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I am desperate to go to boarding school for high school. However, when I look at the websites and brochures and reviews, they never say anything about life in a boarding school. Are there ever parties or anything? If so, are they supervised? What is life like with the dorms? Are there omnipresent drugs or alcohol? I'm not asking these things because I want there to be unsupervised parties, drugs, etc. I'm just curious about what life is like in a boarding school. Also, what do people do in their spare time? Are there cliques/popular people? Is it true most people in New England boarding schools are really rich and are only there because their parents don't want to take care of them?
Again, I don't want these things to be true. I'm just going off of rumors, news stories, books, etc because so far I have no idea what to expect.