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Alternative Education: The New Kind Of Boarding Schools

The last decade has brought about a shift in alternative education that has made the new kind of boarding school the number one option for many parents. There are many choices available for alternative education that can support a range of social, emotional, clinical and learning needs for today’s children, and The School Solution is here to help.

If you are looking for the best possible boarding school to meet your needs you should go to an authority in the field, and utilize their expertise, experience and encouragement. Karen Mabie visits 60 to 80 boarding schools and programs every year as a supportive education consultant. It is Karen’s personal knowledge of boarding schools and vast experience with these specialized programs, in addition to her connections with the professionals who work there, that gives her clients the best opportunities for optimum educational placement. Somewhere out there is a place for every student to succeed, and Karen Mabie can find that place. The School Solution will act as your family’s advocate before, during and after boarding school placement for your child.

Moving into 2020 boarding schools and alternative schools of all kinds are going to continue to be the first choice for many parents who want their children, teens and young adults to be in an alternative setting to average public or private schools. The students at boarding schools get to thrive in incredibly dynamic, engaging school settings where they can learn to strive for more and yet be 100% supportive of each other. The new kind of boarding schools have facilities, course offerings, and extracurricular activities that match those of most colleges. Alternative education these days means institutions, supportive schools, therapeutic schools and traditional boarding schools where the Head of School and Boards are forward thinking, bringing boarding schools to the forefront of secondary school education with their many progressive initiatives.

More and more parents are grateful for the superior education and guidance their children are receiving at boarding schools and they certainly love to see lots of smiling, friendly faces and laughter throughout the campus every time they visit. Can you imagine sending your teen to a school where all of the students seem happy, engaged and glad to be there? Boarding school placement is a big step, both financially and emotionally. It is not a time to make a costly mistake, which is why you should choose The School Solution.

Working with the educational consultants at The School Solution can compliment any previous research for boarding schools that you have done. Navigating the early days of boarding school searching is crucial to its success! When our clients find a boarding school that is in alignment with their beliefs, attitude, practices and family values, it’s much easier for their child to fit in. As students at top rated boarding schools your children will feel more in synch with who they are, with the other students, with figures of authority and therefore better prepared to follow the challenging years ahead… and it all starts with alternative education and the new kind of boarding schools!

Some of the many benefits of choosing alternative education and boarding schools for your children are:

  • The School Solution places students in top rated boarding school that have a student-teacher ratio of 4 to 1 or 5 to 1 on average.
  • Typically almost 100% of students graduate from boarding school and go on to attend a 4-year college.
  • The faculty and administrators at boarding schools are deeply invested in educating well-rounded, world citizens who are prepared to enter any industry or academic discipline.
  • Students at boarding schools have better self esteem, community respect and with all of the extra-curricular programs offered-from sports to Model UN to the performing arts- everyone at boarding schools has school pride!
  • At boarding schools there are classmates, teachers, and academic or health counselors who are always ready to lend a helping hand.
  • Students at boarding schools place an importance on collaboration, camaraderie, creativity, and general well being in addition to academics. They are motivated to do well in the academics, but it’s not at the expense of others.

If you have thousands of questions about searching for the best boarding school for your child, you are not alone. Fortunately, Karen Mabie and The School Solution offer guidance and support to hundreds of students and families who are searching every year. Our mission at the School Solution is helping and supporting families in finding the most suitable alternative educational school option for their child.

Karen is intuitively adept and capable of selecting the appropriate school for every unique student. With her genuine “no nonsense” yet caring approach, Karen is fully engaged with each family and has succeeded placing students, when other consultants have failed to. This is what sets The School Solution apart as a national and international educational consultants and boarding school specialists.

Are you looking for an alternative school solution or interested in sending your child to the best boarding school? Let The School Solution help you. As Educational Consultants we can provide a support network for your boarding school search. We have the professional expertise to help you make wise, well-informed decisions that can positively affect your child’s future at this crucial time. Contact the educational consultants at the School Solution today.


If you told me on 70 days ago , when my son was transported to wilderness that I would feel so positive just 70 days later….I would have laughed.

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