The Boarding School Survival Guide, 1st Edition

  • Justin Ross Muchnick
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  • ISBN-10: 0768939186
  • ISBN-13: 9780768939187
  • DDC: 371.02
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Attending boarding school is a serious commitment in many realms, whether emotional, financial, academic, or otherwise. With that in mind, it is important to understand what boarding school is all about. This valuable resource is full of insights from students who attend or recently graduated from a boarding school. The Boarding School Survival Guide provides a variety of perspectives that help both prospective students and parents decide if boarding school is the right choice for them, and assists current students in navigating the twists and turns of school away from home. Written by students for students, in a fun easy-to-read manner, it includes essential, up-to-date information, along with an honest and insightful look at life at today's boarding schools. It provides anecdotal testimonies from current boarding school students and those who've recently graduated as well as helpful tips and strategies for students who are considering applying to boarding schools or are getting ready to attend one.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Introduction: Why I Wrote The Boarding School Survival Guide.
1: Boarding School: Why I Chose this Path and You Might, Too.
2: Applying to Boarding School: Essays, Interviews, and More.
3: Financial Aid: Paying for Boarding School.
4: Single-Sex Boarding School: Is It for You?.
5: Specialized Boarding Schools: Why I Attended an Arts School.
6: Campus Visits: Walking in Their Shoes.
7: Revisit Days: Finding the Right Fit.
8: The Packing List: What to Bring to Boarding School.
9: Leaving Home: Saying Goodbye to Friends and Family.
10: Orientation: The Basics—Getting Acclimated.
11: Dorm Living: Roommates, Laundry, Communal Bathrooms, and More.
12: Adults are Important: Teachers, Mentors, and More.
13: Time Management: Avoiding All-Nighters.
14: Papers and Essays: Write ’Em Right!.
15: Final Exams: A Necessary (and Unfortunate) Part of Life.
16: Boarding School Athletics: Breaking a Sweat.
17: Extracurricular Activities and Community Service: Outside Enrichment.
18: Money Management: Handling Your Finances.
19: Nutrition: Healthy Meals, Dining Hall Choices, and Snacks.
20: Social Life: Friends, Dating, and Having Fun.
21: Drugs, Alcohol, Hazing, Cheating, and Safety: The Heavy Stuff.
22: Day Students: Finding Your Place.
23: International Students: Transitioning to a New Country and Culture.
24: Entering Boarding School after Freshman Year: Starting “Off Sequence”.
25: Summer Opportunities: Making Good Use of Your Down Time.
26: Standardized Testing: A (Stressful) Rite of Passage.
27: Applying to Colleges: The Next Step.
28: Concluding Remarks.
29: Useful Resources for Boarding School Students.
30: The Boarding School Survival Guide Scholarship Contest.