About the Study
Adam Howard’s newest study goes into the secret worlds of American all-boys schools. Through the eyes of 127 recent alumni, we see the practices and relations involved in making privileged boys into elite men and the central role of privileged brotherhoods in this process.
Most Americans will never set foot in all-boys schools, with their enrollment only constituting 2.4% of the approximately 117,000 students in private schools, a small fraction of the K-12 student population. Yet, it is essential to recognize the pivotal role these schools play in shaping future leaders and their impact on the entire fabric of society.
81% of participants come from a managerial class or owning class background
1 alum identifies as trans feminine and the rest identify as men. 120 alums identify as straight, 3 as gay, 1 as asexual, 2 as bisexual, and 1 as trans lesbian.
Collectively, the alums attended 41 different elite all-boys schools. 69 attended schools in the New England region of the U.S., 26 in Mid-Atlantic, 6 in Midwest, 4 in Pacific West, 17 in South Atlantic, and 5 in South Central.