I know this is a very personal isue and everyone has their opinion / experience on the subject, and that no two families are alike in this regard, but I wanted to get some perspective from parents (hence, didn't post in general board which are frequented by candidates and students) who have kids in BS already, or who are, like me, getting ready to send the kids. My son got accepted in Exeter and Lawrenceville. Clearly, former is our preference. But being completely new to this, having never studied in BS or any other children there, we are wondering the "price" of letting our son leave home so early vs. the wonderful education that awaits him in Exeter. It's not that he is not ready - in fact, he is more than ready. He has been to Johns Hopkins CTY residential camps two years back and loved it. But this is the most formative years of their life and will we miss something by letting him go?
Again, a very personal topic. So, I won't be surprised if there is no reply, but wanted to bounce anyway. Not sure if I am the only one agonizing and everyone else is ecstatic.