The Winchendon School - Review #2
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1978-1980|
|Sports and Activities:||Newspaper|
|Home Town, State:||Houston, TX|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Small class size with support services and the golf course
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Offering all opportunities for improvement led to ranking 6th out of 51 in my graduation class. First year's challenging winter term coming from Houston resulted in an excellent conditioning experience and broadened outlook. Further reinforced outlook not to criticize while working with others for solutions is a winning proposition for all. Said teamwork laid the foundation for better adapting to rapidly changing times.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Would have attended a summer boarding school program suited to my needs. Prospective students should first determine if attendance is for the right reasons and in their best interests. Trying out a boarding summer school program can be a good indicator. Winchendon's golf course quickly caught my attention while recognizing the need for attendance despite overly strict rules. Find out what programs prospective schools offer and if located in the right region/location.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Overall support services while learning about people from around the country and managing challenges. Enjoyed dressing in coat and tie daily though towards the end it got tiring. Helped develop good dress standards.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Check out all facilities and sit in on classes if possible. Attend sports events, dine at all facilities, and ask students with common interests about their insight. Said approach helped me as a parent when assisting my youngest son in his boarding school decision that has paid dividends galore.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Very small rural town with great scenery that included the Berkshire mountains. It was an education within itself.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Socially level playing field resulting in higher than normal cordial interactions. Playing golf during the spring term further promoted friendships.
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- Boston College At the Winchendon School, small class sizes with no more than 8 or so students per class allow students valuable one on one time with teachers and more opportunities for participation during class. No students. . .
- Texas Small class size with support services and the golf course. . .
Learn about an initially reluctant parent's perspective on boarding school.
Visiting schools on your short list is very important. During your visit observe and ask questions.
Thinking about sending your tween to boarding school? The personal attention and comprehensive programs which junior boarding schools offer are worth a serious review.