Bording schools in the USA

School education received in the United States practically guarantees successful admission to universities in this country. Therefore, many parents prefer to send their children to study in another country while still in high school.

Private boarding schools are considered the most elite and are the best option for international students for a number of reasons:

  • Safety and comfort. Such schools provide accommodation in the school's residences, where students are under the constant supervision of staff. Living conditions and food are at the highest level.
  • High quality education. In these schools, children receive first-class training, both in academic subjects and the opportunity to develop sports and creative talents.
  • Quick adaptation. Being constantly surrounded by friends and mentors, children adapt more quickly to life in a new country and quickly improve their English level.
  • Guaranteed college admission. The best boarding schools have a nearly 100% acceptance rate to the best colleges in the United States.
  • Excellent faculty. These schools recruit masters and PhDs who provide excellent training for students.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. From music studios and sports complexes to robotics labs and business incubators, students get all the resources they need to learn and grow.

Best boarding schools in the USA

There are approximately 2,500 private schools in the United States. A number of them offer tuition and boarding. Some of the best schools, which are top-ranked in local and national rankings, include the following.

Carmel Catholic High School

It is a prestigious private school that has been providing top-notch secondary education since 1962. It is located in Chicago, Illinois and has a large green, modern 50-acre campus. In addition to classrooms, the school has state-of-the-art research and engineering laboratories, a business incubator, a technical science center, gymnasiums and grounds, studios for art, dance, theater training, a photography lab, etc.

The school has more than 1000 students from different countries. At the same time, classes are always held in small classes (up to 15 students). Children from 9th to 12th grades are accepted.

This boarding school has all conditions for effective education of both American and foreign students.

For foreigners there is Amerigo program, which helps to quickly adapt to the USA and demonstrate brilliant success in studies and creativity. These courses guarantee a student's admission to the best universities in the country.

During their studies children live in comfortable apartments. Pupils can do sports, art, attend concerts, restaurants, shopping malls, etc.

The school offers five levels of courses to meet the educational needs of students:

  1. Dual Credit. Carmel Catholic's Dual Credit program gives high-achieving and responsible students the opportunity to earn college credit while completing Carmel Catholic's final exams. Credits earned can be transferred to colleges or universities.
  2. Advanced Placement. These courses are designed for the highest achieving students and are based on standardized tests and coursework; they are college-level appropriate.
  3. Honor College Prep. Honors (H) College Prep courses are for the highest achieving students.
  4. Upper College Prep is for students with average academic achievement.
  5. College Prep - College Prep (CP) courses are for students who need additional course work.

St. Pius X High School

This private school is located in Houston, Texas. It enrolls children from the age of 14. The beautiful campus covers an area of 29 acres. It has spacious classrooms, comfortable residences, a research and media center, sports complexes, a professional theater, and a college center

This school offers in-depth academic programs in several areas.

This school is one of the partners of the Amerigo program, which provides excellent opportunities for academic and personal development.

100% of the school's graduates are accepted into the nation's top universities. In addition to standard college preparatory courses, students can choose from honors courses, advanced placement courses, dual credit courses, and offerings in engineering, computer science, and business.

This school offers a unique Engineer Your World course that was developed with the help of experts from NASA and the University of Texas. Students study engineering in depth for two years. The course includes learning programming, building drones and robots, and more.

North Broward Prep

An elite private school in Florida offers boarding education to children in grades 6 through 12. North Broward has a huge 80-acre campus that is organized in a college-style setting. There are music and visual art studios, media labs, robotics rooms, a health center, sports facilities, swimming pool, etc. for the students.

There are 10 staff members on site at all times to provide support, assistance and supervision.

The 9th - 12th grade programs are designed for intensive college preparation.

North Broward offers Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs as well as for major advancement. Students can choose from over 180 courses, 34 honors courses, 14 Advanced Placement courses, and 25 International Baccalaureate courses.

Woodside Priory School

Benetistine Catholic School was opened in 1957. It accepts boarding students in grades 9 through 12. Woodside Priory School is located in Silicon Valley and is a progressive learning center equipped with state-of-the-art digital labs, science labs, art studios, aquatic center, etc.

Students live in comfortable residences. Mentors live with them and provide comprehensive support throughout their studies.

Woodside Priory School enjoys an excellent reputation for its rich academic courses and wide range of electives.

Emphasis is placed on math, science, and writing skills, including SAT skill development. It is also compulsory for pupils to study theology.

Pupils are offered many options for all-round development: they can take part in the arts, sports and participate in hobby clubs.

Graduates of Woodside Priory School are fully prepared for admission to the University of California, as well as other leading universities in the United States.

BASIC Independent McLEAN

Another advanced boarding school in the United States that has been in operation since 2016. It is located in Tysons Corner (Northern Virginia) and has a picturesque campus covering 11 acres.

Modern classrooms and labs, studios for theater and art, sports fields, etc. are created for the students.

BASIC Independent McLEAN offers a unique BASIC program, which has been recognized as one of the best academic programs in the United States.

High school students are enrolled in the Advanced Placement program. Each student takes a minimum of 6 courses, takes exams, and prepares a research project. The final year includes daily college counseling, Capstone courses, and college-level post-AP courses. This provides top-notch preparation and guaranteed admission to college.

Cranbrook Schools

Cranbrook Schools is the oldest chain of private boarding schools that has been offering high quality secondary education since 1922. It is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The school has a very large campus of over 319 acres that is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Cranbrook Schools has over 1,600 students in grades 1 through 12. The strongest comprehensive preparation programs guarantee successful admission to the best colleges in the country.

Cranbrook Schools also places great emphasis on the all-round development of children. More than 40 sports teams and over 60 special interest clubs allow every student to find friends and opportunities to develop their potential.


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