Private boarding schools' admissions process can be competitive. Boarding schools now have a global focus and are accepting many international student. Students from all over the world has broadened the culture at boarding schools and has enriched the education of American and international students alike. However, this also meant that students from all over the world are vying for spots in U.S. boarding schools.
As private schools are more international and diverse than ever before, they are able to often have their pick of students. Here are some of the qualities schools are looking for:
Quality #1: Maturity and Independence
Living at boarding school requires a good deal of independence and maturity on students' parts. Students themselves must make sure they work with their teachers and ask for help when needed. Boarding schools encourage students to be self-starters rather than the kind of students who sit back and wait for teachers to help them.
Students must also be willing to meet new peers and be comfortable living with people they don't already know.
Quality #2: An Appreciation for Diversity and Global Awareness
Boarding school students have often become more diverse and students in these schools should embrace diversity and a global outlook. High school is a time for students to explore other cultures. Students who can embrace different cultures and ways of being are better able to take on not only the rigors of college studies but also life in an increasingly global and interconnected world, and boarding schools are looking for their students to be open to different cultures.
Quality #3: Interest Beyond the Classroom
As tomorrow's leaders will have a global focus, today's best students have a focus not only on the classroom but also on the world beyond. They also have extracurricular interests that go beyond studying. These interests will also help ensure that a student is a good fit with a school. The fit between the student and school is all-important. It means that the student is likely to do well and enjoy the school. Students who mesh well with their school will likely do well in the process of college admissions and beyond, so boarding schools are looking for students who are likely to fit in on their campus and enjoy their time there.
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