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.
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Alzar School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or national and ethnic origin in its administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school administered programs for students, or in its employment practices. Alzar School is not affiliated with any religious or political organization. Alzar School is an equal opportunity service provider and operates on special use permits from the Klamath, Boise, Payette, and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. You can read more here.