I just had to share this with parents who'd understand the whole boarding school thing. I'm so excited that my youngest child (8th grade) is suddenly getting enthusiastic about the prospect of looking into boarding schools. His two older siblings both went/go to a very academically demanding boarding school, and his view has been that they're the intellectual ones in the family, so it wouldn't really be for him. He doesn't see himself as a good student, and only likes school for the social aspects of it (he excels at that part!). I tried to be very low key about it, which seems to have paid off as now he's interested in going to look at schools that might be a good fit for him (and not trying to compete with his siblings). So I've just signed up for the open houses at Brewster, New Hampton, Kimball Academy, and Proctor. He hasn't committed for sure that he wants to apply, which is fine, we're not pressuring him, but seems like he's leaning towards thinking that he may as well go ahead and apply and at least see what options he has in the spring!