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(For applicants looking to join us for a semester
during their high school career.)
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for after graduating high school.)

Apply for the right program for you.

We offer programs for both high school students and recent graduates because we know that each student’s journey is unique.  Our team is ready to help you apply for an option that fits your needs (just email us!), or you can find applications below.

High School Semesters

Experience a semester like no other

Alzar School is high school re-imagined.  Academic coursework is integrated into the experiences of the semester, taking you from Idaho to Chile and back. Students will develop leadership skills as they paddle rivers and explore wild places. If you are looking for something different, if you are looking for something more from your high school experience, this semester is for you.  We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semester. You can begin your application by clicking the link below.

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Gap Programs

Find post-high school adventures that inspire

Alzar Gap provides transformative experiences for high school graduates.  Our gap programs range from 30 to 90 days, with different locations and foci depending on your timeline and interests.  We are currently accepting applications for gap programs that start in January 2022 and run through Summer 2023

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Currently accepting applications for:

High School Semesters

Alzar School is accepting applications for Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 high school semesters.  Alzar School is for motivated students who want to make a difference in the world.  To see if you meet our Student Criteria for Eligibility, please read this document. Don’t hesitate to contact our admissions office with any questions.  Apply today!

Priority Deadline: December 15, 2022

General Deadline: February 15th, 2022

To be considered for the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 semesters, applicants should submit their written application by February 15th.  After this point, applicants are admitted on a rolling basis.

Gap Programs in 2022

Alzar Gap is accepting applications for our programs that will run in 2022.  Applicants are considered on a rolling basis until a program is filled.  Our priority deadlines, indicated below, factor into determinations around the distribution of the limited financial aid available for applicants.

  • Patagonia Exchange and Wild & Scenic for Spring 2023 are both accepting applications on a rolling basis.
  • Western Whitewater is accepting applications for Summer 2022 on a rolling basis.

steps to apply

Applying for one of our programs is straightforward and all online.  Follow these steps and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions:

  • Click the high school semester application link button or the gap program application link button to be redirected to the appropriate initial application, where you will enter your basic contact information to create an account in our MySchoolApp platform.
  • You will receive an email from with your log in information, so be sure to keep an eye out so you can log in and continue your application.
  • You will gain access to our Application Checklist, which includes:
    • Written Application Form
    • References
    • An online Zoom interview with an admissions representative
  • Alzar School also accepts the SSAT (preferred assessment) for standardized testing results to demonstrate academic preparedness for our semester program.

COVID-19 Considerations

The health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff is the priority at Alzar School. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we want to communicate our continued enthusiasm for young leaders applying for Alzar School and recognize the challenging nature of this historic time.  We are currently operating in-person and are accepting applications for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.  We have developed operating plans that adjust how our semesters run, but still allow for the powerful learning we are proud of.  Decisions about programming will be made with the intent of managing risk based on guidelines from international, national, and regional sources.  As always, all of our programming will strive for facilitating the best experience possible for students.  Please reach out to us ( for any additional information or support.

Want more information?  Contact us.

The admissions team would be excited to get to know you and answer any questions you and your family have about our semesters or gap programs.  You can schedule a virtual coffee with Associate Director of Admissions, Margot Phelan by emailing or give us a call at 833-862-5927 ext 1.

Throughout the coming year, the admissions team will be holding informational webinars with some of our recent alumni to share more about Alzar School and give you the opportunity to ask students about their experiences.

Our team is on the virtual road

From October through March, the Alzar School Admission Team will be out on the road visiting schools across the country to meet more terrific young leaders and share our Alzar School mission with fellow educators. If you cannot make it to one of our events, we would be happy to set up a time to meet with our Admissions Team. You can do so by emailing or give us a call at 833-862-5927 ext 1.