This book is an in-depth analysis of some of the enduring psychological effects of boarding schools on men and women who, as children, lived in them for lengthy periods of time. In this introduction the main themes of the book are presented. The content of the four sections, each with an explanatory title is outlined, as well as the evolution of the term Boarding School Syndrome. The culmination of twenty years’ research, this term was first proposed in a pilot study that was published in The British Journal of Psychotherapy in 2011. 1