Best Western Boarding Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 34 college-prep and junior boarding schools serving 11,563 students located throughout Western.

Best Western Boarding Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Annie Wright Schools
Annie Wright Schools Photo - Annie Wright Schools at dusk with Mt. Rainier in the background.
827 N Tacoma Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 284-8603
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 822 students
Army and Navy Academy
Army and Navy Academy Photo
(4)
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(888) 762-2338
Grades: 7-12
| 320 students
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii
Asia Pacific International School Hawaii Photo
(Christian)
(1)
54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
Hauula, HI 96717
(808) 670-1909
Grades: 5-12, PG
K-12, PG (day)
| 150 students
The Athenian School
The Athenian School Photo
(1)
2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 362-7223
Grades: 9-12
6-12 (day)
| 535 students
Besant Hill School
Besant Hill School Photo - Besant Hill School is located in the Ojai Valley, on 500 acres of private land with beautiful vistas in every direction. Facilities include four dormitories, outdoor sports facilities including a new aquatic center, indoor theater, atelier, and classrooms nestled along winding paths and oak trees. We also have an eight acre organic farm.
(1)
8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-4343
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 100 students
Cate School
Cate School Photo - Day Walk
(19)
1960 Cate Mesa Road, P.O. Box 5005
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4127
Grades: 9-12
| 300 students
500 Holden Way
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2562
Grades: 9-12
| 174 students
Colorado Timberline Academy
Colorado Timberline Academy Photo - Fall Trip in the Slot Canyons
(4)
454 Academy Drive
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5898
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 40 students
Delphian School
Delphian School Photo - Delphian is located just one hour from Portland, OR. on a large 720 acre wooded campus. The residential community is in constant motion, alive with students from all around the world.
(24)
20950 SW Rock Creek Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
(503) 843-3521
Grades: 5-12
PK-12 (day)
| 230 students
Dunn School
Dunn School Photo - In 2020 the new Leadership Center was completed. Overlooking the open space known as Munger Common, the center provides state of the art meeting rooms and learning facilities, is home to the student-run Earwig Cafe, and hosts our college counseling team. Students can be found gathering both indoors and outside the center for conversation and relaxation.
P.O. Box 98, 2555 W. Highway 154
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(800) 287-9197
Grades: 9-12
6-12 (day)
| 249 students
EF Academy Pasadena
EF Academy Pasadena Photo - EF Academy Pasadena is a private day and boarding high school, welcoming students from over 30 nationalities. Students become global changemakers by learning about design thinking and participating in EF Academy's signature Innovation and Impact Program.
1505 E Howard St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 507-9223
Grades: 9-12
| 175 students
Excelsior School
Excelsior School Photo
41 W Santa Clara St.
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 623-6339
Grades: 9-12
| 110 students
6155 Fountain Valley School Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
(719) 391-5251
Grades: 9-12
| 240 students
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 881-4321
Grades: 9-12, PG
K-12, PG (day)
| 400 students
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Idyllwild Arts Academy Photo - Idyllwild Arts Academy is home to 280 students from 30 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.
(23)
52500 Temecula Road
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(951) 468-7223
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 280 students
Iolani School
Iolani School Photo
(Episcopal)
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 943-2279
Grades: 9-12
K-12 (day)
| 2,200 students
255 Olympic Valley Road | P.O. Box 2180
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(530) 583-8665
Grades: 9-12, PG
| 70 students
Lustre Christian High School
Lustre Christian High School Photo - Lustre Christian High School is located in Lustre, MT.
(Non-denom. / Christian)
4 Lustre High Circle
Lustre, MT 59225
(406) 392-5735
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students
Midland School
(4)
PO Box 8 / 5100 Figueroa Mountain Road
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-5114
Grades: 9-12
| 82 students
Ojai Valley School
Ojai Valley School Photo - OVS offers an exceptional college-prep program. Recent college acceptances for our students include Stanford, Columbia, Northeastern, NYU, Boston College, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Pitzer College, Smith College, Vassar College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and many more.
