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13 Questions to Help You Observe & Understand A Boarding School’s Residential Life Curriculum!

A couple of weeks back, I wrote Learn How to Use Your Campus Tour and Interview to Your Advantage. As we move further into the campus tour and interview season, today, I want to remind families to consider what we used to call the unwritten curriculum. (I say ‘used to’ because many schools now have […]

2016 Boarding School Acceptance Videos: Students & Faculty Welcome New Students!

Note: Updated 3/11. New videos added: St. Paul’s School, Pomfret School, & Phillips Academy It’s admission decision day (March 10th 2016) and, in what’s an annual event for us, here’s our gathering of 2016 Boarding School Acceptance Videos. We’ll post additional videos as we find them and as readers send them to us. Send yours […]

A School Expert’s Review of Landmark School

Editor’s note- Marylou spends time each fall visiting boarding school campuses individually and as part of educational consultant group tours. In what’s become an annual series, Marylou shares her thoughts and impressions of each campus and community. Landmark works to enable and empower students with language based learning disabilities to reach their educational and social […]

A School Expert’s Review of Eagle Hill School

Editor’s note- Marylou spends time each fall visiting boarding school campuses individually and as part of educational consultant group tours. In what’s become an annual series, Marylou shares her thoughts and impressions of each campus and community. This was my second great visit in a year to this wonderful school in Hardwick, MA that “educates […]

Five Things Families Should Know About the 2015-2016 Learning Differences Boarding School Admission Process: advice from Greenwood School’s Aria Carter

Five things to know about applying to a learning differences boarding school.

Five Things Families Should Know About the 2015-2016 Boarding School Admission Process: Advice from Two Admission Directors

Advice on the boarding school admission process from two admission directors.

Documenting the PG Year through A Family’s Lens

Bridgton Academy and the Wilkins family will document Cam’s Bridgton postgraduate experience from school search to college matriculation

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 […]

2015 Boarding School Acceptance Videos! Students & Faculty Welcome New Students to Their Communities

Updated: 3/13/2015 In what’s becoming an annual event, we’ll gather and post school welcome videos as we find them and as readers send them to us. Send yours if you’ve got one. March 10th was the traditional admission calendar acceptance notification date; here are some of boarding school acceptance videos: Chatham Hall School Chatham Hall Because… […]

An Impressive & Informative SSAT Presentation

Private boarding and day schools, like colleges, often include a test component in their admission processes. Standardized tests help the school understand where a student stands in his/her education no matter what school, or where he/she comes from. The Secondary Schools Admission Test, or SSAT, is often the test of choice in this process. As […]

Three Reasons an American Student Chose a Canadian Boarding School

I visited a few minutes with Shawnigan Lake student, Rosa about how she chose Shawnigan Lake, one of Canada’s largest boarding schools, as student coming from California’s Bay Area. Boarding school, and Shawnigan’s international student experience, in particular, offered Rosa opportunities that stretched her beyond her comfort zone. Rosa concludes her interview offering three things that […]

What’s the Best School? The School Your Child Needs

Regular readers, and many for whom we’ve answered questions over the years, might be able to recite by heart our answer to “what’s the best school?” No single ‘best’ school exists. Every student is different in where they stand and to where they hope to grow as they work through school. The best school for […]

Top 10 Private School Articles of 2012

As has become a tradition around the office, we think readers might be interested to our top 10 most read private school articles from 2012.

Top 10 Boarding School Videos of 2012

Our Top 10 list of Boarding School Videos from 2012 includes student tours as well as practical advice from experts covering admission interviews and financial aid.

A Guided Tour of Blue Ridge School

Two Blue Ridge School students share their campus insights and experiences as they take you on a tour!

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