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South Hill Academy Boarding School

Address: 1600 E Francisquito Ave, West Covina, CA 91791, United States
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Description South Hill Academy Boarding School

  • Location: West Covina, Los Angeles County, United States
  • Total number of students: 529 people
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Educational programs: middle classes, high school.

The private school of South Hills Academy was founded in 1957 in the cozy city of West Covina (Los Angeles), and today the number of students here reaches 530 people. This is a unique combination of a scholastic and scientific approach with the basics of Christian morality and traditional human values ​​that are instilled in students throughout the learning process. This helps to realize the complex development of the personality of each child: the graduates of the school demonstrate extraordinary maturity in all spheres (academic, sports, creative, psycho-emotional and social). The official religion is Christianity.

South Hills Academy is an active member of prestigious educational organizations - among them the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

In the school there are 24 teachers, all of them qualified and experienced professionals in their field; the ratio of teachers to students is 1:22. Classes are formed small to give teachers the opportunity to more closely monitor the academic success of each student, monitor progress, help in case of difficulties.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in South Hill Academy Boarding School

Program name
from 45 000 $ / year

About the educational program: The uniqueness of the learning process in the middle and senior classes is that all classes are formed as thematic blocks of 100 minutes each: it helps to delve deeper into the topic under study, to better understand and assimilate the material, to more carefully consider all its features and subtleties. This is especially valuable for students who choose further courses of in-depth study of disciplines - SAT or AP.

Age of students: 11 to 14 years (grades 7-10).

In addition to the basic, compulsory educational disciplines, international students are offered many interesting electives, for example:

  • Music art;
  • Spanish;
  • Art;
  • Book lovers' club;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Junior High STEMS Robotics;
  • Debate;
  • Dramatic art.

Some electives are available at an additional cost:

  • Robotics;
  • Chess Club;
  • Karate;
  • Chinese club;
  • Choreography;
  • Playing musical instruments and / or vocals;
  • Activity scouts.

Please check with the managers for the current cost.

from 46 600 $ / year

Quick overview: High school program is designed for international students. This is a comprehensive course that helps students to prepare themselves qualitatively and effectively for admission and studying at the selected university.

The age of the pupils is from 14 to 18 years (11-12 grades).

The basis of education is the understanding that every child is a unique and distinct personality, and the main goal of education is to reveal his personal potential and opportunities. Students also develop a sense of respect for surrounding people, tolerance, love of the environment and the desire to preserve nature. The skill of critical and analytical thinking, time management, ability to work independently and in a team, to find non-standard solutions is actively developing. For college students, all the infrastructure facilities of the college are available:

  • A library;
  • Computer classes;
  • Scientific laboratories;
  • A variety of teaching materials and manuals;
  • The help of teachers and consultants.

Please check with the managers for the current cost.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, computer literacy, drama, music, robotics, Spanish, sports science
Events list: badminton, basketball, Circle of foreign languages, Culinary arts, dancing, Drawing on canvas, field hockey, football, karate, music studio, netball, volleyball

Events South Hill Academy Boarding School

In their spare time for students of the South Hills Academy there are many opportunities for excursions and exciting walks. In addition to the well-developed infrastructure of Los Angeles, large amusement parks and film studios, students like to explore the campuses of the famous universities nearby: University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Claremont Colleges.

West Covina is an extremely ethnically diverse city inhabited by immigrants from many countries of the world: it makes walks and tours more fascinating and interesting, giving an opportunity to the international students to get acquainted with new cultures, customs and traditions, practice English in a free situation.

Equipment South Hill Academy Boarding School

South Hills Academy is located east of Los Angeles - it takes only half an hour to reach the busy metropolis. It is also easy to reach the beautiful beaches of California and the snow-covered slopes of local mountains, famous entertainment parks and film studios (Disneyland, Universal Studios).

On the campus there is everything necessary for effective teaching, comfortable living and a pleasant, active holiday. There are sports fields and grounds (volleyball, basketball), where competitions and friendly matches with teams of each school and state are constantly held. There are well equipped multifunctional scientific laboratories, where practical lessons are usually held in chemistry, physics and biology.

Term dates and fees

Tuition fee varies and depends on the chosen educational program. Some services are not included in tuition fee and paid aditionally:

  • Application fee for new students (non-refundable);
  • Registration fee (non-refundable).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 350 USD
  • Deposit for a course/programme 5000 USD
  • Medical insurance 1200 USD
  • Other 3860 USD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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