Best Schools August 12, 2018

The Best Boarding Schools in the World

Going to a boarding school to study abroad is a formidable opportunity. Discover The Best Boarding Schools in the World.

Why choosing a Boarding School?
Students and parents initially choose a boarding school for more challenging academics. Students are stimulated intellectually in ways they never were before in their schools. A boarding school ensures that students are immersed in an educational world where learning is central to all activities. A class size of 12 is the average at most boarding schools. Students are encouraged to think and share. They actively participate in their learning. Teachers live on campus and are available for extra help after the school day ends.

Study abroad
Education experts around the world agree on many benefits of studying abroad. The choice of the country will depend on the individual preferences but any destination will bring the student to experience a new culture, meet international friends, create more independence and confidence, develop new language skills, boost social network and increase future professional opportunities.

Our selection of the Best Boarding Schools in the World

Institut Montana Zugerberg

Institut Montana Zugerberg

Switzerland
Institut Montana Zugerberg is a fully accredited Swiss international boarding school for 90 years now and since 1987 an official IB World School. We offer four academic programmes: The Bilingual Elementary School ...
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St. George's International School

St. George’s International School

Switzerland
St. George’s International School is an independent international Day and Boarding School community, of over 400 boys and girls aged between 1.5 and 18. Approximately 20% of our students are ...
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Robert College of Istanbul

Robert College of Istanbul

Turkey
Robert College has been a well-respected leader of education in Turkey for over 150 years. The students who enter our school are already distinguished by having scored top marks on ...
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Dulwich College

Dulwich College

United Kingdom
Welcome to Dulwich College, an academically selective independent boysÍ school in south London. It is an exciting time to be here and a great honour to be leading the College ...
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Salem Academy

Salem Academy

United States
For bright, motivated young women, Salem Academy is more than a school—it's the beginning of possible. Since 1772, Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has focused solely on educating young ...
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APU American International School

APU American International School

Since its inception in 2004, APU has provided a pathway to US universities by delivering a quality American education in Vietnam. We offer a rigorous curriculum approved by the state ...
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King's Academy

King’s Academy

Jordan
Founded in 2007 and inspired by the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II and his experience as a student at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, King's Academy offers an educational ...
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Albanian College Durres

Albanian College Durres

Albanian College Durres’ (ACD) new International Residential Programme has what students want and need: a world-class education, exciting activities and excursions, and wonderful experiences in vibrant and beautiful Albania–the hidden ...
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THINK Global School

THINK Global School

United States
Welcome THINK Global School is a fully accredited traveling high school where you’ll live and learn in four countries a year, making unforgettable connections between your education and the world ...
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St. Stephen's School Rome

St. Stephen’s School Rome

Italy
Nestling at the foot of the Aventine, the most exclusive of Rome’s seven hills, and a stone’s throw from the city’s great imperial sites, our international non-denominational high school for ...
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Knightsbridge Schools International Montenegro

Knightsbridge Schools International Montenegro

KSI Montenegro is an international day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18 years. As the only IB World School in Montenegro, and one of few in the ...
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Canadian College Italy (CCI The Renaissance School)

Canadian College Italy (CCI The Renaissance School)

Canadian College Italy is Canada's first high school in Italy. It is a co-educational boarding school that ofers an academically rigorous curriculum in a semester format. Founded in 1995, CCI ...
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Le Régent College

Le Régent College

Switzerland
Le Régent College is a British International boarding and day school in the Swiss Alps town of Crans-Montana, for children aged 4-18. WE AIM TO Produce well-rounded, internationally-minded young men ...
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Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Switzerland
Institut auf dem Rosenberg is a Swiss international private boarding school for boys and girls aged 6-19 years. Passionate about education and the development of meaningful learning and free-time experiences, ...
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The English School of Kyrenia

The English School of Kyrenia

The English School of Kyrenia is a day and boarding school in the heart of the Mediterranean. The school is located in Bellapais with immaculate views of the sea and ...
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The Loomis Chaffee School

The Loomis Chaffee School

United States
The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically ...
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Bromsgrove International School Thailand

Bromsgrove International School Thailand

Thailand
At Bromsgrove we recognise the importance of an academically rigorous education; it is important that pupils are stretched in order to make good progress and ultimately gain the best achievable ...
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Korea International School, Jeju Campus

