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1625A, 16/F, Star House, No. 3 Salisbury Road, TST, Hong Kong
Tel: 2722 7128
Whatsapp: 9416 0798
Why US Boarding School?
First-class educational experience
Boarding schools are independent schools. They are independent in their finances and governance which also means they have the resources to offer a wide range of academic opportunities and extracurricular activities to help students reach their goals.
Academic excellence is no doubt a big focus of every school. High-caliber teachers, who are experts in their fields, are hired to guide and support students in a small class setting. Study hall is enforced in the evenings, so students have adequate time to finish the assignments of the day before acquiring new concepts. Faculty members would patrol on the corridor to answer any questions the students have immediately. Most importantly, boarding schools help prepare students for college. Discussion-based classes and academic papers are integrated into the high school curriculum to lift up students’ academic standard so they will feel at ease when transitioning into college.
A large array of extracurricular activities. Boarding schools make sure their students are not exam machines, and that they find their life-long passions during their high school years, be it academic clubs, sports, art, music or social service. Each school has its unique signature programmes to offer. To name a few: Thacher School offers a Horse Programme in which every student is paired with a horse during Freshman year to train them totake responsibility for the life of an animal. Milton Academy’s Squids in Space Project is also second to none. Milton’s students are given a unique opportunity to work on a space shuttle experiment because of a Science Faculty member’s friendship with the CEO of a commercial space company that specializes in placing experiments in space.
Students learn to be responsible for themselves
Students are given opportunities to learn to be responsible for their own actions. They also learn to cope with life and all of its ups and downs within a community of peers who are going through the same things they are. All of this is happening under the watchful eye of the faculty members who are veteran mentors, well-trained to educate youngsters.
Leadership comes first
Boarding schools are increasingly interested in instilling more co-operative kinds of leadership and team-building traits, creating environments for boarders in which these are ingrained in every aspect of student life. Boarders are given ample opportunities to exploit their leadership talents in different life aspects. Freshmen and Sophomores will start with being mentees whereas Juniors & Seniors years are responsible for grooming their younger peers.
Prestige and selectivity
The more selective a boarding school, the more difficult it is to get into and usually the greater the prestige associated with being admitted. Students enjoy the prestige directly, and parents too. These schools are usually well-connected with top-notch universities. The moment you step into a boarding school; your future is well looked after. Boarding schools cannot guarantee that a student will secure a place in an Ivy League School but they are perfectly comfortable advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. These are also the grounds on which lucrative social networks are built.
Director & Lead Instructor
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jason studied at Diocesan Boys' School before attending boarding school at St Johnsbury Academy in the United States where he became a frequent contributor of the school literature review magazine and a participant in the We The People national constitutional debate contest. He graduated with a BA in International Relations at George Washington University and later earned a TESOL certificate at Trinity College London.
After moving back to Hong Kong, he became an Overseas Admissions Counselor specializing in interview and application essay training. It wasn't until he saw the positive character changes and excellent results of his students that he realized his calling in education. Since then, he has helped numerous students realize their academic passions and enter elite boarding schools and universities in the United States.
He also combined the same life-coaching principles to English teaching and Test Preparation for SAT, IB, and AP. His passion for teaching and experience in communicating with teenagers has helped students achieve distinguished results in school and standardized examinations.
Education Counselor & Instructor
Justina was born and raised in Scotland (UK), after graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University she moved to Hong Kong and gained a TEFL qualification.
Justina has worked with children ranging from kindergarteners to secondary school students, specialising in English reading comprehension, grammar, Cambridge English and Jolly Phonics.
As she has a lot of experience with young learners, she has an innovative and creative way of teaching English in a classroom environment. She also has personal experience with the process of GCSE and A-levels which may be beneficial to secondary students who wish to seek insight and guidance.