Fairmont Private Schools

By | Boarding, Private, Top Ranking, US-Schools, West

Fairmont Private Schools

Anaheim, California

Fairmont Private Schools is a co-educational, non-sectarian private K-12 program with four locations in the Anaheim, California area. Fairmont’s commitment to excellence and exceptionally high level of engagement ensures students’ success at all levels. High school students attend Fairmont Preparatory Academy, voted ‘Best Private High School’ four years in a row in Parenting OC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Fairmont’s reputation for academic excellence, a low student-to-teacher ratio, and a caring, nurturing environment are some of the many reasons parents choose Fairmont for their children.

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School Type: Private Day School, Boarding

School Size: 1,925 (total student population), 577 (Fairmont Prep only)

Grades Accepted: K-12

Types of Students Accepted: January Intake, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Extracurriculars: Badminton Club, The Dessert Club Film Club, Key Club, Model United Nations, Red Cross, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Government

Michigan Lutheran High School

By | Boarding, Midwest, US-Schools

Michigan Lutheran High School

St. Joseph, Michigan

Michigan Lutheran pride itself on the high academic achievements they routinely see of our students. Students are able to achieve both personal and academic success through the studies and programs that are offered through Michigan Lutheran High School. The campus is located in a beautiful and safe area in St. Joseph, providing students with a quality education through personable and approachable teachers, a family atmosphere, and strong Christian morals. There is a 100% graduation rate and top universities seek out Michigan Lutheran students for attendance at their schools. The school provides its students with help applying to scholarships and colleges and takes pride in the many outstanding universities that their students have been accepted to. 

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 104

Class Size: 28

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Band, National Honor Society, Student Government, Mission Trips and service, Audio/Visual Technology Program, Student Ambassador program

Chaminade College Preparatory School

By | Boarding, Midwest, US-Schools

Chaminade College Preparatory School

St. Louis, Missouri

Located in beautiful St. Louis, Missouri, Chaminade is an all-boys Catholic high school that prides itself on its foundation of Catholic Marianist educational traditions and values, educating students for formation in faith, family spirit, service, justice and peace, and adaptation and change, while providing an integral and quality education. Chaminade students are prepared for success in college and life, and ultimately become the men the world needs them to be.

Long-standing traditions have contributed to the continuation of this schools mission and identity. Throughout the school’s history, they have enjoyed a close association with the Society of Mary and their identity has been enhanced by the constant presence of Marianist priests and brothers serving as administrators, faculty, and staff.

Special emphasis is given to educate students to read and think critically in order to write and communicate effectively and help them prepare for their future by developing the necessary research skills, formal and creative writing skills and analytical skills.

Chaminade strives to be innovative in its educational efforts and sensitive to the needs of all of our students. This can be seen in the development of their laptop program which allows them to use the latest educational technology to enhance the classroom learning experience. Teachers use various methodologies and pedagogies to present the curriculum including powerpoint presentations, videos, group discussion, guest speakers, field trips, lab-oriented experiments and interdisciplinary methods to meet different learning styles in the classroom. For those students needing extra help, teachers often provide one-on-one tutoring opportunities before and after school and facilitate peer tutoring by advanced-level students.


School Type: Private

School Size: 800

Class Size: 17

Grades Accepted: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo,

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

Laurens Academy

By | Boarding, South, US-Schools

Laurens Academy

Laurens, South Carolina

Laurens Academy’s mission statement is to provide a safe, secure environment that will enhance each student’s opportunity to develop to his or her highest potential academically, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. All students participate in a weekly chapel service presented by students, teachers, and outside guests. This is a special time where the school comes together to learn, share, and pray. The faculty is encouraged, when applicable, to incorporate Christian history and principles in their daily activities. Laurens Academy offers an education that will prepare students to enter the college arena and be successful while in college. They believe the best way to carry that out is to provide an environment that is conducive to learning; a place where students and teachers feel safe and secure and as free from distractions as possible.

College counseling and employment preparation is a priority as they teach two separate classes to freshmen and sophomores, as well as work with students individually about college options and majors, resumes, interviewing skills, career options, and scholarship opportunities. In addition, Laurens Academy provides a variety of sports teams year round.

