For secondary school students

Boarding School

Boarding schools can provide the perfect environment for students to excel academically and develop independence skills.

Nurture Students

Develops responsibility and Soft Skills

More Resources

Smaller classrooms and more attention

Specialty Programs

Tailor-made academic programs to student needs

Scholars Insider Boarding School Admissions

Boarding school admissions

Boarding schools, also known as college prep schools, have proven to be the perfect spring board for high school students to get access to top tier university.
The US, UK and Canada are home to most of the best boarding schools in the world. Needless to say, the admissions processes can be complicated and challenging.

Our team of scholars have studied in boarding schools before and can help guide you through the general admissions process. Additional support listed below can also be sought out based on your needs.

Scholars Insider Boarding School Admissions

School Selection

Finding the right schools will always be the first thing to do.

Application Support

Time management is key in application writing to make sure you don't miss a deadline.

Portfolio Building

Strategic profiling can help stand out amongst other candidates.

Essay Writing

Brainstorming content and structuring your essay is key to essay success.

Interview Prep

Mock interview trainings are essential to gain admissions.

Course Selection

Picking the right courses during high school can help improve your chances in getting into top tier universities.

Admissions Criteria

UK Boarding School

The admissions criteria for UK boarding schools are relatively straight forward compared to the US boarding schools. UK schools weigh heavily on the candidates' results of entrance exams, interviews and academic achievements. Therefore, consultants will focus primarily on entrance exam preparation and interview training.

Entrance Exam Preparation

UK boarding schools often request students to take Ukiset or CEE. Consultants help maximize your results.

Interview Prep

Admissions Interview is a key component of the UK boarding school admissions process.

Academic Support

UK boarding schools require academic excellence from applicants.

Received offers from UK schools
Admitted to their top choice schools
Received offers from top schools

Popular UK school choice:

  • Badminton School
  • Benenden School
  • Cardiff Sixth Form College
  • Charterhouse School
  • Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • Downe House
  • Eton College
  • Harrow School
  • Headington School
  • Marlborough College
  • Sevenoaks School
  • St Swithun’s School
  • The King’s School, Canterbury
  • Tonbridge School
  • Wellington College
  • Westminster School
  • Winchester College
  • Wycombe Abbey

Admissions Criteria

US/CA Boarding School

Similar to the US universities, US boarding schools often look for “THE BEST FIT”. Schools want to make sure the student can tie into the culture of the school, fit in well and excel. Students have to showcase more than just academic excellence on their application.

SSAT Preparation

US/Canada boarding schools often require SSAT.

SAO/Gateway Application

SAO & Gateway are two application portals for US boarding schools.

Portfolio Building

US boarding schools don't just look into grades, applicants should have a well-rounded portfolio to complement academic results.

Received offers from US schools
Admitted to their top choice schools
Received offers from top schools

Popular US school choice:

  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Blair Academy​
  • Brewster Academy
  • Brooks School
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Cushing Academy
  • Dana Hall School
  • Deerfield Academy
  • The Loomis Chaffee School​
  • Pomfret School
  • Stevenson School
  • Trinity Pawling School
  • The Webb School
  • Westminster School
  • Williston Northampton School

Popular Canada school choice:

  • Appleby College (CA)
  • Bishop Strachan School (CA)
  • Branksome Hall (CA)
  • Havergal College (CA)
  • Pickering College (CA)
  • Ridley College (CA)
  • St. Andrew's College (CA)
  • Trinity College School (CA)
  • Upper Canada College (CA)