Posts by Boarding School Mom

Starting the Boarding School Search with Our Daughter

Editor’s Note: “A Parent’s Boarding School Admission Journal” appears every Thursday throughout the admission season. Check-in each week to read the Boarding School Mom’s latest entry. Having undergone the prep school admissions process twice with our son, we thought we knew what we were doing, but our highly focused eighth grade daughter has disabused us […]

Our Son Finds a School to Call Home

Editor’s Note: “A Parent’s Boarding School Admission Journal” will move to a regular Thursday publication schedule. Check-in each week to read the Boarding School Mom’s latest entry. By this time we felt like professionals, our son was more confident; and we were more knowledgeable. We realized that the first impression gained in the admission office […]

Educational Consultant Helps with an Admission Speed-Bump

Editor’s Note: “A Parent’s Boarding School Admission Journal” will move to a regular Thursday publication schedule. Check-in each week to read the Boarding School Mom’s latest entry. One of the benefits of working with a consultant is that she was able to provide feedback from the interviews. Some of this was positive, but from others […]

Experiences with Our Son

Our son attended a small, private, K-8, day school in our rural area. There were twelve kids in his graduating class. He had had the opportunity to sit in on a history class and have a tour of one, highly-competitive, boarding school in seventh grade and was sure that’s where he wanted to go. His […]

Welcome to My Boarding School Admission Journal

As the parent of two children, a tenth grader who has gone through the admissions process twice (more on that in my next post) and an eighth grader who is in the process of applying to boarding school, and having visited 16 schools in the last two years; I was excited to be asked by […]

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