PREPARATORY BOARDING SCHOOLS
Attending boarding school increases students’ chances of attending the best colleges and universities.
Boarding schools, commonly known as preparatory (“prep”) schools, are designed to prepare elementary, middle school, and high school students for the challenges of academic life. Attending boarding school increases the student’s chances of gaining admission to higher academic institutions. This is particularly true for international students who wish to attend an English-speaking high school, college, or university. Attending boarding school allows international students the opportunity to acclimate to the host country’s educational system, customs, and lifestyle.
Advantages of attending boarding school include:
Most students enter boarding school in their middle school or high school years. We place young students in elementary boarding schools, but there are very few of these in the United States. Therefore, most of our placement for this age group is international. High school students typically enter boarding school in the 9th or 10th grade; however, it is possible to matriculate during junior or senior year. And for those seniors who wish to attend an additional year of high school in order to improve their grades and increase their chances of attending a good college or university, a post-graduate year is recommended.
In addition to placing students in both domestic and international boarding schools, we place them in private day schools. Private day schools now offer housing options where students live with a local host family, typically one that has children at the day school. Oftentimes, this is a more economical option to boarding school for those parents who still wish for their student to achieve a preparatory school education.