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What it's really like?

jasminexxjasminexx Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
edited May 2009 in Prep School Admissions
All of the threads on here are just about chances, so I've decided to start my own, that's about what life is really like at boarding schools because I've been wondering for a while and for the many other curious people out there.
So I was just wondering if there are really as many scandals as it seems like in books, how people dress, what weekends are REALLY like, the food, the best dorms to live in, the social hierarchies- give me ANYTHING! And I guess I have the HADES schools in my mind as I'm asking this, but I don't mind where you're from- I just want to know the answers!
thanks :)
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Replies to: What it's really like?

  • starz27starz27 Registered User Posts: 384 Member
    this thread shouldn't be in the "chances" section.
  • hj0519hj0519 Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    All of the threads on here are just about chances,

    That's because this is the chances section of the prep school admissions section. There's a more general prep school admissions section and a prep school cafe section that would be more appropriate for this type of thread.

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/prep-school-admissions/
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/prep-school-cafe/
  • MuastotMuastot Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Its hard to describe. My guess is that you are alluding to what dorm life is like most specifically. I was worried about this when I went off to Berkshire, being a quiet kid. Honestly, I've founded it fine despite the fact that the rooms aren't that large. You quickly learn how to work without parental guidance (if this was key for you before), work and sleep through distraction, and to be around other people in close quarters. Not to mention, you learn how to manage your entire life. I would say that boarding school is much like camp, except that you go to school during the day and have sports and study hall in the afternoon and evening. Even though everyone is in the "same boat" as you when they arrive, be ready to work hard from day one. That's how I got my 4.00 GPA for the first quarter, which was substantially higher than everyone else in my class. Lastly, you should spend time socializing, but remember to start work BEFORE study hours (eight to ten, traditionally) begin. I work an average of four hours a night in most cases, so of course I cannot cram all of my work in the short window of time during study hall. That would be my best description of boarding school and dorm life.
  • toadstooltoadstool Registered User Posts: 1,145 Senior Member
    Ditto... evening study hall is only two hours - plan on 4 hours of study, projects, and homework each day.
  • MuastotMuastot Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Toadstool is definitely correct when it comes to work, however I've seen homework work like this: some nights you have tons of work, whereas other nights you have nothing.
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