Ken Burns Greenwood School Gettysburg Address Premiers April 15, 2014

A whirlwind of activity surrounds The Greenwood School and the premier of Ken Burns’ latest PBS documentary, The Address tonight at 9PM EDT on PBS. Regular readers know that Burns spent time on the Greenwood campus — just over a year ago — following the boys through their rite of passage that requires each boy [...]

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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Hockey Teams Win Three National Championships

Prep school hockey is among the best; think back to the number of women with boarding school hockey backgrounds on this year’s Olympic ice hockey team. In any context though, this national championship hat trick for Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey teams is quite something. This past Sunday the S-SM Sabres won their second consecutive title in [...]

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Bridgton Academy: Dylan Owen’s Stepping Stone to Nebraska Football

One of two out of state walk-ons in Nebraska’s 2014 entering football class, Bridgton Academy’s Dylan Owen has accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Cornhuskers for fall 2014. He has a shot at becoming a member of Nebraska’s vaunted Blackshirts. Owen is no stranger to Nebraska football. He may have grown up in New [...]

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Making Sure The American Boarding School Fits The Chinese Student

Chinese families have come to see, and pursue North American boarding school education as option over the past couple of decades. North American boarding schools offer a study abroad experience, different educational approaches and potentially, an entry into an American, or Canadian, college or university. These desires are quite similar to what American, Canadian and [...]

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Cheshire Academy’s Rachel Wright Finds Success Flipping the Classroom

A conversation with Cheshire Academy’s Rachel Wright about the convergence of modern and traditional as she ‘flips’ her boarding school class. Has/how flipping the classroom made you a more effective teacher? By doubling the amount of time I have with the students (as long as you use the extra time effectively). Because I can accomplish [...]

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Silencing the Shrill: Nuance Needed When Considering Single Gender Education

Within the last month, The Atlantic Monthly has run two good education pieces, one on homework and and one on single gender, or, more specifically, girls education. In The Never-Ending Controversy Over All-Girls Education, Christine Gross-Loh provides a calming take on the state of single gender education debate — those who believe beneficial, those who [...]

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VIDEO: Admission Officers Explain What to Do After March 10th Decisions Arrive

American applicants who juggle boarding schools’ admissions decisions aren’t the only ones who find March to be stressful. Thousands of Chinese applicants receive schools’ responses on March 10th and become confused about what their next steps should be from halfway around the world. Consultants, agents, and advisors also scramble to find answers for Chinese parents [...]

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AdmissionsQuest in the News

Pure fun to share this afternoon. Our boarding school expertise put us in print twice within the last week. I got to talk with Paul Sullivan of The New York Times — as well as bring a couple of colleagues, including Leo Marshall and Eric Long — to participate in For Boarding Schools, an Evolving [...]

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2014 Private School Acceptance Videos! Students & Faculty Welcome New Students to Their Communities

Many schools now produce and post welcome videos parallel to acceptance letters in early March of each year. Three school welcome videos – from New Hampton, Kents Hill and The Webb School (TN)- came across my desk and I think each is worth a quick watch and interesting in its own right. [Update 3/20/14 - [...]

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On decision day, an impassioned plea for courtesy and common sense

Here’s one great thing about a school that ends in Eighth Grade – it forces families to make an active, informed decision about where to go to high school. Simply staying put is not an option. Young teens and their parents grapple with choices — public or private? in-state or across the country? – that [...]

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Hotchkiss Film Festival 2014: Opportunity for High School Filmmakers

Hotchkiss Film Festival 2014 is the third year of the festival dedicated exclusively to high school filmmakers. This year’s Festival is scheduled for Friday evening May 16th, 2014. Past Festival events and entries are on the website. A short film competition, “The Film Festival Competition is open to all high school students who currently represent [...]

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Riverside Military Academy and Randolph Macon Academy Participate in AMCSUS 38th Military Band and Choral Festival

AdmissionsQuest member schools Riverside Military and Randolph-Macon Academy recently had students participate in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) 38th Military Band and Choral Festival. Originally a regional event for Virginia Military schools, The Military Band and Choral Festival now brings together Cadets nationwide. Randolph-Macon Academy hosted this year’s [...]

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2014 NEPSAC Winter Basketball and Ice Hockey Tournaments

Winter sports offer the best tournaments of the three sports seasons. When the gym is packed with a raucous student section, or the rink rats are out in force and two good teams are playing, you’ve got a classic New England prep school winter athletics experience on your hands. And, now days, at the highest [...]

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Boarding School Students Sign 2014 NCAA National Letters of Intent

With the winter Olympics being quadrennial and bit bigger of deal, I let our national signing day report of boarding school students rest while Olympic events mostly played out. As the 2014 winter Olympics wind down, and without further adieu, here’s our rough list of boarding school students who’ve signed National Letters of Intent to [...]

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Forman School To Offer Summer Program

Forman School — a boarding school dedicated to working with learning differences students — will open a summer 2014 program for boarding and day students in grades 7-11. Students in Forman’s summer program will work to strengthen their academics; the program is designed to serve students matriculating at Forman in the fall as well as [...]

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