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 220

Class Size: 20

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: National Beta Club, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government, YMCA membership

Great Falls Central Catholic High School

By | Affordable, Boarding, Midwest, US-Schools

Great Falls Central Catholic High School

Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls Central Catholic High School helps to grow in each student a faith foundation based on Catholic identity, morals, social responsibility and service. Great Falls Central Catholic High School believes that faith plays a critical role in the daily educational life for students and staff. They take seriously the responsibility of preparing their youth to live fully God’s will for their lives. Their identity is most apparent in how they treat and interact with one another and their community. They welcome students of any faith background.

Great Falls Central Catholic High School is committed to helping their student develop problem-solving, effective communication and critical thinking skills. They also encourage student involvement in activities such as athletics, academic competitions, speech and debate, musical performance, mentoring and service to the community to help build creativity and self-confidence.


School Type: Private

School Size: 130

Class Size: 10

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Speech and Debate, Art Club, Key Club, National Honor Society, DECA, Spanish Club, Outdoor Adventure, Band, Choir, Orchestra and Cheer/Spirit, Yearbook/Photography

Worcester Academy

By | Boarding, East, US-Schools

Worcester Academy

Worcester, Massachusetts

Through the thoughtfully designed curriculum and an abundance of extra-curricular activities, Worcester Academy gives students an environment filled with expert guidance, plenty of options, and, of course, challenge. Roughly 20% of the student body comes to Worcester from outside the United States, having students from Southborough to Somaliland. The city campus gives every Hilltopper the opportunity to experience the vitality, diversity, and excitement of a city rich in heritage, culture, and the arts. The school offers over 30 art courses and over 50 school clubs or organizations on campus. 

Worcester Academy embraces its identity and tradition by teaching students to Achieve the Honorable in all that they do. Even as they evolve in the 21st century by implementing innovative classroom and operational practices, Worcester Academy remains true to its roots and its mission – to create lifelong learners who engage passionately with the world around them. Moreover, their faculty is instrumental in creating a rigorous academic program of great dimension with invaluable mentoring and support. The teachers at Worcester provide a broad perspective on the world, integrate technology, and push every student to be their very best selves. They’re a world-class school preparing world-ready graduates. The Worcester Academy is committed to its multicultural learning community and fully embraces a diverse and multi-talented student body. Their diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, family structure, socio-economic status, and/or ability. No matter who you are, when you’re a Hilltopper, you’re part of their family.

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 650

Class Size: 14

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Post Graduate

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Graduation Within One Year, Post Graduate/Gap Year

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross-Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Dance, Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

Bishop Guifoyle Catholic High School

By | Boarding, Northeast, US-Schools

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

Altoona, Pennsylvania

This prestigious school offers students strong academic programs, caring faculty and staff, small classes, and all with a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Their small number of international students are carefully monitored and taken care of by school personnel to make sure that international students truly benefit from their overall experience. Teachers offer free tutoring to students after school and are available for more intensive one-on-one tutoring at an additional fee. Bishop Guilfoyle also offers SAT Prep, and students have the opportunity to enroll in dual degree programs to receive college credits.

High standards of academic excellence challenge students to achieve their full intellectual potential. The small teacher to student ratio (1:11) allows for a personalized educational experience. Bishop Guilfoyle welcomes international students from all across the world for participation in 9th through 12th-grade college-preparatory educational program, with a career focus. Students are not only integrated into the school’s curriculum but are also encouraged to experience everything that America has to offer. Bishop Guilfoyle welcomes international students into their family!

School Type: Boarding & Day School

School Size: 320

Class Size: 15

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Graduation Within One Year

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Music, Newspaper, Photography, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Youth Leadership, Classic Movie Club, Eco Club, Mock Trial, Mission club, National (Junior) Honor Society, Peer Ministry, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Prom Planning, Scholastic Quiz Team, Spanish Club, Strategy Club, Student Council

The Community School

By | Boarding, US-Schools, West

The Community School 

Sun Valley, Idaho

Community School’s mission is to inspire students to think critically; engage confidently; embrace challenges; and lead impactful, purposeful lives. Community School’s main academic campus is located Sun Valley, Idaho. They feature three different programs including Sun Valley Ski Academy, Outdoor Leadership Academy, and Creative Arts Academy. Astonishingly, 100% of Community School students who apply are accepted for admission to college. They also have a renowned, award-winning program for competitive skiers.

