Private School Articles (Complete Archive)

Private School Articles presents a chronological list of all AdmissionsQuest articles across all categories. Looking for entries from our blog? Visit our boarding school blog for a complete index of posts.

SSAT Flex Test

What is the SSAT Flex Test? Learn about the flex test & the options available to families.

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7 Tips for a Better Boarding School Interview

Boarding School interviews are of great importance to the admission process. AQ provides a set of tips to consider as you prepare for your boarding school interview.

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5 Key Reasons for Repeating A Grade in Boarding School

Considering repeating a grade in boarding school? Don't miss these top 5 reasons for why repeating makes great sense!

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Catch the Waves at these 18 Boarding Schools by the Beach

Boarding Schools by the beach or Boarding Schools near the beach? They're common search phrases that we see bouncing around the web and this site. Made us wonder why.

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Boarding School Orientation: Building Relationships

Boarding school orientation and your attitude toward it are what’s important. Like so many other things, orientation is a process. Attend everything and begin building positive relationships- your modus operandi for your arrival and life at school.

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9 Outstanding Equestrian Boarding Schools & their Diverse Riding Programs!

Profiles of a group of boarding schools offering a range of competitive equestrian & horseback riding programs. Includes a video conversation with a riding director that explores questions families should ask as they research options.

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12 Essential Tips for Students Accepted at a Private School

Learn the essential steps to take after receiving your acceptance letter!

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53 Resources to Discover the Perfect Gap Year Program

Use our list of 53 resources to discover the perfect gap year program. Kick off your search today!

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45 Career & Job Resources for Private School Teachers!

Looking to teach in a private school? Our list of 45 resources can help you get started!

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23 Amazing Ways Catholic School Benefits Students!

Parents and their children benefit from the high academic standards, values-added education offered by Catholic Schools. AQ examines the many benefits associated with Catholic Schools.

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Touring Boarding Schools for Students with Learning Differences

As part of her practice educational consultant Marylou Marcus, visits scores of boarding school campuses each year. This fall she made a tour of New England boarding schools that work specifically with students who have learning differences.

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The Big List of Boarding School Resources!

Check out the ultimate list of boarding school resources. One big article with everything you need to help you through the admission process!

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What is the True Cost of Boarding School?

Learn how to determine the true cost of boarding school!

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5 Massachusetts Boarding Schools With Stunning Architecture

These five Massachusetts boarding schools have unique architecture that help define the private school experience.

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Prep School Hockey: There's a place for you to play

Each year, thousands of hockey players are positively impacted and influenced by their prep school experiences — both on and off the ice. Choosing the right school is a process that requires both research and firsthand inspection.

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Waitlisted at a Private School?

School expert Marylou Marcus offers a 5 step action plan for students who have been waitlisted at their first-choice school boarding school or private school.

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Why Choose a Small Boarding School?

The benefits of attending a small boarding school are examined in this article by the Small Boarding School Association.

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A Post Graduate Year; what's that?

Considering a post graduate year? AQ examines the history of the 'PG' year and why they're offered by prep schools.

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Is Private School Tax Deductible? Your Tuition Questions Answered

Woodberry Forest School's Director of Financial Aid explores the tax implications of private school tuition and financial aid awards for a boarding school family.

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Who Sends Their Kids to Junior Boarding Schools?

Only a handful of junior boarding schools exist in our country, and their unique and dedicated focus is to nurture and support elementary and middle school students.

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8 Boarding Schools With Outstanding Instructional Support Programs

A review of eight boarding schools dedicated to offering strategic instructional support that either focus on a specific learning issue or implement important strategies designed to help students acquire strong learning and advocacy skills.

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13 Actors Who Walked the Red Carpet From Boarding School to the Academy Awards!

For these actors and actresses, their path to the red carpet went through boarding school.

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The Ultimate List of Boarding School Pro & Olympic Athletes!

From professional athletes to Olympic champions, here's the ultimate list of boarding school professional & Olympic athletes!

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The Added Value of Experiential Education, Part 1

Experiential education is something of a buzzword in education, but is it another fad? Learn about its practice as seen through the eyes of one of its committed practitioners.

