Squaw Valley Academy

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Telephone: + 530 583 9393
Fax: + 530 581 1111

Website: http://www.sva.org

Established: 1978
Minimum Student Age: 14
Total No. of Students: 100
Public or Private: Private
Students per Class: 10
School Setting: Rural
International Student %: 60 %

School Introduction

Squaw Valley Academy is an international college-preparatory boarding school for coed students in grades 9-12, at Lake Tahoe, California. SVA offers rolling enrollment and international students enjoy full English immersion and attend regular academic classes with American students. Students live in supervised dormitories on campus. Many SVA students are US citizens, and SVA has hosted students from all over the world including: Angola, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Students enjoy closer instruction through small class sizes, and attend evening study hall every school night supervised by SVA faculty. SVA provides students with rigorous academics, AP Courses (Advanced Placement), SAT Prep & TOEFL Junior, ESL, college counseling, and the Academic Learning Center. SVA is a SAT, ACT, SSAT, and TOEFL Junior official testing site.
Squaw Valley Academy graduates maintain 100% University and College Acceptance. SVA is fully accredited by WASC, NIPSA and ADVANCED and uses the approved high school curriculum provided by the University of California.

All students participate in outdoor mountain sports and activities, though students must maintain their academics to do so. SVA offers students a wide range of sports including mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, golf, swimming, and rafting. During the fall, students may compete on the coed SVA soccer team. During the winter, students may ski or snowboard daily at Alpine Meadows ski resort or Squaw Valley ski resort. Both mountain resorts are less than 10 minutes from the SVA campus and offer amazing views of Lake Tahoe and some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the area.

Each weekend, students enjoy supervised trips and seasonal activities such as rock climbing, swimming, skiing and snowboarding, or visiting museums, restaurants, amusement parks, and retail stores.
SVA accepts students each month of the school year (Rolling Enrollment) and students may attend for a full school year, a single semester, or one or both sessions of summer school.
Students attend summer school for three or six weeks, earn academic credit, and enjoy outdoor sports.
SVA is a safe, clean campus nestled in the trees and mountains of the Sierra Nevada at elevation 6,000 feet (2,000 m). The SVA campus has a range of seasonal climate with 300 days of sunshine each year. SVA is 180 miles from San Francisco, and students fly into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Reno, Nevada, 45 miles from SVA. Student airport pick up is arranged by the school.

Other Information

Language Requirement: Beginning English
Language Support Offered: Yes
Type of School: High School
Start Dates: August 18, 2013

Courses Offered:
Exam Preparation, High School Programs, Language Programs

Costs (Approx.)

Typical Cost per Year: $44,298.00
Typical Cost per Semester:

Cost Includes:
*University Preparation Course
Tuition, Accommodation,Meals, ESL, local transportation etc.

**English Language Training :18 weeks
include:Tuition, Accommodation, Meals, Local Transportation etc.

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