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swimer3
01-02-2006, 07:06 PM
Do any of you go to boarding schools? I really want to, but my parents are against it. they say im to young and they will miss me too much. what do you think of it?


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MuNkY
01-02-2006, 07:09 PM
Why would you want to go to a boarding school anyway?

Daisymae26
01-02-2006, 07:13 PM
I think it would be pretty cool to go to a boarding school, but I don't really know how it is to live like that. I'd have to "experience" it first. :)

BandGeek911
01-02-2006, 07:18 PM
I think that would be cool!

PolynessianBaby
01-02-2006, 07:56 PM
I think it would be cool...but I to would have to experience with it.
Taylor*

Sparx
01-02-2006, 08:19 PM
I don't want to go to one. I'm not a private school person. :confused3

Princess Ash
01-02-2006, 09:52 PM
I think there is plenty of time for living away from home at college. But ask Kristy (2Hot2Touch)...cuz I think she goes to one. She might like it and be able to offer some valuable advice!

2HOT2touch
01-02-2006, 10:00 PM
Why would you want to go to a boarding school anyway?

Whats wrong with boarding school?

Anyway. I go to a boarding school, this is my second year there. The plus side of going to a boarding school is you get close to everyone at your school, there arent alot of people at your school so you know like everyone, we dont have to go by the state rules so we start the school year later than most schools and end it earlier, we also have alot of long breaks, like march break where I am off of school for a month. And private schools around the new england area like in NY, MASS, and CT, they have half days on Wed. and Sat.
the bad part about it, is if you are a boarder you tend to miss home and being with the same people in the school for so long can drive you crazy sometimes(but you learn to lve everyone anyway), you dont get snow days because most of your teachers live on campus. you have to go to school on saturdays.(but sometimes your deans or headmistresses just randomly take a day off.) In most private boarding schools you have to wear a uniform.(but only during the acedemic day, other wise you can wear whatever you want) there is studyhall everyday(well night at my school) except on saturdays(again this is only at my school). some of the people that you go to school with are rich snobs or they are selfish people that dont care for anything except themselves and will steal your things with out even caring(such as my roomate who is a klepto) you have to live with people that you really hate. and when you want to do something instead of just asking your parents you need to get permission from like 5 people.
If you have any more questions feel free to PM me. But overall i love my school and wouldnt change my dicision to go there at all.(yes it was my choice to go to a boarding school)

2HOT2touch
01-02-2006, 10:03 PM
I think there is plenty of time for living away from home at college. But ask Kristy (2Hot2Touch)...cuz I think she goes to one. She might like it and be able to offer some valuable advice!

thanks, yea i do like boarding school. and it gets you ready for college.

Disney Skies
01-03-2006, 12:58 AM
Another boarding school student here. Spent my post-Sophmore summer in a boarding school near Lake Tahoe, Junior year in Idaho (don't ask :earboy2: ) and I'm now (or, well soon to be once I transfer my stuff from the apartment I lived in w/ a teacher) I'm living in the dorm in an international school in Japan. 2HOT2touch pretty much nailed down most of what it's like in the school I go to, esp. being away from family. It's been difficult being 5,000+ miles away from home and having my nearest relatives 2,400 miles south (not to mention it costs and arm and a leg to get to either places :\) but I've been able to manage thanks to my friends and dormmates whom I kinda consider my family. Going to boarding schools has been a great experience for me and I'd recommend it!

But I guess it depends on your tastes, if you like to venture to somewhere else far from home or trying to see how life is like w/o having your family present, go for it.

Cinderella94
01-03-2006, 04:06 PM
I am not really sure. I don't go to a boarding school, but I might consider it.

swimer3
01-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Whats wrong with boarding school?

Anyway. I go to a boarding school, this is my second year there. The plus side of going to a boarding school is you get close to everyone at your school, there arent alot of people at your school so you know like everyone, we dont have to go by the state rules so we start the school year later than most schools and end it earlier, we also have alot of long breaks, like march break where I am off of school for a month. And private schools around the new england area like in NY, MASS, and CT, they have half days on Wed. and Sat.
the bad part about it, is if you are a boarder you tend to miss home and being with the same people in the school for so long can drive you crazy sometimes(but you learn to lve everyone anyway), you dont get snow days because most of your teachers live on campus. you have to go to school on saturdays.(but sometimes your deans or headmistresses just randomly take a day off.) In most private boarding schools you have to wear a uniform.(but only during the acedemic day, other wise you can wear whatever you want) there is studyhall everyday(well night at my school) except on saturdays(again this is only at my school). some of the people that you go to school with are rich snobs or they are selfish people that dont care for anything except themselves and will steal your things with out even caring(such as my roomate who is a klepto) you have to live with people that you really hate. and when you want to do something instead of just asking your parents you need to get permission from like 5 people.
If you have any more questions feel free to PM me. But overall i love my school and wouldnt change my dicision to go there at all.(yes it was my choice to go to a boarding school)

What school do you go to? I have been doing some research, but not alot of schools seem to fit me.

swimer3
01-03-2006, 04:14 PM
Whats wrong with boarding school?

