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Top 10 Boarding School Blog Posts from 2010!

As 2011 begins, we’d like to share the ten most read stories of 2010 (the inspiration from this post came from Bill Stites’ latest – Top 10 in 2010 – on edSocialMedia) on our Boarding School Blog. We expanded to feature new voices and perspectives during 2010 and we’re pleased that many new contributors made […]

Boarding School Affordability and Financial Aid in the News

Troy Onink author of the “College Crossroads” blog at Forbes.com posted a conversation (Affordability of Independent Day and Boarding Schools) with Mark Mitchell, Vice President for School Information Services at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). In his NAIS capacities Mitchell heads School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Many readers are familiar […]

Top 10 List When Looking for a Boarding School

I am delighted to be the latest contributing member of the AdmissionsQuest Blog team.  I have been working in a boarding school for almost 2 decades and hopefully I can offer some unique perspectives. My boarding school (www.brentwood.bc.ca) is in British Columbia, Canada.  It is located right on the Pacific Ocean (view from our school […]

Great News for SPSG Families: Trustees Announce Lower Tuitions for 2011-2012

While outside of our normal boarding school purview, the actions and decisions of the trustees at St. Paul’s School for Girls (SPSG) regarding affordability and their implicit respect of their families provides a lesson to any of us in independent school management. SPSG trustees have lowered tuition and included the price of textbooks in the […]

Affordable Boarding Schools: Four Under 25K

How can a $25,000, or less, annual tuition for a boarding school be construed as a bargain? Easily when most costs about $50,000 a year.

IB Boarding Schools Offer Scholarships To Exceptional Students

We count several IB boarding schools among our AdmissionsQuestPro schools and we’ve covered the IB adoption at New Hampton School. Two of our member schools recently announced scholarship programs for talented IB students (IB Scholarships for Boarding Schools). At Annie Wright School (Tacoma, WA), where all students take IB courses: “…Extremely bright students can take […]

TEAK Fellowship: Opportunities for Talented New York City Students

You gotta love learning about great program that you didn’t know anything about. This week, for me, it’s the Teak Fellowship. “The TEAK Fellowship helps talented New York City students from low-income families gain admission to and succeed at top high schools and colleges.” More than academics, Teak provides support and learning exposure opportunities to […]

5 Reasons for Attending Boarding School

Boarding schools offer educational and personal growth opportunities that most public schools simply can’t match.  From academic and athletic scholarships to developing friendships that last a lifetime, boarding schools provide an avenue for enrichment. Below are 5 reasons why parents should consider boarding school for their child. 5. Exceptional Resources Boarding schools typically have resources […]

How Do I Afford Boarding School for my Child?

When deciding whether or not to send a child to boarding school, most parents’ biggest concern is the cost of tuition. Typically boarding schools cost in the range of $35,000 – $50,000 annually.  There are a number of options when looking to pay for boarding school for your child. Paying out of pocket isn’t an […]

Private School Financial Aid Insights From Six Directors

We recently interviewed six boarding school admission counselors/directors with the question, “what should families keep in mind as they file for financial aid?” Each offers a slightly different take in advising families. Some common themes ring loud and clear. Communicate with the school. Know exactly what each school requires. Document your situation well and honestly. Meet […]

Five Common Boarding School Myths

There are many boarding school myths, but Baylor addresses the top 5 myths you may have heard when it comes to boarding school.

Where to Begin when Thinking about Boarding School

If you are thinking about boarding school for your child, there are some things to consider as you start the process of choosing the one that is right for your child.

State of Private School Enrollment: Connecticut Schools Fall 2010

The opening of school brings a spate of what I call state of the community articles in generally smaller local papers. When you’re in New England, or any other area with a boarding school and/or private day schools, these articles often mix a little boarding school angle with their mostly day school slant. We highlighted […]

Connecticut Private Schools Find Tuition a Family Priority in Tight Times

In “Paying for Private,” over at Connecticut Business News Journal, Connecticut boarding school and private day school administrators talk about the ways that they, and their constituent families are weathering the economic downturn. No secrets and nothing earth shattering in the piece- mostly it’s an interesting read to hear administrators’ words and voices. Schools find […]

New Mexico Military Institute Sees Fifty Percent Rise in Applications

Albuquerque television station KOB produced a segment on New Mexico Military Institute‘s strong admission year. NMMI spokesman, Carl Hansen, attributes the increase to schools use of the web, in particular, social media. “The school also announced a brand new full-ride scholarship for Native American students for the upcoming school year. Officials say they have enough […]

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