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Guide to Boarding Schools for Kids in The Sims 3

by: Sheri Newton ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

In “The Sims 3: Generations" you have the option to send kids and teenagers to boarding schools. While they are there they learn skills specific to that school. When they graduate they receive a diploma and can now talk about their Alma Mater. Find out more in this article.

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    The Sims 3: Generations Expansion Pack

    In “The Sims 3: Generations" parents can send their kids and teenagers away to The Sims 3 boarding schools to learn skills and receive a quality education away from home. That isn’t all though because now even the local kids can attend after school activities such as ballet, scouting, and clubs (for high school students) to learn skills related to that club.

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    The Sims 3 Boarding Schools

    Playing with many children in the house can be tricky. Keeping up with all of the homework and other demands that are required of kids and teenagers can take up a lot of time in-game. Sending them away to school relieves parents of this. They do miss out on some things in their life, but most of the time the kids do well in their new school and they learn new things while attending the private school.

    The Sims 3 boarding school limo These special schools that you can send the Sims to receive a quality education do cost money. The price isn’t that bad though, especially if you use The Sims 3 money cheat.

    To send a Sim to one of these private schools, the parent will need to use their phone to enroll their child into one of the schools. Once the child is enrolled, transportation will come pick them up on the next school day to take them to their new school. After the child goes away to the school, they show up with a gray background on the family menu and you are not able to do anything with them. They are still a part of your Sim’s family though, and you can still call them on the phone to talk to them. If you are playing with a long lifespan for your game, they may even come home to visit every few weeks.

    When the kid or teenager ages up, they graduate from the school and return home. If it was a child Sim, you can choose to re-enroll them at that school for their teenage years too. Once a teenager ages up, they will return home with graduation robes, a diploma that is able to be displayed in their home and new skills.

    There are five different types of boarding schools that a parent can choose to send their kids and teenagers to attend school at. Each one offers the students different skills that they will receive upon graduation. Be sure to send your Sim children to the school that will best go with how you want them to end up later in life.

    The Sims 3 boarding school graduation Smuggsworth Prep School

    • Costs: $1,600 to enroll
    • Traits Possible to Gain: Charismatic, Snob
    • Skills Learned: Charisma, Logic, Painting, and Writing
    • Possible Future Careers: Author, Business, Journalism, Medicine, Painter

    Dribbledine Sports Academy

    • Costs: $1,200 to enroll
    • Traits Possible to Gain: Loves the Outdoors
    • Skills Learned: Athletic, Cooking, Fishing, Handiness, Martial Arts
    • Possible Future Careers: Culinary, Professional Sports, Fisher

    LeFromage Art School

    • Costs: $1,200 to enroll
    • Traits Possible to Gain: Star Quality, Virtuoso
    • Skills Learned: Charisma, Painting, Photography, Piano, Sculpting
    • Possible Future Careers: Music, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
    • Special: Sims that go to this school learn the hidden dancing skill (if “The Sims 3: Late Night" is installed).

    Fort Starch Military School

    • Costs: $800 to enroll
    • Traits Possible to Gain: Ambitious, Neat
    • Skills Learned: Athletic, Gardening, Handiness, Logic, Martial Arts
    • Possible Future Careers: Law Enforcement, Military
    • Special: Sims that attend this The Sims 3 boarding school will learn how to salute other Sims.

    School of Peace and Love

    • Costs: $800 to enroll
    • Traits Possible to Gain: Artistic, Vegetarian
    • Skills Learned: Athletic, Gardening, Handiness, Logic, Martial Arts
    • Possible Future Careers: Cooking, Fishing, Gardening, Guitar, Inventing, Nectar Making
    • Special: Sims that attend this school will learn how to give the peace sign.
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    Alma Mater - New Interactions

    The Sims 3 High School diploma When Sims graduate from school they will then be able to talk to other Sims about their “Alma Mater" and also ask other Sims which school they attended. This will show up on the Sim’s information tab just like The Sims 3 zodiac sign personal information. Sims that attended the same school will be able to relate to one another better and become friends and form relationships faster.

    Sims that were created or in your game before installing “The Sims 3: Generations" will be randomly assigned a school to have graduated from (if they are Young Adult aged or older). They will also receive a diploma that can be found in their personal inventory.

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    All screenshots and references from The Sims 3.

    Screenshots provided by the writer.