Americans in British boarding schools? Well, the idea is not really preposterous, and the children of Americans living in the UK or elsewhere in Europe have for a long time attended some of the elite academies across Britain. Today, there seems to be greater push to increase the number of American recruits, and British boarding schools are trying to compensate declining British enrollments by trying to get more applicants from overseas.
A good example is Caterham School. The school is over 200 years old and housed in a phenomenal Victorian building tucked in a London suburb surrounded by well-kept greens, and the students are dressed in dark, sober uniforms and wear decent shoes. Picture all this and you have the best picture of a typical British boarding school, the Caterham School. Changes are on the way, though. No longer can you hear only posh English accents, today we are surprised by Russian, German, Spanish, and other languages from across the world.