How much independence/freedom can I expect at boarding school?

New students, and younger students, tend to have more structure built into their day. They have fewer free periods and more structured study time in the evenings. But as students get older, they earn more independence and freedom each year. By the time students are seniors, they have a good deal of freedom, and are expected to manage their time effectively. The goal is that over time students become completely self-reliant and able to manage their time and responsibilities so that they are ready for the freedoms and challenges of college and university life.