Top English as a Second Language Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 231 top college-preparatory and junior boarding schools that offer ESL (English as a Second Language), serving 89,615 students.
The Rectory School Photo - Our girls are competitors in soccer, softball, cross-country, fencing, basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse, equestrian, tennis, and golf.
La Lumiere School Photo - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. Mission: At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
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.
Windermere Preparatory School Photo - Windermere Preparatory School, a Nord Anglia Education inspires our students to become critical- thinkers with a global perspective both inside and outside of the classroom.
American University Preparatory School Photo - Los Angeles is one of the world''''s largest business and cultural centers. At AUP, students are challenged to become active citizens and reflect on their responsibility in the urban landscape.
Amerigo Lexington, Lexington Catholic High School Photo - Designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for academic achievement, Amerigo Lexington offers students exciting opportunities through the Exemplar Scholar program, the Air+Space Academy, the elite Fine Arts department and more.
Worcester Academy Photo - Worcester Academy is a place where life takes an interesting turn. It's called the real world, where success doesn't always come easy, but it's worth the extra effort.
Houghton Academy Photo - Classrooms, offices, auditorium, gymnasium, and cafeteria are all located in the primary school building.
Southern Preparatory Academy Photo - Strength of Brotherhood: Southern Prep provides young men with a unique opportunity to benefit from an environment that fosters the development of these bonds: where cadets share a common goal of not only becoming leaders but also becoming part of a team.
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.
Top English as a Second Language Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 54 W. Main Street Box 691
Baltic, CT 06330
Grades: 9-12 | 40 students
- 345 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Grades: 9-12, PG | 40 students
- 4001 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Grades: 9-12 | 425 students
- 700 Ashland Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Grades: 9-12 | 1006 students
- 1 Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060
Grades: 9-12 | 1200 students
- 811 W. Donovan Street
Houston, TX 77091
Grades: 9-12 | 573 students
- 2250 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Grades: 9-12 | 845 students
- 5430 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
Grades: 9-12 | n/a students
- 4026 Maher St.
Napa, CA 94558
Grades: 9-12 | 580 students
- 112 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Grades: 9-12 | 790 students
- 1615 Mater Dei Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Grades: 9-12 | 869 students
- 1500 Benicia Road
Vallejo, CA 94591
Grades: 9-12 | 479 students
- 550 S. Albert St.
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Grades: 9-12 | 1030 students
- 120 Prospect Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Grades: 5-9 | Pre-K-9 (day) | 275 students
- Calle Poniente 20, Urb. Monte Alina.
Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid, Spain 28223
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 710 students
- 54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
Grades: 5-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | n/a students
- 84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Grades: 9-10 | 51 students
- 94 Old Main Street, PO Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
Grades: 3-9 | K-9 (day) | 224 students
- 80 chemin Moulton Hill
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1M 1Z8
Grades: 7-12 | 263 students
- 955 Harbourside Drive
North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7P 3S4
Grades: 8-12 | 650 students
- 7400 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 1700 students
- 1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
Grades: 6-12, PG | 150 students
- 10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, Canada 00000
Grades: 7-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 900 students
- 234 Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si
Jeju-do, South Korea 63644
Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 886 students
- PO Box 292
North Bridgton, ME 04057
Grades: 11-12, PG | 185 students
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