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

We Build
Leaders

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

Alzar School + Gap offers high school semesters for highly motivated high school sophomores and juniors and gap programs for high school graduates looking to shape a unique educational journey.  At Alzar, you will challenge yourself intellectually and live alongside peers from across the world at our campuses in the mountains of Idaho and in Patagonia.  You learn about yourself while exploring wild places.

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

18,171
STUDENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES
19,215
DAYS PRACTICING LEAVE NO TRACE IN THE FIELD
494
STUDENTS CHALLENGED BY ALZAR SCHOOL ACADEMICS
34,121
HOURS LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
17,466
DAYS LIVING IN CHILE
36,016
MILES HIKED WHILE ON BACKPACKING TRIPS
134,065
MILES TRAVELED ON BEAUTIFUL RIVERS
2,727,245
DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS
283
SENDING SCHOOLS REPRESENTED
ON CAMPUS ENGLISH CLASS, BANK OF THE PAYETTE RIVER

High School Semesters

A Community of Learners.

Alzar School’s flagship program is our high school semester.  Laughter, challenge, and adventure define your days at Alzar School. 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.  This is high school.

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STUDENTS BACKPACKING IN PATAGONIA, CHILE

gap programs

Adventures that inspire

Alzar Gap provides high school graduates with life changing experiences while offering tangible leadership training in world class destinations.  If you are seeking something more from your traditional university experience and are excited to learn more about yourself, gain a broader world view, and make authentic connections with diverse people in wild and untamed parts of the world, then Alzar Gap could offer your next step.

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

admissions

Find your adventure.

Each cohort of students joins us from across the country and world for an educational experience unlike any other. Imagine having thoughtful leadership discussions with the Patagonian Andes as a backdrop.  Live in a yurt along the North Fork of the Payette River.  Whether you are looking for a semester away during high school or a gap program after you graduate, we have just the educational adventure you need.  Learn more about how to apply.

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