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THINK Global School

Boarding School Slogan

“Thinking Globally, Acting Locally”

Boarding School Description

THINK Globally School is one of the few schools in the world that truly encompasses the world. Their world class education is the first of its kind: a boarding school that allows its student body to study in three international cities each academic year. A course load experience like this is the reason why it has set itself apart from all other academic institutions.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.thinkglobalschool.org

Address: 138 Spring Street, 4th Floor

State: New York

Phone: 202-580-8405

Boarding School Duration: 2009

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

N/A

Activities

THINK Globally School offers a sports program for students to participate in during the school year. Activities featured in the past include: Takin Park and Zoo, Wandering the Thimphu Farmers’ Market, Lecture and Traschichodzong Tour with architect Karma Gelay, Voluntary Artists Studio Thimphu (VAST), Gangtey Monastery, Tamshing Lhakkang Temple, Kurjey Lhakkang Temple Complex, Chukkha Hydropower Project with Lam Dorji, and Takstang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)

What to expect

Students that matriculate under THINK Global’s curriculum are in for an experience unlike any other. A teacher to student ratio of 1:3 ensures that each student receives the individual attention they need across a broad range of subjects. Their multinational, multicultural learning environment is a reflection of the current world landscape and prepares them for the 21st century. The school is accredited by the IB World School and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Asheville School

Boarding School Slogan

“Vitae Excelsioris Limen”

Boarding School Description

Asheville School, located in North Carolina, has been one of the country’s leading preparatory schools for over 100 years. With 17 Advanced Placement courses and a broad array of extracurricular activities, the school has prepared students for the world’s top colleges and universities.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.ashevilleschool.org

Address: 360 Asheville School Road, Asheville

State: North Carolina

Phone: 828-254-6345

Boarding School Duration: 1900

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

300 acres

Activities

Asheville School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, climbing, cross country, dance, equestrian, field hockey, football, kayaking, lacrosse, mountain biking, mountaineering, rock climbing, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Caving, Chapel Choir, Chorus, Christian Fellowship, Cooking Club, Fine Arts Society, Handbell Choir, Hiking & Camping, Host Society (tour guides), Ice Climbing, International Club, Kayaking, Mitchell Cabinet (service club), Mountain Biking, Peer Tutoring, Prefects (senior student leaders), Proctors (junior student leaders), Rock Climbing, Service Projects, Skiing, Students for Environmental Awareness, The Ashnoca (student newspaper), The Blue and White Yearbook, The Review (literary magazine).

What to expect

The academic integrity of Asheville School sets it apart from many of the country’s leading academic academies. With 17 Advanced Placement classes and a small teacher to student ratio, the students there go on to the world’s most elite universities.

The Stony Brook School

Boarding School Slogan

“Character Before Career”

Boarding School Description

The Stony Brook School trains its student body on the basis of mind, body, and heart. They strive to develop the entire student with a sense of integrity and virtue. Their educational offerings are some of the best available on the east coast. No matter what their personal spiritual beliefs are, they are given freedom to maintain and nurture them.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.stonybrookschool.org

Address: 1 Chapman Parkway, Stony Brook

State: New York

Phone: 631-751-1800, ext. 1

Boarding School Duration: 1922

Boarding School Category: co-ed, Christian

Facilities

55 acres

Activities

The Stony Brook School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Activities Committee, Admissions Committee, Bible Study, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Chapel Committee, Chess Team, Class Council, Concert Choir, Culinary Management Training, Cum Laude Society, Dorm Council, Driven, Honor Council, Hunger Education and Response Training Council (H.E.A.R.T.), International Club, Math Club, Mentoring, Prefect Board, Prom Committee, Res Gestae (Yearbook), S.B.F.L.(Intramural Flag Football), Technology Crew, Theatrical Arts Society (T.A.S.), Workjob Council, Worship Team.

