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I Went to Boarding School

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    Never Should Have Been

    I was sent from Saudi Arabia where I lived to India to attend boarding school when I was 9 years old. There were no plans to send me before an event beyond my control completely changed my stepfather's opinion of me. I'm an adopted child and when my adopted mother's husband died...
    OrionoverSaturn OrionoverSaturn 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    And had a completely positive experience,

    but it's not for every child.
    WarrenCook WarrenCook 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 2

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    School Crush, Bicycle And Christmas

    I went to boarding school when I was 13 years old. It was an English boarding school and my head was filled with Enid Blyton's 'Midnight Feast' stories. I didn't have any language barriers except for my accent which some thought it was American! I still remember the November...
    Kassandra2009 Kassandra2009 31-35 6 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    First Night Back!

    Its my first night back in prison aka boarding school. It's not that bad I suppose. I have a lot more freedom here. I should be in bed asleep for example but I know nobody will check for at least 15 mins. There are good and bad times here. We never get a snow day as we're already...
    nutterella nutterella 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    I Loved It~~!

    I grew up in a afluent family and went to the best schools but i have to say my favorite type of school was my boarding school i attended AOS and loved it
    Donnamoss88 Donnamoss88 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Georgia Falls *part 2*

    The school is relatively small, extremely nice, and Christian-based. It is located basically out in the middle of bumfuck mountains, Tallulah Falls, Georgia. A beautiful quiet area far enough away from Atlanta. I ******* hate Atlanta and all of it's ****** drivers. The buildings...
    ruca28 ruca28 26-30, M May 13, 2012

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    Boarding School In The Georgia Falls

    When I was 16, I was sent to Boarding School in Tallulah Falls, Georgia, near Buckhead. Some friends and I had been going around the neighborhoods late at night for a few months during the time, and stealing **** out of unlocked cars.. so juvenile.. I know. But, that's what I was...
    ruca28 ruca28 26-30, M 1 Response May 13, 2012

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    Hated it, was in one

    for 4 years and got bullied constantly and resulted in me almost taking my own life. If I ever have kids never sending them to one.
    AliceMC AliceMC 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Midnight Feasts

    When I'm asked if we had midnight feasts, I have to answer yes....kind of. They weren't the kind you read about in books and weren't at midnight. Some of them weren't even at school. There wasn't any bar or club nearby so we used to sneak out and get drunk in the woods. All the...
    notheadboymaterial notheadboymaterial 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Boarding School Adventures!!

    boarding school were literally the happiest days of my life. now that im an adult, times arent as fun as they used to be. boarding school was like a 5 yr long girly sleepover. we got up to the nuttiest things. on weekends, when the supervisors turned off the lights at night...
    cl3angetaway cl3angetaway 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2010

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    I Am Going To A Boarding School

    I am 15 and attending one of the top 10 boarding schools in canada on scholar ship. I have very good grades and have acceled at the arts. It is a truly amazing place. And I hate it. Its this school, those people that made me start cutting. Everyone talks about how the thing that...
    flyawayforever flyawayforever 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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    I went to boarding school

    and then worked at the same school later. It was a private Christian school in Michigan. I had a mixed experience, because I had a good personal experience, but I saw a lot of abuses and shady stuff happen too, that I didn't really know what to do with at the time. Now I...
    anarchycupcakes anarchycupcakes 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Hey, I Wanted To Know If Anyone Here Has Been To Exeter, Andover, Lawrenceville, Loomis Chaffee, Or Choate Rosemary Hall.