Korea International School, Jeju Campus

South Korea
Korea International School, Jeju Campus (KISJ) is South Korea's first public-private international boarding school. KISJ is a proprietary, nonsectarian school offering an internationalized American college preparatory curriculum from Junior Kindergarten ...
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Ecole Lemania

Ecole Lemania

Switzerland
Ecole Lemania was founded in 1908 by Dr Paul Du Pasquier and is now one of the major important private schools in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Ideally located ...
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Fulford Academy

Fulford Academy

Canada
Fulford Academy is a coeducational, private day/boarding school located in Brockville, Ontario Canada, home of the famous 1000 Islands on the majestic St. Lawrence River. Established in 2002, Fulford Academy ...
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Schule Schloss Salem

Schule Schloss Salem

Germany
Schule Schloss Salem is Germany's most prestigious boarding school for students aged 10 to 19. It was founded in 1920 by Kurt Hahn, who later also founded Gordonstoun School, the ...
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Taejon Christian International School

Taejon Christian International School

South Korea
Taejon Christian International School was established in 1958. As the first three-program IB World School in Korea, TCIS provides an excellent student-learning environment. We pride ourselves on providing a large ...
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Class Afloat – West Island College International

Class Afloat – West Island College International

Canada
Class Afloat is one of the world's leading experiential education programmes. Students sail a magnificent tall ship to 20 ports on 4 continents, while earning full academic credits through rigorous ...
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Leysin American School in Switzerland

Leysin American School in Switzerland

Switzerland
Located in picturesque Leysin, facing the panorama of the Southern Alps, LAS has both a strong academic ethos and an inspirational setting! The school combines an American educational philosophy with ...
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The Hill School

The Hill School

United States
Founded in 1851 as The Family Boarding School, The Hill School prepares young men and women from across the country and around the world for college, careers, and life. Within ...
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The Hutchins School

The Hutchins School

Australia
The Hutchins School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12. The School was established in 1846 in memory of The Venerable William Hutchins, ...
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International School Moshi

International School Moshi

Tanzania
International School Moshi is a fully accredited international school providing an education for children from both the local and expatriate communities from age 3 to age 19. With over 500 ...
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Aiglon College

Aiglon College

Switzerland
Education should be a way of life. School should be about the development of the whole person. When John Corlette founded Aiglon College in 1949, he had a unique vision: ...
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British International School, Phuket

British International School, Phuket

Thailand
British International School, Phuket (BISP), is an English medium, co-educational, day and boarding school that was established in 1996 in the heart of Phuket, Thailand. Its purpose-built 44 acre campus ...
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Utahloy International School Zengcheng

Utahloy International School Zengcheng

China
Utahloy International School Zengcheng (UISZ) was founded in 2003 and is part of the Utahloy Education Foundation. It is located in a dynamic region of Southern China. The campus is ...
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Harrow International School Bangkok

Harrow International School Bangkok

Thailand
Welcome to the website of Harrow International School Bangkok, the original Harrow International School in Asia and now mature and thriving with 1,450 students on our green 35 acre site ...
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Harrow International School Beijing

Harrow International School Beijing

China
Leadership for a better world The mission statement of the Harrow International Schools is 'Leadership for a better world', which draws on the great tradition of famous leaders emanating from ...
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Brillantmont International School

Brillantmont International School

Switzerland
Brillantmont International School is one of the oldest schools in Switzerland. It was founded in 1882 and is still owned by the founding family. What makes Brillantmont special is not ...
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TASIS The American School in Switzerland

TASIS The American School in Switzerland

Switzerland
Founded by international education pioneer M. Crist Fleming in 1956, TASIS The American School in Switzerland is a day and boarding school committed to creating global citizens through education, travel, ...
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Admiral Farragut Academy

Admiral Farragut Academy

United States
We are a PreK-12th grade college-prep, private school located in St. Petersburg, Florida with a world-renowned boarding and military program that begins in 8th grade ...
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Branksome Hall

Branksome Hall

Canada
Each day, Branksome Hall challenges and inspires girls to love learning and to shape a better world. Established in 1903, Branksome Hall is Toronto’s all-girls, all-years International Baccalaureate (IB) World ...
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Trinity College School

Trinity College School

Canada
Trinity College School is a co-educational, independent boarding/day school located on 100 acres of rolling countryside in picturesque Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, one hour's drive east of Toronto. Our Senior ...
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Brookhouse Schools

