At Easton’s previous school, he struggled to find motivation and a peer group that would keep him thinking positively about school. Like many of our students, he resisted the idea of boarding school–until the need for academic and social redirection outweighed his fear of change. His priorities began to shift, and over the course of his first several months at Oak Hill Academy, he gave up his resentment about needing to attend boarding school. He began to take advantage of our structure and focus, making changes that quickly brought his grades up. This led to a renewed excitement about college options and his future.
Easton is a prime example of the Oak Hill student who needed to change his peer group and his environment in order to make the kinds of changes that he knew, deep down, he needed. Listen as he describes his experience at Oak Hill Academy: