Benefits of a Boarding School Education

What Boarding Schools Can Offer

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Attending Boarding School can be a uniquely valuable experience.  Smaller class sizes, highly qualified staff, and broad range of academic and other offerings mean programs can be specifically designed to foster each student's growth.

Individualized attention in a 24/7 environment with peers based in exceptional facilities and a wide range of resources and opportunities contribute notably to students' all-around development.


The Types of Schools can vary greatly

and each has their own approach to design and delivery of educational content

Types of Schools

Academic Programs differ based on areas of interest, levels of support, experiential learning, and even geographic location

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Sample programs include

* STEM: interdisciplinary and applied approach in the specific disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics

* Advanced Math / Scientific Research: authentic lab experience with professional scientists conducting real-world research

* Asian Studies: Proficiency in Mandarin; investigate Eastern culture through in and out-of-the classroom experiences.

* Computer Science: Connect theory and practice through math and engineering

Signature Programs and Special Interest Groups

are broad and deep ....

Highly Competitive Sports

Environmental Stewardship

Mountain Classroom

Study Abroad

Language Immersion

Aviation Science

Semester at Sea

Professional Writing

Sustainability / Carbon Neutrality

Global Studies

On-Campus Downhill Skiing

Waldorf Education

International Baccalaureate Program

One-to-One Instruction

Entrepreneurial Studies

Big History

Maker Space

Experiential Learning

Summer Service Program

Mountain Biking

Investment Club

Equestrian Riding

Pre-Season Training


Accredited Rock Climbing

Arabic Studies

Learning (Dis)abilities

Glass Blowing


Athletics range from recreational and school team sports to focused, top-tier facilities and programs that can prepare student athletes for division-ranked college sports

Looking for a less traditional sport?

Some schools offer national-level alpine skiing, golf on a championship course, or mountain biking right on campus. Interested in an accredited rock climbing program or bringing your horse to campus? These opportunities are also possible--

Field Hockey
Competitive Swimming

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Each school has unique offerings as well as their own culture and vibe

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