Brookhouse Schools

Kenya
Brookhouse is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2 – 19, offering an adapted form of the British National Curriculum to Kenyan and international pupils. The pursuit ...
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College Alpin Beau Soleil

College Alpin Beau Soleil

Switzerland
Founded in 1910 Beau Soleil is one of the oldest private boarding schools in Switzerland. It provides a full boarding education for students from over 40 different nationalities aged 11-18 ...
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St Andrew's School, Turi

St Andrew’s School, Turi

Kenya
St Andrew’s School, Turi is one of the top independent Christian boarding international schools in Kenya offering the British Curriculum to pupils aged 5 to 18 years. The School was ...
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Kodaikanal International School

Kodaikanal International School

India
Kodaikanal International School is an international residential school located in the hills of South India. At 7000 feet above sea level, the beautiful hill station town of Kodaikanal provides an ...
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International School San Patricio Toledo

International School San Patricio Toledo

Spain
International School San Patricio Toledo, founded in 2006, belongs to San Patricio institution dedicated to education since 1958, which has three centers in Madrid, one center in Toledo and a ...
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UWC South East Asia

UWC South East Asia

Singapore
UWC South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore is a not-for-profit IB World School with two campuses. The K–12 academic curriculum is shaped by the UWC mission and guided by the UWCSEA profile ...
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St. Andrew's School

St. Andrew’s School

United States
Founded in 1929 with an unprecedented approach to financial aid, St. Andrew's is an independent, co-ed, all-boarding, Episcopal high school. We stand today as a community dedicated to tying education ...
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Institut Monte Rosa

Institut Monte Rosa

Switzerland
Since 1874, Monte Rosa has been offering a wide range of academic programs in both general subject areas and intensive language studies, taught by enthusiastic teaching experts, in a family-like ...
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Stowe School

Stowe School

United Kingdom
Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was opened on 11 May 1923 by J. F. Roxburgh, initially with 99 schoolboys. It is a member of the ...
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St. Timothy's School

St. Timothy’s School

St. Timothy’s is a private, all-girls boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) and Middle Years Program (MYP). Our goal is ...
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College du Leman - International School

College du Leman – International School

Switzerland
Collège du LéŽman is an international university preparatory school located in Geneva, Switzerland and offers individual growth, academic excellence and life-long learning to students from Pre-K through Grade 12. Collège ...
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St. John's International School

St. John’s International School

Belgium
St. John’s is a wonderfully unique educational institution which combines the values of companionship, integrity and respect with the rigours of a 21st century international education. We celebrate diversity and have ...
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Lakefield College School

Lakefield College School

Canada
"Established in northeastern Ontario in 1879, Lakefield College School provides a world-renowned co-educational day and boarding school experience for Grades 9 through 12. LCS is inspired by a belief in ...
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Daegu International School

Daegu International School

Daegu International School was established in August 2010, Daegu International School (DIS) is a K-12 independent co- educational day and boarding school located in Daegu, Republic of Korea. DIS is ...
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Harrow School

Harrow School

United Kingdom
Being a great school is about providing the best possible education - one that creates an appetite for life and develops the talent to live it productively. It is about ...
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Surval Montreux

Surval Montreux

Switzerland
Set in a stunning location overlooking Lake Geneva, Surval Montreux is a unique private international boarding school for girls between the ages of 12 and 19. Founded in 1961, the ...
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Rosseau Lake College

Rosseau Lake College

Canada
Rosseau Lake College is an independent co-ed, day and boarding school offering Grades 7 – 12, located along the natural, picturesque setting of Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka region. With ...
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Chatham Hall

Chatham Hall

United States
Chatham Hall is about the whole girl—intellectual, moral, athletic, and spiritual. No other school has the blend of academics, honor code, athletic competitiveness, and spiritual tradition in a small school, ...
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Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy

United States
Welcome to Phillips Exeter Academy, founded by John Phillips in 1781, who believed every student should have access to the very best education — one that embraces the ideals of ...
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Ruamrudee International School

Ruamrudee International School

Thailand
RIS is a pre-school through grade 12 private, not for profit school located in Bangkok, Thailand. Founded by Redemptorist Fathers 60 years ago, RIS fosters a “Union of Hearts” in ...
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Ermitage International School

Ermitage International School

France
Ermitage International School of France is a cosmopolitan community of lifelong learners committed to developing individuals who are aware and compassionate, knowledgeable and responsible, and able to act in their ...
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The Cathedral Vidya School

