Boarding, twenty-first century style, is flourishing. The number of families choosing boarding schools for their children is increasing and the decision to board is, as often as not, made by children themselves. This book, dedicated to boarding schools, contains over 350 of The Good Schools Guide's highly informative and famously frank reviews. Every single school has been visited by our writers; we check out everything from dorms to food and weekend activities. We also speak to parents and, most important of all, pupils.The guide is packed with maps, reviews, articles and colour photographs. Whether parents are interested in big names, local treasures, state boarding schools or country preps, this is their unbiased guide to all that's best in British boarding.
"The Good Schools Guide is for anyone interested in secondary schools in Victoria, from the professionals who run the schools, to the parents, students, school counsellors and the interested public who use or support them. For parents and prospective students, the guide is a means of identifying what different schools are likely to offer. For teachers and schools, it is a means of letting parents know who they are and what they are trying to achieve, in order to attract students suited to their values. This is the ultimate handbook to secondary schools, boarding schools and scholarships in Victoria." -- Publisher description.
Author: Ronald Mangravite
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Study Aids
Comprehensive boarding school guide • What is boarding school really like? • What are my chances of getting into U.S. boarding schools? • How do I evaluate private school vs. public school? What is boarding school really like? U.S. boarding schools offer a superb preparation for college bound students, but they are not for everyone. American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully written, American Prep is an essential guide through the world of U.S. boarding schools – their history and culture, their resources and support systems, their opportunities and challenges – and the only book that leads you through the entire prep school experience. You will learn: • Why boarding schools are increasingly valuable in the 21st century • The pros and cons of private school vs public school • How to select a school that is right for your student and your family • How to navigate the admission process – detailed insider advice • The emotional challenges of prep school for students and families – what to expect and when • How to secure generous financial aid for prep school • Student success on campus – getting in is only the first step An insider's perspective on U.S. boarding schools: Award winning writer/critic Ronald Mangravite has multiple perspectives on the American prep school world. An alumnus of the Lawrenceville School, he is a current prep school parent, an alumni class officer, and an admissions volunteer. His extensive teaching experience includes universities and private schools, with service on admissions and curricula committees. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.
"Every year, thousands of students and parents choose boarding schools for continued education. Unfortunately, while many will have positive experiences, some will fail. Behind the Walls gives you the inside knowledge about the nature of boarding schools that should inform every decision about boarding school."--Amazon.com.
Private schools have frequently provided innovative, experimental, and creative programunavailable to students in the public system. The most successful have survived and expanded by offering an educational experience widely perceived to be not just as good as that available in the public system, but better. In Canada, private schools are enjoying an unprecedented popularity and while most are day-only, over sixty sustain boarding programs, as do two off-shore Canadian schools. The Handbook of Canadian Boarding Schools presents information on the educational environment of each province,then offers comparative information on each boarding school. The information on each school includes: basic data, location, history, philosophy, the campus, boarding facilities, health and safety, administration and faculty, student body and student conduct, academic calendar and program, information technology, student activities and student conduct, admission and costs. The Handbook also supplies several appendices outlining important programs often available through boarding schools, such as Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate. For parents in Canada and abroad about to commit substantial sums to their children’s education, the Handbook of Canadian Boarding Schools is an essential tool to help them make the right decision. It is also an indispensable resource for supporters of the public system looking for ideas that have worked elsewhere.
This book gathers together in one place all the information necessary for parents and students to make informed decisions on attending a boarding school in the United States. Essays by admission professionals, teachers, student counselors as well as currently enrolled international students outline how the admission process works, how to choose the right school, how to get admitted, and what to expect once you are in.
Attending boarding school is a serious commitment in many realms, whether emotional, financial, academic, or otherwise. With that in mind, it is important to understand what boarding school is all about. This valuable resource is full of insights from students who attend or recently graduated from a boarding school. The Boarding School Survival Guide provides a variety of perspectives that help both prospective students and parents decide if boarding school is the right choice for them, and assists current students in navigating the twists and turns of school away from home. Written by students for students-in a fun, easy-to-read manner with essential, up-to-date information An honest and insightful look at life at today's boarding schools Anecdotal testimonies from current boarding school students and those who've recently graduated Helpful tips and strategies for students who are considering applying to boarding schools or are getting ready to attend one
The book offers a comprehensive look at college preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom through the eyes of recent graduates who are now attending prestigious colleges and universities such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge. The approach is distinctive, giving readers the opportunity to get the real “inside story” from their peers and learn more about what the schools are like than the youngsters and their parents could learn in a campus visit or standard guidebook. The book does a great job presenting a wealth of information in a diverse array of voices. Student readers will no doubt feel that the reviewers quoted in the book shared many of their questions and concerns as students, and parents are likely to appreciate the frankness of the reviewers' comments as well. Excerpts from the book: "My college counselor also had good relationships with college admissions officers and was able to update me on how they'd reacted to my applications. In the end, I applied to Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Harvey Mudd, and Caltech (California Institute of Technology), and I got into all of them, so I was happy with my college counselor's efforts (and the efforts of the CCO as a whole) in promoting my application, as well as in helping me decide where I wanted to go." - MIT student "Students at Groton tend to be either very smart, very rich, or both (because some people just seem to have it all). Many kids have attended private schools their whole lives. The school favors well-rounded individuals. Athletic recruits also have to be intelligent. In my time at Groton, the kids who were not motivated enough to get through the school's rigors ended up leaving. The admissions process requires an interview, during which I recommend candidates dress conservatively while showing themselves to be original thinkers." - Harvard student “The British exam system is, for the most part, based on assessment objectives: tick the boxes and you're guaranteed a great result. At Eton, while you are taught to tick the boxes, this is merely a preliminary measure: the emphasis in on going beyond the exam and enjoying the subject in all its depth” - Oxford student "Gaining admission to St. Albans can prove quite difficult, because it is arguably the most selective school in the Washington, D.C., area. However, distinguishing oneself above other applicants is no mystery. Performing well on the SSATs and the ISEEs certainly helps the admissions officers look at an applicant more favorably. However, the dynamic applicant that St. Albans seeks extends far beyond standardized tests." - University of Pennsylvania student Boarding schools in the United States:Cate SchoolChoate Rosemary HallCranbrook SchoolsDeerfield AcademyGroton SchoolHotchkiss SchoolKent SchoolLawrenceville SchoolLoomis Chaffee SchoolMercersburg AcademyMiddlesex SchoolMilton SchoolNobles and Greenough SchoolNorthfield Mount Hermon SchoolPeddie SchoolPhillips Exeter AcademyPhillips Academy AndoverSt. Albans SchoolSt. George's SchoolSt. Paul's SchoolTabor AcademyThacher SchoolWebb Schools Boarding schools in the United Kingdom:Benenden SchoolCheltenham Ladies' CollegeDowne House SchoolEton CollegeFettes CollegeKing's School, CanterburyOundle SchoolRadley CollegeRugby SchoolSevenoaks SchoolShrewsbury SchoolSt. Paul's School, LondonSt. Swithun's SchoolTonbridge SchoolWestminster School, LondonWinchester College Boarding schools in Canada:Bishop Strachan SchoolSt. Michaels University SchoolSt. George's School, Vancouver Get instant online access to hundreds of reviews and rankings by MIT Ivy League and Oxbridge educated insiders: http://www.PrepReview.com and facebook.com/PrepReview to win a free book
The Good Schools Guide provides helpful advice on how to select a school, what to look for, what to ask and where else to look if things go wrong. In all it reviews the value of 375 of the UK's top schools, private and state, junior and senior, day and boarding.