Fortune plans to publish global boarding school guide

BY Lance LambertJuly 13, 2022, 7:58 PM
The campus of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, as seen in April 2016. (Photo by Dina Rudick—The Boston Globe/Getty Images)

When Fortune got into the education rankings game last spring, we made it clear: Fortune Education was the first step in our journey to becoming a leader for continuing education and lifelong learning coverage. Next up, Fortune is launching a research project to find the top global boarding schools.

Fortune readers are invited to share their experience. If you’ve attended a boarding school in the past or have a child who is currently enrolled in one, we encourage you to evaluate your school. All you need to do is register on this site set up by Statista (Fortune’s research partner on this project).

Once you have done so, you will receive a survey invitation via email. The link to the survey in the mail is personalized and can only be used once—it’s your “voting card” on the matter. Your evaluation will remain anonymous, however you can indicate in the survey if you’re interested in being contacted by Fortune‘s editorial team for background information or quotes.

Professionals working in the field can ask for their “expert voting card” in this ambitious research project. Every principal (head of school) and head of admission of a boarding school is entitled to participate. Equally, boarding school agents—those who help parents find the right school for their child—can request to fill out the survey and might benefit from doing so, as we also plan to publish a guide on top boarding school agencies.

Professionals working in schools can only recommend other boarding schools, both in general and by specialties; self-recommendations will be disqualified. However, at the end of the survey, professionals can nominate parents and alumni to evaluate their boarding school.

During the survey period, Statista will actively send out thousands of invitations to such professionals. In case you don’t want to wait for this survey to arrive in your mailbox or end up in the spam filter or cyberspace, you can request an electronic voting card here.

We plan to publish the list in February 2023.