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Boarding School Spotlight: The Meritas Family of Schools

If you're like most parents, you want to give your child the best start in life, the best education possible. You can find what you're looking for in the Meritas Family of Schools.

Meritas schools are a worldwide family of exceptional college prep schools committed to maximizing student potential. With its network of top schools focused on educational excellence in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and more than 100 years of educational experience placing students in the world's most prestigious universities, Meritas provides families with unsurpassed college preparatory experience.

The hallmarks of Meritas schools, which serve students anywhere from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, include a promise to adhere to a student-centric philosophy of staff treating students as if they were their own children; a commitment to academic excellence through the availability of top courses taught by the world's best teachers; a dedication to a whole-child approach to education that emphasizes the importance of extracurricular activities in building well-rounded students; a recognition of the value gained by being part of a global network of college prep schools; and an understanding of how efficiently run schools create opportunities for students through synergistic, effective management.

A student-centric approach ensures that Meritas students enjoy unprecedented opportunities in the classroom and beyond. Curricular offerings at Meritas schools include classroom and project-level experiences with students and teachers from around the world; multiple languages and curricula; and access to top teachers who have benefited from shared best practices worldwide.

Extracurricular activities at Meritas schools include sports tournaments involving teams from different countries; musical and theatrical performances, art exhibitions, and other arts festivals and tours; organizations such as debate teams and chess clubs working and playing together across the network; and student government and community-service organizations collaborating on charitable contribution and other philanthropic efforts.

Travel and exchange opportunities at Meritas schools include a year abroad with seamless curriculum; summer vacation and school holiday opportunities; international exchange programs; and school visits to other parts of the world to share ideas and interests.

Meritas schools are academically aggressive and strive for excellence for their students and their learning communities. They define and share best practices and are unrelentingly engaged in inspiring each student to achieve his or her full potential. Every opportunity is given to every student, regardless of aptitude, to graduate successfully and thrive in college.


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