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Boarding Schools in the South: A Broad Array of Opportunities & Perspectives

Boarding schools in the South offer many special opportunities and advantages to families considering boarding school.

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Five New England Boarding Schools with On-campus Ski Mountains

Whether you're a competitive skier or snowboarder, a rec athlete, or interested in becoming a ski patroller, having a ski hill in your backyard is sure to provide extraordinary opportunities that can make your boarding school experience even richer.

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From Riverside Military Academy to West Point Admission

CPT Charles Cook talks about his journey from Riverside Military Academy student; to West Point; to the Air Force; to early retirement; then, back into active duty as member of the West Point Admission team.

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Private School Scholarship Programs

Researching private school scholarships? Check out our list of resources to help you in your search!

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7-day Boarding versus 5-day Boarding: What’s the Difference?

Trying to decide between 7-day & 5-day boarding schools? AQ breaks down the differences between the two to help you decide which is the best fit for you.

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Top Ten Ways to Test Drive a Boarding School!

Interested in a boarding school? The IECA has provided a helpful list of suggestions to consider while researching a boarding school.

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What does it mean for boarding school to be "accredited?"

Families ask this question all the time. After all, virtually every private/boarding school references its membership in its accrediting body. But, what does accreditation mean? This article answers the question.

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Military School Opportunities for Girls in the South

Military Schools for Girls: A review of four boarding schools in the South.

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Flipping the Classroom: One teacher’s journey into turning class time inside out

A Conversation with Justin Joslin, Director of Experiential Learning, New Hampton School

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Pros and Cons of New England Boarding Schools

Today’s New England boarding schools offer a fresh new perspective on prep school life.

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3 Connecticut Boarding Schools With Equestrian Programs

Are you a high school equestrian? Learn about three Connecticut boarding schools that offer the opportunity to combine a boarding school education and your equestrian pursuits.

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The Benefits of a Girls' School Education

An infographic that lays out a short, sharp, short, powerful case for girls education.

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Boarding Schools in California with Theater Programs

Dreaming of going to boarding school in California to make your acting dreams come true? Here are three boarding schools with strong theater programs to check out!

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7 Things Not To Forget Before Going To A Florida Boarding School

We asked Directors of Admission in Sunshine state to share their "7 Things Not To Forget Before Going To A Florida Boarding School."

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Beyond Status Updates: 10 Private Schools Truly Connecting Via Social Media

As more and more families and students go online and dive into social media, schools too are working to engage with families across different social networks and platforms.

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Applying to Private School on Short Notice

Navigating and planning the private school admission process when time is of the essence.

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Fundamental Preparation Tips for Your SSAT Success

The best SSAT prep plan is simply giving yourself ample time to familiarize yourself with the exam, master the content and equip yourself with an arsenal of strategies to succeed. Read this post for a sampling of tips!

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Tuition Payment Plans

Search AQ's Directory of Tuition Payment Plans!

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Small Boarding School Qualities & Perspectives

A look at the unique qualities and perspectives available only in small boarding schools.

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Exploring School Sustainability Directions & Ideas with Patrick Bassett, President, National Association of Independent Schools

Patrick Bassett, President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) participated in a joint episode of the Boarding School Podcast & edSocialMedia Podcast that covered school strategies and sustainability in the current economic climate.

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WA Mash - Worcester Academy's use of Social Media in the Classroom

Antonio Viva (Associate Head of School, Worcester Academy) spoke with the Boarding School Podcast about he has wrapped social media into his creative writing course.

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Insight into THINK Global School: The First Global, Mobile Boarding School

Aron Solomon, CEO and Head of School, talks with the Boarding School Podcast about THINK Global School's genesis- the philosophy and the nuts and bolts work that goes into bringing a new school from idea to reality in fourteen months.

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Cardigan Mountain School Introduces PEAKS

Cardigan Mountain School introduces PEAKS- a unified approach toward the development of middle school boys.

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He's a Dean & a Blogger! A Conversation with Dr. Doug Ashcraft, Idyllwild Arts Academy

Dr. Doug Ashcraft, Dean of the Arts, Idyllwild Arts Academy, spoke with the Boarding School Podcast about his new blog, www.artin3d.org.

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Don't Miss These Eight Small Yet Superb Boarding Schools!

