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What is the True Cost of Boarding School?

Learn how to determine the true cost of boarding school!

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The Big List of Boarding School Resources!

Check out the ultimate list of boarding school resources. One big article with everything you need to help you through the admission process!

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13 Actors Who Walked the Red Carpet From Boarding School to the Academy Awards!

For these actors and actresses, their path to the red carpet went through boarding school.

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The Ultimate List of Boarding School Pro & Olympic Athletes!

From professional athletes to Olympic champions, here's the ultimate list of boarding school professional & Olympic athletes!

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The Added Value of Experiential Education, Part 1

Experiential education is something of a buzzword in education, but is it another fad? Learn about its practice as seen through the eyes of one of its committed practitioners.

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Military School Opportunities for Girls in the South

Military Schools for Girls: A review of four boarding schools in the South.

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What does it mean for boarding school to be "accredited?"

Families ask this question all the time. After all, virtually every private/boarding school references its membership in its accrediting body. But, what does accreditation mean? This article answers the question.

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Flipping the Classroom: One teacher’s journey into turning class time inside out

A Conversation with Justin Joslin, Director of Experiential Learning, New Hampton School

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3 Connecticut Boarding Schools With Equestrian Programs

Are you a high school equestrian? Learn about three Connecticut boarding schools that offer the opportunity to combine a boarding school education and your equestrian pursuits.

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Boarding Schools in California with Theater Programs

Dreaming of going to boarding school in California to make your acting dreams come true? Here are three boarding schools with strong theater programs to check out!

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Pros and Cons of New England Boarding Schools

Today’s New England boarding schools offer a fresh new perspective on prep school life.

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7 Things Not To Forget Before Going To A Florida Boarding School

We asked Directors of Admission in Sunshine state to share their "7 Things Not To Forget Before Going To A Florida Boarding School."

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5 Massachusetts Boarding Schools With Stunning Architecture

These five Massachusetts boarding schools have unique architecture that help define the private school experience.

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Beyond Status Updates: 10 Private Schools Truly Connecting Via Social Media

As more and more families and students go online and dive into social media, schools too are working to engage with families across different social networks and platforms.

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From Riverside Military Academy to West Point Admission

CPT Charles Cook talks about his journey from Riverside Military Academy student; to West Point; to the Air Force; to early retirement; then, back into active duty as member of the West Point Admission team.

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Don't Miss These Eight Small Yet Superb Boarding Schools!

While most, if not all independent schools boast small classroom sizes and cozy campus communities, there are several small boarding schools whose goal is to intentionally keep enrollment below 200 students.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Field Hockey

A scouting report of five boarding schools that offer field hockey at the competitive levels in single-sex and coeducational environments.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Football

Boarding schools offer football experiences akin to that of small New England liberal arts colleges- tradition rich experiences and programs across all levels of play.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Soccer

Soccer is the second most popular sport among Americans ages 12-24, according to a recent survey. Nowhere is its popularity more evident than at boarding schools.

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Summer Boarding School Programs Offer Something for Everyone

For many students, summer provides an opportunity to live independently away at summer boarding school.

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Scouting Report: Boarding Schools with Crew

Learn about six schools with rowing programs of varied histories & skill levels.

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5 Boarding Schools with Terrific Drama Programs

A showcase of 5 boarding school drama programs from across North America.

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Five New England Boarding Schools with On-campus Ski Mountains

Whether you're a competitive skier or snowboarder, a rec athlete, or interested in becoming a ski patroller, having a ski hill in your backyard is sure to provide extraordinary opportunities that can make your boarding school experience even richer.

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Scouting Report: Competitive Snowboarding Boarding Schools

A look at five boarding schools that feature competitive snowboarding programs designed to support the development of regional competitive snowboarders to Olympic level athletes.

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Boarding Schools for Aspiring Dancers

For aspiring dancers, many boarding schools offer dance programs ranging from pre-professional training to extra-curricular dance programs.

