Summer vacation is over for the blog.
While the blog took a summer slumber, I didn’t. I took a brief hiatus from covering boarding schools to spend seven weeks, or so, working full-time on the school side of the boarding school world. I hadn’t been full-time in a boarding school since the early days of AdmissionsQuest.
I worked in communications at Wolfeboro this summer; it was great, inspiring, eye opening, and tiring.
I’d forgotten how fully immersive, and all encompassing, boarding school life is for everyone- faculty, students, support staff.
Everyone is there; working together toward common goals; making sure that healthy routines and practices get taken care of; making sure that the work is getting done and that our students are making academic, and personal, progress.
So what did I see during my summer session?
Boarding school can be a great environment in which to go to school. You have the opportunity to form yourself, grow, and establish so many sound routines and habits.
Boarding schools have some great teachers who are also just great adults. To walk among the classrooms this summer and just listen to classes was something.
Boarding school is not easy. Your days are busy. You work hard. You meet commitments and requirements. You focus; you wrap-up one task and move on to the next. You learn to get a lot done in a day.
Boarding school can instill a healthy routine and framework on which students, and alumni, can fall back on for the rest of their lives.
I’ve read some good articles during the summer and I’ve got those lined up. Most of these revolve around things to think about and questions to ask as students head to school.
Hope your summer has been great.