Not all boarding high schools are created equal, and at AUP Schools, we believe our school is unique and stands apart from other private schools. Here are five reasons to choose AUP high school over other boarding high schools on your child’s short list.

1. Family Atmosphere

At AUP, dialogue is encouraged among students, parents, teachers, and administrators. We want AUP to feel like your child’s home away from home, and we always encourage families to schedule a visit as part of the enrollment process. This gives you a chance to learn about the resources, programs, and classes that AUP offers.

Each student’s residential life is enhanced by an attentive staff that’s available to support and assist students after classes are over for the day. Our hope is that once students leave AUP, they’ll be ready to thrive in a collegiate environment among their peers.

2. Los Angeles Location

AUP is situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the United States. Students enrolled at AUP will interact with a diverse student population, providing exposure to different cultural ways of life, languages, and customs. Enrollment at AUP can help foster acceptance while expanding your child’s knowledge of the world. AUP is the first international boarding high school to be located in such a vibrant and strong community, right in Los Angeles.

3. Experienced, Knowledgeable Faculty

The faculty at AUP is led by a group of international educators with experience in all levels of education, including undergraduate education and graduate-level training. Each member of the faculty and Advisory Board brings their special expertise to the school to help students grow into independent leaders.

4. Rigorous Academics

At AUP, we believe that each student is unique, with varied talents and learning styles. Because of this, for students to be successful in their learning efforts, they require a range of pedagogical strategies to support them. Our faculty uses Socratic learning to facilitate discussions, allows students to review and preview lectures online and offers many project-based learning strategies to promote independent, critical thinking and hands-on learning.

The student-to-teacher ratio is quite favorable at AUP at 8:1, so students can receive the individualized attention they need to succeed academically and socially.

5. Wide Range of Extracurricular Activities

At AUP, we believe the activities that take place outside of the classroom are just as important as academics, as they help create a well-rounded education for your child. Our extracurricular activities allow your child to pursue their individual interests and spend time with friends

To find out more about what AUP has to offer students and their families, contact admissions at 212-282-9823 to get your questions answered, or apply to AUP online by completing a simple, straightforward application.