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Applying to selective boarding schools in 2015-16 app cycle? Read this...

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  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma Registered User Posts: 517 Member
    Thank you for all of this information! It has been very helpful as we go through this process. This is my family's first experience with applying to BS.
  • agentwoodagentwood Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    edited February 2016
    We're almost at the end of interviewing season, and I've interviewed some impressive Andover applicants this year. Good luck kids!
  • SculptorDadSculptorDad Registered User Posts: 2,136 Senior Member
    @agentwood, what makes an applicant impressive? If you don't mind.
  • cbfchiefcbfchief Registered User Posts: 22 Junior Member
    One of my favourite things about Kent is that it's on a river.
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    Kent has an awesome Crew Team, too. ;) Checkout the boathouse on Revisit Day if you haven't already.
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 870 Member
    Such an important message about not chasing prestige if you are looking for the best possible environment for your particular child to be challenged AND thrive! Thank you @jyc1230 ... Would you mind sharing the name of the school where this boy blossomed?
  • MiddleburyDad2MiddleburyDad2 Registered User Posts: 718 Member
    @jyc1230 , great post. so many ways to get there.
  • jyc1230jyc1230 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    @CaliMex

    It is one of the most frequently mentioned schools here.
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 870 Member
    @jyc1230 , why not share the name of the small school he went to later?
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 3,188 Senior Member
    Definitely choose the school your student feels is most comfortable. Take their lead. Don't chase prestige. Even the nicest community can feel like a pressure cooker Junior year. Your student should choose a place where they feel they can thrive.
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