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An IB Worldview at New Hampton School

New Hampton, Head of School Andrew Menke talks with us about New Hampton's certification to award the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. New Hampton has become the only New England boarding school to join the IB program.

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Insight into THINK Global School: The First Global, Mobile Boarding School

Aron Solomon, CEO and Head of School, talks with the Boarding School Podcast about THINK Global School's genesis- the philosophy and the nuts and bolts work that goes into bringing a new school from idea to reality in fourteen months.

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Solebury School Connects Real World Events to Learning

Scott Eckstein, Solebury School's Director of Admission sat down with AQ's Boarding School Podcast to talk with us about the school's use of themes in the curriculum.

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Getting to Know Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

DaRel Christiansen of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School visited with the Boarding School Podcast to talk us about the school & and its programs.

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Placed-Based Curriculum at Christchurch School

Nancy Nolan, Assistant Head of School for Admission and Marketing at Christchurch School (VA) spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about Christchurch's 'placed-based curriculum.'

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) Arrives at New Hampton School

Daniel Love, Global Curriculum Coordinator, New Hampton School tells us about the adoption of the IB at New Hampton.

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Boarding School in the South & Personal Relationships at The Webb School

Webb's Julie Harris sat down with AQ to talk about the concept of boarding school in the South & personal relationships at Webb.

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Supporting, Promoting and Understanding Girls' Education

Meg Moulton, Executive Director of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools joined us for conversation covering the coalition, its work, and the lasting value of girls' education.

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He's a Head of School (and a Podcaster!)

AQ sat down with David Lourie, Head of St. Anne's-Belfield School, to learn about his weekly Head's Podcast and how it connects the school community through a common coversation.

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The Appeal of Maine Boarding Schools

A round-table discussion about the educational, recreation & athletic benefits offered by Maine boarding schools.

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Sustainabilty, Thinking & Practice: Part of Every White Mountain School Student's Experience

Torrey McMillan, chair of White Mountain School's Sustainability Studies Department, spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the department's origins & its role as a featured experience in every White Mountain student's education.

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Boarding Schools Adapting To A Changing Environment

Pete Upham, Executive Director, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), discussed how boarding schools are adapting to the changing economic environment.

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The Value of Working with an Educational Consultant in a Tight Economic Climate

AQ's Boarding School Podcast explores the value of working with an educational consultant in tight economic times with Mark Sklarow, Executive Director, Independent Educational Consultants Association.

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On Snow: An Integral Part of Gould Academy's DNA

Gould Academy's Mark Godomsky talks with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the school's On Snow program.

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Exploring School Sustainability Directions & Ideas with Patrick Bassett, President, National Association of Independent Schools

Patrick Bassett, President of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) participated in a joint episode of the Boarding School Podcast & edSocialMedia Podcast that covered school strategies and sustainability in the current economic climate.

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Approaching Financial Aid in an Economic Downturn

Martin Peyer, CEO, TADS & Jamie Miller, Director of Financial Aid, Blue Ridge School spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about approaching financial aid during tight times.

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Wolfeboro's Program Today: Part II of Our Conversation with Wolfeboro, Head of School, Ed Cooper

Ed Cooper, Head at Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School, speaks with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the programs and approaches of Wolfeboro today.

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Wolfeboro: The Quick Story of a 100 Year Old Summer Boarding School

Ed Cooper, Head of Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School takes us through the story of Wolfeboro's beginnings and the history behind the school's 100th summer this year.

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Admiral Faragut Academy: Leadership, Learning and Aviation

Admiral Faragut Academy's Jeff Magnoli & Rob Ewing talk with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about AFA's Naval Junior ROTC program, Leadership Academy and Aviation Academy.

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Valuing Social Media in the Classroom: Expanding Discourse and Teaching Challenges

Kents Hill School's Peter Hodgin talks about the ways that his class notes wiki and Delicious serve as platforms for expanding class discussion.

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Valuing Social Media in the Classroom: The Work of Peter Hodgin, Kents Hill School

Kents Hill School's Peter Hodgin shares his thinking and the ways that he incorporates social media into his history & economics classes.

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A Boarding School Grad Reflects On the Personal & Professional Aspects of His School Experience

Travis Warren of WhippleHill Communications spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about his experiences as a boarding school grad & what drew him to build a company that works so closely with the independent school world.

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St. Bernard’s Preparatory School: A Young Southern Boarding School with Deep Roots

St. Bernard Preparatory School's John Arndt spoke about the school's history and it's mission a Catholic boarding school.

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Equestrian Programs and the Outdoors: Integral Parts of the Fountain Valley Experience

Fountain Valley School's Director of Admission and Financial Aid, spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the FVS equestrian program and the integral role it plays in the school's community.

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A Head of School's First 20 Years

Wasatch Academy's Joseph Loftin reflects on his 20 years at the school and his vision for its future.

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Engaging the Boarding School Community Through Blogging

Tom Williams, President of Innogage, sat down with the Boarding School Podcast to explore the growing role of blogging as a fundamental part of engaging the school community.

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Students & Faculty Talk About the Benefits of Worcester Academy

On a recent tour of Worcester Academy, students and faculty spoke about the benefits of the school and why a family should consider applying.

