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The Dreaded Study Permit Process-A Canadian Perspective

Canadian boarding schools, much like our American counterparts work very hard to promote our institutions in foreign countries all around the world.  International students look to Canadian schools for a variety of reasons including a high quality education, an opportunity to be immersed in a English or even French environment, or simply for the cultural [...]

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10,000 Hours to Greatness: Unique Boarding School Programs Teach Every Student Skills for the Future

It has been argued that in order to excel at something or become an expert in a particular discipline, it takes 10,000 hours of work and practice. That is no doubt a great deal of time, which at 2 hours per day would take 13 years to reach. But for high school students at many [...]

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Reflections on Choosing a Gap Year

Every term at Sedbergh, we are fortunate to welcome four GAP students to Sedbergh School from all over the world. These students who have graduated Grade 12, act as associate faculty and work alongside the teaching staff to assist with both academic and extra-curricular activities. One of our gap students, Lenka from Slovakia, recently published [...]

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The Pathway to a US University Can Go Through Canada

A few weeks ago I returned to Canada after spending 2 1/2 weeks in Asia, representing Sedbergh School at boarding school fairs in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City. This was an excellent opportunity for a school like ours to speak with and recruit some great students from these areas. Since the [...]

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From Canada to India-Sedbergh Students Blog at 2009 Round Square Conference

Their bags are packed and there are four very excited Sedbergh Students and one Faculty member who are about to embark on an adventure and cultural experience of a lifetime. For Hayden, Bronwyn, Christopher, Kiara and Mr. Parkes this adventure begins as they depart for India and the 2009 Round Square Conference. Round Square is [...]

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What is a Canadian Boarding School?

I was thrilled when asked by AdmissionsQuest to contribute to the onBoarding School Blog, to provide information on and insight into the Canadian boarding school experience and highlight some of the issues facing the institutions north of the border. As this is my inaugural post, I thought it would be appropriate to simply pose the [...]

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