While most, if not all independent schools boast small classroom sizes and cozy campus communities, there are several small boarding schools whose goal is to intentionally keep enrollment below 200 students.

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Public School vs. Private School: 25 Essential Considerations

We often hear the question, “what’s the difference between private and public school?” Here’s twenty five important distinctions that are often overlooked.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Soccer

Soccer is the second most popular sport among Americans ages 12-24, according to a recent survey. Nowhere is its popularity more evident than at boarding schools.

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Finding a Catholic Boarding School

From single sex to coeducational, on the east coast and west coast, across the mid west and southwest, there are a variety of Catholic boarding schools that provide exceptional core values and spiritual development.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Field Hockey

A scouting report of five boarding schools that offer field hockey at the competitive levels in single-sex and coeducational environments.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Football

Boarding schools offer football experiences akin to that of small New England liberal arts colleges- tradition rich experiences and programs across all levels of play.

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Can we afford private school?

An infographic representing what a family may be expected to pay towards a private school tuition if their financial situation is similar to the examples in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco & nationally.

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Dedicated Study of the Arts in a Boarding School

A look at a group of boarding schools that offer artistic pursuit beyond the traditional liberal arts curriculum.

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Summer Boarding School Programs Offer Something for Everyone

For many students, summer provides an opportunity to live independently away at summer boarding school.

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5 Boarding Schools with Terrific Drama Programs

A showcase of 5 boarding school drama programs from across North America.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Crew

Learn about six schools with rowing programs of varied histories & skill levels.

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PG Year at a Boarding School

Thinking about a PG or Post-graduate Year at a boarding school? AQ's overview provides a look into the reasons students elect to ‘PG’ before heading off to college.

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Boarding Schools on Twitter

A list of US & Canadian boarding schools on Twitter!

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Prep School Admission Process

AQ's step-by-step look at the admission process.

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Mid-Atlantic Boarding Schools: Appeals, Advantages, and Perspectives

Mid-Atlantic boarding schools combine pieces of local culture, geography, and climate to build identities, practices, and perspectives, creating special programs and opportunities.

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How to Tour a Private School

Learn how to approach your private school tour and ask the right questions to identify if the school's a fit.

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How to Write a Private School Admission Essay

Explore the best approaches to writing a successful private school admission essay.

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How to Find a Private School

Kick off your school search on the right foot with this 'how to' video on finding the right private school.

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How to Prepare for Your Private School Interview

Wondering what questions to ask in your private school interview? What to wear? How to prepare? An admission director tackles all of these questions & more in this how to video.

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How to Apply for Private School Financial Aid

Learn about the financial aid processes and steps a family must take as they apply for aid at a private school or boarding school.

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Scouting Report: Competitive Snowboarding Boarding Schools

A look at five boarding schools that feature competitive snowboarding programs designed to support the development of regional competitive snowboarders to Olympic level athletes.

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Scouting Report: Lacrosse boarding schools

A profile of six outstanding and diverse boarding school lacrosse programs. Each offers a very unique independent school experience.

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Boarding Schools for Aspiring Dancers

For aspiring dancers, many boarding schools offer dance programs ranging from pre-professional training to extra-curricular dance programs.

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Wolfeboro's Program Today: Part II of Our Conversation with Wolfeboro, Head of School, Ed Cooper

Ed Cooper, Head at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, speaks with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the programs and approaches of Wolfeboro today.

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Asheville School Creates Unique Approach to Teaching Humanities

Asheville School's humanities program combines history, literature, music, art history, religion and architecture into one classroom.

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Boarding School in Hawai'i? Seriously? Yes.

Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (HPA) offers a wealth of island specific and educational opportunities to boarding school students the world over.

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Subiaco Academy Lives its Mission

Subiaco Academy recently celebrated its 121st graduation and, today, the school does exactly what its founders laid out 121 years ago- serve- with a focus on providing strong educational opportunities

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Private School Financial Aid Advice from the Experts!

Next to "which schools should we apply to?" financial aid elicits the most questions in the admission process. Hear six admission counselors answer one of the most asked question we hear, "what should my family keep in mind as we file for financial aid?""

