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A Boarding School Offering Adventure & Travel We recently posted an interview with Lowell Whiteman School admission director, Derek Svennungsen, over on the Western Boarding Schools Association blog (Lowell Whiteman School: Local Outdoor Adventure and Global Travel). Regular readers might remember our announcement that we’re doing some production work with WBSA as they get their blog up and running. Derek shared […]

Top 5 Boarding School Videos

We gather and produce video year-round as part of our efforts to educate families about boarding school and to help boarding schools tell their stories. We feature them on our site and via our YouTube Boarding Schools Channel and many of our videos are linked to our AdmissionsQuestPro member school profiles and school websites. As […]

Fan of the X Games? Gould Academy has been developing great snowboarders and skateboarders since 1995

  Dave Bean, director of Gould Academy‘s skateboard program, talks about Gould’s exciting new program, Skate School. For years, Gould’s onSnow program has been a destination for students interested in strong academics and top notch high school snowboarding & skiing opportunities for years. Gould’s Skate School build on this commitment to the sports that make the […]

Finding One’s Voice at a Boarding School

Carly, Tabor Academy senior, shares her experiences and highlights opportunities available to Tabor drama students. Tabor drama students broaden their horizons through an annual exchange program.  Carly’s experiences in Tabor’s drama program have motivated her to pursue drama in college and begin considering drama as a profession.  “The whole experience has just been really life-changing […]

Western Boarding Schools Association Begins Blogging (with a little help from AdmissionsQuest)

If you read widely in the boarding school world, you might have noticed that our bylines now appear outside of AdmissionsQuest. We’re working the Western Boarding Schools Association (WBSA) to establish their brand new blog. WBSA established it to offer their site visitors with perspectives that are hard to find in school profiles. Over the […]

One Boarding School’s Community Wide Internship Program

Allison Smith explores Miss Hall’s School‘s Horizons Program. Horizons is an internship based community service program that begins in a student’s ninth grade year. Year one has students working in the greenhouse growing and caring for plants while learning basic business principles in a classroom setting. 10th through 12th grade girls go off campus to […]

Acing Time Management at a Boarding School

Opportunities and time management go hand in hand. Tabor Academy student Darin is the epitome of a well rounded student.  Darin’s pursuits take her beyond the 8-3 class day.  She is also a violinist and sailor. In classic boarding school fashion, Tabor offers her the opportunity to grow in many directions.  She touches on one […]

Studying Abroad at a Boarding School

Sophie, a senior at Tabor Academy, shares her study abroad experiences through School Year Abroad. Tabor facilitated her year abroad through hosting an annual visit from SYA representatives. While in Spain, she maintained her American curriculum, but took her classes in Spanish. She returned to Tabor as a senior and hit the ground in stride […]

A Parent’s Appreciation of their Child’s Boarding School

Forman parent, Richard Ferguson, talks informally about his son’s experiences at The Forman School (a co-ed boarding school for students with learning differences in Litchfield, CT) and what it means to his son. As much as Mr. Ferguson’s comments and commentary, I’d like to call attention to the medium. Vignettes like this one offer a […]

What Makes a Head of School’s Blog Intriguing?

What makes a Head of School’s blog intriguing not only to his/her community but to a complete stranger? Read the blog of Sheila Culbert, Head of School at Loomis Chaffee School, and you will no longer ask this question. In her blog, Culbert weaves together stories from her journey as Head of School, the students […]

Sam Radseresht: Stevenson School Singer-Songwriter

Stevenson School Senior Sam Radseresht talks about how his Stevenson experiences- not just musical but also in a larger sense- have helped him hone his talents. At Stevenson, Radseresht has grown into a multi-instrumentalist song writer who expresses a good command of the art of song writing. On his CD, “Vivid Mines,” Radseresht plays every […]

Two Generations at Gould Academy: Community and Lasting Values

Rob ’75 and Stef ’12, father and daughter, find the core of Gould Academy as they sit for an interview during during Rob’s 35th reunion. Stef, of course, finds the idea of her father’s teenage rock stardom pretty funny. But, Rob, thinking out loud and with some years behind him articulates the essence of Gould […]

Experience Mercersburg Academy: A Guided Tour!

Mercersburg Academy students Shayna ’11 and David ’12 share their Mercersburg experiences on a campus tour. Merecersburg comes together as a community often. Chapel and school meetings occur throughout the week presenting students, faculty, alumni with an opportunity to share thoughts and reflections; these meetings also offer time for quiet reflection. Mercersburg continues practicing the […]

Why a Junior Boarding School?

Kim Loughlin, Bement School admission director, explores the reasons that a family might consider a junior boarding school for their child. She touches on the opportunities that students and families will find in elementary & middle school boarding students. No matter the reasons behind a family’s consideration of a junior boarding school, these schools offer […]

Pomfret School Through the Eyes of Two Students

Pomfret School seniors J.J. and Caroline share some of the places and approaches that signify the Pomfret experience. Their tour begins at Clark Chapel where the school gathers twice weekly. A chapel talk is required of each senior before graduation; seniors reflect on their time at Pomfret or share other topics/reflections that they recognize have […]

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