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Boarding School
Boarding school graduation robes (L-R) : Smuggsworth Prep School, LeFromage Art School, School of Peace and Love, Dribbledine Sports Academy, Fort Starch Military School

Boarding school is a type of school featured in The Sims 3: Generations. Sims are able to enroll their children and teenagers to a specific boarding school. There are 5 types of boarding schools available to attend.

Boarding schools offer a unique education experience for children and teens, provided their parents are willing to pay for the tuition cost. Each boarding school trains students in different skills and traits. Sims do not learn traits from the boarding school, but instead, their offensive traits – depending on the type of school – may be replaced with another good trait. If Sims don't have any of the offensive traits, no necessary traits are replaced. Sims graduating from boarding school may start at level 2 of recommended careers of each school.

Every day, there's a chance that children and teens learn a new skill, improve one, or replace an offensive trait. Children have a maximum of 2 replaced traits, while teens have 3. Children can learn at most 3 new skills from boarding school, while teens can learn 4. The maximum skill level children can learn is up to level 2, and level 4 for teenagers. This means that Sims enrolled in boarding school have a limited amount of learned skills.

Children in boarding schools may call home to catch up with their parents and family. Also, if the parents miss the child too much, they may bring them home, and likewise children can request to withdraw from their school if they dislike it.

List of Boarding SchoolsEdit

Below is the list of Boarding Schools:[1]

  • Fort Starch Military School - §800
  • School of Peace and Love - §800
  • Dribbledine Sports Academy - §1,200
  • LeFromage Art School - §1,200
  • Smuggsworth Prep School - §1,600

Each boarding school has its own special perks with traits and skills taught to the children and teens attending.

Fort Starch Military SchoolEdit

Fort Starch Military School icon

Cost: §800
Offensive traits: Loser, Slob, Couch Potato, Over Emotional, Clumsy, Insane, Party Animal, Inappropriate, Rebellious
Traits: Neat, Good, Brave, Handy, Disciplined
Skills: Logic, Handiness, Athletic, Martial Arts
Hidden skills: Homework
Careers: Military, Law Enforcement, Criminal, Firefighter
Special interaction: Salute

School of Peace and Love icon

School of Peace and LoveEdit

Cost: §800
Offensive traits: Mean Spirited, Hates the Outdoors, Snob
Traits: Artistic, Vegetarian, Loves the Outdoors, Green Thumb, Eco-friendly
Skills: Gardening, Nectar Making, Cooking, Inventing, Fishing
Careers: Bookstore Clerk, Science, Culinary, Fisher, Gardener
Special interaction: Throw a Peace Sign

Dribbledine Sports AcademyEdit

Dribbledine Sports Academy icon

Cost: §1,200
Offensive traits: Loser, Slob, Couch Potato, Clumsy, Hates the Outdoors, Rebellious
Traits: Athletic, Loves the Outdoors, Adventurous, Handy, Disciplined
Skills: Athletic, Handiness, Martial Arts
Hidden skills: Foosball, Homework, Trampoline, Blocks
Careers: Professional Sports, Law Enforcement, Criminal, Firefighter

LeFromage Art SchoolEdit

LeFromage Art School icon

Cost: §1,200
Offensive traits: Can't Stand Art, Couch Potato
Traits: Virtuoso, Artistic, Charismatic, Photographer's Eye, Dramatic, Star Quality
Skills: Charisma, Painting, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Photography, Sculpting
Hidden skills: Dancing, Club Dancing
Careers: Music, Film, Architectural Designer, Stylist, Nectar Maker, Photographer, Sculptor, Painter, Writer

Smuggsworth Prep SchoolEdit

Smuggsworth Prep School icon

Cost: §1,600
Offensive traits: Couch Potato, Slob, Easily Impressed, Inappropriate, Rebellious
Traits: Snob, Ambitious, Charismatic
Skills: Charisma, Logic, Writing
Hidden skills: Homework, Chess
Careers: Business, Political, Medical, Journalism, Writer


  • Adult Sims created in CAS can randomly have graduated from one of the boarding schools, checking the employment history in the career tab tells you which school they graduated from. They won't have skills from the school but they will be able to do special interactions they would have gained there such as throwing a peace sign if they graduated from the School of Peace and Love, or saluting if they graduated from Fort Starch Military Academy.
  • In a chance card for The Sims 2 in the Culinary career, there is a chef named LeFromage.
  • Upon graduating from Fort Starch Military School, Sims will learn the Can Salute hidden trait.


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