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How to Find an Equestrian Boarding School

Is horseback riding at the top of your list of 'must haves' for your new private school? Watch this video to learn about the importance of student fit in regards to finding a riding program at a boarding school.

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Financial Aid for Private Schools

A guide to the private private elementary and secondary school financial aid process.

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5 Campus Video Tours of Boarding Schools in the South

A video introduction to the variety of boarding school options available in the South.

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11 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Educational Consultant

Considering an educational consultant? Make sure to ask these 11 questions before hiring a prospective consultant.

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Prep School Applicants: Feature Your Strengths!

Highlighting one’s talents and interests applies to all prep school applicants. AQ looks at how an applicant should highlight his or her strengths.

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Prep School Application Checklist

AQ prep school application checklist gives you a month-by-month breakdown of the application process.

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10 Warning Signs that an Educational Consultant isn't Worth Hiring

10 Warning Signs that an Educational Consultant is Not Worth Hiring

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Homesickness: Challenges of Building New Bonds

Joining a new boarding school community can be an exhilarating experience, but it can evoke feelings of homesickness. AQ examines the problem with the help of residential life experts.

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School Profile: Storm King School

Risk & participation takes Storm King School graduates into the future.

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Choosing the Right Payment Option

An overview of options for funding private education.

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SSAT Test Dates

Make sure to mark the 2009-2010 SSAT test dates on your calendar. AQ charts the dates when the SSAT is offered.

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What Makes a Progressive Boarding School

A brief primer into the traits & qualities of progressive education in boarding schools.

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How to Afford the Private School of Your Choice: 5 Options

So you are thinking about sending your child to private school & need help affording tuition? Consider these five avenues as you explore financial aid at each school.

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Going to Boarding School?

Preparing to go to prep school in the fall? Consider these recommendations before you head out to school in September.

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Western Individualism Alive & Well in California Boarding Schools

In California boarding schools, families and students find serious schools that tend more toward individualism- embracing and embodying cultural diversity and encouraging of individual exploration.

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Learning Differences Resources for Families

Over the years we've compiled the following list of learning differences sites & resource. Please feel free to leave us a comment if you have recommendations for additional references for families.

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Students With Learning Differences Best Served By Specialized Schools

Independent schools have always offered vital alternatives to traditional public schools. Parents and students alike recognize they offer virtually unlimited options to tailor the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is one’s education.

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Eight Questions Every Parent Should Ask an Admission Director

Eight essential questions that every family should ask when visiting a boarding school.

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Private School Loans

Search AdmissionsQuest's Directory of Private School Loans!

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An IB Worldview at New Hampton School

New Hampton, Head of School Andrew Menke talks with us about New Hampton's certification to award the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. New Hampton has become the only New England boarding school to join the IB program.

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Solebury School Connects Real World Events to Learning

Scott Eckstein, Solebury School's Director of Admission sat down with AQ's Boarding School Podcast to talk with us about the school's use of themes in the curriculum.

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Getting to Know Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

DaRel Christiansen of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School visited with the Boarding School Podcast to talk us about the school & and its programs.

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Placed-Based Curriculum at Christchurch School

Nancy Nolan, Assistant Head of School for Admission and Marketing at Christchurch School (VA) spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about Christchurch's 'placed-based curriculum.'

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Arrives at New Hampton School

Daniel Love, Global Curriculum Coordinator, New Hampton School tells us about the adoption of the IB at New Hampton.

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Boarding School in the South & Personal Relationships at The Webb School

Webb's Julie Harris sat down with AQ to talk about the concept of boarding school in the South & personal relationships at Webb.

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He's a Head of School (and a Podcaster!)

AQ sat down with David Lourie, Head of St. Anne's-Belfield School, to learn about his weekly Head's Podcast and how it connects the school community through a common coversation.

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Supporting, Promoting and Understanding Girls' Education

Meg Moulton, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools joined us for conversation covering the coalition, its work, and the lasting value of girls' education.

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The Appeal of Maine Boarding Schools

A round-table discussion about the educational, recreation & athletic benefits offered by Maine boarding schools.

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Sustainabilty, Thinking & Practice: Part of Every White Mountain School Student's Experience

Torrey McMillan, chair of White Mountain School's Sustainability Studies Department, spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the department's origins & its role as a featured experience in every White Mountain student's education.

