The best teen journalism in the world.

Making a permanent impression since 1994

Home Page
All issues
As published

The Tattoo is always looking for talented teens with an interest in journalism!

X Trials | Teen suicideTeen pregnancy |  School violence | Travel | Journals | Daily Sketch | Awards | Contact us


-- Insider's Guide to High School --

Click here to see how this page looks in print

Learning to love lumpy mash

When I was 12 I left home – I went to boarding school.

For the most part, that’s what boarding school felt like. It made me very independent. I started to realize all the unseen effort my parents exhaust to take care of me every day.  – By Charlotte Day

Justin Skaradosky/ The Tattoo

One girl, surviving on an island of boys

When I was in elementary school, I thought it was unfair that there were always more boys than girls.

When I got to middle school, I realized it was really unfair — because I was the only girl in my classes or in my grade.

I was the only girl because I chose to go to an all boys’ school.   – Catie Moulton

Insider's Guide to High School




Boarding school isn't what you think

With books such as The Catcher in the Rye, Dead Poets’ Society, and Prep in high demand and the world population pondering the existence of a real life Hogwarts, boarding schools and preparatory schools rife for speculation by those who’ve never attended one.

Let me provide another bird’s eye view into a high school experience that remains foreign to many. Everything you think you know about boarding school – forget it. In fact, you can forget almost everything you know about school in general.  – By Courtney Coughlin

Don't miss Samantha Perez's ongoing Hurricane Journal


The 2005

Insider's Guide to High School

See the entire Insider's Guide to High School

































Help The Tattoo thrive! Your donation can help us continue to provide the world's premier teen journalism.


© 2005 by The Tattoo. All rights reserved.

Who we are  |  Join us  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

WebSTAT - Free Web Statistics