We invite you to leap into an education unlike any other, where high-achieving academic rigor and uplifting community go hand in hand.

We look for candidates with proven academic achievement, demonstrated passions in areas like art, music, athletics, public service, or leadership, and a desire to dive wholeheartedly into a boarding school community that values cooperation, mutual respect, selflessness, and personal integrity.

Were excited for you to get to know us and to find out why we’re ranked among the best boarding schools in California and in the nation—and we look forward to getting to know you. Here, applicants and their families can find the resources and tools they need as they explore what living and learning at The Thacher School is all about.

- Irene

“It’s not enough to say Thacher students are smart—because we are so much more than that. We have debaters and defensemen, ballet dancers and bee farmers, rock climbers and robotics engineers. We are not only the archetypal book-smart students, we are also thoughtful, creative, and curious. Being surrounded by this kind of diversity really inspires you to work hard and to cultivate your own unique talents.”

Seoul, South Korea

Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.