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.

Rosseau Lake College

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, Central Canada

Nestled among the pines on a pristine 50-acre historic lakefront property in traditional Anishinaabeg territory, Rosseau Lake College offers a boarding and day school experience that is like no other in Canada.

The student experience at Rosseau Lake College goes far beyond academic learning. Not just a traditional boarding school—life at RLC is a unique experience. Rosseau encourages students to develop loyal and lasting friendships, respect for one another, tolerance for others, independence and maturity.

There are 3 gender-specific residences on campus. Caring and responsible houseparents (faculty members) live in each residence and are available 24/7. Students are paired with peers comparable in age with similar interests. When possible, international students are placed with students of different nationalities.

On the weekends, students are offered organized activities supervised by staff. Activities vary depending on the season, but each student is asked to participate in at least one event throughout the weekend.

Rothesay Netherwood School

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, Central Canada

Rothesay Netherwood School is a small school where high expectations of students and faculty are realized in a caring environment. They have built a strong community where respect, courage, and responsibility form the foundation of daily life. As a boarding and day school where the faculty lives on campus, the level of commitment is high, and the interaction between the students and faculty is exemplary.

Rothesay Netherwood School has four residences on campus: Mackay House, Quinn House, Kirk House and Netherwood House. All of the residences have common areas and laundry facilities. Quinn House, Kirk House, and Netherwood House have small kitchen facilities, as well.

Students enjoy broad success at RNS because it is a small school with a big school program. As a small school, Rothesay Netherwood offers students the opportunity to be safe, to value learning, to build meaningful relationships, and to be part of a community. Students are also encouraged to be broadly involved in the robust extra-curricular program.

Queen Margaret School

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, Central Canada
Duncan is in the heart of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. This area is known as the “Warm Land” by our First Nations peoples and is rich with forests, beaches, vineyards, rivers and outdoor adventure. The valley is beautiful, the people are friendly and our community is safe.
For girls in Grades 6 to 12 who wish to live on campus, Queen Margaret’s School offers a welcoming and nurturing residence environment that is steps from the classrooms and equestrian center. The sharing of culture, interests, and experiences encourages connections between students, teachers, coaches, and staff. At Queen Margaret’s School, lifelong friendships are made.
Daily life for approximately 95 girls is supported by an in-house nurse, counselor, and travel coordinator. Most dormitory rooms are shared by two girls. Each hallway of rooms has a unique name and an overseeing “House Mom.” Boarding and day students are integrated into an environment rich in languages, celebration, and traditions from around the world.

St. Margaret’s School

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, Central Canada

St. Margaret’s School is an independent, all-girls school in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. St. Margaret’s School for girls has been dedicated to the education, development, and well-being of their students for over a century. The 22-acre campus is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood less than 15 minutes from downtown Victoria. They are situated in park-like setting bordered by farmland, Blenkinsop Lake, Victoria’s Lochside Regional Trail and the Lake Hill neighborhood. The natural outdoor environment provides incredible opportunities for learning and for play.

St. Margaret’s is a small-scale learning environment provides teachers with the flexibility to personalize learning for each student – building upon individual passions and challenging each girl to improve her own performance, exceed her own expectations and realize her own potential. St. Margaret’s academic program is supported by experiential programs that provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge, take on positions of responsibility and leadership, and develop a desire and a passion for making a difference. Each girl will discover a lot about herself, her peers and the world in which she lives through the experiences she has here.

St. Andrew’s College

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, Central Canada

At St. Andrew’s College for boys, boarding students enjoy a unique camaraderie outside the classroom through participation in a wide variety of structured activities, events, leadership, and outreach programs — boys can choose to be as busy and engaged as they want to be. With a non-stop pace that challenges and engages boys in every way, St. Andrew’s College offers a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

While academic success is the number one priority at SAC, learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Everything a boy does at St. Andrew’s is a part of the “Complete Man” mission of the School. Whether it’s achieving good grades, making a new friend, scoring a touchdown, getting the lead in a school play, or exercising leadership skills, we approach every moment of a boy’s life as an opportunity to grow to become the “well-rounded citizen.” Student life is created through the multitude of engagements offered, but it is also about the brotherhood that is formed among housemates, classmates, and teammates. It is about the mentoring that goes on between faculty and student, coach, and player, Housemaster, and resident. It is about the cherished traditions that have been created since the School’s inception in 1899.

Albert College

By | Boarding, CA-Schools, West Coast

Founded in 1857, Albert College is Canada’s oldest, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school. With over 150 years of experience and excellence in education, this school provides an enriched and engaging curriculum up to Grade 12 / Post Graduate. A ‘home away from home’ to students from Canada and over 20 nations, Albert College offers residency to both male and female students. Albert College believes in a well-rounded education and at Albert, their students embrace the Albert’s ‘A’s – Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship, and Adventure as part of their university preparation.

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