Nobody is saying that taking a break from school isn’t important. Studies have shown that whether you’re a student or an adult with a job, it’s important to take breaks from the things that stress you out the most.
But that doesn’t mean you should take a break from learning. If anything, taking the time to learn a new subject or refining some of your favorites you learned from college prep boarding schools will help you become sharper, smarter and more intuitive than everyone else in your class. But if you don’t take the time to learn or study over the summer, you might fall behind the rest of the class.