You know that you want to send your child to boarding school, but you’re having trouble pinpointing the right location. With thousands of private boarding schools spread across the United States, choosing the right one for your child might seem overwhelming — but you’re not alone. Parents everywhere face the dilemma of selecting from among hundreds of different private boarding schools, which begs the question: How do you know which school is right for your child?
Access to Outdoor Extra-Curricular Activities
Long gone are the days of one-size-fits-all education — educators realized a long time ago that this approach simply doesn’t work. Research strongly supports the idea that extra-curricular activities supplement a higher success rate in academics. Part of choosing a boarding school for your child will depend directly upon the type of extra-curricular activities he or she enjoys, and narrowing your search down to include schools that offer these activities.
Part of what makes Wasatch Academy so ideal is its location and proximity to outdoor extra-curricular activities such as rock climbing, snowboarding and skiing, hiking, river rafting, horseback riding and a variety of other activities.
Finding the Right Balance of Culture
Access to the outdoors is a huge benefit of any boarding school — but what about surrounding culture? High school students are programmed to be curious, social, and exploratory. Wasatch Academy is nestled in a small, active, and tight-knit community dedicated to preserving the unique culture of Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Our students participate in community service both on-campus and off-campus — giving students a sense of the Mt. Pleasant community while simultaneously giving back to it. It’s enough culture to keep students active and engaged in the community, but not so much culture that it’s distracting.
Access to Clean Air, Water and Low Crime Rates
There are thousands of private boarding schools across the nation; however, there’s only one Wasatch Academy. Mt. Pleasant is a mecca of clean air, low crime rates, and historical culture — making it the ideal place for students to learn, explore, and pursue their passions without experiencing pollution, fear of crime, or other potential dangers.