Top Western Boarding Schools
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.
Dunn School Photo - The STEM quad at Dunn, housing the math classrooms, tinker space, makers lab and more.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado Photo - Experience Global Immersion in the American West. Our incredible 1100 acre campus sits at the foot of Colorado's Rocky Mountains on a veritable nature preserve amidst the bustling city of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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.
Sun Valley Community School Photo - Our location allows students to enjoy a wide range of mountain activities that span four seasons. Students participate in alpine, big mountain, cross-country, freeski, and backcountry skiing, hiking, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, figure skating, hockey, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northwest School Photo - We believe that students who have been truly engaged by a community of scholars, artists, and international peers will graduate with an insatiable love of learning, a respect for diverse opinions and beliefs, the knowledge to navigate critical and complex ideas.
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.
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.
Spring Street International School Photo - SSIS high school students regularly participate in local, regional and state tennis, soccer, and baseball competitions. Eligible SSIS students have joined fellow islanders on soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, track, golf, sailing and swim teams.
Top Western Boarding Schools (2021)
- School Location Grades Students
- 563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day) | 2020 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
- 4800 139th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Grades: 9-12, PG | 5-12, PG (day) | 300 students
- 255 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2180
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Grades: 9-12, PG | 70 students
- 4 Lustre High Circle
Lustre, MT 59225
Grades: 9-12 | 25 students
- 1415 Summit Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day) | 460 students
- 6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223
Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 877 students
- 5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, ID 83716
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 365 students
- 1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Grades: 9-12 | K-12 (day) | 680 students
- 1 Community School Drive
Sun Valley, ID 83353
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 435 students
Here are some considerations to ponder whilst choosing schools and when your child is actually away at school.
Do you like large schools or small schools? Are you most comfortable in a city, small town or countryside? Are you interested in attending a school that has a religious or military orientation? Would you like to attend a school that is only for boys or girls? These are some questions you must ask yourself before you begin your search for the right U.S. boarding school for you.
Here then are a dozen boarding schools which charge approximately $20,000 per year or less for tuition, room and board.