My son is going to start school at Episcopal on a scholarship. Most of the families seem to be relatively affluent, and we are not. I am starting to feel guilty, and hope that I haven’t put my son in a position where he feels different or envious of material things that are not possible for him to have?
If Episcopal is where your son wants to go, then it is the best place for him regardless of your financial situation. True, the affluence around him may make him feel out of place and awkward, but only initially. His desire to be a part of the campus and its community, his willingness to fit in in countless others ways (academically, athletically, for example) will overshadow any difference he may possess economically. The other students will embrace his warmth and candor and will never look past a friendly face to see what is in his wallet.
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