- 235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Grades: 9-12, PG | 80 students
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