Going to boarding school

As most of you probably already know, I am going to boarding school in England from September on and I had already been to one for six months last year. Since I get asked so many questions about it, I thought I would start a series about boarding school where I can share my experiences and a lot of pictures with you.

So to get started I just want to tell you a bit about how I came to do it. When I came back from my six months in Scotland I was so happy to finally be home, but after a few months I started to miss my life there. I missed all of my friends, who I was really close to and my Guardian family, who I visited on weekends. But I also missed having a structured day, having teachers, who really care about you and having ambitious people around who pushed me to do my best. When I told my parents I wanted to go back to boarding school they were not really happy about the idea, because I was quite homesick when I went for the first time and the education in Germany is good and also for free. Eventually I convinced them and my mum and I took of to visit three schools in the UK. I think I have never talked to so many headmasters, housemistresses, teachers, and administration staff in my whole life before, but I made my decision and was so happy with it. The school I will be going to is a mixed school with about 1500 pupils in senior school, whereas my last school was a girls school with around 200 pupils. I will be doing IB, a international qualification, which is said to be quite challenging, but I am looking forward to it so much and I am so glad that I made this decision.

8 thoughts on “Going to boarding school

  1. I too went to boarding school for most of my childhood and adolescent years (grade 3-12). I often wonder if I would put my own kids in boarding school too. I had a good experience, but not every kid in my school did, so I can understand that can be difficult. Thanks for sharing your perspective. Your boarding school looks so picturesque, like a scene from another world. 🙂 Interestingly I just wrote a post about my experience in boarding school too – we must be on similar wavelengths.

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