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Direct from Admission Directors: 5 Tips for Applying to Boarding Schools

Admission directors of the Mid-Atlantic Boarding School Group — Blair Academy (NJ), Mercersburg Academy (PA), St. Andrew’s School (DE), Episcopal High School (VA), and Peddie School (NJ) — put together an excellent video. It’s designed to help families and students make sure that they understand the admission process and to alleviate some stress from the […]

Learn How to Use Your Campus Tour and Interview to Your Advantage

The past couple of years have been banner years for teachers, parents, and schools interested in how students learn — brain science. Specifically and colloquially, how to practice and make it stick. On your private school campus tour and interview, almost every school will look great, and your tour guide will take great care of […]

Start Now! Fall 2017 Admission & Financial Aid Deadlines About 90 Days Away

The traditional admission calendar/process is on the clock. It seems like school just started. But, the admission and financial aid application deadlines for fall 2017 are just over 90 days away. If you’re a family applying to boarding school for fall of 2017, it’s time to start your admission process. It’s all about school fit- […]

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.

Five Things Families Should Know About the 2015-2016 Boarding School Admission Process: Advice from Two Admission Directors

Advice on the boarding school admission process from two admission directors.

Personal Interactions with Families: Still the Most Effective Marketing Tools

Personal interactions with families are a school’s most effective marketing tools.

Choosing the Boarding School That’s Right For You: People Matter

This story came to me via the grapevine last week, about a student, who believed that he had found the perfect school, but, after his accepted student revisit, found that his dream wasn’t his dream at all. In fact, it was something of a nightmare. Full disclosure, I verified that this story is, indeed, true. […]

Riverside Military Academy to West Point Admission

Ever wonder how military boarding school; admission to West Point; a military career; and working in the West Point directorate of admission come together? You’ll find them all in our interview with Riverside Military Academy alumnus and Florida State Congressional District Coordinator for the Directorate of Admissions, CPT Charles Cook. In our interview CPT Cook […]

Advice from 28 Years of Interviewing Students and Families

St. Mark’s School, Director of Admission, Anne Behnke, shares some thoughts on the interview process for colleagues and families via SSATB ALC Blog, “The Art of Interviewing.”

A Thorough Reference for International Families Considering North American Private Schools

Author Christine Chapman takes international families through the thinking; the “nuts and bolts” of applying to private school in North America and Europe.

It’s Never Too Late to Apply to Boarding School

Our new free ebook, Applying to Private School After the Deadline, is now available! You think you’re too late to apply to a boarding school in July. You’re wrong. You can still apply. Applying late, or, coming to the admission process late, doesn’t mean “don’t apply.” It simply requires some different thinking and processes a […]

Dispelling the Boarding Myth

More and more frequently, the parents I see in my office feel confused and guilty. Why confused? They are confused because, it was not their decision to be in my office in the first place!   They are there because their son or daughter has insisted that they visit our school.  Why?  Because a larger percentage […]

Nervous about your Admissions visit?

First impressions are important.  They are obviously not the’ be all and end all’, but they do register with admissions folks.  I thought I would share a quick hint with everyone. Admissions people meet new students every day.  We love to meet prospective students, that’s why we work in Admissions.  We expect students to be […]

Boarding School Admission Advice from the Pros

We recently posed this question to six boarding school admission counselors, “What admission tips would you offer to a family considering a private school?” Each offers a slightly different take in advising families. Some common themes ring loud and clear.

The Value of Proctor Academy: 60 Seconds with PA’s Head of School

Making your school’s case to parents & students in 60 seconds is never easy, but in this short clip, Proctor Academy (Andover, NH) Head of School Mike Henriques nails a few of the important values that families should consider as they think about PA: Breadth of offerings both on & off campus that differentiates PA from […]

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