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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 […]

Growing Up: Kate Miller Sheds Her Addiction

I muse a lot about ADD/ADHD medication. My time teaching in the classroom and working in student life paralleled the 0-100 MPH rise of attention deficit diagnosis and treatment. And, in all of this, I’ve seen way too many easy scripts written and ADD/ADHD prescription pills sold among peers. I’ve written before that I get […]

Tilton School Alumnus Makes $500,000 Gift

Last Friday March 8th, Tilton School announced a $500,000 gift from alumnus Arthur Sweatt ’49. Mr. Sweatt’s gift comes almost 65 years after his graduation. The gift seems to have come quietly from a man who also led his life quietly. The gift gives lasting testament to the lessons of Tilton that Sweatt must have […]

Riverside Military Academy to West Point Admission

Ever wonder how military boarding school; admission to West Point; a military career; and working in the West Point directorate of admission come together? You’ll find them all in our interview with Riverside Military Academy alumnus and Florida State Congressional District Coordinator for the Directorate of Admissions, CPT Charles Cook. In our interview CPT Cook […]

A Guided Tour of Blue Ridge School

Two Blue Ridge School students share their campus insights and experiences as they take you on a tour!

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.

Getting Enough Sleep: a student’s foundation to achievement

For our own children and our student charges in boarding schools, it’s critical to set regular sleep schedules and establish regular behavior patterns.

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 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

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.

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 […]

Student Turns to Crowd Sourcing to Pay Boarding School Tuition

“Help Asher Get to Skool” is a crowd sourced video campaign to garner financial support so that Asher can attend the Arthur Morgan School where he feels safe, accepted, and able to learn. He understands school fit.

A School Where the Learning Experiences of the Outdoors are Fundamental

For Ojai Valley School and its students, the learning experiences of the outdoors are fundamental.

Summer Reading? Start with nonfiction

The end of June brings with it the full transition into summer, and, for many an independent school students, that means facing a summer reading list.

A Guided Tour of Army and Navy Academy

Army and Navy Academy cadets Matt, Tyler, and David share their experiences introducing viewers to the academy. Whether it’s academics, residential life or college counseling, two statements (resounding endorsements) from the tour capture the Army and Navy experience.

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