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Always Thinking About the Boarding School Search Process

Having written a lots about applying to boarding school, I freely admit that I don’t have the market cornered on information and expertise and that I can often be prompted to think “ah, I didn’t mention that’ or “ah, I didn’t think of that” or “ugh, I forgot about that.” I like of few things […]

2014 NFL Draft Tally: Fork Union Military – 5; University of Texas – 0

Fork Union Military Academy had more players taken in this year’s NFL Draft than the University of Texas. (Full disclosure, I’m Texas fan.) Simply amazing. This tells you just how strong the FUMA football program is, and has been for some time. Take a look at FUMA’s football alumni page. FUMA’s 2014 draftees: Carlos Hyde […]

Hotchkiss Film Festival 2014: Opportunity for High School Filmmakers

Hotchkiss Film Festival 2014 is the third year of the festival dedicated exclusively to high school filmmakers. This year’s Festival is scheduled for Friday evening May 16th, 2014. Past Festival events and entries are on the website. A short film competition, “The Film Festival Competition is open to all high school students who currently represent […]

Riverside Military Academy and Randolph Macon Academy Participate in AMCSUS 38th Military Band and Choral Festival

AdmissionsQuest member schools Riverside Military and Randolph-Macon Academy recently had students participate in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States (AMCSUS) 38th Military Band and Choral Festival. Originally a regional event for Virginia Military schools, The Military Band and Choral Festival now brings together Cadets nationwide. Randolph-Macon Academy hosted this year’s […]

Riverside Military Academy Cadets Receive Congressional Nominations

Riverside Military Academy cadets, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (C/LTC) Harrison Summerour and Cadet Captain (C/CPT) Jacob M. Deem received their respective congressional nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and U.S. Military Academy – West Point (USMA) last week. Deem and Summerour received their appointments as their congressman’s Congressmen’s Principle Nominee (1st choice.) Each cadet received […]

Culver Academies’ Alumnus George Steinbrenner Circa 1973

A fun Friday morning post — Sports Illustrated.com is running a photo essay titled “SI’s 100 Funniest Photos.” Sports junkie that I am, I clicked through durning lunch yesterday and saw this gem of shot (SI’s #29 of 100): George Steinbrenner alumnus of AdmissionsQuest member Culver Academies playing in a 1973 alumni basketball game. Sometimes […]

A Response to Slate: Why We Need Private Schools

You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad. I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental….” These are the words of Allison Benedikt, who writes at Slate. (I’m also willing to bet, not a parent or a teacher.) Really? No kidding? […]

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 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

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.

A Guided Tour of Bement School

Kim Loughlin, Bement School admission director, guides viewers around the Bement campus and through the concept of a junior boarding school.

Participating in the World’s Largest and Most Prestigious Arts Festival

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School thespians will be showcased at the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) in Edinburgh.

Jewel Explains What It Means To Attend an Arts Academy

What sets a pre-professional arts boarding school and a pre-preprofessional arts student apart? Drive, desire, and dedication.

A Great Boarding School Teacher Nears Retirement: FUMA’s Fletcher Arritt

As a young teacher watching him coach, I knew Fork Union Military Academy’s Fletcher Arritt was good. I didn’t know how good. Twenty+ years later and thanks to Erik Brady’s USA Today article, “Outgoing Coach Molded Men for Four Decades,” and Phil Wall’s documentary work I’m in awe.

Boarding School Alumni in the 2012 Super Bowl

Always looking for boarding school alumni in big stages, I’ve found three players in Sunday’s Super Bowl. This list isn’t exhaustive. If I didn’t find someone, please add them to the comments.

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