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Bridgton Academy

P.O. Box 292
North Bridgton, Maine, USA Show Phone Number   

Bridgton Academy's mission is to provide a program for young men in a unique, one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the rigors of college and beyond. Bridgton Academy consists of an adult community committed to developing the whole student by providing a dynamic and challenging skills-based curriculum, a diverse campus life, and an appropriate extracurricular program to promote mental, social, and physical growth. The Bridgton Academy graduate should have grown through the postgraduate experience so that he enters college with improved confidence, values, judgment, life skills, and maturity to succeed....

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Academy of the Sierras


Reedley, California, USA Show Phone Number   

Academy of the Sierras is the first comprehensive solution for teens struggling with their weight....

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Army and Navy Academy


California, USA Show Phone Number   

A college-preparatory, military, residential, and day school for young men grades 7 through 12, Army and Navy Academy (ANA) dedicates itself to providing a comprehensive education in a safe and structured environment. THE MISSION of Army and Navy Academy is to develop scholarship and honorable character in young men and motivate them to realize their potential......

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Balboa City School


San Diego, California, USA Show Phone Number   

Balboa City School primarily serves underachievers, students with learning disabilities, individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder, and teens with Dsylexia....

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Blue Ridge School

273 Mayo Dr.
St. George, Virginia, USA Show Phone Number   

Welcome to Blue Ridge School, an all boys college preparatory boarding school grades nine through twelve. We serve young men who respond well to small classes, a structured environment, and a strong sense of community. We challenge each boy to reach beyond his current level of performance and expectation to discover his potential. To develop character in each boy, we nurture qualities such as integrity, courage, perseverance and empathy. BRS enrolls fewer than 200 students, the average class size is eight and the average student load per teacher is 40. This allows each teacher to give personalized attention and know...

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Brenau Academy

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, Georgia, USA Show Phone Number   

It is never too early to begin encouraging young women to discover their own extraordinary lives. That’s especially true at Brenau Academy, located on the grounds of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. One of just two all-girl college preparatory boarding programs in the United States associated with a college, the Academy offers boarding and day students in grades nine through 12 and in a post graduate program an entirely unique opportunity. Here, they can experience college and high school at the same time. Academy students come from across the Southeast, throughout the U.S. and around the world. They come eager...

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Brewster Academy

80 Academy Drive
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, USA Show Phone Number   

Observe a class in progress when you visit Brewster. You’ll discover small, interactive groups of 10-14 highly engaged students (most likely broken up into even smaller teams of two to four) analyzing local watershed data, researching Napoleon's life on the web, or analyzing plot themes in The Old Man and the Sea. And each task is accomplished by using technology in thoughtful and meaningful ways. You’ll meet teachers who know much more about their students than their names—like the pace of learning each student is comfortable with, the subjects they are passionate about, their overall workloads, and their personal interests...

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Buxton School

291 South Street
Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA Show Phone Number   

Buxton School was founded as—and remains—a school in the progressive tradition. The school acknowledges and embraces the fact that young people are always learning, and that they learn most effectively and immediately from lived experience. Therefore, our students are challenged to contribute to lively class discussion, they’re encouraged to immerse themselves in creative pursuits, and they are expected to live a fully conscious, responsible life in the context of a receptive and responsive community. Life lessons about the power of one’s contribution, the effect of one’s actions, and the depth of one’s commitment are a natural and inevitable outcome of...

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Cate School

P.O. Box 5005
Carpinteria, California, USA Show Phone Number   

In 1910, Curtis Cate founded what is now Cate School. Forty years later he spoke to his final graduating class: "Part of the spirit of this place goes with us. We shall again aspire, again attain, in the world that lies beyond these horizons." Today's Cate School is a testament to that very spirit and to the commitment to service, scholarship, and character which continues to underlie all of our aspirations. Conceived, as they often are, by one individual, good schools inevitably take on the personality and priorities of their founders. They become, ultimately, like people - distinct, unique, and...

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Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School

785 Beaver Street
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA Show Phone Number   

Greetings, and welcome to Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School. At CH-CH, students with a wide range of interests, talents and academic backgrounds discover their potential, realize their excellence and achieve greater success. With small classes and a faculty to student ratio of 1 to 5, we are able to identify the specific strengths of each student, and build upon them. At Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, we focus on how students learn. We see every student as a unique individual. We have developed a “multiple intelligences” approach to teaching and learning which is based on the fact that students learn in a variety...

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Cheshire Academy

10 Main Street
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA Show Phone Number   

Mr. Douglas G. Rogers joined Cheshire Academy as our head of school on July 1, 2009. For the past three decades, Doug, Cowles Professor in the Humanities, served as a teacher and administrator at Phillips Exeter Academy. A career that spans more than thirty years touches upon every aspect of independent school life. Doug has taught thousands of English classes, graded mountainous stacks of essays, directed four main stage shows, served as a dorm head, and coached basketball and tennis. In 1989, as an NEH Teacher-Scholar, he studied American Literature: Works by Women, Blacks, and Native Americans. That year of...

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Choate Rosemary Hall

333 Christian Street
Wallingford, Connecticut, USA Show Phone Number   

The more than 16,000 graduates can attest to the quality of Choate's academic program, but that is only one aspect of the education a student receives. Through interactions with members of the entire Choate community, students mature into young adults who not only have stretched their minds, but have grown personally, spiritually, artistically, and athletically....

