(This is the 2021 version from a similarly named thread from 2017 by @booksandfries)
What are your dream schools? Ambitions, goals, classes you want to take? Dorm room ideas? Anything else you want to share about your excitement about anything related to boarding schools?
This is a free space to talk about any of this!
I’ll start: Right now, my top three schools are Putney, Miss Porter’s, and St. Mark’s. I LOVE Putney’s campus. It’s very surrounded by nature and very cozy and warm with cabins and treehouse-looking dorms and alpacas and gardens and the town of Putney not too far away. I read some comments on boardingschoolreview.com and some people mentioned a co-op and a thrift shop near the school and I think it could be super fun to go out with friends on a weekend and walk around town. Also I feel like I mention this a lot, but if I go to Putney I think I’ll be so excited for project weeks. I’ve looked at all of the projects on their website and there are so many cool ones and I have some ideas: things like creating a language, designing clothes, writing an AI chatbot that uses your messages to mimic the way you talk, researching Latin satire and writing some of my own, and so much more!!! It seems like a super free time to explore and learn what you want. My only concern about Putney is the rigor/academic environment, but I think I could learn more about that if I ended up sitting in on a virtual class or something like that.
Also Miss Porter’s TIE program seems so cool–there’s such a large variety of classes I want to take, and an AI cocurricular? Amazing. I didn’t even realize it, but three of the schools I’m applying to have farms–Hotchkiss, NMH, and Putney. Honestly could see myself working on a farm in the future!!
To be honest, I haven’t really thought about dorm life as much, since I feel like it’ll vary based on what school I end up going to, but I know a lot of other people might have huge plans for dorms so I’ll open it up to you!