Peter Baron is the Chief Evangelist at WhippleHill Communications, the owner of AdmissionsQuest, and a partner at edSocialMedia. Peter regularly blogs about school communication along with hosting the regular videocast series, Boarding School Campus Tours. You can find him on Google+.
Posts by Peter Baron
Teachers Laura Fox and Alex Wescott present an overview of Dunn’s ninth grade integrated curriculum. The program takes a slightly different angle than many other integrated humanities programs.
Army and Navy Academy cadets Matt, Tyler, and David share their experiences introducing viewers to the academy. Whether it’s academics, residential life or college counseling, two statements (resounding endorsements) from the tour capture the Army and Navy experience.
Dunn School sophomore Danielle tals about improved confidence and discussion abilities that come from Dunn’s small, intimate classes.
Sharing their insights and observations, two Villanova Prep students touch on everything from academics to athletics during this tour of campus.
Christy Davidge, Dunn, Associate Director of Admission, takes you on a tour of campus. Dunn’s a coed boarding & day school in Los Olivos, CA. Academically, Dunn students benefit from small classes with 12-14 students; hands-on and interactive learning; practice or learning by doing and a faculty who work together as one. Dunn juniors work […]
Katie Isaacson talks about the role that Midland School’s organic garden plays in the school community. Midland (a coed boarding school in Los Olivos, CA) cultivates 10 acres for both production and education. The school eats seasonally from the farm bounty putting-up by freezing or canning the surplus. A chalk board in the dining hall charts produce […]
Our new infographic, Can We Afford Private School? (see below) provides a quick look at where your family might fit in the private school financial aid equation. In partnering with School and Student Services By NAIS (SSS), we’ve taken the regional cost of living adjustments and data used by SSS to calculate estimated family contributions toward tuition and […]
I’m thrilled to announce Understanding Private School Financial Aid, our newest FREE e-book authored by AdmissionsQuest’s Brian Fisher!
Three Berkshire School students are asked: “Are you going to miss it [your Berkshire experiences upon graduation]? Three Berkshire School students all answered, “yes.” In this tour of Berkshire School‘s campus (Sheffield, Massachusetts), thee BA students (two seniors, 1 PG) speak about the boarding school advantages of an engaged and supportive faculty. Chris (PG) appreciates […]
Stoneleigh-Burnham School students Hannah and Mary share their thoughts on the SBS experience. Academics at Stoneleigh-Burnham translate into college success. Stoneleigh girls work through a series of introductory foundational classes before moving on to advanced, or IB, level classes in the 11th and 12th grades. Core curriculum classes include work across the subject areas with […]
In case you missed it, just before the start of the July 4th weekend, RTTnews posted an audio interview with our very own Brian Fisher about the rising costs of private school tuitions and financial aid. The conversation closed with a discussion about the benefits of boarding schools and why school fit is so important. […]
Update! Many thanks to all of the schools for sharing their openings in the comments section. To make life a little easier for families, we compiled the comments into a list of AdmissionsQuest member boarding schools with Fall 2011 openings. It’s sorted in two ways- by school type and state- and families can use the inquiry […]
If you read widely in the boarding school world, you might have noticed that our bylines now appear outside of AdmissionsQuest. We’re working the Western Boarding Schools Association (WBSA) to establish their brand new blog. WBSA established it to offer their site visitors with perspectives that are hard to find in school profiles. Over the […]
The Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) has appointed Heather Hoerle to follow Regan Kenyon as the board’s executive director. Ms. Hoerle brings a full independent school background to SSATB having worked in independent schools and at independent school professional associations. Her professional stops include the George School, Westtown School, The Association of Boarding Schools, […]
Forman parent, Richard Ferguson, talks informally about his son’s experiences at The Forman School (a co-ed boarding school for students with learning differences in Litchfield, CT) and what it means to his son. As much as Mr. Ferguson’s comments and commentary, I’d like to call attention to the medium. Vignettes like this one offer a […]