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groton, middlesex, & bbn. what do you think?

cookiequeencookiequeen Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited January 2010 in Prep School Admissions
the title is pretty much self explanatory.
tell me all you know about these school
pros, cons, sports, student life, academics, work load, food, anything
especially if you are already in one of these schools!!!!!!!

thankya very much :)
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Replies to: groton, middlesex, & bbn. what do you think?

  • Hoping411Hoping411 Registered User Posts: 910 Member
    this is going to sound stupid, but whats bbn?
  • BlueRaven1BlueRaven1 Registered User Posts: 2,109 Senior Member
    I was thinking the exact same thing hope.
  • urbanflopurbanflop Registered User Posts: 1,682 Senior Member
    Buckingham Browne & Nichols
    It's a hard private day school somewhere over the rainbow.
  • Hoping411Hoping411 Registered User Posts: 910 Member
    ooohhhh, no wonder ive only ever seen it 2ice
  • Izzy Busy BeeIzzy Busy Bee Registered User Posts: 3,762 Senior Member
    @ Hoping411: Buckingham Browne and Nichols (it's a school, also ISL)


    Pros: kickass writing program, good sports, small school (close relationship with teachers, harder to fall through the cracks)
    cons: small school (fewer types of social groups, impossible to keep a secret. mx is quite gossipy)

    student life: idk, what do you want to know about it? dating? dorms? activities?

    academics: awesome, demanding, but you can still have a life (exeter *ahem*)

    work load is manageable if you're organized

    food depends. chicken parmesan and onion soup is DIVINE, there's a well-stocked salad bar, sandwich bar, cereal section etc. (also a panini maker, popcorn machine, huge industrial toaster + selection f bagels and bread, etc). just don't eat the mac and cheese.

    and yes i'm a freshman :)
  • csi = lovecsi = love Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    I know a bunch of people that go to BB&N.
    Pros (from what I've heard): good language program, really great sports, well-written school newspaper, etc.
    Cons: Bivouac (in my opinion), which is when the 9th grade for two weeks goes to a camp and has to live in tents without plumbing and stuff. Also it starts at kindergarten so there will be some kids who will have known each other for years.

    Student Life: uhh, I hear it's a good school socially. Parties apparently can get rather crazy. You know.

    Academics: Fantastic, but work load is manageable.

    Food: AMAZING. I used to go to the summer camp and the same people that make the food during the school year did so for us. It's really good. So many choices too. I always ended up taking too much and not being able to finish.
  • wishfulthinkin14wishfulthinkin14 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Have you thought about Governor's??
  • Rad-in-Plaid96Rad-in-Plaid96 Registered User Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    dating? dorms? activities?-> all of those hah.
  • cookiequeencookiequeen Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Whoa thanks everyone :]
    not really looking for anything specific - just like... stuff.
    but thanks!

    I've heard of Governor's... don't really know much about it. But I can't apply to any more schools now since I already gave my teachers the forms. And they HATE THOSE THINGS. THey complain about how much work they have in front of my face. So I don't think they could stand another school :(
  • shrlyheshrlyhe Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    I know where BB&N is. Did you already take the SSATs yet?
  • cookiequeencookiequeen Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    yupp i did.
  • DiveAliveDiveAlive Registered User Posts: 1,734 Senior Member
    groton academics are rumored to be BRUTAL.. i have no personal knowledge of it though.
  • Izzy Busy BeeIzzy Busy Bee Registered User Posts: 3,762 Senior Member
    dating: people date. people hook up. any specifics?

    dorms: some are good, some stink. once again, specifics.

    activities: there are generally activities planned on weekends, plus busses to either alewife station or the burlington mall.
  • shrlyheshrlyhe Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    Is Middlesex hard to get in for someone applying as a freshman boarder?
  • spark09223spark09223 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    In terms of academics, Groton is brutal compared to Middlesex or BB&N. No doubt about it. I myself went to Groton and have siblings/cousins who went to MX / BBN
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