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Boarding School

What can boarding schools provide?

Small class sizes, diverse curricula, individual attention and an academic environment that’s both nurturing and challenging.  The boarding school experience helps students learn to think for themselves, set goals, accept responsibility and get along with others – essential skills for success in college and in life.

This school is such a perfect fit for her and would never have been on my radar screen without you. She felt right at home on re-visit day and has made new friends already!! It is already feeling like a second home to her and we are all very pleased. – Bobbi M., parent

Many boarding schools offer academic support and structure for students ready and willing to respond in a new environment. Other boarding schools offer near college-level experiences for students who are accomplished and eager for challenges.  We work to identify the schools best suited for your child.

A comprehensive plan for boarding school admission

  1. Initial interview:  We invite you and your child to talk about the person he or she is and wants to be – strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, favorite hobbies and proudest moments.  Together, we’ll define specific educational priorities and objectives, making sure we agree on criteria for the search.  We’ll discuss the admission process and the benefits of boarding schools generally.
  2. School list:  We’ll explore boarding schools where your child’s dreams can be nurtured, tested, shaped and realized.  After conducting research and talking with admission staff when appropriate, we’ll offer a focused list of schools that we feel are optimal matches.
  3. Focusing the list: We’ll help you refine the initial list as you discover more about each school.  We’ll encourage you to focus your efforts on appropriate choices, so each application and campus visit will make sense for your child.
  4. Logistics: We’ll walk you through application protocols, help you arrange interviews and school visits, send copies of records when requested and establish a timeline to help with deadlines.
  5. Application process: We can’t guarantee the final result.  We can help students understand how to convey their strengths.  We’ll review academic records, extracurricular activities and test scores to pinpoint your child’s most distinctive attributes.

    We help students learn how to present themselves effectively in applications, essays and interviews.  When appropriate, we’ll contact schools on your behalf to solicit feedback.

  6. Enrollment choice: When admission offers arrive, we can help your family arrive at a final enrollment decision.

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