Accepting, considerate, compassionate, cooperative, dedicated, determined, energetic, enthusiastic, fun-loving, intellectual, open, organized, self-confident, supportive, unique are just a few adjectives that come to mind after my visit to Fessenden School. I loved my Fessenden visit. Every room, corner, program, and class made me smile and want to jump in and be a part of this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Christine Savini and Dr. Olivia Morehead-Slaughter speak at Bement School about diversity teaching
The New York Military Academy is closing after 126 years.
Florida Air Academy changes its name to Florida Prep.
Riverside Military Academy Drill Team and Color Guard Cadets folded and presented the United States Flag as part the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1.
The death of Hargrave alumnus Master Sergeant Thomas Saunders of the United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) brings me to this post and something we don’t often talk, or hear about — the boarding boarding school alumni who go on to serve in the armed forces and those who perish while serving. […]
The Jennie Noell Wilmarth Estate donated $500,000 to Hargrave Military Academy on February 12, 2015. Two of Wilmarth’s grandsons are Hargrave alumni LT Oliver M. Salman ‘09 and Randall B. Orwick ‘06. Ms. Wilmarth’s daughter, Mrs. Fran Salman — mother of LT Oliver M. Salman — presented the gift. “Hargrave extends its most sincere and […]
I’ll admit, sometimes as boarding school faculty member we didn’t know if personally, or structurally, we were getting through to a student. It’s true that some students arrive to boarding school reluctantly. Most don’t. But, some arrive either irritated with their parents; believing that they know everything, already; or, that this crazy place, with all […]
2015 brings us to an our annual Boarding School blog post review – Top 10 Boarding School Blog Posts of 2014. We poured over the numbers to rank our top content over the course of 2014 — from videos to blog posts. We’ll report on the numbers as January progresses. Here’s the countdown. AdmissionsQuest’s “Top […]
On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Randolph-Macon Academy students loaded onto a bus – gifts in-hand ‐ as part of “Operation Thank You.” The project, which brings students, Christmas cheer, music, and gifts to the VA Hospital in Martinsburg, WV, is an extension of R-MA middle school teacher Toby Allanson’s family tradition. I am trying to […]
As a pre-professional arts boarding school, Walnut Hill School for the Arts is fundamentally different from other schools. All students have an arts major, which occupies afternoon time blocks: dance, music, theater, musical theater, visual arts or writing/media/film (film added as of next year). Walnut Hill is a powerful combination of Arts and academics. Walnut […]
Hargrave Military Academy’s Twist on Alumni Day: Keeping Alumni Connected by Giving Back Through Service
One of enduring questions for private schools – boarding and day – is how to keep alumni connected as the years pass? In a twist on the traditional alumni weekend, Hargrave Military Academy connects and engages alumni through their Annual Alumni Weekend of Service; Hargrave’s Weekend of Service combines traditional alumni weekend activities of reconnection, […]