(2)
723 El Paseo Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-1423
Grades: 3-12
PK-12 (day)
| 275 students
Oregon Episcopal School
Oregon Episcopal School Photo - Since 1869, our mission has been to inspire intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that students realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
(Episcopal)
6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 768-3115
Grades: 9-12, PG
Pre-K-12, PG (day)
| 875 students
5521 East Warm Springs Avenue
Boise, ID 83716
(208) 424-5000
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 425 students
St. Mary's School
St. Mary's School Photo
(Catholic)
816 Black Oak Drive
Medford, OR 97504
(541) 773-7877
Grades: 6-12
5-12 (day)
| 504 students
Santa Catalina School
Santa Catalina School Photo - Come visit our beautiful campus in Monterey, California! Call the admission office at 831.655.9356 or email admission@santacatalina.org to schedule your visit.
(Catholic)
(1)
1500 Mark Thomas Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 655-9356
Grades: 9-12
| 200 students
505 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(360) 378-6393
Grades: 8-12
6-12 (day)
| 120 students
Steamboat Mountain School
Steamboat Mountain School Photo - We believe in the value of selfless service, both locally and globally. All students participate in weekly service work in the Steamboat Springs area.
(5)
42605 RCR 36
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
(970) 879-1350
Grades: 9-12, PG
K-12, PG (day)
| 160 students
Stevenson School
Stevenson School Photo
(11)
3152 Forest Lake Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
(831) 625-8309
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 523 students
1 Community School Drive
Sun Valley, ID 83353
(208) 622-3955
Grades: 9-12
PK-12 (day)
| 435 students
The Thacher School
The Thacher School Photo - In courses designed for intellectual and creative expansion, students and teachers meet in seminar circles, studios, and laboratories to create a learning environment that is vigorous and supportive, galvanizing and nurturing.
(26)
5025 Thacher Road
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-3210
Grades: 9-12
| 255 students
Villanova Preparatory School
Villanova Preparatory School Photo - Founded in 1924, Villanova Prep is the only Catholic boarding school in the Augustinian tradition. In this supportive environment, students are comfortable taking risks and learning more about themselves throughout their Villanova experience.
(Catholic)
(1)
12096 N. Ventura Ave
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-1464
Grades: 9-12
6-12 (day)
| 200 students
Wasatch Academy
Wasatch Academy Photo - Wasatch Academy is located in Mount Pleasant, Utah, a quiet, mountain-valley town boasting a reputation for clean air, starry night skies, and safety. The campus is a 90-minute scenic drive from Salt Lake City International airport.
(5)
120 South 100 West
Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647
(435) 462-1400
Grades: 8-12, PG
| 181 students
The Webb Schools
The Webb Schools Photo
(29)
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 482-5214
Grades: 9-12
| 405 students
Woodside Priory School (Priory)
Woodside Priory School (Priory) Photo - Woodside Priory is a Benedictine Catholic, independent college preparatory school. Founded by Hungarian monks in 1957, Priory has been an international school from its very beginning.
(Catholic)
(2)
302 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
(650) 851-8223
Grades: 9-12
6-12 (day)
| 425 students
Wy'East Mountain Academy
Wy'East Mountain Academy Photo
(3)
59550 East Highway 26
Sandy, OR 97055
(503) 622-8931
Grades: 7-12, PG
| 60 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many boarding schools are located in Western area of the USA?
There are 34 college-preparatory boarding schools located in Western area of the USA.
What is the average tuition cost of boarding school in Western area of the USA?
The average Western area of the USA boarding school tuition cost is $62,351 per year.
What is the oldest boarding school in Western area of the USA?
Iolani School, founded in 1863, is the oldest boarding school in Western area of the USA.
What boarding school in Western area of the USA has the lowest acceptance rates?
The Thacher School has the lowest boarding school acceptance rate (13%) in Western area of the USA.
What boarding school in Western area of the USA has the highest average SAT scores?
The Webb Schools has the highest average SAT scores (1505) in Western area of the USA.

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