From the peaks
of Patagonia
To the river
canyons of Idaho
When we need
a classroom...
The world awaits.

We Build
Leaders

Alzar School brings students to the intersection of engaging academics, cultural exchange and outdoor adventure.

Alzar School is a semester school for highly motivated high school sophomores and juniors. At Alzar School, you will challenge yourself academically, live alongside peers from across the world at our home campus in Idaho, dive into a new culture during our extended time in Chile, and learn about yourself while exploring wild places.

Throughout your entire semester, you will gain tangible leadership skills and discover how you can use this knowledge to take action to improve your communities.

11,163
STUDENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES
11,446
DAYS PRACTICING LEAVE NO TRACE IN THE FIELD
245
STUDENTS CHALLENGED BY ALZAR SCHOOL ACADEMICS
17,704
HOURS LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
10,346
DAYS LIVING IN CHILE
17,654
MILES HIKED WHILE ON BACKPACKING TRIPS
61,830
MILES TRAVELED ON BEAUTIFUL RIVERS
1,342,425
DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS
121
SENDING SCHOOLS REPRESENTED
ON CAMPUS ENGLISH CLASS, BANK OF THE PAYETTE RIVER

course of study

A Community of Learners.

Engaging academic curriculum is intentionally crafted to connect to student experiences on the trail and abroad in Chile. Small class sizes and strong relationships with faculty who live, study, and travel alongside the students result in a community of learners dedicated to leadership education.

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STUDENTS BACKPACKING IN PATAGONIA, CHILE

admissions

This is High School.

Each semester ~40 highly motivated sophomores and juniors join Alzar School from across the country and world for a semester unlike any other. Imagine having a harkness discussion on the use of magical realism by Gabriel García Márquez with the Patagonian Andes as a backdrop. This is high school.

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STUDENTS BACKPACKING IN PATAGONIA, CHILE
CELEBRATING ON A RAFT TRIP THAT LEFT FROM CAMPUS

student life

Adventure Defines Your Days.

Laughter, challenge, and adventure define your days at Alzar School. A supportive, intentional group of staff and peers work together to shape the highlights of the semester (expeditions in Patagonia, learning to kayak and ski, etc), and the day to day.

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