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A Guided Tour of Eaglebrook School

Eagelbrook student, Brendan, shares what it’s like to be a student at a junior boarding boarding school. He came to Eaglebrook as a seventh grader. Brendan sees himself as having grown greatly and having made life-long friends

Keep Cooling and Hydration in Mind During Early Fall and Pre-season Practices

I know that, as coaches and returning teachers, the adrenalin of the new school year and the new athletic season can let us get carried away with pre-season practice and conditioning in the heat.

Means Based Tuition: A different way to think about private school tuition

R. Scott Asen, Groton School alumnus, puts himself on the line regarding high private school tuition in an editorial penned for the New York Times- “Is Private School Not Expensive Enough?”

A Parent Reflects on Medicating Her Son

We recommend a companion piece about attention deficit stimulant prescriptions from a parent’s perspective- Bronwen Hruska’s “Raising the Ritalin Generation.”

Agent Debate: Further Reading

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a written debate, I recommend it if you’re interested the questions surrounding the use of agents in recruiting international students.

What Should I Bring to School?

I recently answered the question in our Answers forum so that- and the fact that it’s mid-August- must be my clues that it’s time for a brief talk about what to bring to boarding school.

Prep School Rivalry Extends To Fundraising

Rivalries between boarding schools in physical proximity, or that compete for the same students, manifest themselves in the obvious places- athletic competition, one-upsmanship in academics, one-upsmanship between students and alumni in perpetuity.

International Student Agents: A crazy dynamic

Agents and their role in the recruitment of international students- especially Chinese students- has reached a near fever pitch with the over use of agents on one side of the scale and the denouncement of any use of agents on the other side. As usual the effective reality is somewhere in between.

Another Story of a Boarding School Bound Student Raising Money to Cover Expenses

This is our second recent post about a driven student raising money for the move to boarding school in the fall. Hilton Head Island student Caitlyn Campbell is working to raise money to help meet her out of pocket boarding school expenses for the coming year at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School (Rabun Gap, GA). Her story […]

An Admission Director Finds Himself in the Shoes of His International Students

We like Ridley College, admission director, Andrew Weller’s professional musings and today is no exception. Now, before any rush to judgment, Andrew is, indeed, fortunate to be studying French in Paris as he writes. So, no ‘poor, Andrew’ sentiments. Anyone should be so lucky to have such an opportunity. However, as anyone who’s entered a […]

An Educational Consultant’s Notes on Grand River Academy

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Grand River Academy. I fell in love with the school.

You Won’t Find School Fit in Private School Rankings

Private school is as much about creating an environment in which a particular type of student does well as it is about academic rigor. This is what we call “school fit.”

Tour D’Admission In It’s Eleventh Year

What’s the Tour D’Admission you ask? It’s an annual bike tour of colleges undertaken by high school guidance counselors and educational consultants. It’s not for the faint of heart.

Freshman Humanities at Dunn School

Teachers Laura Fox and Alex Wescott present an overview of Dunn’s ninth grade integrated curriculum. The program takes a slightly different angle than many other integrated humanities programs.

The Case for Family Style Meals

Following up my post on family dinners, I think some readers might be interested in one of the larger recent studies examining the effects of the family dinner.

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