The Cathedral Vidya School

The Cathedral Vidya School – Where world class education, sports and cultural activities together endeavor to create an environment truly conducive to the development of young lives. An amalgamation of ...
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St Mary's International College

St Mary’s International College

ExcellenceThe inner wealth of man and the complex, changing and globalized world in which we live, expect from our educational centers something more than a transmission of knowledge.DisciplineThe technical-pedagogical team ...
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Pickering College

Pickering College

Founded in 1842, Pickering College is an independent boarding (Grades 7 to 12) and day (Kindergarten to Grade 12) school for boy and girls in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, just 40 ...
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The Brook Hill School

The Brook Hill School

United States
Whether one is gifted academically, artistically or athletically, the students at Brook Hill are provided countless opportunities to be challenged: Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses, vocal and instrumental music ...
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A+ World Academy

A+ World Academy

Switzerland
A+ World Academy is a boarding school on a Tall Ship – “high school on a boat”. Up to 60 students in grades 11 and 12 live and work the ...
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La Garenne International School

La Garenne International School

Switzerland
Founded in 1947, La Garenne International School is one of the leading primary/middle boarding schools located on the balcony of the Swiss Alps. Owned and managed since two generations by ...
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The American School of Bangkok

The American School of Bangkok

Thailand
The American School of Bangkok (ASB) is a private Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 school offering an exceptional education based on an American curriculum with an international perspective. The rigorous academic ...
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Harrow International School Hong Kong

Harrow International School Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It opened in September 2012 and now has a combined roll of 1180 students ...
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Dwight School Seoul

Dwight School Seoul

South Korea
Dwight School Seoul opened in August 2012 with Dwight School campuses in New York, USA; London, UK; Vancouver Island, Canada and Shanghai, China. Students in Seoul and across our international ...
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Préfleuri International Alpine School

Préfleuri International Alpine School

Switzerland
Préfleuri is an exclusive international boarding school in the Swiss Alps that caters for children from 3 to 13 years of age. Since 1948, Préfleuri has been a loving home ...
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BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School

BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School

Germany
BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School is a coeducational English-language day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany’s capital region and beyond. The school is a limited-liability, non-profit entity ...
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Bishop's College School

Bishop’s College School

Canada
BCS is a world-renowned, English boarding and day high school located in the heart of Quebec, bordered by farmland and rolling hills in the Eastern Townships. BCS offers its students ...
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American Academy (Private) School Limassol

American Academy (Private) School Limassol

The American Academy (Private) School of Limassol is a multicultural community which provide quality education in a caring environment for children in Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary levels all the way ...
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Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

Switzerland
The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, founded in 1904, is a Swiss international boarding school set in spectacular alpine landscape near St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Lyceum campus occupies an extensive site with ...
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Birklehof – Schule und Internat

Birklehof – Schule und Internat

Birklehof is a state-recognised secondary boarding school with a strong grammar-school type tradition, situated in southern Germany. Students can obtain the German school leaving and matriculation certificate, the German “Abitur” ...
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Prem Tinsulanonda International School

Prem Tinsulanonda International School

Thailand
Prem Tinsulanonda International School is a leading co-educational boarding and day International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Located on its lush 100-acre campus set in the foothills north of the ancient ...
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Merchiston Castle School

Merchiston Castle School

United Kingdom
‘A balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care and a high A level pass rate make Merchiston one of the UK’s leading independent schools’ – www.ukboardingschools.com Merchiston is the only boys’ independent ...
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Malvern St James

Malvern St James

United Kingdom
Malvern St James is a leading Boarding and Day School for girls aged 4-18. It is a dynamic School where every girl plays a crucial role and has a strong ...
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Stiftung Louisenlund

Stiftung Louisenlund

Germany
The Louisenlund Foundation is a state recognised grammar school for approximately 440 boys and girls. For the last 65 years Louisenlund has stood for a harmonious combination of school and ...
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Beijing Huijia Private School

Beijing Huijia Private School

China
Chinese education must cast off the shackles of traditional education concepts. Whether it is public or private education, both receive selection and evaluation from society. Huijia adheres to the "new, ...
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The Thacher School

The Thacher School

United States
The Thacher School, a coeducational boarding high school perched at the foot of the Topa Topa Mountains in Ojai, California, is anything but typical. Here, students encounter a combination they ...
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