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The right prep school can make your dreams come true. We couldn’t have done it without your help.

 

This from the parents of a child who signed with Villanova yesterday and who was not getting any playing time for the nationally ranked football program at the catholic high school he previously attended.

 

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Our son was not prepared to handle the classwork at Princeton.

 

Offered by the parents of a Princeton (and medical school) graduate as the motivation for sending their younger son to prep school. Their older son attended a catholic high school before Princeton.

 

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We need more minority athletes.

 

This from a coach and admissions officer at one of the very top prep schools in the world. Ironically, this school has a very high overall percentage of minority students.

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I’m looking for a life-changing opportunity, a place where my son will  meet the right folks who will become lifetime friends. The basketball part will work itself out.

 

This from the father of a D1 recruit who can have his choice of almost any prep school in the country. His son, a very good student, is being pulled in all the wrong directions by the basketball machine.

 

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The D1 offer we had has been rescinded and we don’t have any D1 or D2 offers on the table. He’s being recruited hard by some academically excellent D3 schools, but we don’t want to take out the loans necessary to pay the $40,000 per year it’s going to cost to send him to those. We don’t know anything about prep schools, but we’re not interested in hearing about them. We’d go to a prep school if a D1 school told us to, but we’re not interested in hearing about prep school options that could be free or lead to a Patriot or Ivy League offer.

 

This in September of her child’s senior year from an otherwise seemingly intelligent, organized, thoughtful mother whose child who is a very, very good student.

 

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I’m unemployed and I’ve committed $12,000 I can’t afford towards a PG year of prep school with the hope that my son will earn a college scholarship. He’s not getting any playing time. What do I do?

 

This from a single mother living in the Chicago projects who sent her son to prep school six states away in the middle of nowhere.

 

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I’m paying them because I have to do something.

 

This from a frustrated parent talking about spending money on trainers, tutors, club teams etc. and wishing she had other options.

 

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 I know I don’t know much about prep school, but I’m not interested in hearing about it. Prep school doesn’t sound good to me.


This from a senior whose season is virtually over and who has no offers. He and his family are spending money on a recruiting video, two recruiting services, an out-of-state all-star game he was “invited” to and are now willing to pay half the cost of college, but he doesn’t want to hear that he could attend a top prep school for free.

 

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