Boarding schools always present a competitive admissions landscape. However, this year a confluence of factors has made this landscape even more competitive. East Coast boarding schools have, almost universally, communicated a surge in applications; in fact, most schools have reported that their applications have increased by more than 30%.
Some factors affecting boarding school admissions this year are the same ones we’ve noticed from the college admissions landscape as well. Others are unique to primary and secondary education. The top seven factors to keep in mind about the competitiveness of boarding school admissions in 2021 are as follows:
Students and families hoping to apply for and enroll in US boarding schools next year need to be even more prepared and more diligent than ever. If you have questions about the process and what you need to do to make a competitive application, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.