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Supportive Boarding School Searching

Have a million questions about searching for the best boarding school? You’re not alone! The School Solution offers guidance and support to hundreds of students and families who are searching every year.

Supportive boarding school searching means going to an authority in the field, and utilizing their expertise 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 and therapy schools, in addition to her connections with professionals that work there,that gives you, her clients, the best opportunities for education. This is what sets The School Solution apart as a national and international educational consultants and boarding school specialists.

Our mission is helping and supporting families in finding the most suitable school option for their child.

Across The Board: Supportive Boarding Schools

The reality is that boarding schools offer a supportive environment across the board. The academics of boarding schools challenge students while providing the support of structure. Involved teachers and highly motivated peers provide additional support and encouragement resulting in greater future university and career success. In fact seventy percent of boarding school students say that their boarding school experience has helped them develop better self-discipline, critical thinking, independence and maturity. Across the board, these are things that they just would not have had with a public or private day school education.

Did You Know? Here are some ‘Across The Board’ facts about boarding schools:

Did you know that 90% of boarding school students report having great, high-quality teachers? This is in contrast to 51% in public schools and 60% in private schools.

Did you know that 78% of boarding school students say that they were well prepared for college- versus 23% in public schools and 36% I private day schools.

Did you know that 50% of boarding school students ear advanced degrees while only 21% a public school students do, and 36% private day school students do.

Did you know that boarding schools are not just for kids and trouble? Most students want to experience greater challenges because of their advanced abilities and placement.

Did you know that each boarding school has a wide variety of arts, athletics and specialized extracurricularss to engage students during the afternoons and weekends-including things like dinner with friends and faculty on weeknights and evening study halls!

Did you know that finding the right school is all about a good fit? Campus visits are key. While visiting and asking the right questions families can determine what is ultimately the best school for their child.

Supportive Boarding School Searching With The School Solution

Just as your child needs support through their educational journey, so to do parents and families need support and assistance in making such an important life decision. Residential placement is a big step, both financially and emotionally. It is not a time to make a costly mistake.

Who better to ask than someone who has physically been to the boarding schools and can provide all of the information from both sides, including the advantageous steps that can be taken and pitfalls to avoid? I have visited, toured the facility, met the children and interviewed the staff. I have the professional expertise to help you make wise, well-informed decisions that can positively affect your child’s future at this crucial time.

When searching for he best fit in a boarding school for your child there are some crucial things about each school to consider:

  • Educational Philosophy
  • Academic Rigor
  • Size And Style
  • Special And Distinctive Programs
  • Weekend Activities
  • Faculty History and Facilities
  • University Counseling And Placement

When making this critical decision it is NOT the time to rely on the Internet or word of mouth. The Internet is not enough; working with the educational consultants at The School Solution can compliment any previous research that you have done. Navigating the early days of boarding school searching is crucial to its success!

When parents find a school that is in alignment with the beliefs, the attitude, practices and values of a family, it’s much easier for the child to fit in. As students at that boarding school they will feel synchronized, in concert with the other students, and more able to follow the challenging years ahead…All of this starts by choosing the right school for your child.

The School Solution’s area of expertise is in helping families that need specific support for their child. As Educational Consultants we can provide a support network for your boarding school search. A consultant should have the professional background to fully assess a child’s academic, social and emotional needs and match them with the appropriate setting and staff.

We are experts in finding the appropriate fit between a student and a school or program. Consultants at The School Solution are your family’s advocates before, during and after boarding school placement.

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We are continually grateful for our introduction to Karen, and all that she has done for us.

- Parents of daughter



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