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Nawa Academy


13571 Trinity Mountain Rd.
French Gulch, California, USA

Nawa Academy is a coed, independent boarding school located in California. As a leader in experiential education, we serve students utilizing hands-on learning. Nawa is a small secluded campus in the Trinity Alps region of Northern California approximately 20 miles west of Redding, CA and 3.5 hours north of San Francisco. Aside from the main campus in the historic gold mining town of French Gulch, Nawa also has an exceptional study abroad program with students frequently going to SE Asia, South America, Central America, the South Pacific and Europe every year. Nawa is recognized as the best kept secret in experiential education and dealing with challenging learners.

Student-teacher class size is approximately 5:1.
Number of students in the Study Abroad International Program averages 10 per year.
Grades 7-12th grade accepted with boys and girls residing in cabins on campus.
After-school and cultural program activities offered during the year.


School Focus:
  • Summer Program
  • ADD/ADHD Program
Religious Affiliation: All Religions Welcome
Year Founded Size: 1988
Post-Grad Year: No
Special Needs:
  • ADD/ADHD Students
  • Emotional Growth
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Anger Management
  • Attachment Disorder / Adoption Issues
  • Christian Therapeutic
  • Bi-Polar
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Saturday Classes: No
Classroom Dress Code: Casual
Average Class Size: 5 Students
ESL Courses: Yes
Summer Program: Yes
Tuition Fee: $40001+
Sports Activities:
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Diving
  • Drill Team
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Winter Track
  • Wrestling
  • Cheering
  • Motorsports