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Tabor Academy Football Player Saved by Apple Watch

Apple watch reports students elevated heart rate. Saves student’s life.

New York Military Academy Closing

The New York Military Academy is closing after 126 years.

Darlington Mourns Loss of Dr. Elson Floyd: The School’s First Black Alumnus

Darlington School reflects on the school’s first black alumnus Dr. Elson Floyd

Reaffirming Communities of Faith: How Three Boarding Schools Begin Their School Years

How three boarding schools French Camp Academy, Subiaco Academy, and Trinity-Pawling School establish their communal faith to start the school year.

What’s Behind a Boarding School Name Change? Florida Air Academy Becomes Florida Prep!

Florida Air Academy changes its name to Florida Prep.

2015 World Cup Soccer: Prep School Alumnae on the US Women’s National Team

The Women’s World Cup is in full swing and we’d be remiss if we didn’t recognize the notable alumnae from the US Women’s National Team.

WWE Star John Cena Gives a Knockout Graduation Speech

WWE star John Cena gives a graduation speech for the books. Watch him address the Cushing Academy class of 2015!

Personal Interactions with Families: Still the Most Effective Marketing Tools

Personal interactions with families are a school’s most effective marketing tools.

Mount Hermon’s Famous Fire and Football Picture: A Life of It’s Own

The real story behind the infamous Mount Hermon fire and football photograph.

Revised SAT vs. Real Learning: Where Boarding Schools and Private Schools Excel

Revised SAT vs. criterion-referenced, mastery learning in boarding and private schools.

Lowell Whiteman Becomes Steamboat Mountain School

What’s in a name change? Schools build identities over decades and these identities are often rooted in founders’ philosophies and missions. When Lowell Whiteman School changed its name, and identity to Steamboat Mountain School, we knew there was a good story; we spoke with Pearson Alspach, Steamboat Mountain’s admission director to ask, ‘why the name […]

Six Important Life Lessons Boarding Schools Teach

New York Time columnist David Brooks struck readers’ collective nerves this past Sunday with a piece titled “The Moral Bucket List.” He reflects on people he sees, who selflessly contribute to their communities and others. I bring Brooks into this space because good boarding school communities teach so much of what he sees that creates […]

Darlington School Freshman Class Hosts Special Olympics On Campus

Darlington School’s freshman class hosted the Floyd County Special Olympics for about 265 Special Olympians on the school’s campus.

Making Your Final Boarding School Decision 2015

Many readers have been weighing their boarding school acceptances for the past few weeks. Which boarding school will be best for me? Which boarding school best fits our student? This post helps you to answer these questions.

The Asymmetric Boarding School Search

After watching the 2014-2015 boarding school admission cycle from our stop in a family’s boarding school search, we can tell you that families now do more research and consult more references than ever. Finding The Best Fitting School Is Now Akin to Making a Large Purchase Such as a Car Think about it, a lot […]

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