Program Details

SQUAW VALLEY ACADEMY is a college-preparatory international boarding school at Lake Tahoe, California for 100+ co-ed students in grades 8-12. Students have full English immersion and attend regular academic classes with American students. Students live in
Location:
Pleasant Hill, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
SQUAW VALLEY ACADEMY is a college-preparatory international boarding school at Lake Tahoe for grades 8-12. We enroll students who need the structure of small classes, two-hour evening study halls, and weekend activities. As the oldest private school at Lake Tahoe, founded in 1978, the individual needs of each student remain an integral part of Squaw Valley Academy campus life. Our staff and faculty believe self-esteem is enhanced through real accomplishment in the academic, athletic, and social aspects of life at a boarding school. All students participate in Outdoor Education that integrates the math, science, and humanities curricula outside the traditional classroom. If a student keeps grades up to standard, she or he may ski or snowboard daily at Squaw Valley USA, the 32-ski-lift home of the 1960 Olympics. Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Squaw Valley Academy meets the California state standards for middle and high school students. Our faculty prepares students for the college of their choice by meeting the standards for the University of California system. Our graduates maintain 100% college acceptance rate into an average of three universities or colleges. Students may receive dual high school and college credit recognized by the California State University and University of California schools by participating in the Academic Enrichment program at a local community college. Please contact me if you have any questions.

SQUAW VALLEY ACADEMY is a college-preparatory international boarding school at Lake Tahoe, California for 100+ co-ed students in grades 8-12. Students have full English immersion and attend regular academic classes with American students. Students live in dormitory rooms. Many SVA students are US citizens, and international students have come from Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Scotland, Russia, Armenia, Turkey, France, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Egypt, Angola, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, and Brazil.

The average class size is eight to twelve students. Students are required to attend evening study hall, proctored by adults, Sunday-Thursday. SVA graduates are accepted 100% into US universities and four-year colleges. SVA is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with courses approved by University of California. All students participate in outdoor sports: skiing, snowboarding, soccer, hiking, rock climbing, camping, and mountain biking. Students ski or snowboard daily during the winter months at Squaw Valley USA. On the weekend, students enjoy mountain sports and activities, supervised by SVA staff. These include: Mountain biking Hiking River rafting Skateboarding at local skate parks Field sports such as soccer and ultimate frisbee Movies Bowling And on occasion: Amusement Parks Museums And many others! During the winter months, students enjoy weekend and weekday skiing and snowboarding. Holiday home-stays with US families and our staff-led travel trips can be arranged. During one Thanksgiving students enjoyed Disneyland, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
Setting Description:
The average class size is eight to twelve students. Students are required to attend evening study hall, proctored by adults, Sunday-Thursday. SVA graduates are accepted 100% into US universities and four-year colleges. SVA is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with courses approved by University of California. All students participate in outdoor sports: skiing, snowboarding, soccer, hiking, rock climbing, camping, and mountain biking. Students ski or snowboard daily during the winter months at Squaw Valley USA. On the weekend, students enjoy mountain sports and activities, supervised by SVA staff. These include: Mountain biking Hiking River rafting Skateboarding at local skate parks Field sports such as soccer and ultimate frisbee Movies Bowling And on occasion: Amusement Parks Museums And many others! During the winter months, students enjoy weekend and weekday skiing and snowboarding. Holiday home-stays with US families and our staff

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