Explore | Wasatch Academy

Utah College Preparatory High School – Reach your Potential

Established in 1875, Wasatch Academy is an award-winning, best-of-class, private college preparatory boarding high school. We pride ourselves in offering students unparalleled individual attention in a supportive culture where everyone is treated with respect, dignity, and acceptance.

At Wasatch Academy, every student fits in and discovers their passions and sense of purpose. They push themselves academically, physically, socially, and morally. Our students learn they can be smart as well as good, caring people. We prepare our students for university, a career, and a meaningful life.

We are proud to be a highly diverse private college preparatory boarding school with approximately 340 students, 80% of which are boarding students, and 40% of which are from over 40 different countries around the world. Embracing that diversity is a natural part of our culture.

Here are just a few of the awards that Wasatch has recently received as a merit of our exceptional programs that qualify us among the best boarding schools in America:

2010- 2017 Best of State for Education, Private School K-12 (Eight Consecutive Years)– Wasatch Academy

2017 Best of State for Head of School (Private and Public) – Wasatch Academy Head of School, Joseph Loftin

2017 Utah Heritage Award in Adaptive Use Projects – Wasatch Academy Music Conservatory

Wasatch Academy offers unmatched individualized attention in our education, from our classrooms to our advisory programs, adapting education styles to suit each student’s individual needs. Our Wasatch faculty and staff take pride in our personal attention to every student that joins our community and in how we help them to meet their personal goals academically, physically, socially, and morally.

Surrounded by mountain views, this beautiful Utah boarding school has cultivated a culture of dignity, respect, and acceptance in which students from all different backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and personalities find genuine community and life-long friendships. At Wasatch, we encourage and cultivate this atmosphere of warm acceptance. Wasatch is not only an excellent college prep boarding school to prepare academically for a great college and career, it’s also a place where students are encouraged to live a meaningful life in a community with each other.

Why choose Wasatch Academy?

Beautiful campus in the heart of Utah with quick access to 5 National Parks, World-class ski resorts and all the urban benefits of Salt Lake City.

Wasatch Academy is life changing.

We integrate our core values into every part of our education: respect, dignity, kindness, and acceptance. At Wasatch, they can expect to grow in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, innovation, character, creativity, and leadership with a student-centered, project-based learning curriculum where students learn the knowledge, skills, and moral acuity through actively doing and not just passively listening.


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Fast Facts



Religious Affiliation


Grades Offered

8 – 12

Application Deadline

Rolling Admission

Standardized Application




Total Student Body


School Type


Male to Female Ratio

60 / 40

Boarding Percentage


Day Student Population


International Students

40% from 40 Countries

School Focus

Private College Preparatory Boarding High School

Supports Learning Differences


Classroom Size

9 Students Per Class Avg.

College Acceptances


Average SAT Score

Above National Average



Faculty with advanced degrees


Summer Program Offered

Up to 3 Semester Credits

Campus Size

30 Acres


Ski Hill and Cabin

Students Per Dorm Room

2 Students

Advisory Program

7-8 Students Per Advisor

Weekend Recreation

Close Proximity to Many Activities

Student Voices


Cidnee Kendall

"At a smaller school, I'm able to have one-on-one quality time with peers."


Sonita Alizadeh

"Wasatch Academy is not just a school, and Joe Loftin is not just a headmaster — he works very hard to make Wasatch Academy a home for us."


Nick Bozick

"The teachers and coaches at Wasatch Academy have really encouraged me to improve and grow in my passions — whether they're academic, personal or athletic."


Spring Fang

"Wasatch Academy has educated me not only inside the class, but outside of class, as well."


Koby McEwen

"Wasatch Academy has taught me to recognize my aspirations and pursue what it takes to become a great player."


Mujtaba Jebran

"The Wasatch Academy experience has allowed me to make the globe my home."


Elena Thorner

"Wasatch Academy is so much more than just a high school — all people see life so differently here because of their diverse backgrounds."


Tenzin Norzom

"Wasatch Academy is my second home where I feel cared for and loved by my family through every situation and mood."


Herby Fullmer

"Wasatch Academy is a place where people from all different cultures and backgrounds unite together."