Benefits of Boarding School

More motivated. Better prepared.

Attending boarding school means more time with your teachers and deeper relationships. By immersing yourself 24/7 in our community, you will create additional opportunities to develop independence, resilience, and self-motivation, providing the best preparation for the demands of college.

"My field hockey coach is also my Spanish teacher and dorm head. And because of her, I've become stronger on the field, in the classroom, and as a person."
- Margaret McFillen '19

The Academic Benefits of Boarding School


Challenged

Percent of students who report that their school is academically challenging:

91% of boarding school students report being academically challenged

Supported

Hours spent with teachers, coaches, and staff outside of class:
Boarding school students spend 9 hours with staff outside of class

Percent of students who report having high-quality teachers:

96% of boarding school students report having high-quality teachers

Prepared

Percent of graduates who report being very well prepared academically for college:

78% of boarding school students report being academically prepared for college

A Place For You.

Each morning we rise with our friends, sharing laughter and stories and breakfast. Our school family lends love and support that carries us as we go about our days. Each night we return to a place where we're accepted for who we are and celebrated for the things that make us unique.

"Our days are well planned. There is time to do everything--and none to waste."
-Victoria Vando '19

The Residential Benefits of Boarding School


Hours per week students report spending on creative endeavors:

6 hours per week boarding school students spend on creative endeavors

Hours per week students report spending on exercise or playing sports:

12 hours per week boarding school students spend on sports

Percent of students who say their schools offer opportunities for leadership:

77% of boarding school students report having opportunities for leadership

Percent who report being very well prepared for the non-academic aspects of college life:

87% of boarding school graduates report being prepared for non-academic aspects of college

* Statistics are from a study by the Art and Science Group, commissioned by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

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