    Could you share some of your personal knowledge of the school such as your academic life and/or your freshman/prep year there. I'm applying to these five schools and I'd like to have some raw input!
    liliopyu12 liliopyu12 13-15 Sep 24, 2012

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    Life At An English Boarding School

    Because of where my parents were living at the time-- basically a retirement area in the south of Spain-- my options for school were very limited. There were so few kids my own age that the local English-language school simply didn't have anything to offer after age 15. So, at...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    My Boarding School Experience: Christian School On Long Island

    When I first arrived at my boarding school, I hated it. Everything just felt so foreign to me, from the people to all the rules. I didn't like that I had to wear a suit and tie to school all day every day. I hated that I had to get up early in the morning for chapel on Sundays. I...
    JMKIII JMKIII 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    4 Years At Boarding School

    I was the new boy in 2nd year in secondary school (high school) I was nervous although I did my best to hide it. However I was amoung experts at detecting that the new kid would be nervous. They were thankfully very kind to me. I boarded for 4 years and really enjoyed my time...
    notjustanymat notjustanymat 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Bitter Sweet Memories

    I went to an expensive catholic boarding school on top of a hill. It was a very big place with a mini stadium and a lot of sports facilities. It was like going for a sleep over everyday, we had SO much fun with each other and we played all kinds of pranks on both students and...
    ufutaa ufutaa 18-21, F 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    Science Boarding School

    UMM yes i once went to boarding school. the school is one of the best school ( and i never think so) i hate the school very much because all the HUMAN there are freaking emotional..
    leoholix leoholix 70+, F 3 Responses Mar 26, 2010

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    If...

    I went to an English public school and was a boarder from the term of my ninth birthday until the month before my eighteenth. For the benefit of any non-Brit reading this, in the U.K. a public school is not that - it's private, exclusive and expensive. Mine wasn't one of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7, 2013

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    Boarding School Study

    Hi folks. I'm a psychology student and I'm doing a study on the experience of boarding school students. I'd really appreciate it if you all could help out and participate as it's a really neglected area of research. Take a look at the link: https://roehamptonpsych.qualtrics.com...
    jeopick jeopick 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Military School

    I went to a Military school and there were a lot of eye opening experiences. I actually get erotically excited by some of them. The school was great and I learned a lot there. I would not trade the experience for anything.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Loved My Weird Boarding School For Weird Kids

     I went to a public boarding high school for academically accelerated and artistic kids. I had never fit in at any of my other schools before, and I was basically miserable. I left home for boarding school and at first it was really hard to be away from home, but I got...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Irish Boarding School

    I spent 5 wonderful years at a small quaker style boarding & day school in county Waterford. I boarded full time and I loved it. Obviously I had bad times. I was very shy when I started there but I ended up with some great friends who I am still friends with today. I remember...
    Fairyrainbow Fairyrainbow 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    Sayings In My Old Boarding School

    Talking over our school days with my 2 wonderful friends Rachel and Oliver we have agreed that our school was really more of a co-ed St. Trinians than Malory Towers. Although we never robbed the National Gallery. We got to talking about different sayings we had in our day at the...
    Fairyrainbow Fairyrainbow 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    Tasis Ch Lugano

    I attended TASIS in Lugano Switzerland, and at the time, it was difficult to navigate the social circles. However, soon enough, my ability to play, sing, and write music became evident enough, and I was "accepted" by both peers and instructors. A life changing experience, I would...
    drburdick drburdick 61-65, M Aug 11, 2013

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    From the age of 7 until I was 13 I attended

    boarding school and I can honestly say I hated every single minute of it. I understand why my parents did it but there could have been another way, I feel they took the option that was easiest for them without taking how I felt into consideration. I love my parents, but I will...
    emilyjuk emilyjuk 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Didn't Want To Go But So Happy I Did

    I really didn't want to go to boarding school. I actually cried myself the night before I left for school. All my primary school friends were going to local secondary schools. I felt really lonely. On my first day, after saying goodbye to my parents, I found the common room...
    irishdeckofcards irishdeckofcards 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    I Miss It

    I miss boarding school so much. I went for a few years, but had to leave before my Senior year. My best memories were at that small, private boarding school tucked away in the mountains of the East Coast. Sadly, as each day passes, my memory of it fades a little more. I still...
    dramaticthespian dramaticthespian 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    My Story

    I might have enjoyed most of my years at boarding school...but it also a every hard life during the late 70's and early 80's. Going to a all boys school was every different to the quite little country school a went to. The Boarding school I went to had a culture in the hostel of...
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    Boarded All My School Life And Loved It!

