To find a truly great match for a student, families should study what sets a school apart. Before making your short list, all schools should demonstrate that their academic program.
Do your homework as a family. Check on teachers’ credentials. Talk to the admission office about what the school values in hiring teachers.
What do you care about? What you really need to ask is whether a school is well equipped to help you to develop into your best self.
Ask a lot of questions about the advising system. The quality of a school’s advising system can make or break the experience of a boarding student.
The Learning Culture
Learn as much as you can about the broader learning environment.
Students live at boarding schools, and their academic success cannot be separated from their social and extracurricular experience. Ask about student life, about the relationship between the dean of students and academic leadership.