In The Boarding School Survival Guide, Justin Muchnick has assembled contributions from more than 20 boarding school students. They're smart, diverse, witty, and helpful-just like the students I meet on my travels to boarding school campuses. The chapters cover a wide range of considerations: from the school search, application, and selection process, to life in the classroom, the dining hall, and the dorm. Whether the topic is writing papers or doing your own laundry, the student authors take time to explain and reassure, caution and encourage. Throughout, they speak with genuineness-and with genuine enthusiasm for a little-understood but amazing learning opportunity. If you're planning to attend boarding school, considering it, or simply curious, read this book."Peter Upham, Executive Director, The Association of Boarding Schools"
Attending boarding school is a big decision, and it is an exciting time. The transition period to a boarding school is a different experience for each student and parent. Careful planning can make the transition smoother. Justin's book is a very comprehensive overview of the myriad aspects of boarding school that people simply do not think about. The Boarding School Survival Guide covers it all-A to Z. It is a must read for any family preparing for boarding school."Joe Hemmings, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment, Hebron Academy"
After working through the boarding school admission process, Phillips Academy sophomore Justin Muchnick thought students like him - students unfamiliar with boarding school who want to go to one- needed a new resource. Muchnick's not an expert. So, he turned to students and their experiences. For The Boarding School Survival Guide, he gathered experiences from current and recent boarding school graduates. Their stories are organized around themed chapters."
After an exhaustive process of selecting and editing the most relevant essays, the final result is a virtual boarding school bible, offering advice on every topic from money-management, to test taking, to laundry, and even how to deal with hazing. . . . with two books under his belt at only 16 years old, this kid is definitely going places."Edie Crabtree, Under Cover, The Newport Beach Indepedent"
Accepted to boarding school? Now read this."coronadelmartoday.com