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A Living Experiment: How One Boarding School Strives for Greener Living

Linda Tischler covers Choate‘s new Kohler Environmental Living Center in a Fast Company article titled, “Prep Schools Lead The Way On Sustainable Living.” A gift from alumnus Herbert V. Kohler, the $20 million center will house 15-20 juniors who will be divided into teams that will compete in their efforts to live in a net […]

The Gunnery Appoints a New Head of School

Peter W.E. Becker will become The Gunnery‘s 11th Head of School this coming July 1. Becker brings a portfolio of varied experiences to the Washington, CT campus. He will be coming directly from The Lawrenceville School where he currently serves as a Master of History and Interdisciplinary Studies. Prior to his eight years at Lawrenceville, […]

Big Snowstorm Affects New England Boarding Schools More Than Usual

The effects of last week’s New England snowstorm were well documented throughout regional and national media. And, if, like us, you have some relatives in the region who live at the end of a long dirt road, you heard stories about tree limbs taking down power, and phone lines, and the generator coming on. Most […]

A Boarding School with a Top Tier Mountaineering Program

Asheville School’s mountaineering program has earned a five year accreditation from Association of Experiential Education (AEE) making Asheville one of only 11 secondary schools worldwide to carry such distinction. Ed Maggart, Asheville’s director of mountaineering expressed his belief in the program: “We have always had an outstanding Mountaineering Program at Asheville School and now we are […]

The Loyalty of a Girls School Graduate

For the second time in recent memory, we’ve found a boarding school connection in The Wall Street Journal’s “Donor of the Day” column. Melanie Grayce West chronicles the lasting affects of a Westover School education in the professional and personal life of Charlotte B. Beyer in “Nurturing Young Women to Be Wall Street Leaders.” Rising […]

A New Head Brings a Great Combination of Boarding School and Maine Roots

New Kents Hill School head Jeremy LaCasse spoke with Kennebec Journal writer Susan McMillan for an interview published in this past Monday’s paper. Reading “Son of Augusta comes back to lead Kents Hill School,” it’s clear LaCasse brings a great combination of boarding school and Maine roots to his new post. The interview covers expected […]

Boarding School Alumni Qualify for London 2012 Olympics

A quick ‘olympic’ post to start the morning… With their performances at the World Rowing Championships, Brentwood College School (a coed boarding school in Mill Bay, British Columbia) alumni Malcolm Howard ‘01, Dave Calder ’96 and Scott Frandsen ’98 qualified for London 2012. Howard rows as member of an 8 crew while Calder and Franzen row […]

Becoming a Student Leader: A Q&A with a Military School’s Battalion Commander

Edgar T. Dowling III (Tuner) was recently appointed Riverside Military Academy‘s Battalion Commander for the 2011-12 academic year. As the highest ranking cadet/student leader, Dowling’s responsibilities include, “training of the battalion on drill days, commanding the battalion at all formations, and working with his staff and school administrators in coordinating activities of the battalion to […]

Considering A Prep School Hockey Experience?

If you’re a hockey player or hockey family considering a prep/school experience, I wholeheartedly recommend Mike Zhe’s recent article, “Prep Route Offers the Complete Package” at hockeyjournal.com. Zhe’s voice is knowledgable, finely detailed, and he’s spoken with some great coaches and members of the New England Hockey community. He does a great job of speaking […]

Developing a Charter Boarding School

Knoxville College president Dr. Horace Judson and Genesis Rock Foundation president Russ Smith are working to bring their vision for a charter boarding school in the South up and running on the Knoxville College Campus by the coming fall. The men believe that a boarding environment offers the strongest path to school success for their […]

A Boys Learning Differences Boarding School Adds a High School: A Q&A with the Head of The Greenwood School

Following-up The Greenwood School‘s announcement of their expansion to include a full high school program, Greenwood headmaster, Stewart Miller spoke with us about the opportunities and motivations behind Greenwood’s growth. Brian Fisher (BF): What’s the impetus behind growing to include a high school? Does Greenwood just work better for some kids to have a consistent […]

A Two Time Winner of Best of State

Congratulations to Wasatch Academy for being a repeat winner of ‘Best of State’ in the category of Public/Private Schools K-12 by The Utah Best of State Organization. Wasatch was chosen from more than 800 public and private K-12 in Utah for the honor. Wasatch head, Joseph Loftin reflected on the honor: “It’s a wonderful honor […]

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School Appoints Anthony Sgro 10th Head

Anthony Sgro, who holds a Ed.D from the University of Pennsylvania, comes to Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School from a twelve year tenure at Woodbury Forest (VA) where he concluded as assistant head and dean of students. His Woodbury Forest, and personal experiences, evince a deep, wide understanding, as well as a commitment to, boarding school. Sgro […]

Helping Students Build a Foundation for a Mathematical Future

Building on the effort to help students build a stronger mathematics foundation, Westtown School is expanding its adoption of the Singapore Math curriculum. Westtown will now use the curriculum throughout the elementary and middle school grades. The expansive adoption of Singapore Math is Westtown’s response to American student’s poor standing on a number of math […]

A Junior Boarding School Expands to Include a Full 9-12 High School

Following on the heels of their June announcement about adding grades nine and ten, The Greewood School‘s expansion plans have grown. Greenwood (Putney, VT) is adding a full high school with the first graduating class scheduled for spring 2014. The school will now be able to work the boys from the fourth to twelfth grades, […]

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