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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 […]

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.

A Response to Slate: Why We Need Private Schools

You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad. I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental….” These are the words of Allison Benedikt, who writes at Slate. (I’m also willing to bet, not a parent or a teacher.) Really? No kidding? […]

Linden Hill School To Close

Sadly, we note the the decision of Linden Hill’s trustees to close the school at the end of the academic year in June.

The Experts Debate ADHD

If you’re unfamilar with The New York Times “Room for Debate” series, the paper floats a question to a panel of experts around a topic. Then, each expert addresses the question based on their research, position & perspective in the field. “Are Americans More Prone to A.D.H.D.?” is a recent “Room for Debate” question. ADHD […]

Raburn Gap Nachoochee School Recognizes Student iPhone App

Raburn Gap Nachoochee School granted an honorary award to student Jungsoo Kim for his development of iRGNS, the official school iPhone app (Jungsoo Kim receives honorary award for his efforts in creating the RGNS App). Kim plans to study medicine as his education continues. Right now, he’s a budding software engineer. Kim appears to have […]

Mom Authors Heartfelt, Well-Written Take Why and How Her Family Chose A Learning Differences Boarding School

If you’ve been around boarding schools any length of time, you’ve seen this story line play-out- child struggles in school, family isn’t sure what to do and searches for answers, student is tested, a learning difference is uncovered a course of action results. Boy, if it really were that neat. That quick description does no […]

Blessing or Curse: Can ADHD Be Both?

Having worked their way into the open and everyday conversations and perspectives of education over the last couple of decades, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by the latest wrinkle in the ADD and ADHD world of definition and treatment. We’ve certainly known that students with ADD/ADHD are more than capable of harnessing their talents […]

Special Needs Boarding Schools

There are many different kinds of boarding schools in the United States. Some are highly academic and serve only exceptional and motivated students. Others are geared to working with the average to above student. And a few select schools work with children and adolescents with special needs which cannot be met by traditional or regular […]

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