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St. Catherine’s Academy
St. Catherine’s Academy is an all-boys catholic military school in Anaheim California. Military structure and leadership training are the goals of this school founded in 1889 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose.
It takes boarding students and day students and is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The school has four dorms for resident students and has a large indoor swimming pool. St. Catherine’s fields athletic teams in basketball, football, volleyball and soccer, and challenges all cadets with appropriate exercise.
St. Catherine’s accepts 70% of its applicants and has 150 students. Total tuition and fees for domestic resident students is $42,835 for 7-day residents grades 4-8. The school’s mascot is the Knights.
Boarding Schools in California
The Idyllwild Arts Academy, located in the San Jacinto Mountains of California an hour’s drive from Palm Springs, is a boarding school for high school students who aspire to careers in the visual or performing arts. Idyllwild was founded in 1946 by Max and Beatrice Krone. The co-ed, private and nonsectarian facility is situated on 205 acres of pine forest. Idyllwild enrolls 300 students from 25 countries. It also operates a summer arts program. The academy combines a curriculum of ...
The Thacher School in Ojai, California, is a private boarding school founded in 1889. The school is co-ed and is accredited by TABS, NAIS, WBSA, and SSATB. Open to students in grades 9-12, the Thacher school was originally all boys but began accepting students in 1977. Thacher’s educational philosophy is that students benefit from taking on real responsibility and positive risks. A member of the western preparatory school Condor League, Thacher fields teams in ballet, basketball, baseball, cross country, dance, equestrian, ...
The Villanova Preparatory School, in Ojai, California, is a private co-ed Augustinian boarding and day school founded in 1924 at request of Bishop John Cantwell. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Many of the school’s boarding students are international and boarding students make up 30 percent of the school’s population, about 90 students. It is the only Augustinian co-ed boarding school in the United States. Sports offered at the Villanova School include football, water polo, volleyball, tennis, ...