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Boarding Schools Adapting To A Changing Environment

Pete Upham, Executive Director, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), discussed how boarding schools are adapting to the changing economic environment.

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The Value of Working with an Educational Consultant in a Tight Economic Climate

AQ's Boarding School Podcast explores the value of working with an educational consultant in tight economic times with Mark Sklarow, Executive Director, Independent Educational Consultants Association.

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On Snow: An Integral Part of Gould Academy's DNA

Gould Academy's Mark Godomsky talks with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the school's On Snow program.

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Approaching Financial Aid in an Economic Downturn

Martin Peyer, CEO, TADS & Jamie Miller, Director of Financial Aid, Blue Ridge School spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about approaching financial aid during tight times.

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Wolfeboro: The Quick Story of a 100 Year Old Summer Boarding School

Ed Cooper, Head of Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School takes us through the story of Wolfeboro's beginnings and the history behind the school's 100th summer this year.

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Admiral Faragut Academy: Leadership, Learning and Aviation

Admiral Faragut Academy's Jeff Magnoli & Rob Ewing talk with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about AFA's Naval Junior ROTC program, Leadership Academy and Aviation Academy.

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Valuing Social Media in the Classroom: Expanding Discourse and Teaching Challenges

Kents Hill School's Peter Hodgin talks about the ways that his class notes wiki and Delicious serve as platforms for expanding class discussion.

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Valuing Social Media in the Classroom: The Work of Peter Hodgin, Kents Hill School

Kents Hill School's Peter Hodgin shares his thinking and the ways that he incorporates social media into his history & economics classes.

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A Boarding School Grad Reflects On the Personal & Professional Aspects of His School Experience

Travis Warren of WhippleHill Communications spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about his experiences as a boarding school grad & what drew him to build a company that works so closely with the independent school world.

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St. Bernard’s Preparatory School: A Young Southern Boarding School with Deep Roots

St. Bernard Preparatory School's John Arndt spoke about the school's history and it's mission a Catholic boarding school.

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Equestrian Programs and the Outdoors: Integral Parts of the Fountain Valley Experience

Fountain Valley School's Director of Admission and Financial Aid, spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the FVS equestrian program and the integral role it plays in the school's community.

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A Head of School's First 20 Years

Wasatch Academy's Joseph Loftin reflects on his 20 years at the school and his vision for its future.

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Engaging the Boarding School Community Through Blogging

Tom Williams, President of Innogage, sat down with the Boarding School Podcast to explore the growing role of blogging as a fundamental part of engaging the school community.

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Students & Faculty Talk About the Benefits of Worcester Academy

On a recent tour of Worcester Academy, students and faculty spoke about the benefits of the school and why a family should consider applying.

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Kimball Union Academy Then and Now

Kimball Union Academy's Director of Admission, Richard Ryerson, sat down with the Boarding School Podcast to talk about the growth and changes that he's seen over his 20 years and two stints on the KUA faculty.

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Asheville School's Humanities Program Ties It All Together

John Gregory, Humanities Chair at Asheville School (Asheville, NC), spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the development of their integrated humanities program.

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Cardigan Mountain School's Coed Summer Session Combines Seriousness & Fun for Elementary & Middle School Students

A combination of academics and camp, Cardigan Mountain School's coed summer session is a 5.5 week program for students in grades 3-9.

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Five New Heads of School Discuss the Power of Small Boarding Schools

Five new heads of small boarding schools spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about how they came to lead their schools and the immediacy & meaning of small school education.

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A Bridgton Academy PG Explains the Personal Value of the Post-Graduate Year

A post graduate (PG) student at Bridgton Academy spoke about why he decided to PG as part of his preparation for college.

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My Tour of Dublin School

During a campus tour of Dublin School, I spoke, on-film, with students and faculty about the opportunities and qualities that Dubliners appreciate and believe-in strongly.

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My Tour of The Winchendon School

During my tour, I discovered a small boarding school dedicated to instilling and teaching strategies that allow students to learn effectively in any setting.

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The Winchendon School: Rooted in Strong Skills with a Global Perspective

The school's Headmaster connects a global perspective with a strong skills based curriculum.