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Kimball Union Academy Then and Now

Kimball Union Academy's Director of Admission, Richard Ryerson, sat down with the Boarding School Podcast to talk about the growth and changes that he's seen over his 20 years and two stints on the KUA faculty.

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Asheville School's Humanities Program Ties It All Together

John Gregory, Humanities Chair at Asheville School (Asheville, NC), spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about the development of their integrated humanities program.

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Cardigan Mountain School's Coed Summer Session Combines Seriousness & Fun for Elementary & Middle School Students

A combination of academics and camp, Cardigan Mountain School's coed summer session is a 5.5 week program for students in grades 3-9.

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Cardigan Mountain School Introduces PEAKS

Cardigan Mountain School introduces PEAKS- a unified approach toward the development of middle school boys.

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Five New Heads of School Discuss the Power of Small Boarding Schools

Five new heads of small boarding schools spoke with AQ's Boarding School Podcast about how they came to lead their schools and the immediacy & meaning of small school education.

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A Bridgton Academy PG Explains the Personal Value of the Post-Graduate Year

A post graduate (PG) student at Bridgton Academy spoke about why he decided to PG as part of his preparation for college.

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My Tour of Dublin School

During a campus tour of Dublin School, I spoke, on-film, with students and faculty about the opportunities and qualities that Dubliners appreciate and believe-in strongly.

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My Tour of The Winchendon School

During my tour, I discovered a small boarding school dedicated to instilling and teaching strategies that allow students to learn effectively in any setting.

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The Winchendon School: Rooted in Strong Skills with a Global Perspective

The school's Headmaster connects a global perspective with a strong skills based curriculum.

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Dublin School Builds Confidence Through Community:  Dublin Head Talks About Conscious Caring Environment

Dublin School's Head, Bradford Bates, talks about building confidence through community on this episode of the Boarding School Podcast.

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Proctor Academy Students & Faculty Explain Why Proctor

Proctor Academy students & faculty share reasons why a student should consider Proctor.

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Chuck's Corner: The Blogging Voice of Proctor Academy

Chuck Will, Proctor Academy's popular blogger, talks about Chuck's Corner. He spoke about developing his blog, Chuck's Corner, and how it presents a window into the school's daily life.

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Adam Man - a New Chapter & a New Head at The Forman School

Mr. Adam Man talks with the Boarding School Podcast about his first months as the new Head of School at Forman.

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WA Mash - Worcester Academy's use of Social Media in the Classroom

Antonio Viva (Associate Head of School, Worcester Academy) spoke with the Boarding School Podcast about he has wrapped social media into his creative writing course.

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College Admission Carnival

The Boarding School Podcast spent time with Mark Montgomery of Great College Advice to talk about his new College Admission Carnival. Mark's Admission Carnival aggregates both college & boarding school admission-related blog posts.

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Theater Opportunities at The Webb School

A Webb senior talks about her experiences in the school's drama program.

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Solebury School's Philosophy: A Conversation with Solebury's Director of Admission

Scott Eckstein, Director of Admission, Solebury School, spoke about the school's philosophy with the Boarding School Podcast.

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He's a Dean & a Blogger! A Conversation with Dr. Doug Ashcraft, Idyllwild Arts Academy

Dr. Doug Ashcraft, Dean of the Arts, Idyllwild Arts Academy, spoke with the Boarding School Podcast about his new blog, www.artin3d.org.

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Finding a Job in Boarding Schools: A conversation with Bill Lyons of Independent-Thinking

Bill Lyons, of the search firm Independent-Thinking, spoke to the Boarding School Podcast about the boarding school job search process.

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Rumsey Hall School: A Conversation with Matthew Hoeniger, Assistant Headmaster

AQ sat down with Matthew Hoeniger, Assistant Headmaster, Rumsey Hall School to learn more about the school and its programs.

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Westover School's Special Offerings

AQ sat down with Westover School's Director of Admission, Laura Volovski, to learn more about the special offering available to Westover students.

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A Personalized Student Experience at The Gunnery

The Gunnery's Director of Admission, Shannon Baudo, spoke with AdmissionsQuest about the school's personalized student experience.

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A Conversation with Thomas Adams, Director of Admission, Mercersburg Academy

A conversation with Mercersburg Academy's Director of Admission, Thomas Adams.

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International Families and the Educational Consultant

Educational Consultant Tom O'Dell discusses the ways that a consultant can help guide an international family through the boarding school admission process.

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Opportunities at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy: The Curriculum

Part I of our conversation with Hawai'i Preparatory Academy's Director of Admission, Josh Clark. He explains how the school's curriculum grows organically from its island setting.

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Opportunities at Hawaii Preparatory Academy: College Admission

Part II of our conversation with Hawai'i Preparatory Academy's Director of Admission, Josh Clark. He talks about the college admission process and the advantages of applying as an Hawaii Preparatory Academy student.

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Opportunities at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy: Alums, Environment, Applicants

Part III of our conversation with Hawai'i Preparatory Academy's Director of Admissions, Josh Clark. He talks about the school's alumni community, commitment to the environment and the kinds of qualities the school looks for in its applicants.

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