American Boarding Schools : The American Boarding School Experience

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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This collection of thoughtfully written essays by admissions directors and students gives parents and students all the information necessary to make informed decisions on attending a boarding school in the United States.

Table of Contents

A Word from the Editorp. 1
Essays by Admissions Directors
Why Boarding School?p. 4
Choosing the Right Boarding Schoolp. 7
The American Boarding School Experiencep. 11
Considering a North American Boarding Schoolp. 14
Getting Inp. 16
Navigating an Online Applicationp. 22
Surviving in a New Culturep. 25
How to Deal with Homesicknessp. 28
Educational Options for Students Who Learn Differentlyp. 31
The Importance of Immersionp. 37
The Military Academyp. 39
Essays by Boarding School Students
A Turning of the Tidesp. 44
Onward and Upward: Preparing for Collegep. 46
Surviving in a Foreign Countryp. 49
My Experience, My Goodbye, My Challengep. 52
Onward and Upwardp. 54
My Teacher, My Friendp. 56
Evolutionp. 58
Guiltp. 60
Advantages of Studying Abroadp. 63
Choosing a Boarding Schoolp. 64
Choosing a Boarding School: My Storyp. 66
Subiaco Academy in the Land of Opportunityp. 68
How I Prepared Myself to Study Abroadp. 70
Preparing to Study Abroadp. 73
My First Dayp. 75
My First Day at Schoolp. 76
My Two Roommatesp. 78
Getting Acquaintedp. 79
My Dayp. 81
A Day in My Shoesp. 84
All Work and No Play-When I Need a Little R and Rp. 87
Life Beyond The Classroomsp. 89
Sports Throughout the Yearp. 90
Life Beyond the Classroom: Extracurricular Activitiesp. 92
Sportsmanship: Making a Better Teamp. 94
The Airportp. 96
Goldfishp. 98
I Make Rhythmsp. 99
According to Philosophers, Poets, and Writersp. 101
Making the Onerous Simplep. 103
Secrets to Boarding School Successp. 105
Schools in Alphabetical Orderp. 108
Schools by Regionp. 196
Schools by Genderp. 198
Schools by Grade Levelp. 200
Schools with ESL Programsp. 202
Schools with Postgraduate Programsp. 204
Schools for Special Needsp. 204
Glossaryp. 205
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