Prep school is a highly viable route to progress in your hockey career; however, it can cost up to $40,000+ a year depending on whether you are boarding or not. There is prestige and credibility in attending a private school as it can open up many doors for college admission and employment.
And don't forget, from a hockey standpoint, daily training right on campus can accelerate your development recognizing that private schools usually have rinks on campus and practice daily. Accessibility to all the best facilities makes it easier to focus on two core priorities at this age: School and Hockey.
Prep Schools can be found around the US with the heaviest concentration in New England where there are 62 schools registered in two divisions in the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Assocation.
In Canada, Prep Schools are located in and around major cities throughout the country.
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Yes. The Prep School circuit is the most heavily recruited high school league in the US. Less than 5% of the US secondary school population attends a private day or boarding school, yet Prep Schools place students into NCAA hockey at a 2:1 ratio vs. public school graduates.