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I Went to Boarding School

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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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    And had a completely positive experience,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It was the first time I was going to live away

    from my parents. I was so scared but later realized it was a vacation from my depressing reality under my parents roof. I was transferring from another high school, for the spring. This was a school for troubled boys which I was deeply troubled. I was dreading it because I was...
    tempe100 tempe100 22-25, M 2 Responses May 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I go to a boarding school. It's pretty mental but the worst bit about it is the house mistress. She was a TOTAL *****. once she stole my friends bed covers and made her sleep...
    nonameabt nonameabt 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I go to boarding school and I hate everyone here! They are all British, and arrogant bastards! All they do is follow around this one guy and ignore everyone else.. I admit I am...
    Mich456 Mich456 13-15 Jun 25

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    A quick reminder... this is a true story. None of it is made up. This is a new topic and has very few links to my previous experiences. None of the things in this story is made up...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    A quick reminder... this is a true story. None of it is made up. This is PART 2 of the experience I wrote on July 1st 2014. I would like to suggest you to read that one first...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Some years ago a friend recounted her days at boarding school as her mum and dad were abroad a lot. The system for punishment was different to my day schooling but just as...
    ina1 ina1 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    A quick reminder... this is a true story. None of it is made up. This is PART 5 of the experience I first wrote on July 1st 2014. I would like to suggest you to read that one first...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    A quick reminder... this is a true story. None of it is made up. This is PART 3 of the experience I first wrote on July 1st 2014. I would like to suggest you to read that one first...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Hi guys! I just received a spanking from my mother. I was asked to do some household chores but I didn't do it. Now when my mother came back from work and knew it, she gave me a...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    i went on a holiday with a male friend of mine in his caravan. he took me to a remote caravan camp site where we got set up and i still didnt have a clue it was a nudist site. it...
    SalinNY SalinNY 46-50, F 26 mins ago

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    Junior School Embarrassment When I was in the top year of Junior school I got into trouble in the playground. It wasn't my fault, I still insist after all those years! We had a...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Caught! Although I was not a really bad girl at the schools I went to I did get my fair share (perhaps more than my fair share) of school spankings. One reason was that I never...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    First, I want to introduce myself, I am Cyril, 22 years old living in the Philippines. I work online as a freelance writer where I earn money just enough to pay monthly bills and...
    CyrilOh CyrilOh 18-21 Jul 15

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    6th grade year I received counseling from the school, a bad incident had occurred and they didn't want me to become messed up in the brain I guess. I remember sitting down and...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F Jul 7

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    This is one of my most cherished memories of my childhood. I remember all the details yet i don't know when I started school lol probably at age of 5 or 6. On my first day, my...
    lifetime201 lifetime201 16-17, M Jun 25

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    A quick reminder... this is a true story. None of it is made up. This is PART 4 of the experience I first wrote on July 1st 2014. I would like to suggest you to read that one first...
    hopetolive2000 hopetolive2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    My dad went to jail because he sexually assaulted some woman. I have no i sea why he would do this , he is my best friend and love him with all of my heart. But i found out because...
    kayani1997 kayani1997 16-17, F Jul 10

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    First of all, I know how lucky I am to have the opportunity to go to college and the option to graduate. But here are my honest thoughts about the whole thing. Some of these...
    LEMONkinks LEMONkinks 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    ugh.. school is coming up soon... im terrified... the fact im goin to a new school and the last school I went to succkkeed. omfg ive never been to a school with so many fakes and...
    XXweedXX XXweedXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15