Is boarding school right for you?

Suzanne Shaffer /
Sept. 20, 2014

Justin Muchnick, the author of The Boarding School Survival Guide, encourages teens to consider boarding school during high school. Justin has experienced boarding school first hand and recognizes the value of a boarding school education.

In a recent interview for TeenLife, Justin explains why he is an avid supporter of a boarding school education.
1. Why did you consider a boarding school?

I was introduced to the idea of boarding school by my 7th grade English teacher, Mr. Rogers. (I talk about him in greater detail in my book’s introduction.) He promoted classroom discussion instead of lecturing at the front of the class. He had the students direct the flow of the class while he moderated. As a former writer-in-residence at Phillips Exeter Academy, he made me want to look into boarding schools.


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