Please understand that boarding school is not for everyone. There are kids who have issues of a nature that will make boarding school very difficult and some times impossible. Generally when we get an application these things will show up and we will not approve such an application. However there are times when children’s issues don’t become clear until they arrive. We will do all we can to make their time here a success, but once in a while even students and parents with the best of intentions can’t make it work.
If you have a feeling that things are not going well with your children, talk to your children’s dorm parents. If your children have been at school for one or two months and are still having problems of any sort, let the dorm parents know. In fact if you have any concerns at all, always talk to your children’s dorm parents first. Then, if you are not satisfied with their answers, let the Residence Life Office know right away. Once you have done this the Residence Life Office, your children’s dorm parents and you will begin to work on solving whatever issues your children are having.
There is a counseling team on campus that will also get involved if it appears that your children need that sort of care. However your children will not undergo any counseling unless you are in agreement with it. We never want children to have to leave a BFA dorm, and we will do everything we can to make sure your children have every opportunity to succeed.