Anyway. I go to a boarding school, this is my second year there. The plus side of going to a boarding school is you get close to everyone at your school, there arent alot of people at your school so you know like everyone, we dont have to go by the state rules so we start the school year later than most schools and end it earlier, we also have alot of long breaks, like march break where I am off of school for a month. And private schools around the new england area like in NY, MASS, and CT, they have half days on Wed. and Sat.
the bad part about it, is if you are a boarder you tend to miss home and being with the same people in the school for so long can drive you crazy sometimes(but you learn to lve everyone anyway), you dont get snow days because most of your teachers live on campus. you have to go to school on saturdays.(but sometimes your deans or headmistresses just randomly take a day off.) In most private boarding schools you have to wear a uniform.(but only during the acedemic day, other wise you can wear whatever you want) there is studyhall everyday(well night at my school) except on saturdays(again this is only at my school). some of the people that you go to school with are rich snobs or they are selfish people that dont care for anything except themselves and will steal your things with out even caring(such as my roomate who is a klepto) you have to live with people that you really hate. and when you want to do something instead of just asking your parents you need to get permission from like 5 people.
If you have any more questions feel free to PM me. But overall i love my school and wouldnt change my dicision to go there at all.(yes it was my choice to go to a boarding school)

What school do you go to? I have been doing some research, but not alot of schools seem to fit me.

2HOT2touch
01-03-2006, 04:16 PM
I go to The Gunnery. Its in Washington CT

swimer3
01-03-2006, 04:24 PM
Why would you want to go to a boarding school anyway?
It gets you ready for college, and gives you what you need to go to an Ivy League school, like i want to do.

2HOT2touch
01-03-2006, 04:26 PM
It gets you ready for college, and gives you what you need to go to an Ivy League school, like i want to do.
Thats exactly how i felt when i started applying to schools. I want to go to Harvard, for law school.

swimer3
01-03-2006, 04:51 PM
Thats exactly how i felt when i started applying to schools. I want to go to Harvard, for law school.
I actualy want to go to Yale, then Law school.

2HOT2touch
01-03-2006, 04:53 PM
well good luck!!

swimer3
01-03-2006, 04:54 PM
you too!

Now i just have to convince my parents to let me go. The Gunnery seems like a great school, but far.

2HOT2touch
01-03-2006, 05:21 PM
i have friends from NJ,CA,FL,France,NY,Germany,and Asia. Pa isnt that far... and our parents can come to your games and you can go home every weekend and randomly during the year we have what are called "head's weekeds" when the entire student population has to leave campus for a long weekend. its so that the teachers and their familys that live on campus can have some privacy. and we have alot of vacations. you also get a mailbox so that your parents can send you things. We also have an internet system just for the school, its called Gunn net. and every student gets an email address and basically everything that has to do with the school is done through email. the only thing about the school right now is that we dont have very good cell service but we are told that there will be better service soon. Oh, and this is a Coed school. if you want to look at the website it is Gunnery.org

can you tell im a tourguide? lol

dragonfly75
01-03-2006, 05:24 PM
I've always kind of secretly wanted to go to boarding school...seems like good prep for college, the whole living away from home thing. Do you have to be mega rich to go to your school or is there financial aid?

2HOT2touch
01-03-2006, 05:30 PM
I've always kind of secretly wanted to go to boarding school...seems like good prep for college, the whole living away from home thing. Do you have to be mega rich to go to your school or is there financial aid?
I'm on financial aid. I think like 75% of my school is actually.

dragonfly75
01-03-2006, 05:56 PM
wow thats awesome that your school has such good financial aid!! I was looking at the website, and you're right- your breaks are really long. It looks like a good school. If only my parents would let me go....

seriously, my school right now pretty much sucks, no one cares about anything, and they just busted the latin teacher for stealing $10,000, theres no ceiling (just some pretty pipes), its about a thousand years old, the list goes on and on...

haha sorry a little bit of a vent there

2HOT2touch
01-03-2006, 06:01 PM
its ok. my school isnt exactly new. it was founded in 1850... but its a nice school and i think we have one of the prettiest campus's out of all of the campus's that i have seen. and it is a small school there is only like 291 students. but im not gunna lie, people do steal. a girl got $1,000 stolen last year, and some other things have been stolen and its happening again this year...

dragonfly75
01-03-2006, 06:14 PM
wow thats a really small school! (ours has about 700) Thats really too bad about the stealing problem, is it because there isn't anywhere safe to put expensive things? (haha the questions never end LOL! :rotfl2: )

2HOT2touch
01-03-2006, 06:16 PM
well this year I brought a trunk with a lock. but there are just some sneaky people. like my roomate, who is a klepto, stole my razor twice.... so its like stupid things like that. and i had cookies for other people for christmas presants under my bed but someone at them. so its like people just dont have any respect sometimes i guess.

dragonfly75
01-03-2006, 07:08 PM
Wow that really stinks!

swebri94
01-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Yeah that does stink.

I may want togo to bording school. Do you get to call home and stuff like that. I would be calling every night to say good night to my parents(I know it sounds weird).

2HOT2touch
01-04-2006, 07:42 PM
yea there are pay phones and if you have cingular you can hang outside of a window and you will get like 3 bars of service

swebri94
01-06-2006, 04:21 PM
Ohh. Well do u only have to be in high skool to go to boarding schoool or can u be in grammar schoool?

2HOT2touch
01-06-2006, 05:27 PM
there is a grammar school that is a boarding school really close to my school.(most of those kids come to my school after 9th grade, which is how high their school goes up to. and There is another one that is close to where I live that is grammar and high school.