What to expect

Students at The Stony Brook School study under the motto of character before career. This mantra stresses that their student body have a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and serve his will through character and leadership. The campus provides an intimate, family style offsetting, as most of the faculty lives on campus or within close proximity to the students. With course offerings of at least 15 Advanced Placement classes, independent learning projects and hands-on training, The Stony Brook School offers an immensely diverse experience for their student body. 40% of the students on campus receive some type of financial aid to defer the costs of attending.

St. Francis High School

Boarding School Slogan

“A Catholic Tradition of Enriching the Mind and Heart”

Boarding School Description

St. Francis is a Catholic boarding school that exposes young men to the highest principles of academic and social life. Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the school prepares young men to use their education for the betterment of society and to give back to their communities.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.stfrancishigh.org

Address: 4129 Lake Shore Road, Athol Springs

State: New York

Phone: 716-627-1200

Boarding School Duration: 1927

Boarding School Category: all-boys, Catholic

Facilities

67 acres

Activities

St. Francis High School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, diving, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, winter track, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Drama, Vocal, Instrumental, Graphic Design, Literary, and many more.

What to expect

Students at St. Francis can expect a well-rounded educational and social experience. The school stresses that their students learn the values of giving back to the community, especially the poor and destitute. Students are taught the core principles of faith, service to others, integrity, and concern for the environment. Their teacher to student ratio is at 1:11, which ensures that all students receive individual attention as needed. With 11 Advanced Placement courses, students that want to get a leg up on collegiate studies have the opportunity to do so.

Ross School

Boarding School Slogan

“Know Thyself in Order to Serve”

Boarding School Description

Ross School is a co-educational boarding school for students from 7th to 12th grade located about two hours east of New York City in East Hampton. With an integrated education system that stresses the arts, science, humanities, and athletics, the school offers an exemplary setting for students to excel and prepare themselves for the collegiate level.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.ross.org

Address: 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton

State: New York

Phone: 631-907-5400

Boarding School Duration:  1991

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

100 acres

Activities

Ross School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year:  Baseball, basketball, cheering, golf, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: newspaper and yearbook.

What to expect

The Ross School is dedicated to helping their student body excel in the 21st century, motivating them with a rigorous educational program that is among the best of its kind. In addition to what they learn inside the classroom, students are given a broad range of option in terms of extracurricular activities and community service. In addition to these programs and activities, there are number of electives for students to participate in, from African Drumming to World Religions to Neuroscience; everything under the sun is offered to pique students’ interests. More than a fifth of the students on campus come from overseas, and the teacher to student ratio of 1:7 ensures that all students receive the specialized instruction they need to succeed.

The Masters School

Boarding School Slogan

“Do It With Thy Might”

Boarding School Description

The Masters School works on the mission of providing a challenging academic curriculum that seeks to produce creative, independent, and passionate students that dedicate themselves to a lifetime of learning. The personal growth of each student is one of the most crucial aspects of their institution.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.mastersny.org

Address: 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry

State: New York

Phone: 914-479-6420

Boarding School Duration: 1877

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

96 acres

Activities

The Masters School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, cross country, dance, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Community Government, Computer club, Dance Club, Delta & Phi Delegates, Dobbs 16, Dobbs Athletic Association, Dohters, Film Club, French Club, Glee Club, Gold Key, International Club, Junior Peers Leaders, M.I.S>H., Masterpieces, Mathematics Club, Model United Nations, Onyx, Orchestra, Outdoor Club Pamoja, Panache, Phoenix, Poetry Club, Positive Rhythm, Senior Peer Leaders, Sohns, Spanish Club, Student Activities Committee, Tower, Urban Connection, and Zetetics.

What to expect

Students at The Masters School should expect a school that has over a century of experience in providing a perfect breeding ground for excellence in education. Once they graduate, they are ready to take on the world’s most challenging colleges and universities in the world.

