Nawa Academy is a coed, independent boarding school located on the West Coast. As a leader in experiential education, Nawa Academy serves students in both middle school and high school, utilizing a hands-on learning approach.
Examples of children who benefit from experiential learning include nontraditional learners, those with time management, motivational and organizational issues, as well as students with learning disabilities. This includes students with auditory processing, comprehension, visual processing, fluency and decoding, and attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADD / ADHD). Students searching for a dynamic educational experience who are excelling academically may also benefit from one of our traveling or snowboarding programs.
Nawa Academy is a fully accredited, college preparatory boarding school that offers many different educational alternatives to suit many types of students.
Having pioneered the concept of a traveling boarding school eleven years ago, Nawa Academy has mastered the “on the road” approach to education. Our international traveling programs offers a top notch academic experience for students who desire to travel the world while developing their foreign language skills. University campuses, libraries, research centers, laboratories, museums and wildlife reserves are just a few of the resources often utilized during each 2-3 week trip. Students also develop valuable life skills working with nonprofit service organizations and businesses.
Our USA Academy program features ESL (English as a Second Language) which integrates language skills and academic studies with cultural immersion and travel throughout the United States.
Our main (on-campus) program, the California Academy, is located in Northern California, and offers a low student-to-teacher ratio in academic classes as well as a wide variety of electives from fire fighting to autoshop. Additionally, an on-site learning lab provides exercises to increase reading comprehension and language fluency skills. Playing baseball, paintball or going on a weekend leadership and team building trip are just a few of the extra curricular activities offered on campus.
Snowboard USA (SUSA) is another program available to our students who are ready to focus on their studies and improve their snowboarding skills under the guidance of two certified coaches.
Nawa also offers three summer school programs that blend academic courses with outdoor adventure. Students can take summer courses and earn academic credit while rock climbing, caving, backpacking, and whitewater rafting. In addition to summer school, a summer camp experience is also available for younger children. Nawa’s summer programs are great for improving self esteem and for fostering self development. All summer programs include training in leadership development, teambuilding, vertical, cave, and swift water rescue.