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Before you apply, go watch a game and be realistic about whether your boy will contribute. If he (or you) wants hockey to be significant part of his HS experience.
So do all schools let you know on the same day? Do they let you know FA at the same time?
Kids must get crushed. Then what, back to public or FS team. From reading these threads your better off not applying until junior year.
Good luck kids.
If you were choosing a prep school based solely on the hockey coach (which we are not), is there a coach out there that is both trustworthy/honest, AND great at developing kids?
To the OP: I Talked to my son last night. Plays at a top 20 Prep (3rd year) and I asked if he was having any fun..Luckily for me, he said "Hell Ya!" You have to really talk to your kid before you make this move, he goes 6 days a week from 7:30am until at lest 11:00PM, Classes, Homework, Sports, Time for friends, Time for projects, Peer Pressue, etc..every second of everyday for just about the entire school year is mapped out and is a complete juggling act. Living at school is a life decision, not a hockey decision, and if you do go that route, there will be times you get that call at midnight with him on the other line asking to come home just for a few days. Last year he had a teammate go home on a Tuesday and never come back, kid wanted nothing to do with it, so make sure you dont have the blinders on and your son is 100% committed to doing this.