The Knox School

Boarding School Slogan

“Semper Ad Lucem”

Boarding School Description

The Knox School offers a rigorous curriculum and nurturing environment for students in grades 7-12. They are known for providing a challenging and inspiring environment for students to expand the boundaries of their academic and social lives. Through the course work provided and the mentoring relationships, students at The Knox School are provided with a wealth of knowledge for their collegiate aspirations.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.knoxschool.org

Address: 541 Long Beach Road, Saint James

State: New York

Phone: 631-686-1600, ext. 414

Boarding School Duration: 1904

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

48 acres

Activities

The Knox School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Ballet, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheering, crew, cross country, dance, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Community Service, DECA, Gay-Straight Alliance, Knox Ambassadors, Literary Magazine, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Sign Language Club, Student Council, and Yearbook.

What to expect

Students that attend The Knox School can expect to receive a high caliber, rigorous academic curriculum that strengthens their intellectual and social passions. Their Advanced Placement classes are designed to help students prepare for collegiate expectations. With an experienced faculty that are dedicated to the well-being of each child, students that graduate from The Knox School are prepared to take on the challenges of collegiate life at the world’s most acclaimed colleges and universities.

Phillips Exeter School

Boarding School Slogan

“Non Sibi (Not for One’s Self) Finis Origine Pendet”

Boarding School Description

Phillips Exeter School has provided exemplary privatized education for over 200 years, making it one of the oldest institutions in the United States. With their history of academic excellence, accomplished faculty, and exceptional alumni, Exeter’s mission to succeed is nearly unparalleled in the realm of preparatory schools.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.exeter.edu

Address: 20 Main Street, Exeter

State: New Hampshire

Phone: 603-777-3437

Boarding School Duration: 1781

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

619 acres

Activities

Phillips Exeter School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, cycling, diving, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, water polo, winter track, and wrestling. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Adult Education, Afro-Latino Exonian Society, Afterburners Club (rocketry), American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Amnesty International, Angels, Anime Exeter, Anthropology Club, Aquatics, Archery, Asia Connection, Asian Society, Asian Student Collective, Astronomy Club, Attitude, Branch-Soule Debate Society, Bridge Club, Broadside, Building With Books, Business Club, Catholic Exonians, Chamber Orchestra, Chess, Chinese Students Organization, Christian Fellowship, Club Basketball, Club Fencing, Club Golf, Club Hockey, Club Running, Club Soccer, Club Squash, Club Tennis, Club Volleyball, CompSci, Concert Choir, Concert Band, Culinary Society, Cum Laude Society, Current Events and International Relations, Dance, Daniel Webster Debate Society, Debating Team, Democratic Club, Dialogue Society, Diversity Council, Drama, Eastern European Exonians, Economics Club, environmental Groups, EPIIC (Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship), Exeter Association of Rock (E.A.R.), Exeter Club Against Landmines, Exeter Fantasy Sports, Exter historians, Exeter Independents, Exeter Jewish Community, Exeter Politic Union, Exeter Social Service Organization (ESSO), Exeter Surf Club, Exeter Symphonia, Exonian (Newspaper), Exonians Partnering with Incarcerated Teens, Fencing Club, Film Society, Fitness/Challenge Fitness, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, German Club, Glee Club, Gospel Choir, Got That Swing, Harold Ryan Society, Hindu Society, Hong Kong Students Association, Imani, Indian Society, Indoor Soccer Club, Interfaith Group, International Society, Irish Exonians, Islamic Society, Jazz Club, Juggling and Unicycling Club, Junior State of America, Kirtland Society, Korean Society, La Alianza Latina, LEAD (Leaders at Exeter Abstaining from Drugs), Les Pieds (People Interesting in Exeter Dance), Los Salsaeros, Martial Arts Club, Math/Science Tutoring, Mathematics Discussion Group/PEA Math Team, Middle Eastern Students Alliance, Mind Games, Model U.N., Modern Entertainment Round Table, Modern Physics Club, MoneySmart, Multi-Racial Exonian Society, Music and Moves, Muslim Student Association, Ongaku!, Opera Appreciation Club, Outdoor Challenge, Outing Club, Outkast, Pagan/Wiccan Alliance, Patriotic Club, Patriotic Club, PEAN (Yearbook), Peer Tutoring, Pendulum, Percussion Ensemble, Photo Exeter, Percussion Ensemble, Photo Exeter, Piano Ensemble Club, Pilates, PIP (People Interested in Poetry), Pirate Club, Political Union, PRECISION Step Team, Quiz Club, Radio Station, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Republican Club, Rhythmics, Rugby Club, Russian Society, Sailing Club, Science and Engineering Society, Scuba Exter, Ski and Snowboard Club, Spanish Club/Spanish Table, Spiral, SSC Exeter (Shredders, Songwriters, and Composers), START, Stockmarket Club, Student Activities Steering committee, Student Art Club, Student Council, Student Health Advisory Board, Student Listeners, Students for a Free Tibet, Students for Smart Decisions, Symphony Orchestra, Table-Tennis Club, Taiwanese-American Society, Theatre Mainstage Production, Ultimate Frisbee, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Varsity Writing, Voice of Praise (Gospel Choir), West African Drumming, Women in Science and Engineering, Women’s Chorus, World Equity Society, WPEA 90.5, and Yoga.

