Boarding Schools

Roommate Regrets Yet?

As I write this blog week after week, I can’t help but think about my college days (yeah, you could use the word “daze” there, too). I often think of my old roommate, Greg, and wonder whatever happened to him. I think I found him on the Web, but haven’t summoned enough motivation to try ...

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Is SSAT Score Too Low for HADES Prep Schools?

Question: I am currently a 10th grader, applying to boarding schools in the U.S for 11th grade. I am applying to HADES and Groton. I just got my SSAT score back and I got 78th percentile on it. I cannot retake the SSAT because there are no seats in the next upcoming test. Does SSAT ...

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Making Best Use of a High School Counselor

Question: Can you make some recommendations on how to make the best use of the high school guidance counselor?  My children attend a college prep school that seems to have good relationships with top colleges and universities. I have heard some parents say that the school counselor “really fought for” their child to gain admittance ...

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Impact of Two Repeated High School Grades on Elite Acceptance

Question: I am a high school student who is currently attending a boarding school in the United States. Due to my mother’s job, I had always traveled to different countries and studied in many different places. During my sophomore year; I applied to a boarding school (the one that I am currently attending) as an ...

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How Do Admission Officials View Applicants from Top Boarding Schools?

  Question: Does attending a boarding school affect how admissions officers perceive a student? I attend a small, highly selective boarding school with no honors classes, because everything is assumed to be taught at a higher level than most regular high school classes. There are many amazing options and opportunities, but I don’t have access ...

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About Boarding Schools

The overwhelming majority of my posts here on Admit This! have been focused on preparing for and getting into college via mainstream routes, specifically public schools. But what about private high schools, many of which require that students live on campus away from home? These, obviously, are known as boarding (or “prep”) schools. Perhaps one ...

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