1. myflavorblog:

    Asking someone out in boarding school: “Hey, do you want to eat in the dining hall together?”

     
  2. swiss-sartorialist:

    Hey, Andover!

    I wasn’t lucky enough to have a dorm room this cute! Love, love, love!

     
  3. f-abulouslybritish:

    my brothers school in the snoww

     
  4. teenvogue:

    Ever wonder what it’s like to go to boarding school? 

    We talked to real Teen Vogue readers to find out » 

    We’re almost to the end of the school year! Finish strong :)

     

  5. madenewbygrace:

    For those of you who care to know I am applying for LSMSA. Its a boarding school in Louisiana that I’ve wanted to go to for my whole life. Im stressing out about if I will be accepted or not. I want this so bad.

    Good Luck, darling! It’s an absolutely gorgeous school and Natchitoches is charming :)

     

  6. uhlegal:

    yo so uh if anyone goes to msms (mississippi school of mathematics and science) hmu bc i gotta questions and i am super curious about everything there. please please please :*

    Hey followers, help this lovely out! Any of you from MSMS?

     

  7. Anonymous asked: I've been wanting to go to a boarding school, because I feel like I'll get a better education. Do you have to have good grades to be accepted? Because lately my teachers have been abusing me (not physical) and I can't concentrate.

    Though solid grades are helpful, it’s not all that boarding schools look for. 

    here and here are already answered questions like this but to add to those I would say from my experience volunteering in my school’s admissions office, better grades DOES NOT mean better person. We had people with perfect grades and a perfect SAT score who wouldn’t get accepted over a student who had average grades and an SAT that was only considered good for the school they were coming from but not necessarily good when compared to other students from other areas. They like seeing kids who make the best of what they have and where they’re at currently and who are well-rounded with the potential to improve their academy. They recognize that phenomenal grades doesn’t necessarily translate to phenomenal potential, personality, or intelligence. It certainly can, but not always. The application process for a boarding school can be quite lengthy especially if they require interviews and such, so use that time to show them what you’re made of regardless of your GPA. Good luck!

    -Heidi

     

  8. Anonymous asked: Hi, I found this boarding school that i really want to go to. It's for kids with ADD/ADHD (which i have, obviously) and i want to go there to get a better education and go to new places. The tuition is cheap considering others, but my parents don't believe that it's cheaper. My parents are the kind that pretend that they don't care but just won't let go. Im scared to tell them i want to go to Boarding school but i dont know how to ask them. (Divorced parents) How do i get them to say yes?

    Well, if the problem is that your parents don’t believe it’s cheaper than other boarding schools, then be sure to give them plenty of examples of other schools that cost more and overall averages for boarding school tuition. Since it’s for medical reasons I would hope that they would be more understanding of why you would want to go. Statistics can usually be helpful when convincing parents. Be sure to tell them costs, successes of the school, how the school curriculum is supposed to be different and helpful for ADD/ADHD, and just in general have facts for them to comprehend why you would want to go. Also, be understanding that it may take them a bit to come around to the idea. Just keep trying and good luck! You can always check under our answers tagged with “parent” and hopefully that helps more as well (type in our url then /tagged/parents on the end of it)

    -Heidi

     

  9. Anonymous asked: What boarding like in America? I'm English so, obviously, I go to school in England and I've always wondered what it'd like to board somewhere else. Do you have things like prep? Saturday school? Ect.

    My school didn’t have a dress code or anything but I know many that did. One of my friends went to a school that definitely had prep where all the boys wore blazers, ties, and khaki dress pants everyday. It varies for every school though.

    I don’t know of any schools here that have Saturday school. Typically classes are just Monday-Friday. My school didn’t have classes on Wednesdays so that students could do research either on campus or at surrounding universities, laboratories, hospitals, etc. but that was unique to just my school I’m pretty sure. If it is a religious school it might have requirements about going to mass/church services on Sunday though.

    I don’t know much about boarding outside of the US so I’m not sure what other comparisons to make but if you have anymore specific things you want to know about I would love to keep answering!

