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What boarding schools are you applying to for Fall 2019?

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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1778 replies34 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Californians just hop in the car and drive if we want to see snow ;-)
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1778 replies34 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    (NE should have snow this weekend.. and freezing temperatures. Brrr...)
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  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 899 replies72 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited January 15
    New Englanders don't understand bad weather. The Midwest is scary, that's all I'm going to say...

    @TexasKid2018 We're applying to a couple of the same schools! I hope you get into your top choice.

    So I posted on the first page of here a while back, but I greatly expanded my list.

    1. Choate Rosemary Hall
    2. Phillips Academy Andover
    3. Phillips Exeter Academy
    4. Groton School
    5. Hotchkiss School
    6. Lawrence Academy
    7. Concord Academy
    8. St. Mark's School
    9. Northfield Mount Hermon School
    10. Loomis Chaffee School
    11. Brooks School

    You know how fun it was writing supplements for 11 schools?! I told myself early in the process it wouldn't be a problem but I finished YESTERDAY. Oh well, I'm done now.
    edited January 15
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  • TexasKid2018TexasKid2018 66 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @CavsFan2003 I thought 8 was a lot but you have me beat! I told myself I'd spend all winter break finishing essays…that never happened!! I was too busy with other commitments and kept telling myself I had plenty of time.

    Also, I know nothing about snow…I'm from Texas, haha..should I be worried?

    Thanks, I hope you get into your top choice too!!
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  • TexasKid2018TexasKid2018 66 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @YoungThriver Too many to remember!! My brain is fried…I turned in some today…still have MX and Andover left to edit. On top of that, I applied to 4 local schools, who each had essays and statements…if I don't get in…I don't know if I can do this all over again next year!!
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1778 replies34 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Hmmm.. too late to have second thoughts about short days and looooooong, cold winters!

    Why do people forget there are excellent boarding schools in California? (And Arizona, New Mexico, etc)?

    I blame all the beautiful brochures with fall foliage and the Hollywood movies filmed at Emma Willard, St Andrew’s and other iconic campuses.
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  • YoungThriverYoungThriver 468 replies45 threadsRegistered User Member
    @TexasKid2018 I can’t fathom writing more than 3 essays ^:)^
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  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 899 replies72 threadsRegistered User Member
    @CaliMex California's so far...

    (I was applying to Thacher and Cate but I forgot to request recommendations and getting those for the schools I've been applying to since forever has been painful enough...)

    Winter's nice though! You get the aesthetic pictures with snowy buildings that look just fantastic on Instagram.
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1778 replies34 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Winters nice in December and January. Not so nice when it extends its welcome into March and April!
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  • TexasKid2018TexasKid2018 66 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @CavsFan2003 How did your parents feel about having to write so many parent statements? :D
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  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 899 replies72 threadsRegistered User Member
    @TexasKid2018 My dad wanted to kill me, to put it nicely lol
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  • TexasKid2018TexasKid2018 66 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @CavsFan2003 That's why I can only apply to 5 next year, lol. My mom was still finishing some up today and said she wouldn't go through the madness next year.
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  • misslilbookwormmisslilbookworm 193 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I'm applying to Groton, SAS, Hill, Blair, and Middlesex as a 9th grader
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  • muchanxieoteamuchanxieotea 99 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    applying to (in order of preference):
    - choate
    - andover
    - hotchkiss & deerfield (honestly can't pick one over the other)
    by the way,, i'm applying as a ninth grader (not a repeat)

    good luck to everyone who applied !!
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  • lightningqueen12lightningqueen12 299 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    This is my order of preference:
    - Choate
    - Loomis
    - Taft
    - Cheshire
    as a 9th grader for all of them
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1778 replies34 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Let's hope this winter's extra cold temperatures are an abherration and not the new normal due to climate change. Those of you who applied to California schools are smart ;-)
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  • DebatanteDebatante 6 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @CaliMex It is painful to not be able to apply to Cate and Thacher, but our family had one boarding school rule: gotta be within a 2 hour drive of home. Otherwise it was LPS. Parents wanted it. Siblings demanded it.
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  • misslilbookwormmisslilbookworm 193 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I started the application process very late and didn't really consider western coast schools - now I wish I had spent more time researching before deciding which schools I wanted to apply to!
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1778 replies34 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Some East Coast parents appreciate having an excuse to visit California when the cold overstays its welcome and it feels like Spring will never come...
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  • harlemgirl121harlemgirl121 72 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    My son applied to (In Order of pref): Lawrenceville, Pennington, Hill, Taft, Loomis, St George, Peddie, Hun
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