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138 Point Man, Jack Taylor, Mercersburg ’10

The Thanksgiving holiday along with the other things we do in the office slowed the posts down over the past couple of weeks. We hope to catch-up over the next few days. Today, I’ll start with Jack Taylor’s scoring explosion back on November 20th. If you don’t know the story, Taylor (Mercersburg Academy ’10, view […]

Trip Darrin Appointed Blue Ridge School Headmaster

After serving as acting headmaster eleven months, Blue Ridge trustees announced Darrin’s permanent appointment as Headmaster.

Want to be ready for college? You can’t do better than boarding school

The practices and skills that lead to collegiate success are the foundations of the traditional boarding school experience.

Advice from 28 Years of Interviewing Students and Families

St. Mark’s School, Director of Admission, Anne Behnke, shares some thoughts on the interview process for colleagues and families via SSATB ALC Blog, “The Art of Interviewing.”

Canadian Boarding Schools Make Their Case

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) has published a good ‘quick case’ video in which they take on the question ‘why boarding school?’

Taylor Stockdale: A Few Minutes with The Head of The Webb Schools

Having been appointed head of The Webb Schools (Claremont, CA,), Taylor Stockdale is in the special position of being a twenty-four year veteran of Webb- as teacher an administrator- prior to his appointment.

An Educational Consultant’s Impressions of Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Hawaii Preparatory Academy is a school more tied and connected to its surroundings than any I’ve ever seen. The islands and the school’s location is one of the most spectacular spots on earth.

Kent School Alumnus Seth MacFarlane to Host Oscars

Well to be fair, MacFarlane is also the creator of Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show and a co-writer of the current movie “ted.” I suspect these had more to do with him getting the Oscar host nod rather than his Kent connection. Some older folk seem worried about MacFarlane’s sensibilities meshing with the […]

Kevin McClatchy: It’s never to late to set a positive example

Examples like McClatchy’s are incredibly important as gay students work to understand and accept who they are and as adults work to help and support them.

The Technological Umbilical Cord: Do students really leave home anymore?

Whether teacher, administrator, student, or parent, you’ve got stories about the way cell phone use is, or has, changed the high school and college experience.

A Guided Tour of Midland School

Two Midland School student share their insights and experiences with viewers during this tour of the California (CA) boarding school that they call home.

Set Aside Notions of Private School Rankings

We encourage families to set aside notions of school rankings and, instead, encourage families to think about what their child needs in term of education

Keeping Families Connected at a Boarding School: Who said it has to be stuffy?

Recently I wrote my annual piece on what to bring- and equally important- what not to bring to school. I always advise “ask your school; they publish a list what you need.” While preparing the post, I came across Gould Academy’s handling of preparing, packing, and arriving- a five part series titled “Information for New […]

Making Sure A Post Graduate Applicant Fits

Hargrave Military Academy, published an interesting piece in which he shares all the moving parts of the PG admission equation.

A Wealth of Equine and Riding Experience Comes to Orme

Brian and Paula Bausch bring a wealth of equine and riding experience to Orme School’s campus as world-class trainers, clinicians, and performers of trick riding and roping, fancy gun handling, trick shooting, and Roman riding.

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