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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.
Mustang Gymnasium
Amerigo Napa Valley partners with Justin-Siena High School to provide boarding students with a  premier university-preparatory education.
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.
A unique learning environment
Volleyball in the Gym
School is located in a historical 17-acre park like campus complete with cafeteria, library, and dormitory facilities.
Day Walk
Founded in 1924, Villanova Prep is the only Catholic boarding school in the Augustinian tradition.
The San Domenico Dance department offers an in depth training program in ballet, modern dance,
jazz and choreography with professional master teachers and choreographers. The four-year program
offers opportunities to explore dance from the beginning to the advanced level. Courses may include
homework such as, journaling, book reports, field trips, performance critiques, resumes, biographies,
grant proposals and choreography.
Lake Tahoe is a premier world-renown resort destination year-round. The blue skies, clear water, dense forests, and deep snow make it a haven for for everyone - from outdoor enthusiasts to authors and explorers.
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.
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.
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.
Midland's 10-acre certified organic garden. It currently provides 80% of the produce that our community consumes in the dining hall.
Students and intern in Trafalgar Square
Japanese Dinner Night

California Boarding Schools

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

    Grades: 9-12, PG | 50 students
  • 4026 Maher St.
    NapaCA 94558
    312-496-5533

    Grades: 9-12 | 580 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 | 100 students
  • 1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
    CarpinteriaCA 93013
    8056844127

    Grades: 9-12 | 280 students
  • School location varies by term
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    Grades: 9-12 | 8 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 | 310 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) | 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, PG | 100 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 | 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) | 375 students
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