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St. John Bosco High School

By | Private, US-Schools, West

St. John Bosco High School 

Bellflower, California 

Located just minutes away from Los Angeles, St. John Bosco is one of the premier Catholic, all male, high schools in Southern California. It offers young men an innovative academic curriculum alongside successful athletic programs and a proud history of Christian service. Among Class of 2017 graduates, 97% were admitted to 4-year colleges and universities. This included all Ivy League schools, all UC and CSU campuses, Stanford, MIT, Vanderbilt, and the United States Air Force Naval and Military Academies.

There is a brotherhood, a lifelong camaraderie grounded in faith, intellect, leadership, and citizenship at St. John Bosco. Their distinctive approach to education creates a welcoming school environment where every young man can maximize his potential to become something greater than himself.

For more than 75 years, St. John Bosco High School has been dedicated to forming young men of purpose focused on faith, intellect, leadership, and citizenship. Salesian educators strive to instill within their students a work ethic based on mutual trust, confidence, respect, and collaboration.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 840

Class Size: 24

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

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

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

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, Mock Trial, Speech & Debate, Cycling

 

Gilbert Christian School

By | Private, US-Schools, West

Gilbert Christian School 

Gilbert, Arizona 

Founded in 2003, Gilbert Christian Schools is a chain of private Christian schools in Gilbert, Arizona, United States. It includes 2 Kindergarten through Middle School campuses, as well as a high school campus all at separate physical locations. Gilbert Christian High School’s goal is to help students develop a strong foundation and skill-set for lifelong success.

When you walk onto the Gilbert Christian Schools (GCS) campus, you will notice well-equipped classrooms overlooking carefully-maintained school grounds, small class sizes which foster individualized instruction and accelerated learning, and students receiving individual attention from staff who take pride in equipping their students both academically and spiritually. They have state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities, and they offer Advanced Placement and dual college credit enrollment courses. This school offers many free academic resources for its students, including ACT prep and academic tutoring.

School Type: Private

School Size: 256

Class Size: 22

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

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

Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Volunteer Work, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Chess Club

 

Grace Brethren High School

By | Private, US-Schools, West

Grace Brethren High School – Staff Favorite

Simi Valley, California

Grace Brethren High School located north of Los Angeles has a very strong college preparatory program with 13 AP courses and numerous Honors level courses. The school offers 15 sports teams and a wonderful fine arts program including band, graphic arts, ceramics, photography, and drama. Grace Brethren offers college guidance helping students prepare and make the right decisions for college. At Grace Brethren, they believe in training students academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Grace Brethren School, in partnership with church and family, proclaim Christ in all they do. Their mission statement is to, ” Honor Jesus Christ by making disciples and teaching them to love God and people.” They will guide the whole student in an academic environment through a Biblical worldview, providing an opportunity for each one to mature in Christ.

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 425

Class Size: 22

Grades Accepted: 7th, 8th, 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, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting

Extracurricular Activities: Chorus, Multimedia Production, Music, Newspaper, Painting, Photography, Robotics, Sports, Theater/Drama, Visual Arts, Volunteer Work, School Retreats, College Tours

Desert Christian School

By | Private, US-Schools, West

Desert Christian School 

Lancaster, California

Desert Christian High Schools strives to maintain an environment where healthy relationships between parents, students, faculty and staff provide the underpinning for growth and stability. Their academics are structured to engage students in learning activities that reflect the best practices and research in education to prepare them for success in college. It is a Christian School and sustains a culture of involvement. 

Their academics are structured to engage students in learning activities that reflect the best practices and research in education to prepare them for success in college. The school offers three diploma options that will place the student in the position to attend their college of choice upon completion of 12th grade. With the added option of AP and Dual Credit courses, a student has the ability to graduate with college credit. Desert Christian High School also offers an expansive offering of athletics, with over 14 sports teams!

 

School Type: Private

School Size: 600

Class Size: 30

Grades Accepted: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

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

Sports: Chorus, Dance, Music, Painting, Photography, Sports, Theater/Drama

Extracurricular Activities: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Saint Mary Catholic High School

By | Private, US-Schools, West

Saint Mary Catholic High School

Phoenix, Arizona

Saint Mary’s Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic, diocesan, co-educational, college preparatory institution serving metropolitan Phoenix. It is a centrally-located school whose primary focus is dedicated to the spiritual, academic, social and personal formation of each student, centered on the Gospel. A Saint Mary’s education does more than merely prepare students for college and career; it invites them into a relationship with the living God who is Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

It does this by means of an active sacramental and prayer life on campus, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, co-curricular activities that foster virtue and servant leadership, and most significantly, by the exemplary Christian witness of its faculty and staff. Its staff prepares students for continuing education equipped with an advanced level of cooperative learning, problem-solving, and thinking critically. Saint Mary’s curriculum imparts a distinctively Catholic world-view in all subjects and treats the world as a mysterious—yet orderly—beautiful, knowable place.

School Type: Private

School Size: 850

Class Size: 17

Grades Accepted: 9th, 10th, 11th

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

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

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