We’re so glad that you’re interested in learning more about high school admissions at Wasatch Academy! You’re looking for the perfect fit for your child, and we hope to help you along on that journey. There are plenty of private boarding high schools out there that promise intimate and meaningful community for your child, as well as a world-class education. Here at Wasatch, we deliver on that promise.
Set in the midst of breathtaking mountain scenery, students at Wasatch Academy can receive a highly individualized education from a team of relatable and enthusiastic educators—most with advanced degrees—who simply love teaching a high school demographic at the University level. Personalized mentorship, project-based learning, and discovery, and access to our Innovation Studios all provide an exceptional educational experience for students with a wide variety of personal backgrounds, learning styles, and interests.
As you consider the process for admission into a boarding high school, just know that we believe in cultivating a sense of personal ownership for students concerning their education. How do they want to challenge themselves to grow, academically, communally, and personally? What are some goals they have set for themselves that they would like coaching and direction on how to achieve? What are their passions? Wasatch Academy provides a space and environment that encourages students to push themselves to set their own goals, work past their inhibitions, and achieve more academically and personally than they might have otherwise. We want to set students up for long-term success as individuals, no matter what university, major, or career they choose in the future.
An inclusive community is at the heart of everything we do. With a student body size of 340 and students from over 40 countries, we take pride in being an intimate yet diverse campus in culture, background, personality, and thought. We also have one of the most welcoming and accepting student bodies in America. If you’re concerned that your student might not find a place to fit in, we can assure you that there’s a place for everyone at Wasatch Academy.
On top of the exceptional education and familial community of Wasatch among students and faculty, the school’s setting in rural Utah makes it ideal for easy access to a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, from skiing to rock climbing, that is connected to some of the most beautiful natural landmarks in North America. Wasatch Academy also provides close enough access to Salt Lake City for cultural events that can enrich students’ experience, so they aren’t entirely devoid of city life. The location provides the perfect combination of recreational opportunities and a physically safe environment for kids to enjoy their experience of living on campus and making the most of their weekends and downtime.
If you’re curious about seeing firsthand what Wasatch has to offer before filling out our application for high school admission, then come pay the campus a visit! Our gorgeous campus, friendly students, and brilliant and welcoming staff are the true test to determine whether Wasatch is the right fit for you. Contact our admissions team to plan a visit, and come see why we know you’ll love life at Wasatch Academy.
From our culture to our wide range of extracurricular opportunities, there are so many reasons to love living here. Check out more on our history, our academics, and our wide range of extracurricular opportunities. If you’re looking for a school that suits your broad tastes and interests, we’re confident that you’ll find it here with us.
Are you ready to take that next step in the process of admission for high school studies at Wasatch? We’ll be glad to help! Apply here and get started on your way to joining the Wasatch family. Our helpful admissions counselors will guide you each step of the way, answering any questions you may have about costs, requirements, and even what it’s like living in Utah. We’re excited to consider you for your program and look forward to getting to know you better along the way.