Preparatory Boarding Schools
Boarding schools, commonly known as preparatory (“prep”) schools, are designed to prepare a student (9th through 12th grade) for the challenges of college or university life.
Domestic and international students attending an American preparatory boarding school receive many advantages and benefits including:
- Living on campus in a supervised, family-oriented, caring, and nurturing atmosphere that fosters maturity
- Adjustment to living away from home in a foreign country
- Experiencing a mix of academics and recreation where homework demands are juggled with sports, extracurricular activities, and free-time
- Receiving a superior high school education where small classrooms (15 students on average) foster individuality and critical thinking skills
- Learning from faculty who are passionate about the subjects in which they teach
- Exposure to a greater depth and breadth of educational material
- Experiencing the latest technologies, state-of-the-art libraries and media centers, and modern sports facilities
- Participating in various intramural or varsity sports and physical fitness programs including hockey, fencing, crew, and equestrian
- Fostering life-long friendships with other like-minded students who are passionate about learning
If you are considering sending your student to a college or university in the United States, consider an American preparatory boarding school education first. The many benefits your student will receive as a result are invaluable.
GAC offers elite admissions counseling and standardized test preparation services for students considering an American boarding school experience. We recommend that you enroll your student in boarding school in either the 9th or 10th grade, and thus begin GAC services 12 to 18 months prior to boarding school enrollment.
To read more about the benefits of attending boarding school, please read our blogs "Why Go To Boarding School? Part 1" and "Why Go To Boarding School? Part 2" found on our Blog page of this website.