We have a 9th grade boy currently at a Boston Collegiate Charter School. He’s an ADD kid and this school is terrific at working with ADD kids. As a result, he’s gone from an indifferent student to 1st or 2nd Honors every term. But the school has almost no sports or extracurriculars, Additionally, (without any test prep whatsoever), he scored pretty low on the SSAT: about 40th percentile.
We have friends who have been suggesting Proctor to him for some time and we are visiting soon. But we have several questions. We want him to repeat 9th grade if he goes to an independent school.
1. How does academic success at BCCS (one of the state’s most successful charters) map to a school like Proctor? We’re not sure what the transition will be like.
2. Are there other New England boarding schools who focus on different learners? From what we can see, Proctor’s Experiential Learning focus seems an excellent environment for him. Some other schools seem to think ADD support means a convenient line for medications at the health center.