Top boarding schools offer a number of advantages for both students and parents. Boarding school helps foster a high school student’s independence and provides them with a well-rounded education that helps prepare them for life after graduation.
While many boarding schools in California are located in more suburban or rural areas, American University Preparatory School has the benefit of being located in the urban metropolis of Los Angeles. The downtown LA campus is located on Figueroa Street, between 3rd and 4th streets, across from the World Trade Center.
Since the boarding school is located in such a diverse area of California, the city serves as a backdrop for enhancing each student’s education.
Nextdoor Health and Wellness for Students
Students at AUP School have access to neighboring buildings, including the YMCA athletic facility. This state-of-the-art health and wellness center for students offers free access to amenities such as an indoor pool, gymnasium, track, cardio equipment, and weightlifting areas to ensure students are staying healthy and fit when not in the classroom. Students can also choose to enroll in many wellness programs and group exercise classes.
Cultural Experiences Near Campus
The AUP campus is also a few short blocks away from the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which hosts many music events throughout the year, and numerous museums that offer enriching cultural experiences and exposure to fine art, sculptures, and exhibitions. Nearby museums include the Broad Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Since the AUP campus is essentially downtown Los Angeles, students also have the advantage of experiencing cuisine from all over the world at restaurants and places such as the Grand Central Market, which is within walking distance of AUP School.
Active, Thriving Urban Environment
Students who benefit from living in bustling urban centers will enjoy attending our prep school as they make lifelong friendships with other students from all over the world. Since we recognize that each student’s learning style is unique, class sizes at AUP School are small, so all students benefit from individualized attention from world-class faculty members.
Graduates from American University stand out in positive ways among their peers and through their academic curriculum and chosen extracurricular activities. They also develop important interpersonal, multicultural and leadership skills within an urban boarding school environment that prepares them for enrollment in a dynamic university.
Many of these unique experiences, including access to museums, wellness centers, and diverse businesses, are possible because of the urban location.
If you’re interested in learning more about American University Preparatory School, you can contact us at 213-878-9669 or request information about applying from our admissions department.