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Scouting Report: Lacrosse boarding schools

A profile of six outstanding and diverse boarding school lacrosse programs. Each offers a very unique independent school experience.

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Finding a Catholic Boarding School

From single sex to coeducational, on the east coast and west coast, across the mid west and southwest, there are a variety of Catholic boarding schools that provide exceptional core values and spiritual development.

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Prep School Hockey: There's a place for you to play

Each year, thousands of hockey players are positively impacted and influenced by their prep school experiences — both on and off the ice. Choosing the right school is a process that requires both research and firsthand inspection.

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5 Campus Video Tours of Boarding Schools in the South

A video introduction to the variety of boarding school options available in the South.

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Who Sends Their Kids to Junior Boarding Schools?

Only a handful of junior boarding schools exist in our country, and their unique and dedicated focus is to nurture and support elementary and middle school students.

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Eight Questions Every Parent Should Ask an Admission Director

Eight essential questions that every family should ask when visiting a boarding school.

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Mid-Atlantic Boarding Schools: Appeals, Advantages, and Perspectives

Mid-Atlantic boarding schools combine pieces of local culture, geography, and climate to build identities, practices, and perspectives, creating special programs and opportunities.

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Boarding Schools on Twitter

A list of US & Canadian boarding schools on Twitter!

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Western Individualism Alive & Well in California Boarding Schools

In California boarding schools, families and students find serious schools that tend more toward individualism- embracing and embodying cultural diversity and encouraging of individual exploration.

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Going to Boarding School?

Preparing to go to prep school in the fall? Consider these recommendations before you head out to school in September.

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Boarding Schools in the South: A Broad Array of Opportunities & Perspectives

Boarding schools in the South offer many special opportunities and advantages to families considering boarding school.

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Asheville School Creates Unique Approach to Teaching Humanities

Asheville School's humanities program combines history, literature, music, art history, religion and architecture into one classroom.

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What Makes a Progressive Boarding School

A brief primer into the traits & qualities of progressive education in boarding schools.

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The Webb Schools’ Distinctive Coed Environment

Separate, safe arenas give voice, growth and expression to Webb boys and girls.

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Boarding School Orientation: Building Relationships

Boarding school orientation and your attitude toward it are what’s important. Like so many other things, orientation is a process. Attend everything and begin building positive relationships- your modus operandi for your arrival and life at school.

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What to Bring to Boarding School

10 suggestions to keep in mind as you prepare for your first year in boarding school.

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Boarding School in Hawai'i? Seriously? Yes.

Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (HPA) offers a wealth of island specific and educational opportunities to boarding school students the world over.

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9 Outstanding Equestrian Boarding Schools & their Diverse Riding Programs!

Profiles of a group of boarding schools offering a range of competitive equestrian & horseback riding programs. Includes a video conversation with a riding director that explores questions families should ask as they research options.

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Why Idyllwild Arts Academy

An IAA alum explains her decision to attend the school and what the Idyllwild Art experience meant to her.

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Subiaco Academy Lives its Mission

Subiaco Academy recently celebrated its 121st graduation and, today, the school does exactly what its founders laid out 121 years ago- serve- with a focus on providing strong educational opportunities

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Boarding Schools in the Mountains

A look at three boarding schools in the mountains that maximize on their location, providing unique educational and recreational opportunities.

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Dedicated Study of the Arts in a Boarding School

A look at a group of boarding schools that offer artistic pursuit beyond the traditional liberal arts curriculum.

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School Voices - Tilton School, Tilton, NH

An interview with Margaret Allen, Academic Dean, Tilton School, Tilton, NH

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School Profile: Storm King School

Risk & participation takes Storm King School graduates into the future.

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Catch the Waves at these 18 Boarding Schools by the Beach

Boarding Schools by the beach or Boarding Schools near the beach? They're common search phrases that we see bouncing around the web and this site. Made us wonder why.

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