Boarding schools are becoming increasingly popular in the state of California. Generally considered a staid east coast phenomenon, these private institutions are becoming a viable alternative to public schools for many west coast families. Available financial aid, and growing dissatisfaction with public schools are contributing factors that are driving students to consider the possibility of going away to boarding school.

The LA Times reports:

But that mind set is evolving, and the number of boarding students at California schools has risen nearly 8% over the last decade, according to the National Assn. of Independent Schools.

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