I am a current student in a prep school in Connecticut. I made this forum in the anticipation of seeing how many hubpage users have attended or know someone who has attended a prep or boarding school during their high school years. I have been fortunate enough, through hard work to have earned a scholarship to attend my current school. As a young hispanic male from Brooklyn, New York, my experience in this type of school environment has completely changed me and allowed me to engage in activities that were never present to me while attending school in Brooklyn.
If you have attended a school like this I'd like to ask if you could share your experiences there and if you feel it better prepared you for your future. Thank you!
I attended a prep school in CT, although not a boarding school. My son's gf attended a boarding school (Choate). My only advice is to totally exploit each and every opportunity afforded to you while you're there. I was fortunate enough while in high school to be chosen to attend several programs at Yale University, and the experience was invaluable.
Besides the obvious--studying like your life depends on it--my best advice is to use this time to get a leg up on your passions, whether it's the arts, science, engineering, etc. If your grades are up there, push the school to get you involved in local college programs NOW.
Colleges these days aren't looking for just bookworms--they want well-rounded individuals who got involved in a wide variety of experiences while in high school. Do volunteer work and get involved in several different activities with an eye towards graduating with a well-polished college-bound resume.
My youngest son attended a boarding school in CT (Gunnery) for 4 years. I think he didn't appreciate it as much then as he does now. It was a valuable experience in the mentors he had, the friends he met, and the opportunities he experienced.
"Any Boarding/PrepSchool Alumni".
Boarding should be availed to devote as much time to the studies as possible according to the Syllabus. Time flies fast. After completing the studies other activities may be entered into.
May God bless all.
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