Why Thacher?

What sets us apart from other high schools?

The Thacher School is anything but typical. Here, students encounter a combination they won’t find anywhere else: demanding academics, tough character-building challenges, and a healthy, authentic community culture that supports them every step of the way. It’s how Thacher succeeds in shaping resilient, compassionate, and ambitious young people who are prepared to take on the challenges of today’s world. 

Everything we do here is guided by a set of deeply held convictions that you can learn more about below. Convictions that have been tested, improved, and validated by research. Convictions that add up to the simple truth that high school can and should be a thrilling adventure.
We invite you to dive in and see for yourself the thinking that makes Thacher Thacher.
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.