Films About Thacher




This is Thacher

  • "I had no idea I would be a chamber singer when I came to Thacher. "

    Student Perspective—Alika

    "I had no idea I would be a chamber singer when I came to Thacher. "

  • "I know what kind of things interest me..what kind of work habits I want to have...what kind of lifestyle I want to lead...what kind of person I want to be. That has been the biggest gift for me—developing character."

    Student Perspective—Nicole

    "I know what kind of things interest me..what kind of work habits I want to have...what kind of lifestyle I want to lead...what kind of person I want to be. That has been the biggest gift for me—developing character."

  • "Together through riding, we became a more connected class."

    Student Perspective—Jose

    "Together through riding, we became a more connected class."

  • "[Thacher] has given me the tools to keep building. I don’t think if I went to any other place it would be the same."

    Student Perspective—Rico

    "[Thacher] has given me the tools to keep building. I don’t think if I went to any other place it would be the same."

  • "Not long ago I was in your shoes...excited for the future in front of me but uncertain I was ready...And then, I took a leap.

    An Invitation to a High School Experience Like No Other

    "Not long ago I was in your shoes...excited for the future in front of me but uncertain I was ready...And then, I took a leap.

  • "It’s really easy to come into Thacher, be swept up, and find your place."

    Student Perspective—Finn

    "It’s really easy to come into Thacher, be swept up, and find your place."

The Thacher Experience

  • "The reason these traditions are so powerful is that they represent the key to an education that’s about teaching students how to learn and how to think."

    The Unique Academic Program

    "The reason these traditions are so powerful is that they represent the key to an education that’s about teaching students how to learn and how to think."

  • "When I came to Thacher I never imagined I'd be able to do these things on a horse."

    Journey Through the Horse Program

    "When I came to Thacher I never imagined I'd be able to do these things on a horse."

  • "Coming to Thacher it was an opportunity to explore new things, but I didn’t count on the fact that I really like the outdoors...I’m a ballerina turned climber."

    Exploring, Expanding, Evolving

    "Coming to Thacher it was an opportunity to explore new things, but I didn’t count on the fact that I really like the outdoors...I’m a ballerina turned climber."

  • A panel of students answers questions about life at Thacher.

    Thacher Student Q & A

    A panel of students answers questions about life at Thacher.

  • "Coming to Thacher it was an opportunity to explore new things, but I didn’t count on the fact that I really like the outdoors...I’m a ballerina turned climber."

    The Stamp of the School

    "Coming to Thacher it was an opportunity to explore new things, but I didn’t count on the fact that I really like the outdoors...I’m a ballerina turned climber."

My Thacher Life

  • “Thacher does a really good job of making you work without you knowing it.”

    JJ from San Francisco, California

    “Thacher does a really good job of making you work without you knowing it.”

  • “I can be in four-person classes during the week, go camping on the weekends, be on two varsity sports teams, and live with freshmen… All things I never would have thought possible.”

    Morgan from Lake Forest, Illinois

    “I can be in four-person classes during the week, go camping on the weekends, be on two varsity sports teams, and live with freshmen… All things I never would have thought possible.”

  • “At Thacher you learn to have a balance between everything, and they offer all the things you can possibly want.”

    Nan from Manchester, Massachusetts

    “At Thacher you learn to have a balance between everything, and they offer all the things you can possibly want.”

  • “You’re given a big responsibility, but at the same time, you’re given big freedoms…It’s just something completely different from a normal high school experience.”

    Albert From Santa Ana, California

    “You’re given a big responsibility, but at the same time, you’re given big freedoms…It’s just something completely different from a normal high school experience.”

  • “I’ve tried so many new things here; I’ve been in school plays, I’ve gone on kayaking trips, I’ve studied in Spain for a year. When I leave Thacher, I’m not going to be afraid to try anything new.”

    Amanda from Burlington, New Jersey

    “I’ve tried so many new things here; I’ve been in school plays, I’ve gone on kayaking trips, I’ve studied in Spain for a year. When I leave Thacher, I’m not going to be afraid to try anything new.”

  • “You come to school and the first thing you do is go out in the wilderness…with the people you are going to spend the next four years with.”

    Derek from Portland, Oregon

    “You come to school and the first thing you do is go out in the wilderness…with the people you are going to spend the next four years with.”

  • “At home, you couldn’t do both the musical and the sport; you had to choose one or the other. At Thacher, you can do it all. And there are so many opportunities.”

    Grace from Excelsior, Minnesota

    “At home, you couldn’t do both the musical and the sport; you had to choose one or the other. At Thacher, you can do it all. And there are so many opportunities.”

  • “Obviously it was beautiful, but I don’t think it was until my second visit—which was really, really, fun—that I could actually see myself here. I never had been to a school like this and I had rarely even heard of a school like this.”

    Iona from San Francisco, California

    “Obviously it was beautiful, but I don’t think it was until my second visit—which was really, really, fun—that I could actually see myself here. I never had been to a school like this and I had rarely even heard of a school like this.”