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School

1493 County Road 106
Carbondale, Colorado, USA Show Phone Number   

Welcome to Colorado Rocky Mountain School, an exceptional college-preparatory institution that gives our students the skills, confidence, and knowledge to be successful in life and to contribute to their communities. Colorado Rocky Mountain School’s emphasis on growth, creativity, and leadership is rooted in our philosophical foundations and is present in everything that we do at our school. When John and Anne Holden founded this school, they did so under the principle that all the work would have meaning. They were inspired by John Dewey’s emphasis on usable knowledge and experiences producing ideal citizens. For us, this translates into a desire...

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Concord Academy

166 Main Street
Concord, Massachusetts, USA Show Phone Number   

We invite you to learn more about us by exploring our Web site. Concord Academy has always been defined by its academic strength, diversity of opinion, respect for the individual, celebration of creativity, and joy in learning. We think you will discover these traits for yourself as you look into our programs and meet some CA people....

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Cotter High School

1115 West Broadway
Winona, Minnesota, USA Show Phone Number   

"Cotter is a diverse Catholic school community of faith, scholarship, and service." Cotter is a Catholic, day and boarding, college preparatory school. Our diverse school community includes students with a wide range of talents and interests. Cotter's faculty and staff assist students of all abilities as they strive to achieve their personal best. Students receive an excellent education with close attention given to their individual needs. Cotter provides students with a challenging and supportive school environment with teachers who are passionate about teaching and assisting students become young men and woman of character. This care and enthusiasm inspires students to...

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Cranbrook Schools

39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA Show Phone Number   

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit. The schools are comprised of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s boarding school students attend top universities and colleges....

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Crested Butte Academy

P.O. Box 1180
Crested Butte, Colorado, USA Show Phone Number   

Crested Butte Academy is committed to educating the whole person in a safe and caring environment. Standards are high and classes are small, emphasizing individual attention. Our flexible schedule allows students to excel in academics as well as train for and compete in the highest levels of snowboarding, alpine racing, freeride, nordic skiing and distance running. Our community ensures that every Crested Butte Academy child is known and loved. The faculty to student ratio is 1:6. Of our sixty-five students, twenty are day students, residing in the Gunnison Valley. Boarding students travel from as far as Holland and the Czech...

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Excelsior School

1539 E. Howard St.
Pasadena, California, USA Show Phone Number   

Excelsior School is located in Pasadena CA only 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The School is a WASC accredited, independent boarding high school that offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education; our school has established an excellent record of accomplishment of graduates matriculating at distinguished colleges and universities. We stress small class sizes (an average of 15), and individualized attention, to facilitate mastery in all the courses we offer. In addition to Excelsior's small class room sizes, there are a number of factors that contribute to an environment of academic excellence. We employ an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Reading and writing...

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Gateway School

126 Eucalyptus Ave
anta Cruz, California, USA Show Phone Number   

Founded in 1970, Gateway School is an independent, nonprofit day school for kindergarten through eighth grade. Located on the west side of Santa Cruz, Gateway is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)....

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Monterey Bay Academy

783 San Andreas Road
La Selva Beach, California, USA Show Phone Number   

Welcome to Monterey Bay Academy’s website! MBA is truly a special school and I hope you can take some time to really look through our website and get a glimpse of our gifted teaching staff, exciting athletic and social programs and meaningful worships. At MBA, we believe that we have no greater gifts than our children and as a parent of two girls who attend MBA and an educator for the past 20 years (the last eight here at MBA) I can tell you that it’s not just about academics. At MBA it is our mission to educate the whole...

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Nawa Academy

13571 Trinity Mountain Rd.
French Gulch, California, USA Show Phone Number   

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...

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Nawa Academy

13571 Trinity Mountain Rd.
French Gulch, California, USA Show Phone Number   

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...

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Santa Cruz Montessori School

6230 Soquel Drive
Aptos, California, USA Show Phone Number   

Santa Cruz Montessori Philosophy & History Santa Cruz Montessori nurtures and guides 284 children from 18 months to 15 years with a philosophy of quality education and exceptional care in a safe and nurturing environment. Our programs focus on building independence, a love of learning, and respect for self, others, and our world. At Santa Cruz Montessori, we see education as a "preparation for life." • We have beautiful, safe, prepared environments. • We nurture self-discipline, responsibility, and collaborative learning. • We develop strong critical thinking skills and the full breadth of academics. • Our teachers are experienced, engaged, patient,...

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The Athenian School

2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
Danville, California, USA Show Phone Number   

Athenian provides an engaging, challenging education on a beautiful 75-acre campus at the base of Mt. Diablo, located near San Francisco in Northern California. Class size averages 15 students, and nearly 100 percent of the school's graduates gain admission to outstanding four-year colleges. Athenian's philosophy is guided by a strong belief in the promise of young people to shape a better world. It is a vibrant educational community that not only offers an outstanding and multifaceted curriculum but also teaches young people to think critically and to approach learning with curiosity and resourcefulness. Athenian is a community that strives to...

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The Cambridge School of Weston

Georgian Road
Weston, Massachusetts, USA Show Phone Number   

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive, coeducational, day and boarding school for grades 9 through 12, and post graduate. Established in 1886, we are dedicated to fostering individual strengths and multiple intelligences through a wide range of challenging courses and a variety of teaching styles. Our unique Module System fosters deep learning and innovative teaching in all disciplines. Classes are an hour-and-a-half long, and students concentrate intensely on three subjects at a time. Our curriculum is diverse and interdisciplinary, combining demanding academics with extensive offerings in the visual and performing arts. Students are encouraged to explore new educational...

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