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An Educational Consultant’s Notes on Indian Mountain School

Visiting Indian Mountain School, I felt like a kid again. The school is a junior boarding school located in Lakeville, CT. IMS feels like home away from home for its students. Facilities, views and setting were all beautiful. The arts are woven throughout the curriculum and visual and performing arts offer great windows of opportunity. […]

Why a Junior Boarding School?

Kim Loughlin, Bement School admission director, explores the reasons that a family might consider a junior boarding school for their child. She touches on the opportunities that students and families will find in elementary & middle school boarding students. No matter the reasons behind a family’s consideration of a junior boarding school, these schools offer […]

An Educational Consultant’s Notes on Linden Hill School

A junior boarding school for boys, ages 9-16 with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and executive functioning challenges, Linden Hill School (Northfield, MA) helps middle school age boys, of average to above average intelligence, with language learning differences, ADD and/or executive function issues to become increasingly successful, and independent in academic, social, and athletic environments. Orton-Gillingham methodology […]

An Educational Consultant’s Notes on The Greenwood School

The Greenwood School, a junior boarding school, enrolls boys ages 9–14; they have 42 boarding and 5 day students. Students have been diagnosed with: dyslexia, specific language-based learning disabilities/learning differences (LD); receptive language and/or expressive language deficits; executive functioning deficits; attention difficulties (ADD or ADHD); disorders of written expression; dysgraphia; or, speech and language needs. […]

Catching up with my St. Paul’s School Student

At St. Paul’s School I visited with a student whom I helped with placement. A tenth grade boarder, he came from a junior boarding school. With boarding school already under his belt, his transition has been smooth both academically and socially. He arrived at SPS with study skills and organizational skills all in place. He […]

English In Real Life: Fessenden Alumnus Christopher Lloyd Takes on Willie Loman

Fortuitous timing-  this is too good an opportunity to pass-up- a chance to plug one of my favorite plays and an opportunity for anyone familiar with (or interested in learning) to think and reflect on one of America’s great plays, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” I stumbled across “A Surprise of a Salesman: Christopher […]

Getting to Know Fay School

Jamie Ramsdell, Director of Admission connects Fay School (America’s oldest junior boarding school) traditions to the 21st century in this latest installment of our Getting to Know series. Highlights from the conversation include: -Balance of tradition and the new -Broad options throughout the curriculum -Connected faculty

Getting to Know Cardigan Mountain School

Next up in our Getting to Know series, Cardigan Mountain School– an all-boys, junior boarding school in Canaan, NH. Brian Beale, Cardigan’s Associate Director of Admission, talks about the school’s supportive & structured environment, three levels of academic programs and PEAKS – Cardigan’s Personalized Education for the Acqusition of Knowledge and Skills program.

Getting to Know Bement School

In this installment of our ‘Getting to Know‘ series, I sat down with Kim Loughlin, Director of Admission, Bement School. We talked about the concept of junior boarding schools and why families select the option, Bement growing its boarding student population from 34 to 40, dorm & student life at the school, and the structure […]

AdmissionsQuest Live from School Connections in Baltimore

Peter & I will be covering and talking to educational consultants and school admission folks over the next day and a half.  If you’re unfamiliar with School Connections, the brain child of Pat Finn, it’s a combination of ‘speed-dating’ and the old information swap between consultants and school. Pat has taken the room full of […]

Hillside School’s New Academic and Health Center Features Green Technology

Hillside School joins a growing roster of schools incorporating energy efficient green technology into their newest generation of buildings. The common thread among these schools is a growing dedication to environmental responsibility and stewardship. Hillside’s Academic and Health Center features “specially tinted glass to better manage solar heating throughout the building; the implementation of recycled […]

Cardigan Mountain School: Personalized Education through the Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills

Update: For those interested in learning more about the program, checkout my podcast, Cardigan Mountain School Introduces PEAKS, with Cardigan’s Brian Beale, Associate Director of Admission, & Ryan Feeley, English Teacher & Summer Session Director. During a visit to Cardigan Mountain School (an all-boys, junior boarding school in Canaan, NH),  I saw a school in […]

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