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


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

  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma Registered User Posts: 565 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: 2,318 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: 1,828 Senior Member
    Kent has an awesome Crew Team, too. ;) Checkout the boathouse on Revisit Day if you haven't already.
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 1,029 Senior 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

    It is one of the most frequently mentioned schools here.
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 1,029 Senior Member
    @jyc1230 , why not share the name of the small school he went to later?
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 3,284 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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