Generally most kids who go to a public school end up graduating from it, and maybe head to college. I, on the other hand, started out at public school, but in my senior year I got transferred to a boarding school (FMA) in Tennessee.

When I found out I was coming here, I was very hesitant because I hadn’t ever moved or changed schools. I thought to myself, “This is going to be a whole new experience.”

Now, almost 3 months into the change, I feel it has opened a whole other reality for me. FMA has 19 students. While some other boarding schools have a few more, and some even fewer, it is definitely a different environment from a public school, which can have more than 1,000 or even 2,000 students.

That is mainly why it is different here. Living around 20 kids, you have to be able to adjust to each other, learn their likes and dislikes, their personal space issues, their background, etc.

So in conclusion, being at a boarding school is, yes, different from most schools, but you come to find out important truths about life and most importantly about yourself.

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