The American Boarding School Experience

Edited by Celeste Heiter

This collection of thoughtfully written essays by admissions directors and students gives parents and students all the information necessary to make informed decisions on attending a boarding school in the United States.

Together, these essays outline how to tackle the admission process how to choose the right school, how to get admitted and what to expect once you are in. The many student essays offer first-hand glimpses of boarding school life.

The directory lists 64 of the best boarding schools in North America with descriptions of their programs, admission criteria, class size, test scores, as well as universities where recent graduates have been admitted.

Celeste Heiter
With her lifelong love of Japan, its people, and its culture, Celeste Heiter believes that she may have been Japanese in a previous incarnation. Inspired by a lifelong dream to visit the Great Buddha at Kamakura, she moved to Tokyo in 1988, where she spent two years teaching English conversation. Celeste now makes her home in California’s beautiful Napa Valley, with the most treasured souvenir of her life in Japan: her son Will. She is the author of Vignettes of Japan, Ganbatte Means Go For It, The Sushi Book, and Five Seven Five. She writes about her adventures in Asian food and film on her blog, Chopstick Cinema.

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; 205 pages; paperback
ISBN-10: 1-934159-02-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-934159-02-6