Top 10 Boarding School Blog Posts from 2010!

As 2011 begins, we’d like to share the ten most read stories of 2010 (the inspiration from this post came from Bill Stites’ latest – Top 10 in 2010 – on edSocialMedia) on our Boarding School Blog.

We expanded to feature new voices and perspectives during 2010 and we’re pleased that many new contributors made this top-ten list. Enjoy any that you might have missed.

1. Kiski Basketball Features 7 foot brothers Sim and Tanveer Bhullar

“…one seven footer on a team- rare; two seven footers on a team- almost never; two seven foot brothers on a team?”

Sim and Tanveer Bhullar arrive at The Kiski School as the school makes a push into more competitive basketball. Lead by new coach Daryn Freedman, Sim and Tanveer are part of a new wave of athletes on the team.

Kiski Basketball Features 7 foot brothers Sim and Tanveer Bhullar

2. 5 Reasons to Consider Boarding Schools!

Why consider a boarding school? We give you five quick, great reasons.

5 Reasons to Consider Boarding Schools!

3. The Athletic Post-Graduate (PG) Year

Athletic PG programs help students build successful academic routines, improve grades and test scores and provide an extra year of athletic maturation.

The Athletic Post-Graduate (PG) Year

4. Milton Hershey School: A Boarding School with a Distinct Mission

One of the boarding school world’s great places, Milton Hershey School dedicates itself to providing first class opportunities to students whose background and family finances would normally keep boarding school beyond their educational opportunities. Milton Hershey’s fortune allows the school to serves as the consistent environment for students needing a healthy living and academic environment.

Milton Hershey School: A Boarding School with a Distinct Mission

5. New York Military Academy Announces Closing

New York Military Academy alumni and supports rally to save the school from a threatened closing.

New York Military Academy Announces Closing: Supporters Rally to Save the School

6. Pingree School Goalie Trevor Leahy’s Invention Featured in the New York Times

Pingree ice hockey goalie Trevor Leahy invents Goalie Flage, camoflage for goalie pads.

Pingree School Goalie Trevor Leahy’s Invention Featured in the New York Times

7. Boarding school essays – a bit of advice

Quick, simple advice as applicants work on their admission essays, “An essay is not good because of the topic but because of the voice. … Students need only to recall the difference between two simple concepts — showing and telling…”

Boarding school essays – a bit of advice

8. Boarding School Rankings: Ignore Them!

Just as there is a college for everyone, there is a boarding school for everyone. We don’t have a boarding school ranking list because every school appeals to and works best with a different kind of student.

Boarding School Rankings: Ignore Them!

9. 5 Tips To A Better Private School Admission Interview

The admission interview carries a different amount of weight in the admission process at each school to which you will apply, but make no mistake, the interview is an important part of determining if you will be accepted to boarding school. Follow these 5 tips from Brendan Schneider, Director of Admission & Financial Aid at Sewickley Academy, and you’ll be guaranteed to have a great interview: Research, Connect, Reverse, Complete, Breathe.

5 Tips To A Better Private School Admission Interview

10. A School Answers Four Common Boarding School Admission Questions

Baylor School answers the four most common questions their admission office receives from families.

A School Answers Four Common Boarding School Admission Questions

Brian Fisher

A product of both private and public education, Brian Fisher served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, and administrator at three different boarding schools. Brian also fills the role of Director of Development at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, in NH along with being a partner at AdmissionsQuest.

More by Brian Fisher

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