69 East 100 South
Parowan, UT 84761
Life Quest Girls Academy offers both academic opportunities and self-improvement opportunities in a boarding school atmosphere. Students have the personalized option to recover academic credits and/or accelerate their academic pace to make up lost time in public school or simply finish high school more quickly than most students can in a public-school setting.
Along with an individual academic pace, Life Quest offers students the opportunity to prepare for and take the ACT and SAT tests, take and complete AP classes, earn job skill certificates, secure off campus employment, participate in weekly life skills instruction and activities, all while moving through our signature self-improvement course.
Overall, Life Quest focuses on unique and personalized academic opportunities while creating a peaceful environment that is conducive to self-focus, self-growth, and preparing each student for a successful future.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Life Quest Girls Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 295 schools) for:


School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2022 School Data
Life Quest Girls Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
6-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
4 acres
125 acres

Student Body

% Students of Color
% Students Boarding
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
15 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
Summer Program Offered

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Based on a 10-month contract.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Daren Lauritzen
Associate Director of Admissions
Brandon Robinson

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
Biology, Calculus, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Government, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. History, World History


Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
4-H, Digital Marketing, Gardening Club

School Notes

  • Life Quest Girls Academy is a non-traditional boarding school for girls 12-18 years old.  Depending on the unique academic needs of each student, they can focus on either credit recovery, and/or a fast-paced acceleration, both of which lead to a high school diploma.  Our customized individual approach inside the classroom allows each student to receive unique accommodations that fit their unique learning style.  Students with IEP's, 504 plans, and other academic accommodations are welcome as we partner with parents to find the best route to academic success.   
  • Our after-school focus is based on 3 fundamental aspects.   
  • 1. Self-Improvement
  • 2. Life Skills
  • 3. Entrepreneurship (Job Skill Certification).   
  • Our students graduate our school with a high school diploma, multiple job skill certificates, and usable life skills that make them extremely employable in the 21st century world in which we live.  Students also have the option to learn how to start and run their own business, attend trade school courses such as CNA and Phlebotomy classes, join and participate in 4-H clubs and activities, and participate in off campus employment where they can save their own money and leave Life Quest ready to contribute financially to their next endeavor in life.  
  • Our signature self-improvement course offers one high school elective.  This course guides students to work through principles, topics, and values that lead to successful lives.  Some of the topics and values that will be studied and practiced during this course include goal setting, choice and accountability, hard work, integrity, service, gratitude, forgiveness and much more.  This course also encourages students to identify any codependences in their current situations, or their past, and allows them to work through a 12-step program unique to their self-improvement and codependency needs.  
  • Life Quest Girls Academy is a non-therapeutic option for a variety of students coming from their normal home setting or transitioning from residential and/or wilderness programs.  Although therapy is not part of our daily routine or focus, students who have therapists from home, or would like to continue therapy with a local therapist near Life Quest, are allowed to do so on an outpatient basis.  These appointments must be made by each student's parents or guardians and are paid for directly from parents and guardians to whichever therapist they choose to contract with.  
  • Because therapy is not one of our school's focuses, this allows us to keep our tuition costs low, but still offer outpatient therapy options for parents.  In contrast to therapy, we do offer alternative guidance in goal setting and future success with our in-house Life Coaches.  Students who take advantage of a personal life coach will have the opportunity to meet with their Life Coach on a one-on-one basis each week to set goals, discuss current situations and relationships, and receive guidance within all aspects of Life Quest including academics, social situations, family relationships, and individualized progress. 
  • You can also take a campus tour in our video below.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Life Quest Girls Academy cost?

Life Quest Girls Academy's tuition is approximately $55,000 for boarding students.

What is the acceptance rate of Life Quest Girls Academy?

The acceptance rate of Life Quest Girls Academy is 75%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 58%.

What is Life Quest Girls Academy's ranking?

Life Quest Girls Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of boarding students.

When is the application deadline for Life Quest Girls Academy?

The application deadline for Life Quest Girls Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 6-12, PG
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $55,000
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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