Yeah you have to get parental approval, but it’s really easy if it’s your parents. Friends, on the other hand, aren’t allowed to come pick you up unless it’s the start of vacation or something.
Um, I think some boarding/private schools (like mercersburg) have more classes than public school, but it just depends on the school. The only difference is that there’s more than one building for boarding school, and we also had a campus. You could say that it’s kind of like a mini college, but the classes are almost the same as public school.
So yeah, don’t let it overwhelm you. :)
Nah we didn’t have any parties. Day students weren’t allowed to drive boarding students, so it was kind of pointless to have parties. I don’t know if day students had parties though, but all I know is that we had school dances, which only a few went to…
It really depends on what year you’re in. For example, the prefects are more strict freshman year because you’re just starting boarding school and they want to make sure you’re all situated and stuff. After that, the prefects just organize events and meetings and help around in the dorm with duty.
Haha thanks so much!!
Oh and keep in mind that usually boarding schools have unassigned, buffet styled lunches and dinners, we’re an exception because mercersburg focuses a lot on community.
I think all of that pretty much covers it…
Yep, the only things in mercersburg is: a pizzeria (Romeo’s), Dollar General (15 min walk), Mcdonalds (15), subway (15), EGGROLL KING (aka chinese food that delivers), flannery’s (a somewhat expensive pub), main street pizza (pizza that delivers, Romeo’s does not deliver but it has the much much better pizza), and a gas station that I don’t go to.
The mall is 20 minutes by car and every week or every two weeks there’s a bus that goes there over the weekends. The movie theater is attached to the mall.
The best place to hangout is going to be the student center (plus its newly renovated so it’ll be awesome)
Um, not really. I didn’t have many projects, and if I did have one, if would be an essay, a research project, or a poster. They sell posters at the school store, so you don’t have to go out of your way to buy anything. I mean, the most I’ve used is markers.
Um, don’t be shy in meeting a lot of people, and be open to them. Also, pick the classes that you actually want to learn from. Also, you can try a new sport or continue one you’ve already been playing. Basically, just be yourself and try to be social.
Yeah kind of. The reason I went to boarding school was to get away from my parents, but I do miss my friends from home and my car. But there were a lot of times to go back home for students that live a little bit closer than me (not 8 hours away). I miss my friends a lot from boarding school right now though. I’m going back for mburg graduation :)
Awesome! I’m moving out today though, so my freshman year is over :(
But I had a really good time meeting new people and taking the classes I wanted to take and yes it’s so much different than high school!
I think there’s a lot of freedom at boarding school, but not as much as if you just went to a regular private school. Here are a list of pros and cons of living at school, and not living at school.
BOARDING (PROS): Live with your friends, attend to more on campus events, experience dorm life, wake up later to go to classes, chill on the weekends, don’t have to worry about transportation from school to home.
CONS: No car, have to attend required events (like dinner and freshman study hall), more rules about when to be on campus and in the dorm
NOT BOARDING (PROS): Having a car, being able to hang out with friends back at home (that didn’t go to private school), don’t have to attend required events
CONS: Have to worry about parking or when parents can drop you off at school, can’t drive other students, can’t experience dorm life, can’t hang out with friends at night (as much as boarders do), can’t take naps throughout the day (unless you borrowed someone’s room, which happens)
But other than that, day students in mercersburg are required to board their senior year, because there’s a lot of activities that year.
I would say that at boarding school you do have a lot of freedom during the day. Obviously there are rules for when to be in the dorm and be in your rooms and when to have members of the opposite sex over, but remember that this is high school. College is where all the freedom is.
And yes, MA does play episcopal in some sports, (I’m pretty sure all of them?) but I’m not sure which ones.
Yes you should bring a basket (like a shower caddy). At mercersburg, (in only my dorm I think,) you could put all the shower caddies on a rack in the bathroom. But I don’t think you can do that in the other dorms.
The minimum you can take is 5 class. Though I always took six until my senior year, when i decided to take it easy and do 5.
My (Vanessa) freshman roommate and I didn’t get along to well. We were both at fault, but now we’re good friends. I’m not going to go into detail because I feel like that’s personal information. Sorry. Ask off anon, and maybe I’ll answer.