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blind_schoolblind_school . Posts: 41 New Member
edited December 2008 in Prep School Cafe
Why did you decide to attend boarding school?
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  • SaerSaer Registered User Posts: 1,494 Senior Member
    Well, the story starts with the Yahoo! homepage.
    There was a story on a "financial aid initiative" at a prestigious boarding school... Namely, Exeter.
    I checked it out, and had a heartattack.
    FREE boarding school? So, the more I did research, and the more enamored I became, the more I was determined to go. I was already late for 08-09 applications, so I pretty much gave up the second my mom said no, because I knew already that it would have been near impossible.
    But this summer, after a really, really tough emotional period, I decided to restart my boarding school quest. This time, more schools were added- and now it's Choate, Andover, and Exeter. My mom was still terribly against it until the interview at Choate, and now she's rather excited for me!

    It was basically this equation:
    2x(financial aid) + (great academics) + 1/2(prestige)+ (mother's approval) = APPLYING TO BOARDING SCHOOL!
  • blind_schoolblind_school . Posts: 41 New Member
    When I was four years old, I began attending the school. The local public school, lacked the facilities for me to attend there school, they did not have the adaptive technology that I needed to succeed in the classroom, an aide or a vision teacher, so my parents enrolled me in the blind school.
  • neatoburritoneatoburrito Registered User Posts: 3,449 Senior Member
    We are persuing prep school for similar reasons that blind_school's parents did. Our local school lacks the resources (or desire) to provide an adequate education for our two oldest children. They insist on grouping them in the most restrictive environment where they only learn a small percentage of what is being taught because they either already knew the concept or they "got it" on the first or second of the 15 times it was presented. Consequently, a very large percent of their time is spent NOT learning.

    There is, however, a visually impaired kindergartner in our district for whom the school hired an individual teacher of the blind. He is included in a regular classroom but his private teacher helps him. It's great that he is able to receive his schooling with sighted children. I don't know how they handle teaching skills necessary for the blind. I think his private teacher integrates it into his regular curriculum but I'm not sure. I think the law requires this set-up. Perhaps schools were not required to provide private teachers when you were small?
  • blind_schoolblind_school . Posts: 41 New Member
    I am only 28, I graduated with the class of 99, I attended the Indiana school for the blind, an hour and a half from my home. I only saw my family on weekeds, holidays and summer vacations.
  • SenaySenay Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    hmm truthfully, hoping it'll help me get into yale, the freedom, and the education
  • SenaySenay Registered User Posts: 1,130 Senior Member
    plus it' farrrrrr away from my dad (dont bash me for my answer, im being truthful) i wanna go to boarding schools for the right reasons, but im stating the perks. cause i have heard from exeter students that you have a lot of freedom. quote on quote from a sophomore "uhm depending on what year you are, check in is a little bit different (its like curfew) but mainly.... ok, you go to class, when you are not in class you can do anything you want and go anywhere you want, skipping class is SUPER easy and you dont REALLY get in trouble for it, freshmen and sophmors have to be in their dorms everynight at 8 except on weekends. but other then that curfew, you can do anything you want and dont have to tell anyone" hope this is true for all boarding schools, cause im hella excited!
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