Teen Boarding Schools in Rhode Island
Rhode Island, also called The Ocean State, is a state located in the New England region of the United States of America. It's least extensive state in the country as well as the 8th least populous. It's the first of the 13 colonies to declare independence from British rule in 1776.
Its nickname came from the fact that it's surrounded by bodies of water. Rhode Island has many beaches and no mountains. Because of its geographic characteristics, its climate is what can be classified as humid continental with mild, rainy summers and cold winters. Because it is surrounded by bodies of water, fishing is a big industry in the state. Aside from fishing, textiles is also one of the biggest industries in Rhode Island, especially before the time of the Great Depression. The largest industry of Rhode Island, however, is providing health services. The second largest industry is tourism, and the third largest is manufacturing.
Many people not just come to Rhode Islands to visit its beautiful beaches during summers but also to visit some of the state's historic landmarks such as the Newport Historic District, the Nightingale-Brown House, the Newport Casino, and many others.
Rhode Island claims many firsts in US history. It was the first to have a nin-hole golf course in 1890. It was the first to have a building with an all-marble dome, which is the Rhode Island State House (also considered a historic landmark). It was the site of the first women's strike in 1824. It was the birthplace of the first motion picture machine in 1867, among many other historic firsts.
Rhode Island has several notable colleges and universities such as Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Naval War College, and others. There are also several Rhode Island boarding schools for high school students. An example is the Middlebridge School, a coeducational, college preparatory boarding school for students grades 7 to 12. They also offer postgraduate studies and support for students with ADD/ADHD and language-based learning disabilities.