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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 […]

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.

Largest Gift in Dunn School History Goes Toward African Student Aid

A $2 million gift from Wendy and Barry Roland (grandparents of alumni Kelsey ‘06 and Sara ‘09 Sullivan) to Dunn School confirms the strength and global reach of American boarding schools. The Roland’s gift is the first international student only — in this case African students — that I know of. The gift resulted from […]

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Wins World Sports School Challenge Tournament

Catching up on e-mail and events from the holidays, I see that Shattuck-St. Mary’s won the World Sports School Challenge hockey title. S-SM defeated Okanagan Hockey Academy 8-1 thumping in the Prep division final. “I thought we came out real strong in the first 10 minutes of the game and set the pace and held […]

St. Andrew’s School Hosts 2013 Round Square Conference

The 2013 Round Square International Conference brings more than 700 students from around the globe to St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL this week. Titled “Waves of Change” this year’s conference “challenges young people to enact positive change in their communities and around the world.” Activities, speakers and presenters will challenge students to consider, […]

Affection and Appreciation: Wasatch Academy Students Tell Their Stories

Wasatch Academy has started an interesting project for 2013-204 titled “The Wastach Academy Journey.” Featuring student voices and writing, the installment series will offer pieces throughout the year with students reflecting on their journeys to Wasatch and the affects of Wasatch on their lives. The first chapter includes pieces from Malian students — Nouman Kante […]

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 […]

Grand River Academy Joins with John Carroll University to Create Aspire Program

Grand River Academy and John Carroll University are combining resources to create The Aspire Program. Aspire will allow Grand River’s qualified international students to begin their collegiate careers while at Grand River Academy as well as the opportunity to be admitted to John Carroll at the conclusion of their Grand River/Aspire experience. GRA international students holding […]

Wasatch Academy Boys Basketball Wins Second State Title

The Wasatch boys basketball team defeated Gunnison Valley 57-45 this past Saturday to win the Utah 2A state championship finishing the season 25-1. The Wasatch team featured players from across the globe. Using basketball as their international language the team forged a togetherness and identity. “When you play basketball…it doesn’t matter what language you speak,” […]

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.

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.

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 […]

A Thorough Reference for International Families Considering North American Private Schools

Author Christine Chapman takes international families through the thinking; the “nuts and bolts” of applying to private school in North America and Europe.

International Students Share their Take on Boarding School

Ridley College seniors explore why they were drawn to Ridley as international students, what they’ve found at Ridley, and how this shapes their college search.

An American Family Discovers a Canadian Boarding School: A conversation with a Ridley College parent

A Ridley College parent shares how her family discovered this boarding school in Canada and why they selected Ridley over options in New England & New York.

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