Want to be ready for college? You can’t do better than boarding school

Our colleagues over at The Best Colleges do a nice job of producing infographics about the collegiate world.

Not all of their pieces connect with our work at AdmissionsQuest. But, a recent infographic, “Redefining College Readiness,” falls squarely within our topics and advocacy.

Redefining College Readiness” strikes me a case for so much of what boarding schools do well.

Using the question, “if so many college students face remediation when arriving to college, what are the practices and experiences that they need before college in order to be successful without remediation?”

The practices and lessons that lead to success in college come straight out of the traditional boarding school playbook: reasoning, problem solving, analysis, math, english, science, languages, college admission guidance, time management and study skills.

The practices and skills that lead to collegiate success are the foundations of the traditional boarding school experience.

Redefining College Readiness
Compiled by: TheBestColleges.org
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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