Without parental supervision, do boarding school students get more involved in drinking and drugs than kids who live at home?Frequently Asked Question
Not according to our research. In fact, 95% of boarding school students say that their social lives do not revolve around drugs and alcohol, compared to 82% of private day and public school students. Many boarding schools also have ethics standards and codes of honor, and experimenting with drinking or drugs (or sex) is not […]
Is it true there is little to no free time each day for my student to relax and just hang out with their friends?Frequently Asked Question
Each school is unique, and while most weekdays are fairly structured, there is typically an hour or two of free time each evening. Some schools have Saturday morning classes. But there are many opportunities and events in dorms and classes as well for students to just be teenagers and relax among friends.
I love my family. I would miss them if I went away, and my parents would probably think I didn’t want to live with them. Do kids get used to being away from home?Frequently Asked Question
Great question! Happy, loving families that have strong connections make great boarding school families. And believe it or not, your connections to your family will probably grow even stronger when you’re living away from them. Like sleep-away camps in the summer, after the first day or two, you start to get involved, and that homesickness […]
I really like my teachers, but they’re so busy that they don’t really have time to help me outside of class time. How would boarding school be different?Frequently Asked Question
At boarding school, teachers often live in the same building you do. Entire families may live in your same dormitory, and they are there for you, like a family. You’ll also eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with your teachers and coaches in the school dining halls, so you see them every day, many times a […]