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.

14,914
STUDENT LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES
14,622
DAYS PRACTICING LEAVE NO TRACE IN THE FIELD
412
STUDENTS CHALLENGED BY ALZAR SCHOOL ACADEMICS
26,452
HOURS LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
15,826
DAYS LIVING IN CHILE
27,493
MILES HIKED WHILE ON BACKPACKING TRIPS
91,219
MILES TRAVELED ON BEAUTIFUL RIVERS
2,285,545
DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS
252
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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