A Typical Day At Boarding School

Follow a student through their day at boarding school, from breakfast to lights out, to get a sense of what life is really like on campus.

Follow a student through their day at boarding school, from breakfast to lights out, to get a sense of what life is really like on campus.

Day in the Life

7:00 a.m. – Head to breakfast

Pile on cereal, fruit, toast, and it’s Wednesday? Awesome, bring on the waffles!

8:30 a.m. – American History

Class around a table to talk about World War I. My friends and I lead the discussion, and our teacher chimes in with some pretty thought-provoking questions to make sure we’re all awake and participating.

10:00 a.m. – Calculus

Almost hate to admit I’m starting to like math. Partly because the teacher is so energetic, partly because I know that tonight before study hall I can stop by and get some of my questions answered so I know what I’m doing with my homework.

12:30 p.m. – Lunchtime!

The whole school eats together like one big family. It’s loud and fun, and I have learned so much about my classmates and teachers while I’m stuffing my face.

1:00 p.m. – English

I’ve come such a long way with my writing. My teacher has really helped me find my voice. And I actually really like sharing my work with the class. There are only 12 of us, so I feel comfortable speaking up. They’re all so supportive and encouraging.

3:00 p.m. – Lacrosse practice

This season it’s Lacrosse. Last season it was kayaking. Next season it’s yoga. I’ve never thought of myself as a really adventurous person, but I’m learning to be!

5:00 p.m. – Off to dinner

It’s Italian night…my fave! Going to sit with my teacher and her family, who have become my extended family at school.

6:15 p.m. – Drama club meeting

I love this group. We’re running lines for an upcoming play. A football player is the lead. Where else does that happen?!

7:30 p.m. – Study hall

Having a little trouble with my calc homework, so I’m going to get some extra help from my teacher. Then it’s on to my history project. It’s so quiet, which is great because there are no distractions, and I need to focus.

9:30 p.m. – Down time

Going to call mom and dad, then watch a show with my friends. Unless my dorm parent is baking cookies. Then I’m totally eating cookies!

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