    I boarded for all of my school life. Starting at an english prep school near southampton and spending my high school years at the same wonderful quaker style school as fairyrainbow. (who introduced me to this site) I had a fantastic time at school although I'm not sure my...
    notheadboymaterial notheadboymaterial 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    Greek, Latin, Games And The Cane

    I went to an all boys boarding school at eleven and stayed there until I was eighteen. It was typical of its time: Greek, Latin, compulsory sports and the cane.
    oneofnine oneofnine 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    It was the first time I was going to live away

    from my parents. I was so scared but later realized it was strangely refreshing and even fulfilling to some deep level being so far from home. I was transferring from another high school, for the spring. This was a school for troubled boys which I was deeply troubled. I was...
    tempe100 tempe100 22-25, M 2 Responses May 16

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    Boarding School In Ireland, N. Ireland, And England

    Back in 1976 my 15 year old brother was getting into all kinds of trouble in Anchorage, Alaska. Finally he got busted for breaking and entering, and in desperation my parents asked him what could they do to help. He said, "Send me to boarding school." So they did. They sent 11...
    khobar khobar 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    It’s strange that no one on EP has shared any similar experience. I am pretty sure there are many guys out there who were sent to boarding school. Girls, however, are very rarely...
    Kurecca Kurecca 22-25, M Sep 4

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    i went to school with jordan and i must say he is a hottie, i went to a school dance and i had a plan to dance with him, me and my friend decided she would go first then i would...
    shania295 shania295 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    This Chinese kid jeeps bringing up a bad joke about how I broke into the boys residence and the teachers walked into my 30 degree fly infested dorm room and took my deodorant and...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Sep 4

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    I've done it for Halloween. Dress, stockings, panties. Shoes. The whole nine yards.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    i school at a boarding school and get bullied because of my small figure. i get made fun of for being short, small and sometimes skinny. my height is around 140 cm (4'6) ?? and i...
    xaxshx xaxshx 13-15, F Sep 10

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    I have been homeschooled my whole life. Today we went to school. It was an interesting experiance. But my friend or sister made lots of friends and I was stuck with bullies. They...
    ginny1q1q ginny1q1q 13-15, F Aug 26

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    I loved it. Even though I didn't do it on purpose. It happened because I went to school and I tripped off a curb. I had cheap shoes and both soles came off! I wasn't wearing socks...
    barefootlover7890 barefootlover7890 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I bought a female school uniform and went to school with it female wig wear light make up to cover ingrown hair upper lip and chin. I live a week without getting beat up.
    kevinm78 kevinm78 16-17, T Sep 8

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    I'm from Chile. For primary school I wore a light green smock, dark colored knee socks(most boys wore shorts), a collared dress shirt, and necktie that was color coded according to...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I feel like I'm asking too much of myself to stick it out. I literally feel drained going everyday. My classes are fine material wise and my professors are a good bunch this...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I hated high school All my life, for some reaon, I dreamed about high school. When I was in elementary and middle school whenever I saw high schoolers all I could think about was...
    chilipeppasforever chilipeppasforever 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm a journalist in the Orlando FL area looking to speak with someone who bullied people in middle or high school. Would you be willing to do an interview about what you did, why...
    MarcieG MarcieG 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    Denisstu Denisstu 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Okay so I did go to prom my junior yet in high school but not the way I wanted to go, that was the only dance I went to in high school and the only reason why I went was because...
    Alexis117 Alexis117 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    When I was in grade 3 on up to grade six I had bully's every where I went it seemed..no matter what school I went to they just seemed to find me,I never really did anything about...
    mrpampers2 mrpampers2 26-30, M Sep 6

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    In this experience, I would like to tell you about today. I'm still a little sick so I did not go to school. However, I still have to study and do work at the residential areas...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F Aug 29

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    An excellent portion of the private schools in town are Catholic, others are affiliated with other denominations of your Christian church and There are several Worldwide schools...
    Cameronzpg2937 Cameronzpg2937 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I've gone barefoot to school since the sixth grade. I wanted to in elementary school, but the school wouldn't let me. Once I started middle school, they let me start going barefoot...
    JackBreitbart JackBreitbart 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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