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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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Football Signing Day: A (Very) Rough Boarding School Report

I’ve done this in past but never found it so difficult to find press and announcements of boarding school players signing football letters of intent.

Boarding School Alumni in the 2012 Super Bowl

Always looking for boarding school alumni in big stages, I’ve found three players in Sunday’s Super Bowl. This list isn’t exhaustive. If I didn’t find someone, please add them to the comments.

The Crafting of a Mission Statement

The Williston Northampton School head, Robert Hill, talks about Williston’s new mission statement- how it came about and how the new statement informs and reflects school life.

New Military School Set To Open In August 2012

Forest Hill Military Academy (Millersburg, KY) leaders are busy preparing to welcome the new boarding school’s first class of cadets this coming fall.

Great Prep School Basketball Teams To Appear On ESPN

ESPN’s 2011-12 GEICO ESPNHS Basketball Showcase confirms just how good New England prep school basketball is (watch the clip above from last year’s New England championship). Five New England boarding school teams appeared in the Five Star Preseason Top 25. Four of them, St. Mark’s School, Tilton School, New Hampton School, and Brewster Academy are scheduled […]

Interested in Opening A Private School? A great physical plant is on the market

What happens when a school closes? Cold realities get played out and one such reality is the sale of the campus. The 62 acre Fox River Country Day School campus is on the market. Back in June we wrote a brief story on the closing of Fox River Country Day School in Elgin, Illinois. Few […]

Riverside Military Academy Wins President’s Trophy

Riverside Military Academy‘s Corps of Cadets captured the 2011 President’s Trophy for best marching during this year’s Veteran’s Day Parade in Atlanta- the third consecutive year the RMA Corps has won the honor. Grand Marshalls Ross McCall James Madio- of the HBO series Band of Brothers- presented the award. “This victory is the culmination of […]

New England Boarding School Basketball Dominates Five Star Preseason Top 25

Basketball is almost here. (College basketball is here; I’ve been to two home games already.) And, as coverage of high school sports and the recruiting game has increased over the years, now, we have year-round prep basketball coverage- so far beyond the old USAToday high school polls that it’s scary. Things have changed. It used […]

Head of School Searches: It’s Announcement Time

Update (11/16/2011 11/18/2011 11/29/11 12/1/11): since posting this piece, we’ve learned of head of school announcements at Gould Academy, Tilton School, Miss Hall’s School, West Nottingham Academy & Brentwood College School. Thanks to all for reaching out. Full write ups are below. We’ve seen three five six seven eight head searches for summer 2012 appointments concluding in the past few weeks and we suspect that […]

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