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A School Expert’s Review of Cushing Academy

New Headmaster Christopher Torino is very present and involved in daily life at Cushing Academy, which students appreciate. Cushing Academy feels like a traditional boarding school with contemporary touches. Currently, Cushing is recommitting to community. “Right-sizing,” or returning the school to approximately 400 students, is bringing a return to community-centered events such as all-school dinners […]

Why Are You an Eagle Hill School Tour Guide?

Why are you a Eagle Hill tour guide? What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about Eagle Hill that motivates to share it with prospective students? “I have been at the Eagle Hill School since I was a freshman, and now I am a junior. This place has become a second home to me. I have learned […]

A School Expert’s Review of Eagle Hill School

I thought ‘wow’ as stepped on to the Eagle Hill School campus. Everything — the kids, faculty, and academic program — is very impressive. Everyone was very friendly, happy, and very willing to speak about their school. Instantly, you feel like you belong when you step onto campus and you want to get involved in […]

Why Are You A Hillside School Tour Guide?

Why are you a Hillside School tour guide? What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about Hillside School that motivates to share it with prospective students? I became a tour guide at the end of sixth grade and have been giving tours at Hillside for almost four years. I enjoy meeting new people […]

A School Expert’s Review of Hillside School

Hillside School exceeded my expectations in every way beginning with its lovely, rural setting, amazingly not far from Rte 495 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The boys were lovely and adorable. Hillside boys learn how to be successful and independent. They make friends; they mature; they become responsible, kind, respectful, and confident to go out and face […]

Tilton School Students Help Veterans Make Ornaments for National Christmas Tree Display

Tilton School students – many as part of regular visits to the New Hampshire Veterans Home – recently spent time working with veterans to make ornaments destined for the National Christmas Tree display in Washington, D.C. “The experience is just naturally beneficial for all of us,” commented Julie Caldwell, Tilton’s community service director. Veterans and students […]

A School Expert’s Review of Brooks School

Brooks School head, John Packard stressed importance of pausing, reflecting, slowing down and creating an environment/community in which kids can be happy. No two students, at Brooks, are really alike. Brooks prides itself on working with the whole child and embracing and engaging students; students we met were certainly productive and happy. Brooks students enjoy […]

Andover Movie Makers Pump Up Fans

A little fun from the student video and athletic front this afternoon. The Andover Movie Makers Club posted “Andover/Exeter 2014” a few days ago in preparation for upcoming games with Exeter. It’s a really nice riff on the ‘pump up’ or ‘team motivational’ genre of videos that a lot of intercollegiate athletic departments produce. The […]

Boarding Schools that Work: Work Programs Help the Family Business Thrive

How do family businesses survive? Statistics show that only 30% of family businesses make it to generation two and a mere 3% still generate profits in generation three. The adage, Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations describes the failure of family operated businesses by the time grandchildren take over. Some of the issues evident in […]

A School Expert’s Review of Mercersburg Academy

Mercersburg Academy wraps their arms around you and welcomes all students! Mercersburg is a great balance of academic and athletic rigor bound by a supportive community. I was struck by the inclusive community and a student body that is fearlessly protective of the school. Students are not boxed in. They grow out of their community […]

A School Expert’s Review of Putney School

Putney School, Putney, Vermont “Dialogue” plays a huge part in the Putney community. Dialogue is different than conversation, discussion, or debate. Dialogue at Putney means working together. Putney doesn’t want students tuned out or disconnected. Students have to focus intently and practice mindfulness. Putney demands collective responsibility and interdependence. Putney is a simple place that […]

A School Expert’s Review of Vermont Academy

Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, Vermont Vermont Academy’s primary goals are to shape character and values in its students. A traditional boarding school, VA encourages students to be active and responsible participants in their own learning. VA teaches students to focus on his/her learning development, and well being. Tour guide quote of the visit: “VA is […]

Your Student Has Been Away at Boarding School For a Few Weeks Now: What the Heck is Going On?

It’s time to revisit another article that I’ve kept floating on my desk since April – Keith Robinson and Angel Harris’ Parental Involvement is Overrated. (Yes, I really do keep articles on my desk and in mind.) The piece may have run in April but I think for new – and to a lesser extent […]

Why are you a Dublin School tour guide?

Why are you a Dublin School tour guide? I’m a tour guide because I love Dublin so much that I want new kids to see it the same way as I do. What do you believe in so strongly/what’s so great about Dublin School that motivates to share it with prospective students? The question I […]

A School Expert’s Review of Dublin School

Dublin School Dublin, New Hampshire. What sets Dublin apart from the other boarding schools is its intentionally small size. Dublin’s small community equals growth and discovery for it’s students. The right mix of students and faculty give this campus an energy and sense of support that can only happen in a small school. Tour Guide […]

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