    -Heidi

     

  10. Anonymous asked: Hi! ive been wanting to go for the longest time but i was wondering....what schools have the best tolerance for gay guys? which schools have the largest amount of them? Are any at culver? thanks! i want to apply for my junior year since i missed the deadlines while I was trying to convince my parents! haha

    I’m sorry, but that isn’t really something you can tell without going to the school. They don’t exactly post those sort of stats on their websites. Personally, my school (IMSA) was really tolerant of LGBTQ students and we even had a very active club and support group. We had quite a few openly gay students and my roommate for one year was a lesbian. People weren’t weird about rooming with LGBTQ students and my school was supportive of making sure students were comfortable in their environment. We had multiple transgender/transsexual students and the teachers were for the most part really good about addressing them with the right name and pronoun and the school let them live in a room they were most comfortable in (ex. f to m living in a female dorm). As for gay guys, I had as many gay guy friends as I have fingers. It doesn’t mean that my school had any more than any other school because it probably didn’t. It was mostly because they felt comfortable being open in their environment so everyone knew their sexuality. When it comes to private schools, you might see less of that openness if there is a religious affiliation for unfortunate obvious reasons. I can’t speak for Culver, but hopefully Katie sees this and can answer that part for you. This is the type of question that if you want to know for a specific school you need to get in touch with a current or former student for that school.

    -Heidi

     

  11. Anonymous asked: I've really been wanting to go to a boarding school lately. I truly believe I will get a better education away from home. However, my mother is incredibly opposed to the idea. Any thoughts?

    It can sometimes take a lot of time to get parents to come around to the idea, but check out all of our questions answered about talking to parents and hopefully it helps! If not, feel free to come back and ask more.

    http://adventuresinboardingschool.tumblr.com/tagged/parents

    -Heidi

     

  12. Anonymous asked: Did your boarding school ever penalize you guys for having a messy room?

    haha yes!

    We had room checks every two weeks and I always passed so I’m not quite sure on the penalties for failing but I think it was extra housekeeping duties for our dorm. If you continually failed there were more serious consequences. They didn’t do it to be strict or anything. It was just really easy to get mice or ant problems so they wanted to make sure our rooms weren’t overly disgusting or anything. We had competitions for cleanest room and my roommate and I never won haha

    -Heidi

     

  13. Anonymous asked: I'm going to a boarding school in England and I'm taking 4 A Levels (geography,history,maths and english) and everyone says that A Levels are really challenging and impossible to pass. Since I'm an international student, I can only continue in the school if I get good grades, and I'm really scared that I won't pass!

    All you can do is give it your best shot. Don’t go into it with a bad mindset and I’m sure you’ll do fine. Since you will be living at your school there is essentially tutors at all times. By that I mean there are going to be students in the same classes as you and you can always get help and do your homework with them. Also, teachers are more available to meet with students and they want to see you succeed. Just don’t be afraid to ask for help!

    -Heidi

     

  14. Anonymous asked: How people usually treat international students?

    We didn’t have international students at my school so I don’t know from direct experience. We did have exchange students though which were international students that would just come for a few weeks at a time. People always treated them really well and thought it was cool to be able to learn about a different culture. Depending on the school, international students might be placed in housing a little bit differently or offered extra resources.

    -Heidi

     

  15. Anonymous asked: I am think about going to boarding school for a few years. And after all this time my mom thinks it a good idea, but know I am more conflicted about going. My life at school is getting better and one of my best friends is moving this up coming school year. Plus I would be 3rd of my friends to move and the 5 to leave the group(one of our friends left to try to get closer to a guy dating her new best friend). My group is Farley small only the 6 of us. I want to go but I don't went to go. Help

    For starters, your decision should have nothing to do with anyone else. It’s your education and therefore your decision. Leaving friends behind is always tough but they’ll make new friends and so will you. Your decision should come down to if you think it will be the best choice for you and if you think you’ll end up being able to live with your choice. If it doesn’t work out in the end, you can always transfer back to your old school so keep that in mind. Don’t let anyone else be your deciding factor.

    -Heidi