10 Of The Most Shocking Prep School Scandals
Prep Schools are often thought of the places where the cream of the crop get their educations. These are the kids of some of the most well to do families in their area, if not the entirely country and people expect those kinds of kids to have a certain upbringing and understand there is a certain expectation about how they are supposed to act. The same goes for the schools themselves. These are facilities that usually cost an arm and a leg to get in and the people who are paying those fees expect a certain degree of professionalism and care that is above and beyond what we see from other schools. Despite all these expectations, things have gone wrong in a big way on more than one occasion. Check out our list of the 10 most shocking prep school scandals and let us know if you think we missed one.
The Marlborough Teacher-Student Sex Scandal
While there’s llittle doubt that Marlborough is one of the most prestigious girls schools in the country, it went through a pretty massive scandal back in 2014. That was the year a former student Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie wrote an essay in xoJane.com where she detailed her affair with an unnamed teacher. After eight more girls came forward also talking about their own affairs with the teacher, revealed to be Joseph Koetters. That wasn’t the worst of it. It turned out the head mistress knew about the affairs and had to resign in disgrace.
The Miss Porter’s School Cheating Scandal
Not only is Miss Porter’s one of the most uppercrust schools in the country, it’s also one of the oldest around. Despite its sparkling reputation, there was one student who, after getting caught cheating on a test, revealed she had been the target of a group of girls who modeled themselves after famous torturers from history. The girl’s family sued the school for allowing hazing, but the lawsuit was eventually dropped.