PREPARATORY BOARDING SCHOOLS
Attending an American boarding school increases students’ chances of attending the best colleges and universities.
Boarding schools, commonly known as preparatory (“prep”) schools, are designed to prepare a student (9th through 12th grade) for the challenges of college or university life. If a student wishes to gain admission to college or university, it is in the student’s best interest to attend boarding school prior to applying to colleges or universities. Attending a boarding school increases the student’s chances of gaining admission to academic institutions. This is particularly true for international students who wish to attend an English-speaking college or university. Attending boarding school allows international students the opportunity to acclimate to the host country’s educational system, customs, and lifestyle.
Students attending an American prep school receive many advantages and benefits, including:
Living on campus in a supervised, family-oriented, caring, and nurturing atmosphere that fosters maturity and adjustment to living away from home
Learning from faculty who are passionate about the subjects in which they teach
Participating in various intramural or varsity sports and physical fitness programs including hockey, fencing, crew, and equestrian
Experiencing a mix of academics and recreation where homework demands are juggled along with sports, extracurricular activities, and free-time
Fostering life-long friendships with other like-minded students who are passionate about learning
Exposure to a greater depth and breadth of educational material
Receiving a superior high school education where small classrooms (15 students on average) foster individuality and critical thinking skills
Experiencing the latest technologies, state-of-the-art libraries and media centers, and modern sports facilities
Fostering leadership skills and building connections with the world’s future leaders
Our counselors assist your family throughout the entire admissions process, including standardized test preparation, essay writing instruction from published authors, detailed application assistance from academic professionals, and mock interviews with industry leaders to prepare your student for the academic institution interview process. Most students attend boarding school in their 9th or 10th year of high school, but some students matriculate in their junior (11th grade) year. Students who have completed high school and would like to increase their chances of gaining admission to a top college or university may consider attending boarding school for post-graduate studies.