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Dublin School Builds Confidence Through Community:  Dublin Head Talks About Conscious Caring Environment

Dublin School's Head, Bradford Bates, talks about building confidence through community on this episode of the Boarding School Podcast.

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Proctor Academy Students & Faculty Explain Why Proctor

Proctor Academy students & faculty share reasons why a student should consider Proctor.

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Chuck's Corner: The Blogging Voice of Proctor Academy

Chuck Will, Proctor Academy's popular blogger, talks about Chuck's Corner. He spoke about developing his blog, Chuck's Corner, and how it presents a window into the school's daily life.

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Adam Man - a New Chapter & a New Head at The Forman School

Mr. Adam Man talks with the Boarding School Podcast about his first months as the new Head of School at Forman.

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Westover School's Special Offerings

AQ sat down with Westover School's Director of Admission, Laura Volovski, to learn more about the special offering available to Westover students.

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Rumsey Hall School: A Conversation with Matthew Hoeniger, Assistant Headmaster

AQ sat down with Matthew Hoeniger, Assistant Headmaster, Rumsey Hall School to learn more about the school and its programs.

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Finding a Job in Boarding Schools: A conversation with Bill Lyons of Independent-Thinking

Bill Lyons, of the search firm Independent-Thinking, spoke to the Boarding School Podcast about the boarding school job search process.

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Solebury School's Philosophy: A Conversation with Solebury's Director of Admission

Scott Eckstein, Director of Admission, Solebury School, spoke about the school's philosophy with the Boarding School Podcast.

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Theater Opportunities at The Webb School

A Webb senior talks about her experiences in the school's drama program.

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College Admission Carnival

The Boarding School Podcast spent time with Mark Montgomery of Great College Advice to talk about his new College Admission Carnival. Mark's Admission Carnival aggregates both college & boarding school admission-related blog posts.

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A Personalized Student Experience at The Gunnery

The Gunnery's Director of Admission, Shannon Baudo, spoke with AdmissionsQuest about the school's personalized student experience.

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A Conversation with Thomas Adams, Director of Admission, Mercersburg Academy

A conversation with Mercersburg Academy's Director of Admission, Thomas Adams.

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International Families and the Educational Consultant

Educational Consultant Tom O'Dell discusses the ways that a consultant can help guide an international family through the boarding school admission process.

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Opportunities at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy: The Curriculum

Part I of our conversation with Hawai'i Preparatory Academy's Director of Admission, Josh Clark. He explains how the school's curriculum grows organically from its island setting.

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Opportunities at Hawaii Preparatory Academy: College Admission

Part II of our conversation with Hawai'i Preparatory Academy's Director of Admission, Josh Clark. He talks about the college admission process and the advantages of applying as an Hawaii Preparatory Academy student.

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Opportunities at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy: Alums, Environment, Applicants

Part III of our conversation with Hawai'i Preparatory Academy's Director of Admissions, Josh Clark. He talks about the school's alumni community, commitment to the environment and the kinds of qualities the school looks for in its applicants.

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Great College Advice

Why should you hire an educational consultant to help navigate the college search and admissions process? Learn five reasons why families turn to expert private college counselors.

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The Webb Schools’ Distinctive Coed Environment

Separate, safe arenas give voice, growth and expression to Webb boys and girls.

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SSAT Prep: Winning Strategies from Summit Educational Group's Expert Tutors

Each SSAT question is a puzzle to be solved. Summit Educational Group's expert tutors offer winning SSAT strategies designed to help you put the pieces together.

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Boarding School & Private School Resources

A collection of links to boarding school & private school resources.

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Why Idyllwild Arts Academy

An IAA alum explains her decision to attend the school and what the Idyllwild Art experience meant to her.

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Best Boarding Schools

Which boarding school is best? It all depends. Set aside notions of a school quality hierarchy. Each school is unique. The goal when researching and applying to schools is finding the best match between student abilities and school strengths.

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What to Bring to Boarding School

10 suggestions to keep in mind as you prepare for your first year in boarding school.

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Prep School Admission Tests

Taking a standardized admission test is common experience for students applying to a boarding school or private day school. AQ offers a list of sites to investigate as you prepare for the big test.

