Boarding schools...horrific?

<p>.......I applied for my bro to go to Exeter/St.Pauls and he won't go because he thinks that those types of schools bully people and all that and are racist.</p>

<p>Is he right?</p>


<p>Yes. if you read through the posts on this thread from the many applicants and students at these schools you can see that most are self-righteous, racist elitists. As are we parents, who seek to shelter our children from the nasty unwashed masses at (shudder) public school. Certainly that's how I feel, which is why I am going to send my D away from our racially and socially homogeneous town and PS to a BS that has 40% of its students on financial aid and 30% international and/or of color.</p>

<p>Stop whining. A little bullying and racism can be a healthy thing, and these boarding schools (especially the better known ones) have it down to a science. It's what they do best.</p>

<p>Boy.... I wish I could have gotten MY brother to fill out my applications!! ;)</p>

<p>wait, what do you mean you APPLIED for your brother? did you write his essays and interview for him and do the ssat? i suspect a troll.</p>

<p>Chill Nelly, lol, a troll! Hahahahha
LondonIsCold, I wish I had you for a brother!</p>

<p>lol, No geez, if your going to apply "for" your brother at the least you can do id research the place a bit.</p>

<p>ANd nelly's right, my troll senses are tingling</p>

<p>This isn't entirely unreasonable; it is possible his brother heard about the recent racial hate crimes that have occurred at both Exeter and St. Paul's and is concerned.
If this is the case, both of those schools have responded. While it is true that these institutions have some members whom are racist--as does pretty much every community currently existing in the United States--these were isolated incidents which do not reflect the general feelings of the student body as a whole at all.</p>

<p>Maybe he meants he applied by requesting information for next year? Because if he had applied by actually applying he would know if he got in or not.</p>

<p>hEY!!! --i just got the papers off the internet, called school, got interview, made sure the right teachers gave the rec and got an ssat date.</p>

<p>I was scared about going to a school because I thought that there might be racism there from what some people told me, but from what I hear from the people who are actually attending, the cases are really rare, and even then, there are always other friends that you can lean on when times"tough"...? Well anyway, the people I talked to who are current students are Japanese, just like me, but they seemed to be really enjoying it there. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement--they said they love it there. They said that although there are some tough times once in a while (mostly because of work and stuff), the FUN times that they have there completely make up for it. You (or your brother--I don't really understand what you mean by 'I applied for my brother') don't need to worry about racism or anything. Or bullying. It's going to be exactly the same wherever you go, except at the boarding schools, they'll probably be more equipped to help you if a case like that arises. If you're perfectly fine in a public school now, you'll probably be even better off at a boarding school, bullying/racism wise. I think. </p>

<p>Of course, it's not going to be all pretty roses and fluffy bunnies if you go off to boarding school, but they will hopefully just be minor things and so WHAT if the whole school population doesn't adore you to bits? Who CARES? There's always going to be those few close friends that you can talk to when you feel pressured, so don't worry. :) Good luck!</p>

<p>hmm...I still don't know who I'm addressing this to--you, or your brother?? Well anyway, yeah. good luckk.</p>


<p>I'm kind of surprised that your friends have experienced little racism. it really goes to show you how unpredjudiced people are</p>



<p>...all of which is impressive yet, at the same time, incredibly dunderheaded in that you skipped the step where you ask your brother if he's the least bit interested in going to any of the places you're trying to ship him off to.</p>

<p>lol Dunderheaded!</p>

<p>Well, my mom is the one that introduced me to the boarding schools and called to schedule my interview, but we did have a big family meeting (the 3 of us) to talk about if I really wanted to go.</p>

<p>I was the one who said I wanted to go, and that was kind of an advantage for my parents...
every time I did something wrong, they could threaten me by saying that they wouldn't let me go even if I got accepted. It was SO SCARY. :(
haha sorry, completely random, I know.</p>