The Sims 3 Generations Boarding School
List of Schools and Skills Children and Teens will Learn
The Sims 3 Generations brings Boarding Schools. You can now send your children off to a good education and a healthy environment. For a price, they'll be whisked away by the bus and taken off to school where they'll spend all their childhood on a normal length game. After graduation from primary school, they can be re-enrolled for an additional charge and an education through their teenage years.
Each Boarding School teaches different sets of skills. Traits will be chosen automatically as well, but are generally good and related to the various fields and skills that will help them to max a career or profession later. The skills and traits they'll learn here are based on the expansions you have installed. Vanilla-only players will probably often see the same skills, but multi-expansion players may see more variety.
Sims will gain between 1-4 levels in a skill from my experience. It could go higher, and your skills may differ from mine entirely. It's also possible that a kid may not perform as well in Boarding School as another. It's hard to say with only my 5 test subjects. I expect to hear from players on the details of how their results differed, and I'll appreciate it. One reader responded to tell me that his Sim already had max painting upon going to the art school, and got more progress in sculpting instead.
Sims may be gone their entire childhood or teenage years on lower life span games. They may visit once every few weeks when you are playing a long game.
5:03 AM 6/18 "Goodbye everyone! I'm off to Fort Starch Military School! Don't forget to call me while I am gone! I'm still your kid even though I'm far away.
Smuggsworth Prep School $1600
Traits: Charismatic, Snob. Gained skill levels in Logic, and later Charisma, Painting, and Writing. Got better at Chess and Homework. This Sim would be great for Journalism, Business, Medicine, and anything that uses one of these skills.
Fort Starch Military School $800
My Sim gained the Neat and Ambitious traits from military boarding school. She gained skill in Logic, and in the Teen years, Athletic, Gardening, Martial Arts, and Handiness. Military school will teach your Sim to salute other Sims. This Sim would be great for the Military, Law Enforcement, and anything that can use these skills in some way.
LeFromage Art School $1200
A school for making musicians, stars, and artsy types. My Sim learned Piano, Painting, Charisma, Sculpting, and Photography. Traits earned were Virtuoso and Star Quality, although other traits like Dramatic may appear. The Sim also gained hidden skill in dancing and club dancing from Late Night.
School of Peace and Love $800
Sims that go to this school can do the peace sign to other Sims. My Sim gained the Artistic and Vegetarian traits here. Skill gains were as you'd expect from a green/hippie school: Gardening, Guitar, Nectar Making, Fishing, Cooking, and Inventing.
Dribbledine Sports Academy $1200
Sim learned Handiness, Martial Arts, Fishing, Cooking, and Athletic skills. The child became Athletic, and later gained the Loves the Outdoors trait. Great for Athletics but could also work well for the science career depending how consistent fishing and handiness are.
So, there are all five Boarding Schools for Generations and how they'll impact your Sims. Any tips for this article can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am sorry to say that my memory is not what I wish it was.With that said, they DID all gain a lots of skills, 15-22 in various skills.I think players should know that potentially they can come back with their life time wish already choosen (didn't like that, as I had my own plans)They went off in taxi's, except for the prep school which was limo's.I found that the final trait they gained wasn't terrible useful in all 5 cases, they made a vague sense but I ended up cusing cheats to change it.Next time i'll be more prepared, but it cetainly is interesting.
yes you can get them back, just use the phone or computer and take them out (you have to pay again if you want to put them back into boarding school)
yes they will come back as young adults (unless theres a bug, but I haven't heard of one)
They won't visit on normal lifespan (I don't think) I don't know how long their lifespan has to be, but they visit with aging off.
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