Sun Valley Community School is defined by academic rigor driven by a spirit of inquiry, meaningful outdoor experiences, athletic and artistic opportunities. Their exceptional program provides a framework for students to explore, pursue their passions and develop an authentic sense of self. Upper School students continually build qualities of self-confidence, awareness, and independence. Leadership opportunities abound academically, athletically, and in the Outdoor Leadership Academy.

Whether playing varsity soccer as a freshman, leading the ninth-grade river trip as a senior, or singing a solo in the fall musical, students are also regularly challenged to exceed their perceived limits and seek out new experiences. The Upper School promotes a culture of mutual respect and trust between teachers and students. Experts in their subject areas our faculty values the art of teaching. Beyond the classroom, teachers are regularly involved in students’ lives—as student advisors, trip leaders, coaches, community service leaders, and friends. These strong student-teacher relationships are often cited by graduating seniors as the most important element of a Community School education.

This culture of care and respect fosters a learning environment that is open, accepting, and curious. SunValley cultivates independent thinking and supports students as they step beyond their comfortable boundaries, both academically and individually. Students are encouraged to participate in a spectrum of interests and activities, including athletics and performing arts. It’s not unusual to see a student playing competitive soccer, acting in a school play, and devoting time to community service projects in the same week.


School Type: Boarding

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th,

Type of Students Accepted: Year; Students Intending to Graduate

Sports: Skiing

Extracurricular Activities: Ski Academy, Outdoor Leadership Academy

Rockland County Day School

By | Boarding, East, US-Schools

Rockland Country Day School

Congers, New York

Located near New York City, Rockland Country Day School balances academics with the arts. It provides students with everything they need to succeed, helping them learn how to identify their passions and how to pursue them. Their goal is to prepare students for the world beyond the classroom. Rockland students are accepted into their first or second choice of college or university. Rockland’s campus features a state-of-the-art STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Lab.

Rockland Country Day School brings forth the best in every student by knowing and educating each of them as an individual.  The pillars of their college preparatory program are critical thinking, creative expression, integrity, community service, and the cherishing of diversity.  

Rockland believes in using a combination of authentic and traditional assessments of student learning. Their teachers use a variety of methods to teach classroom material and also to assess what students know and can do. End of unit projects, student-created skits, portfolios, debates, creative writing assignments, and essays are common assessments of student learning. These assessments coupled with traditional tests and quizzes allow their students to demonstrate their understanding in multiple ways.

School Type: Boarding

School Size: 120

Class Size: 10

Grades Accepted: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th Post Graduate

Type of Students Accepted: Year, Semester, January Arrivals, Students Intending to Graduate, Post Graduate/Gap Year, ASE

Sports: Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurricular Activities: Multimedia Production, Music, Nature and Outdoors, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Other Clubs

Ridley College

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, Central Canada

Ridley College offers a unique opportunity for students from Grade 9 to 12 to learn the way they want to learn. Students are empowered to guide their own learning, discover and pursue their passions, and persevere through challenges. The community experience is enhanced by the Ridley campus. From its grand entrance to its sweeping playing fields and the stately architecture of its 10 boarding houses, Ridley’s historic, 90-acre campus offers an idyllic setting for its student-centred culture and campus community. Students live, learn, and play against a backdrop of mature trees nestled in the heart of the Niagara region. Ridley College’s co-educational boarding and day school experience fosters individual development.

The Upper School consists of Grade 9 to 12, with a post-graduate option. All students are part of a wider community that includes their peers, faculty, and staff. Ridley is dedicated to ensuring Upper School students (both boarding and day) have the ability to participate in a wide variety of leisure activities on and off campus. Each weekend and during some evenings throughout the school year, the Student Activities Committee organizes and hosts activities within the Niagara Region and beyond.

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