Since it’s Back To School time, you may be thinking ahead about high school options for your newborn I mean kindergarten I mean Middle School child.

If boarding school has crossed your mind or come up in conversation, you probably have a lot of questions. Even though there are about 180 boarding schools around the country, many parents only know a few if any people who attended one.

You may have questions about Boarding School:

  • Who goes to boarding school? Why do they choose to “go away”?
  • Is it just for people raised in the Northeast? On an Ivy League track?
  • Aren’t they very exclusive and expensive? 
  • Do they offer scholarships? Need Based? Athletic? Achievement?
  • Do they recruit athletes?
  • Won’t my child be so far away if they go to boarding school? Why do parents do that?
  • When should we start looking and evaluating? Is it the same timing as high school applications?
  • Are they all single sex or are there co-ed boarding schools?
  • Does it start in 9th grade?
  • Is there financial aid if we decide it is a great option for our child?
  • What are the upsides vs a local school?
  • Do they all look like Hogwarts?

You can learn about Boarding Schools first hand:

If you’ve been wondering if the boarding school experience would be good for, or appeal to, your child, the 2nd Annual Charlotte Boarding School 101 Info Fair is a great option for you and your family to learn more.

Boarding School 101 offers you the chance to attend at no charge a panel discussion and meet & greet with over 40 of the best boarding schools in the Eastern US. The list of schools attending is wide-ranging, diverse, multi-faceted and stellar. Check them out:

  1. Asheville School
  2. Avon Old Farms
  3. Baylor School
  4. Bishop’s College School
  5. Blair Academy
  6. Brewster Academy
  7. Chatham Hall
  8. Choate Rosemary Hall
  9. Christ School
  10. Darlington School
  11. Deerfield Academy
  12. Dublin School
  13. Emma Willard School
  14. Episcopal High School
  15. Foxcroft School
  16. Garrison Forest School
  17. The Gow School
  18. Groton School
  19. Hargrave Military Academy
  20. Holderness School
  21. Kent School
  22. Kimball Union Academy
  23. The Loomis Chaffee School
  24. The Madiera School
  25. McCallie School
  26. Mercersburg Academy
  27. Millbrook
  28. Miss Porter’s School
  29. New Hampton School
  30. Northfield Mount Herman
  31. Oldfields School
  32. Peddie School
  33. Pomfret School
  34. St. Andrews School
  35. St. Margaret’s School
  36. St. Mary’s School
  37. St. Timothy’s School
  38. Tabor Academy
  39. Trinity Pawling School
  40. Virginia Episcopal School
  41. Western Reserve Academy
  42. Westtown School
  43. Woodberry Forest
  44. White Mountain School

You won’t find a better list of Boarding Schools to meet & greet in Charlotte this year ~ or probably in recent memory. You can read more about each in our article HERE.

This is a pretty amazing group.

  • 26 Co-educational Schools
  • 7 Boys Only Schools
  • 10 Girls Only Schools

Located in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire AND Quebec, Canada.

You don’t have to be a parent of a current middle school student to attend. You can be an educator, tutor, guidance counselor, grandparent, nosy neighbor or interested party. Just remember to RSVP and we’ll see you there.

WHAT: Charlotte 2019 Boarding School 101 Panel Discussion and Info Fair

WHERE: Charlotte Preparatory School 212 Boyce Road, 28211

WHEN:  Monday, September 16, 2019, 5 to 8 pm. Come for part or all. Light refreshments provided.

5-6pm – School Fair Open
6-7pm – Panel Discussion
7-8pm – School Fair Open

WHO: Open to the public, parents and middle school aged children welcome.

RSVP REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER HERE. No charge but attendance will be limited to ensure a good experience for all.

PRESENTED BY: Garrett Educational Consulting, Charlotte Preparatory School and