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boarding school? help! - January 4th 2011, 10:18 PM

i live in newfoundland, canada. so, i don't think their are any boarding schools here.

i really want to go to boarding. but at the same time, i don't. i don't mind leaving my 'friends'(different story) and family. but i don't want to wear uniforms and they seem kind of strict. also, i am involved with music and sports that i love, and i might have to give it all up. i would get a better education there though. right now would be a good time to go, too, because im losing all my friends so it wont be that hard to leave. well, im in grade 8, and if i do go it well be for grade 9.

i have a distant friend who is gone to boarding school, and loves it. she is 4 and a half hours away from old friends and family, but she meet new friends. and her campus is AMAZING.

i well most likely have to go off the island to go to boarding school. i dont know if my parents will like that. i havent told them im think about it yet.

i have been thinking about it for years, but never really wanted to go bad enough. but now i kinda do.

what are some pros and cons of boarding school?
should i go?
what is it really like?
will the distance make it impossible?
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what is boarding school like? is it like this? - January 6th 2011, 09:47 PM

im a girl in grade 8. if i do go, it well be for grade 9.
did you go? did you like it?
is it anything like this: youtube.com/watch?v=Hl8GTQAJXZ4&feature=related
how much fun is it really? is it really that free(if that makes since)?
do you really get that close with other girls/guys?
like, at one point she think one of the other girls are in her underwear, would you really feel THAT comfortable around the other girls/guys?
will you feel comfortable having people see you with, lets say, pads or tampons? or anythings else kind of embarrassing?
im kind of.. shy in that way..
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Re: boarding school? help! - January 7th 2011, 06:45 AM

Well hello there, I do think your idea is great; boarding school is a great place to make new friends and become independent. The pros I would say is the feeling of having a life at school, the independence you have, the friends you'll meet, and all the great memories you're going to have later on. The cons: fees (money), some overly strict rules, and the distinct possibility of it not being what you expected. I really do think you should give it a shot because it's simply one of those things you'll never forget. Just remember to thoroughly research the school so you don't have any regrets. It's hard to explain what it's like but if you imagine yourself living in your own apartment next to your school within a minute's walk from your friends, that's what it was like for me, just don't forget why you're there in the first place =P. The distance could play some part in it, but seeing how people travel half way across the world to study, you should be able to do it if you really convince your parents! Hope this helps! Carpe Diem.
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Re: boarding school? help! - January 9th 2011, 12:58 PM

Okay, I've never been to a boarding school however
-- yes you will get very close to other girls
-- you will make other friends at boarding school
-- everyone has periods, therefore it's not embarrassing
-- everyone has the same body, and once you're close well I'm sure you'll have no problems getting changed in front of each other. I'm pretty sure most my friends have seen me naked

Uniforms you do get used to, I wore one every day for 16 years!
Strictness again, you get used to and really is for your own benefit. Better education etc

You will not necessarily have to give up music and sports. I don't know about boarding schools where you live but in the UK they are actually really good places to go for extracurricular activities.

I go to University about 6 hours from where I live and it's not a problem, just get on a train or get a lift and stick your ipod in and it's fine. It also means you can't go home as often so you settle in better.

You need to

(1) talk to your parents about this. Have you? Because boarding school is very expensive and they may not be able to afford it. That may mean that you don't get to go or that you need to seriously look into scholarships. They also may not like the idea of you going to boarding school.

(2) Look up some schools that you're interested in and arrange open days.

(3) Bare in mind that for some boarding schools you may well have to pass entrance exams so look into that too.

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Re: boarding school? help! - January 11th 2011, 04:03 PM

Well if you enroll in a boarding school, basically you will live there.. You will have a dorm or a room for you to sleep and stay. It's actually a better idea if you want to live independently. If you love sports, you can enroll yourself in a sports-focused boarding school where you can play sports when there are no classes. You might have to adjust with the environment as well as build new relationships with your peers.
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