Residential education

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Residential education, broadly defined, is a pre-college education provided in an environment where students both live and learn outside their family homes. Varied forms of residential education have been in existence in the United States since before the nation's founding. Some typical forms of residential education include boarding schools, preparatory schools, orphanages, children and youth villages, residential academies, military schools and, most recently, residential charter schools.


  • Flint, Anthony, "Boarding School Approach to Youths At Risk Questioned", Boston Globe, August 16, 1993.
  • Goldsmith, Heidi, "The Renaissance of Residential Education in the U.S." Conference Summary, October 2000.

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