The Real, Real on Boarding Schools
What Boarding School Students Want You To Know
When you hear “boarding school” you may be thinking about rich kids with pretend problems whose parents send them away. But what you see in the movies isn’t what it’s really like.
Here are our stories of what it’s really like to live and learn at a boarding school.
What can I expect?
How Do You Explain It to Your Friends Back Home?
How Do Your Parents Keep Up with You?
How Independent Are You, Really?
What's It Really Like to Live With Your Friends?
What's the Friend Situation Really Like?
How are the Classes Different?
Are the teachers really better there?
How do you know if it's right for you?
Are you really friends with your teachers?
That’s a common misperception about boarding schools. And maybe that used to be partly true a very long time ago. Today, boarding schools are known for strong academics, the ability to play a different sport every season, and the opportunity to try new things that you may not normally get to try. And because you live where you learn, you build really close friendships too.