Learn Why Four Boarding School Heads Keep One Foot in the Classroom

Modern boarding school heads face an amazing array of time and intellectual demands- everything from the school’s daily operation; to strategic planning; to fundraising; to attending meals; to student discipline; of course students and faculty are also part of the equation. These constituencies pull heads in all sorts of directions- daily. Given these demands my […]

What Every Parents Need to Know About What Makes a Great Boarding School Teacher

We keep coming back to the quality, strength, and lasting influence of boarding school faculty. Faculty strength comes up repeatedly when you listen, alumni, current and past parents, and students. One is hard pressed to find a family with boarding school experience that doesn’t speak highly of their faculty- past and present. Great, engaged, connecting, […]

Tabor Academy and Special Olympics Join Forces

A full eight-week Special Olympics program will begin on Tabor’s campus this coming January 2016. The arrival of Special Olympics to the Tabor campus results from partnership between math teacher, Tim Cleary and Senior, Molly Bent. Bent’s sister Sarah is an eleven year old with Downs Syndrome and regular visitor to Tabor’s campus. “Every time […]

Considering the Role of Computers in the Boarding School Classroom

An OECD study, Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection gives parents and educators some data, and questions to consider, when we think about, and make decisions, around computers in the classroom and our goals for their use. Writing for The Hechinger Report (and, U.S. News and World Report), journalist Jill Barshay does good work […]

Purnell School: What does it look like when a school changes its mission?

Purnell School, like a lot of private boarding and day schools, found that it needed to ask itself a good number of questions during, and after, the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Suddenly, parents weren’t as free in their considerations about paying tuition. Admission officers everywhere found themselves working extraordinarily hard to fill schools and found, in […]

Bridging the Gap: Inside Bridgton Academy’s postgraduate documentary project

A few weeks back, I introduced Bridgton Academy’s documentary project Bridging The Gap, in which Bridgton and the Wilkins family work to show how a family comes to choose a postgraduate high school experience for their son; how the experience works; and, what the postgraduate experience will mean to Cam in the long run. I […]

Bement School Names Christopher Wilson New Head

Chris Wilson will begin his tenure as Bement’s ninth head of school July 1, 2016. Wilson will come to Bement from Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a grade 5-8 girls middle school, where is the sitting head of school. A cheer went up from the crowd of faculty, staff, and students at during the school […]

How to Find and Apply to a Boarding School: Top resources for families!

Helping families navigate the boarding school admission and financial aid processes is our raison d’être. We want every student and family to find the school that best fitting school. Each year, we work to stay abreast of changes in the processes; the ways that families come to the processes; and the questions you’ll be asking. […]

Study Confirms the Power of Student-Teacher Relationship in Academic Performance

New study examines the importance of the faculty-student relationship in learning success.

Trinity-Pawling School Installs New Headmaster

Trinity-Pawling School installs William Taylor as headmaster.

Five Things Families Should Know About the 2015-2016 Learning Differences Boarding School Admission Process: advice from Greenwood School’s Aria Carter

Five things to know about applying to a learning differences boarding school.

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.

Documenting the PG Year through A Family’s Lens

Bridgton Academy and the Wilkins family will document Cam’s Bridgton postgraduate experience from school search to college matriculation

Brewster Academy Alumna Justine Siegal Becomes First Female Major League Coach

Oakland A’s hire Brewster Academy alumna Justine Siegal as first woman to coach major league baseball coach

Christine Savini and Dr. Olivia Morehead-Slaughter Contribute to Bement School’s diversity teaching

Christine Savini and Dr. Olivia Morehead-Slaughter speak at Bement School about diversity teaching

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