eBooks about Boarding School

Updated April 10, 2018 |
eBooks about Boarding School
Many of the more popular books about boarding school are now available in eReader format. Here's a selection of non-fiction and fiction for your reading pleasure.
 An eReader makes reading a very convenient pastime because you can take dozens of books with you just about anywhere you go. Most of these titles can also be downloaded from your local library in eReader format. Happy reading!

Non-fiction

The Best of the Best: Becoming Elite at an American Boarding School by Ruben A. Gaztambide-Fernandez
This is a serious book written by a Harvard education student who spent 2 years embedded in an American boarding school.

Black Ice by Lorene Cary
Lorene Cary recounts her experiences as the first African-American female student at prestigious St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire.

Perfectly Prep: Gender Extremes at a New England Prep School by Sarah A. Chase
The author is a professional anthropologist who examines gender in all its manifestations in boarding school.

Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School by Adam Fortunate Eagle
The author attended an Indian boarding school run by the Federal Government back in the '30s.

Preparing For Power: America's Elite Boarding Schools  by Peter W. Cookson Jr, Caroline Hodges Persell
The authors are New York University sociologists. As a result Preparing for Power offers a documented, well-research look at private schools and the how's and why's of their success in positioning leaders of business, the professionals and government.

Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School by Shamus Rahman Khan
The author attended St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire. His book offers a window into the school's community which is still a privileged one though much more diverse.

Fiction

Goodbye Mr Chips by James Hilton
This 1930s novel about an English boarding school teacher still brings a tear to the eye.
 
Old School by Tobias Wolf
Prep school life in the '60s from an acclaimed writer's perspective.

Prep: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
Sittenfeld weaves a poignant tale of an outsider's experiences in boarding school.

A Prized Pupil! ...of a boys' boarding school in the 1940's by Leslie Scrase
Set in wartime England A Prized Pupil chronicles a young lad's boarding school experiences.

Saving Miss Oliver's by Stephen Davenport
A tale about a new headmaster replacing the legendary head who has been fired after 33 years at the helm.

Saying Grace by Beth Gutcheon
How a headmistress manages a private school despite just about every challenge life could possibly throw at her.
 
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
This classic novel has been a fixture on reading lists forever. And Holden's observations and feelings seem as relevant today as they were decades ago.

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie DuBois
Last but not least, a fast read about teen life in a fictitious private high school.
 
Guides
 
The Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Selective Public Schools, Seventh Edition by Victoria Goldman
Victoria Goldman is both a parent and an expert on New York City private schools.
 
The Whitney Guide - Los Angeles Private School Guide 9th Edition by Fiona Whitney
A native of the United Kingdom, Fiona Whitney has been writing authoritatively about private schools for many years.
 
Private Secondary Schools 2017-18 by Peterson's
Peterson's has been compiling guides to every kind of school imaginable for as long as anybody can remember.
 
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