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A School Expert’s Review of Landmark School

Editor’s note- Marylou spends time each fall visiting boarding school campuses individually and as part of educational consultant group tours. In what’s become an annual series, Marylou shares her thoughts and impressions of each campus and community. Landmark works to enable and empower students with language based learning disabilities to reach their educational and social […]

A School Expert’s Review of Eagle Hill School

Editor’s note- Marylou spends time each fall visiting boarding school campuses individually and as part of educational consultant group tours. In what’s become an annual series, Marylou shares her thoughts and impressions of each campus and community. This was my second great visit in a year to this wonderful school in Hardwick, MA that “educates […]

What Every Parents Need to Know About What Makes a Great Boarding School Teacher

We keep coming back to the quality, strength, and lasting influence of boarding school faculty. Faculty strength comes up repeatedly when you listen, alumni, current and past parents, and students. One is hard pressed to find a family with boarding school experience that doesn’t speak highly of their faculty- past and present. Great, engaged, connecting, […]

Five Things Families Should Know About the 2015-2016 Learning Differences Boarding School Admission Process: advice from Greenwood School’s Aria Carter

Five things to know about applying to a learning differences boarding school.

Reaffirming Communities of Faith: How Three Boarding Schools Begin Their School Years

How three boarding schools French Camp Academy, Subiaco Academy, and Trinity-Pawling School establish their communal faith to start the school year.

The Science of Boys’ Education

An infographic by Grand River Academy covers the science of boys’ education by looking at their brain development.

Why Are You an Eagle Hill School Tour Guide?

Why are you a Eagle Hill tour guide? What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about Eagle Hill that motivates to share it with prospective students? “I have been at the Eagle Hill School since I was a freshman, and now I am a junior. This place has become a second home to me. I have learned […]

A School Expert’s Review of Eagle Hill School

I thought ‘wow’ as stepped on to the Eagle Hill School campus. Everything — the kids, faculty, and academic program — is very impressive. Everyone was very friendly, happy, and very willing to speak about their school. Instantly, you feel like you belong when you step onto campus and you want to get involved in […]

Why Are You A Hillside School Tour Guide?

Why are you a Hillside School tour guide? What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about Hillside School that motivates to share it with prospective students? I became a tour guide at the end of sixth grade and have been giving tours at Hillside for almost four years. I enjoy meeting new people […]

A School Expert’s Review of Hillside School

Hillside School exceeded my expectations in every way beginning with its lovely, rural setting, amazingly not far from Rte 495 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The boys were lovely and adorable. Hillside boys learn how to be successful and independent. They make friends; they mature; they become responsible, kind, respectful, and confident to go out and face […]

Doing School Work by Hand Help Students Remember Better

I just finished a full summer term working at Wolfeboro (summer boarding school) — back on the school side of the boarding school equation. Watching students work by hand — manually and methodically — brings me to think about a couple of articles on the subject of doing things by hand that I’ve kept on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul Hurd’s Legacy Reminds Us That, At Private Schools, Teachers Matter

This past November Hyde School in Bath, Maine lost a lifetime community member when Paul Hurd died. While having been a citizen on Hyde’s bath campus for almost forty years defines him as a boarding school lifer/campus fixture, Hurd was even more deeply woven into Hyde’s fabric. Among, Hurd’s Hyde firsts — he was the […]

From Grand River Academy –The Essential Characteristics of a Boy-Friendly Learning Environment

Grand River Academy never shies away from their mission — boys education. They do nice work making the case for boys schools and their specific approaches to boys education; they’ve produced a few infographics and I just came across a pdf pamphlet they’ve done- The Essential Characteristics of a Boy-Friendly Learning Environment. If you’re interested […]

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