A Perspective on the Rankings of Different Boarding Schools
One of the first things that people should remember about boarding school rankings is that they can certainly matter quite a lot in certain contexts. People within academia absolutely do take the rankings of boarding schools and universities seriously. People should not assume otherwise.
It is true that there are plenty of schools that don’t have particularly high rankings but that are still excellent learning institutions, and they will still give kids a great education. However, that doesn’t mean that the rankings are completely irrelevant.
People who go to schools that have high rankings are more likely to get into good universities later on, and they will have an easier time getting hired within academia if that is what they want. Employers will vary in terms of how much they care about where someone went to school, but it is clearly something that will impress some employers. People should never assume that the rankings of boarding schools don’t matter at all, just because they do not tell the whole story.
The rankings of boarding schools can still matter socially. People can argue about whether or not this should be the case, of course. However, it is still ultimately a trend that does exist, and it probably is not going to change any time soon. People should be aware of the fact that other people still might care about where they went to school or where their kids went to school.
It is possible for boarding school rankings to change. However, they will only change to a certain extent. Eton College is not going to stop being a great and well-regarded boarding school any time soon, and people should not be waiting for a major change like that to happen. Most other highly ranked boarding schools will continue to be highly ranked, and people should always trust that they will continue to benefit from the high ranking associated with a particular boarding school.