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Kents Hill School Appoints Patrick McInerney Head

This past Saturday, Kents Hill School trustees removed his interim title and elected Patrick C. McInerney as Head of School. McInerney and his family have been members of the Kents Hill community for 21 years. McInerney received a standing ovation when introduced as head at Saturday’s morning meeting. “I am honored to lead our school forward from this, [...]

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Riverside Military Academy Cadets Receive Congressional Nominations

Riverside Military Academy cadets, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (C/LTC) Harrison Summerour and Cadet Captain (C/CPT) Jacob M. Deem received their respective congressional nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and U.S. Military Academy – West Point (USMA) last week. Deem and Summerour received their appointments as their congressman’s Congressmen’s Principle Nominee (1st choice.) Each cadet received [...]

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Mercersburg Academy Receives Second Largest Independent School Gift

Alumna Deborah Simon ’74 and her foundation have pledged $100 million to Mercersburg Academy as the seed gift for the school’s Daring to Lead capital campaign. In her announcement, Ms. Simon spoke favorably about the Mercersburg Academy experience: “…Mercersburg was, and continues to be, a place where every student can be himself or herself. …Mercersburg [...]

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St. Andrew’s School Hosts 2013 Round Square Conference

The 2013 Round Square International Conference brings more than 700 students from around the globe to St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL this week. Titled “Waves of Change” this year’s conference “challenges young people to enact positive change in their communities and around the world.” Activities, speakers and presenters will challenge students to consider, [...]

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Orme School Receives $2 Million Gift

An anonymous alumna presented Orme with $2 million check last week. Truly a case of actions speaking louder than words.

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Participating in the World’s Largest and Most Prestigious Arts Festival

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School thespians will be showcased at the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) in Edinburgh.

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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.

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Putting the Cool in Boarding School

As part of WFSP’s Cool Schools series, reporter Mark Dixson filed four reports covering some of the uncommon, specialized experiences available to Marvelwood students.

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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Wins Boys Hockey National Championship

Congratulations to the Shattuck-St. Mary’s boys hockey team. The teams won the U18 Tier 1 National Championship for second straight year marking their fourth championship out of the last six.

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St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Mascot Change Goes Moo Far

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s recent move to drop the “Mountain Lion” mascot in favor of a “Guernsey Cow” stirs a milkshake-thick controversy.

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Battling Summer Sloths: Cool Camp Options for Kids!

As the second half of the school year winds down, many adolescents are envisioning what their summer will consist of: Wii marathons, iCarly reruns, and trips to the mall.   If this doesn’t sound like the ideal way for your child to spend their two and a half months of freedom, then now is a great [...]

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Shrinking Public Schools Turn to International Boarding Programs as a Lifeline

American public school systems seek to fill seats and close budget gaps by creating tuition driven offerings for wealthy foreign students.

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Miss Hall’s School Head of School Receives a Well Deserved Leadership Award

Jeannie Norris, Head of Miss Hall’s, received the Citation of Leadership Award from The Association of Boarding Schools.

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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Wins Inaugural World Sports School Challenge Gold

Late in December the Shattuck-St. Mary’s boys Hockey team defeated Finland 5-3 to win the first World Sports School Challenge (WSSC) gold medal.

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The Connection Between Boarding School and Head

In Kents Hill School, Jeremy LaCasse & his family found a boarding school that fits with his thinking as an educator and an environment that offers students profound and powerful lessons.

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