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What Independent Schools Can Learn From The Teenage Brain

In boarding schools, one of the things on which we pride ourselves is the guidance of involved adults who help students form healthy, lasting habits and, we hope, make sound, healthy choices. We don’t live in fantasy land. We know that, no matter how hard we try, our students will not always make the best, […]

The Boarding School Community: Its Power Is Real

We talk about community and the power of community a lot in boarding schools; what community does well; why it’s healthy; how students learn an grow from being in a community. But, we don’t often take it a part and look at the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ behind the power of our school communities. Alumni, students, […]

A Guided Tour of West Nottingham Academy

Let student tour guides, Adele, Ryan and McKayla share West Nottingham Academy and their WNA experiences with you. They do great job of introducing viewers to the oldest boarding school in America. WNA features a warm, strong community with a wide array of programs and opportunities. Adele, Ryan and McKayla cover all aspects of WNA […]

Kent’s Hill School: MMQB Finds The Good of Small School Football

OK, I’m a little late to the party on this one. I missed Greg A. Bedard’s November Monday Morning Quarterback piece about Kents Hill School football, The Good in the Game. Bedard devoted his 5 November MMQB column to covering Kents Hill’s small school football team, making the argument that football can still be good, and […]

Top 10 Boarding School Blog Posts of 2014

2015 brings us to an our annual Boarding School blog post review – Top 10 Boarding School Blog Posts of 2014. We poured over the numbers to rank our top content over the course of 2014 — from videos to blog posts. We’ll report on the numbers as January progresses. Here’s the countdown. AdmissionsQuest’s “Top […]

A School Expert’s Review of St. Mark’s School

St. Mark’s School students graduate well prepared for college. Global citizenship is a part of each student’s St. Mark’s experience; the program teaches students the values of leadership and service as well as creative, analytic, and cooperative work, and exploring the larger world. The program includes domestic and international service learning and students are encouraged […]

Randolph-Macon Academy Brings Christmas to Veterans

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Randolph-Macon Academy students loaded onto a bus – gifts in-hand ‐ as part of “Operation Thank You.” The project, which brings students, Christmas cheer, music, and gifts to the VA Hospital in Martinsburg, WV, is an extension of R-MA middle school teacher Toby Allanson’s family tradition. I am trying to […]

A School Expert’s Review of Concord Academy

Concord Academy faculty and students focus on today, celebrating and living in the moment with an eye toward the future. CA allows students to do well at being themselves. Concord Academy students grow into themselves with CA helping them discover and get there. CA adults think of themselves as partners in a student’s growth. Teachers […]

Why Are You A Walnut Hill School for the Arts Tour Guide?

Why are you a Walnut Hill School for the Arts tour guide? What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about Walnut Hill that motivates to share it with prospective students? “I am a tour guide at Walnut Hill because my family and I had lots of questions about this school during the application […]

A School Expert’s Review of Walnut Hill School for the Arts

As a pre-professional arts boarding school, Walnut Hill School for the Arts is fundamentally different from other schools. All students have an arts major, which occupies afternoon time blocks: dance, music, theater, musical theater, visual arts or writing/media/film (film added as of next year). Walnut Hill is a powerful combination of Arts and academics. Walnut […]

Why Are You A Cushing Academy Tour Guide?

Why are you a Cushing Academy tour guide?  What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about Cushing Academy that motivates to share it with prospective students? This school [Cushing] has changed my life and I like to proudly tell visitors that come to campus about it and how much I love this school! I have […]

A School Expert’s Review of Cushing Academy

New Headmaster Christopher Torino is very present and involved in daily life at Cushing Academy, which students appreciate. Cushing Academy feels like a traditional boarding school with contemporary touches. Currently, Cushing is recommitting to community. “Right-sizing,” or returning the school to approximately 400 students, is bringing a return to community-centered events such as all-school dinners […]

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 […]

Tilton School Students Help Veterans Make Ornaments for National Christmas Tree Display

Tilton School students – many as part of regular visits to the New Hampshire Veterans Home – recently spent time working with veterans to make ornaments destined for the National Christmas Tree display in Washington, D.C. “The experience is just naturally beneficial for all of us,” commented Julie Caldwell, Tilton’s community service director. Veterans and students […]

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