Chattanooga Area Boarding School Alumni and Administrators Talk About College Preparedness

College bound studentsIn “Boarding School Has Benefits for College-Bound” writer Katherine Proctor spoke with alumni and administrators about the how boarding experience prepared students for collegiate life.

University of Tennessee at Knoxville freshman Christine Waite said her days as a boarder at the Baylor School helped her adjust to college.

‘After boarding at Baylor, I had no trouble transitioning into college life,’ Waite said. ‘While most of my peers have been learning how to balance their lives without the help of their parents, my fellow former boarders and I have eased into college life without the typical negative impacts on our GPAs and well-being.’”

David Hughes, McCallie School Director of Boarding Admissions added:

“‘Boarding students have to cross their own hurdles and deal with their own challenges…It teaches them self-reliance. They have to deal with everything.’” (CTFR)

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Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.


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