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I Went to Boarding School

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    Feb 5, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I attend a boarding school in Scotland, I'm from Ireland though. I love it. The opportunities here are amazing and the friends I have made here have been great. I will be sad to...
    CaitlinOByrne CaitlinOByrne 16-17, F Sep 26

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    There was a story on the news just today about two guys at a school in Washington who went to school dressed like girls. This apparently occurred on Monday or Tuesday and the...
    tghubby tghubby 51-55, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I went to school and I studied And I got my G.C.E. My City and Guilds and my Sky Diary But it didn't do me no good They didn't like my looks, I burnt my books 25 years doesn't...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M Sep 29

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    Pretty much every day. I am a girl. However I do understand the reason this is here. I had a lover once who told me all about his desires to dress as a girl and then as a woman...
    slipgirl274 slipgirl274 61-65, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    THE UNEXPECTED SLIPPERING - I went to an English Public School / Boarding School (to my dear American readers I should explain that in Britain 'public schools' are actually...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    We all go for haircuts all the time and we do get nervous when we walk into a new salon. I have a tendency to change hairdressers once they mess up. But on this occasion yesterday...
    specialedition1 specialedition1 31-35, M Oct 1

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    So i just went to school with my mom and i was asked not to return ....so yea i guess not expelled but i wasnt allowed to finish the day.
    pyschobastard pyschobastard 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I HATE SCHOOL!!! I'm one of those kids that has little to no interest in school whatsoever. I like going to see my friends and boyfriend, but that's about it. Teachers just really...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    For me, school= laughing, crying, smiling, hurting, drama, emotions, anger, fights, BFFs, eye rolls, rap battles, jams, dancing, crushes, singing. For me, home= smiling, "I love...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 2 years now (married for almost a year and a half). My husband and I are a great team and have built a great life with each other so far...
    anonyguhrl anonyguhrl 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    What do you do when you have no friends, are bullied by teachers and can't even go to your school Counsellor? Because it happened to me. I was being bullied by several students at...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    So today I ditched my first class because it was too early and I was too exhausted yesterday. I slept in, basically.. But then, when I finally decided to go to my next class, I...
    camillee camillee 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Was anyway. In the famous Christ's Hospital School Military Band! For 4 years, I played in it at all kinds of events: Lord's Cricket Ground international matches, the Lord Mayor's...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    This summer, I twice went down to the lake and skinny dipped at night. It was kinda cold, and I didn't have any friends to do it with, but it still felt really good swimming around...
    Nopantson Nopantson 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Went to the dentist and my mouth is still numb I keep biting my cheek D':
    DKG96 DKG96 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I would give anything to go back to high school and play football again time goes by so fast football was the best time of my life it's the only time I was a part of something...
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M Sep 26

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      I was only dressing for a short time, when my mom saw a posting for a womanless beauty contest. She told me about it and asked if I would like to participate. I said...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T Oct 3

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    So I've seen loads about this and thought I'd write about my experience with home schooling. When I was home-schooled, I had been taken out of my previous school because it was...
    OpinionatedTeenager OpinionatedTeenager 13-15 Oct 5