Category Archives: Day Students

Are boarding schools better than public schools?

 

Every week I write about the benefits of boarding schools, but what I haven’t shared are my own reasons for choosing boarding school versus public school. I attended my local public schools through the end of my ninth grade year, but enrolled as a day student at a local boarding school beginning in tenth grade. While I can’t speak for everyone, I can give you my answer to one of the most common questions asked: are boarding schools better than public schools?

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What are boarding school uniforms like?

Wondering what boarding school uniforms are like, and if you’ll have to wear one? Most boarding schools do have uniforms—or at least a strict dress code—but what exactly boarding school uniforms entail will differ greatly from school to school.

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Day Student Life at Boarding School

Day student life at boarding school is like the best of both worlds. When I tell people that I attended a local private school for high school, they always ask me, “did you board?” My response is always the same: “I was kind of like a boarding student who slept at home.” The truth is, other than where I slept at night and the fact that I wasn’t limited to the bounds of campus like boarders, as a day student I had every opportunity to get involved in boarding school life and more. Don’t believe me? Here are a few highlights from my own experiences with day student life at boarding school: Continue reading Day Student Life at Boarding School