Considering a boarding school option can be an emotionally difficult decision for both parents and students. Parting with family and friends and establishing new friendships doesn't come easily to everyone. So why even consider making such sacrifices? What is it about the boarding school experience that can complement your educational formation so well? Here, we take a look at the value of the boarding environment at Salisbury School.
Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School
"An extra year of school?"
"I'm being held back?"
"Won't I have to take all the same classes?"
Often the idea of repeating a year of school is associated with a negative stigma and looked at as a punishment. However, repeating a year of school, particularly for a boy, reaps benefits that pay dividends in the future.
Topics: Boarding School, Applying, All Boys School, Athletics
Preparing for a school admissions interview can seem daunting. Here are seven tips to help prepare for the big moment.
Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview
As we enter the peak of the admissions visit season, you've seen campuses, toured with students, and chatted with admissions officers. With a list of schools to which you plan to apply taking shape, your family is discussing what differentiates each school and hopefully talking about "fit." On paper, prep schools can all look the same and data points like student-to-teacher ratio, percentage of day and boarding students, number of AP classes offered, college matriculation lists, etc. are all incredibly similar. The key differentiating factor among boarding schools lies in each school's culture. The feel of each school is what makes these institutions unique....and perhaps that feel is the most important factor as you and your child look to enroll at a school that will enable him/her to thrive, grow, and succeed in meeting his/her educational goals.
Topics: Boarding School, Culture, Prep School, Community