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So I'm going to be putting a lot of this threads up because i think people need more information on this topic. How do you compare U.S. Boarding Schools to Schools of Other Countries?
For This Example to keep the thread somewhat organized I have made a list of schools from the U.S. U.K. and Switzerland, obviously I plan to include more countries in the future, feel free to compare them in groups of two or three and if possible explain which is the overall best*
*I Know we hate this word here in College Confidential but what I mean is in terms of college matriculation, prestige, endowment size, diversity, and actually how smart are the students. Some of these categories may go against eachother which is the idea so we can figure out a general idea.
So here are the schools in particular
Phillips Academy Exeter, Phillips Academy Andover, The Lawrenceville School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, Roxbury Latin School, St. Paul's School, St. Mark's School, St. George's School, The Middlesex School, Groton School, Hotchkiss School, Harvard - Westlake California... (TO BE EXTENDED)
Eton College, Harrow School, Winchester College, Wellington College, The Westminster School, Roedean School, Marlborough College, Breneden School, King's School Canterbury, Charterhouse School, Merchant Taylor's School, Rugby School, St. Paul's School, Shrewsbury School... (TO BE EXTENDED)
Chateu De' Le Rosey, St. George's School, Institut Auf Dem Rosenburg, Leysin American School, Gstaad International School, Brillantmont International School, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Aiglon College, College Alpin Beau Soleil, Geneva International School, Monte Rosa Swiss Boarding School, Leman School... (TO BE EXTENDED)
So hopefully that should get you started, to give a personal opinion I would like a comparison between Exeter, Eton, and Le Rosey. In my eyes I see it as a comparison of:
Prestige through wealth - Exeter (They had a billion dollars of endowment at one point)
Prestige through age - Eton (Since 1440...)
Prestige through people - Le Rosey (Just look at the last names)