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Type of Boarding Schools

A simple straightforward list of the kinds of boarding schools available and the terms used to define and describe each.

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How Do I Find a Boarding School?

10 tips to consider as you search for the right boarding school.

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Applying to a Boarding School

10 tips to consider as you apply to boarding schools.

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Boarding Schools in the Mountains

A look at three boarding schools in the mountains that maximize on their location, providing unique educational and recreational opportunities.

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Boarding School Benefits

Students choose boarding schools for multiple reasons. Small classes, extracurricular opportunities and an edge in college admissions rank highly in the minds of many. The list below offers key reasons for attending boarding schools.

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School Voices - Tilton School, Tilton, NH

An interview with Margaret Allen, Academic Dean, Tilton School, Tilton, NH

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Accepted Student Re-Visit Days

An accepted student visit (AKA 'student re-visit day') is very different from your tour and time on campus as part of the application process. It's an opportunity to spend a day on campus to gain a feeling for how things work.

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Learning About Private Student Loans

Private student loans are an excellent option that will help you avoid dipping into savings or using high-interest products like credit cards. These loan products can help you spread out tuition payments and make financing tuition more manageable.

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Shopping for a School Loan!

Private education is expensive. With rising tuitions, many parents are finding it more and more difficult to handle these expenses. Fortunately, banks and finance companies have developed products to help parents – tuition payment plans and private loans.

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Managing Your Credit Score

There’s no doubt about it: providing your child with a private education can be expensive. While private elementary and secondary school tuition costs continue to rise, family incomes are struggling to keep pace with inflation.

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Selecting the Right Boarding School

A helpful guide to finding the right boarding school.

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The Fall Admission Season

AQ provides an overview of things to consider as you move into the fall admission season.

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The Admission Process: Decision Time!

The day has arrived. Are you ready? AQ offers advice on how to manage this time of year.

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The Military School Experience

An overview of military schools provided by The Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States.

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Assessing the Admission Process

An inside look at how to assess where you stand in the admission process.

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Boarding School Tours

A big part of the boarding school search is a visit to campus for a tour. AQ offers tips to keep in mind as you're touring schools during the admission season.

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Studying in a US Boarding School

A Japanese student describes her experiences in a US boarding school.

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Application In: What to do while you wait.

A look at how to bridge the gap between submitting your application and the school's decision.

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Why Boarding School?

Tim Weymouth, a boarding school lifer, talks about the benefits of the boarding schools.

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January: Lets Apply!

Late to the admission process? Here are some items to consider when researching & applying to prep schools.

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Summer Reading: No list? How & what do you read?

What does it involve? Almost every prep school produces a summer reading list, has a summer reading requirement, and has some type of student evaluation upon arrival to school in the fall.

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Therapeutic Schools: Finding Professional Help

A Mental Health Professional in Concert with an Educational Consultant.

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Therapeutic Schools: Addressing a Child in Crisis

The first in a five article series looking at the therapeutic school placement process.

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Therapeutic & Educational Assessment

Therapeutic assessments and environments provide the opportunity to step back and examine a child’s fundamental building blocks.

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Therapeutic Schools: Educational Consultants

Tips for finding the right educational consultant to help with your therapeutic placement.

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Advice from AQ's Financial Aid Expert

Financial Aid: Advice from AQ's Financial Aid Expert

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U.S. State Department Student Visa Information

An explanation of the nonimmigrant visa categories for individuals planning to study in the United States.

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Therapeutic Schools: Building a Plan

Suggestions on how to build a plan for finding the right therapeutic program for your child.

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The Admission Process: Ongoing Correspondence

What will happen and what might happen...

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The Benefits of a Small Private School

A conversation with Marylou Marcus, the former Director of Admission, Dublin School.

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Meet the Private School!

Advice and perspectives about getting the most out fall parent visits.

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An Admission Guide for International Students

A detailed step-by-step guide to the boarding school admission process.

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Let's Apply!

A systematic guide to the admission process from consideration to final selection.

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Finding the Right Private School

Andrew Churchill, former Dean of Admission at New Hampton School, answers questions and makes recommendations about beginning a school search.

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