Innovators. Artists. Intellectuals. How does Wasatch Academy’s experiential, educational philosophy fully prepare our graduates to become premier innovators, artists and leaders in a 21st century global society? Here’s a break down of our philosophy in action.

A Revolutionary Approach to Learning

An unparalleled, individualized, project-based teaching approach is the core of our educational philosophy. At Wasatch Academy Boarding School, every teacher closely observes how your child learns and adjusts their lessons and methods accordingly—not the other way around. Everyone learns differently, and all our instructors are trained in educational methods and strategies that help students reach their highest potential.

Study Indoors. Play Outside.

Stick a landing on the slopes, rappel from a red rock cliff, or ride a horse. At Wasatch Academy, our students work hard, and then they play hard. Our Utah boarding school outdoor and athletic programs build character and leadership skills in our students, feeding their sense of self-empowerment and adventure. We challenge students to try new things and push past their comfort zone, whether it’s through taking advantage of our world-famous ski-resorts or hiking one of the many gorgeous national parks of Utah. Our outdoor and athletic opportunities allow students to build character, grow together, and explore the wide world beyond the classroom.

Expand Your Worldview

Have you ever celebrated Lunar New Year? You’ve probably never roomed with someone from the Middle East or Asia or Africa? From dorm life to the cafeteria and academics to joking with friends, Wasatch Academy is a great place to get to know the world beyond yourself. Our co-ed, global campus hosts students from over 40 countries around the world and over 30 US states. With a student body that hovers around 340, we are a tight-knit community where students from a wide range of backgrounds can make genuine connections and discoveries, and they can gain exposure to a diverse array of perspectives, languages, and cultures.


Dignity, acceptance, and mutual respect are the building blocks of our high school boarding school culture. Our nurturing community encourages every student to develop their unique voice at their own pace, surrounded by classmates and adults who care about them as individuals.

If it sounds too good to be true, you can come pay us a visit and discover for yourself why Wasatch Academy is a great place to learn, live, and grow.