What to expect

Phillips Exeter School students can expect a full academic schedule, as well as one of the most comprehensive extracurricular programs offered at any preparatory school. With so many selections and chances to find out their talents, it is no wonder that the school is known for its intense and immaculate offerings.

Oliverian School

Boarding School Slogan

“Strength in Academics, Growth Through Adventure, Success in Service.”

Boarding School Description

The Oliverian School stands by its mission statement that promises growth in all aspects of a student’s life, from the classroom to the playing field to the social areas of life. Through a dedicated staff that has an abundance of experience, The Oliverian School leads students towards a path of healthy and meaningful lives.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.oliverianschool.org

Address: Mount Mooseilauke Highway, Route 25, Haverhill

State: New Hampshire

Phone: 603-989-5100

Boarding School Duration: 2003

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

1800 acres

Activities

The Oliverian School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school: Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and soccer. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, pottery, wheel-throwing, and hand-building. Students also are able to participate in nontraditional courses, such as Beyond Crafts, Exploring Synesthesia, and Totally Outrageous Abstract Drawing.

What to expect

The Oliverian School offers more than meets the eye when compared to traditional schools. The institution offers an approach that emphasizes academics, growth through adventure, and success in service. With their small student body and dedicated faculty, they are able to offer a thorough and broad educational experience for each and every student on campus. Their core offerings focus on math, language arts, science, social studies, and foreign languages. By encouraging spirituality and integrity in their students, they guide them towards a more productive existence and a better opportunity to excel once they make their way to college and university.

Northwood School

Boarding School Slogan

“Power Through Health and Knowledge”

Boarding School Description

Since 1905, Northwood School has maintained a degree of excellence that offers exceptional academic, athletic, and cultural opportunities for its student body. Nestled in Lake Placid, this sprawling campus provides a beautiful backdrop for learning.

Boarding School Information

Website: www.northwoodschool.com

Address: P.O. Box 1070, 92 Northwood Road, Lake Placid

State: New York

Phone: 515-523-3382

Boarding School Duration: 1905

Boarding School Category: co-ed, non-denominational

Facilities

80 acres

Activities

Northwood School offers the following interscholastic sports for students to participate in during the school year: Alpine Skiing, Climbing, Crew, Cycling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Soccer, and Tennis. In addition, the extracurricular activities and programs offered on campus include: Community Service, Newspaper, Reading Club, Student Government, and Yearbook.

What to expect

Students at Northwood School can expect an environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity as well as guidance from a faculty that instills confidence in them. Not only are students taught exceedingly well inside a classroom setting, they learn core values, leadership, responsibility, and to respect cultural differences. With a small teacher to student ratio of 1:9, students are guaranteed an intense and meaningful relationship with their teachers which aids in learning. Also, half of the faculty has advanced degrees. Boasting an endowment of over $7 million annually, tuition can be offset, as this is given to students with need.