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I currently attend a HADES school. I was admitted to three other schools and considered two of the three, one being HADES and the other being GLADCHEMMS. I felt the "warm fuzzy feeling" at the GLADCHEMMS school, but my parents didn't want me to attend. They felt that the were not serious enough about their education, and that there was too much of an emphasis on sports. They drove me towards my current HADES school because of its prestige, academics and faculty, though I disliked it strongly after my revisit. After a few months here I feel extremely out of place and am interested in transferring to a private day school in my home state or transferring to another boarding school. I continually try to give my current school a chance. I plan on waiting til December and then deciding whether to reapply. Even if I do reapply, I won't decide on whether or not I will actually transfer until I experience more of what this school has to offer. I love the academics and people in my dorm, but I have had a hard time making friends, and often feel alone. Additionally, the kids at my current school, despite its academic reputation, are largely unmotivated and don't care about learning. I feel as if I could benefit more from a close-knit community, or that I could benefit more from living at home with my parents. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Any advice on how I could proceed?