What Should I Bring to School?

I recently answered the question in our Answers forum so that- and the fact that it’s late-August- must be my clues that it’s time for a brief talk about what to bring to boarding school.

What should you bring to school?

NOT TOO MUCH.

What should I bring to school?

Paraphrasing my answer to a questioner on the matter- one goal in going to boarding school should be to live practically and simply. You can’t do that with a room full of stuff.

Take your school’s recommendations of what to bring seriously. No one knows more about what you need; don’t buy seasonal clothes before experiencing the environment. The environment and climate will tell you what you need.

We’ve two references covering the “what to bring to school?” question. I recommend them both:

Going to Boarding School?

What does a new student need to bring with him at the beginning of the year?

Pack with restraint.

Photo credit: nhanusek via Creative Commons

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

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