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A Post Graduate Year; what's that?

Considering a post graduate year? AQ examines the history of the 'PG' year and why they're offered by prep schools.

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The Benefits of a Girls' School Education

An infographic that lays out a short, sharp, short, powerful case for girls education.

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Public School vs. Private School: 25 Essential Considerations

We often hear the question, “what’s the difference between private and public school?” Here’s twenty five important distinctions that are often overlooked.

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Finding the Right Private School

Andrew Churchill, former Dean of Admission at New Hampton School, answers questions and makes recommendations about beginning a school search.

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7 Tips for a Better Boarding School Interview

Boarding School interviews are of great importance to the admission process. AQ provides a set of tips to consider as you prepare for your boarding school interview.

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5 Key Reasons for Repeating A Grade in Boarding School

Considering repeating a grade in boarding school? Don't miss these top 5 reasons for why repeating makes great sense!

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12 Essential Tips for Students Accepted at a Private School

Learn the essential steps to take after receiving your acceptance letter!

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53 Resources to Discover the Perfect Gap Year Program

Use our list of 53 resources to discover the perfect gap year program. Kick off your search today!

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45 Career & Job Resources for Private School Teachers!

Looking to teach in a private school? Our list of 45 resources can help you get started!

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23 Amazing Ways Catholic School Benefits Students!

Parents and their children benefit from the high academic standards, values-added education offered by Catholic Schools. AQ examines the many benefits associated with Catholic Schools.

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Waitlisted at a Private School?

School expert Marylou Marcus offers a 5 step action plan for students who have been waitlisted at their first-choice school boarding school or private school.

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Why Choose a Small Boarding School?

The benefits of attending a small boarding school are examined in this article by the Small Boarding School Association.

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7-day Boarding versus 5-day Boarding: What’s the Difference?

Trying to decide between 7-day & 5-day boarding schools? AQ breaks down the differences between the two to help you decide which is the best fit for you.

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Applying to Private School on Short Notice

Navigating and planning the private school admission process when time is of the essence.

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Small Boarding School Qualities & Perspectives

A look at the unique qualities and perspectives available only in small boarding schools.

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PG Year at a Boarding School

Thinking about a PG or Post-graduate Year at a boarding school? AQ's overview provides a look into the reasons students elect to ‘PG’ before heading off to college.

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Prep School Admission Process

AQ's step-by-step look at the admission process.

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Prep School Applicants: Feature Your Strengths!

Highlighting one’s talents and interests applies to all prep school applicants. AQ looks at how an applicant should highlight his or her strengths.

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Prep School Application Checklist

AQ prep school application checklist gives you a month-by-month breakdown of the application process.

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Homesickness: Challenges of Building New Bonds

Joining a new boarding school community can be an exhilarating experience, but it can evoke feelings of homesickness. AQ examines the problem with the help of residential life experts.

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Boarding School & Private School Resources

A collection of links to boarding school & private school resources.

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Best Boarding Schools

Which boarding school is best? It all depends. Set aside notions of a school quality hierarchy. Each school is unique. The goal when researching and applying to schools is finding the best match between student abilities and school strengths.

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Type of Boarding Schools

A simple straightforward list of the kinds of boarding schools available and the terms used to define and describe each.

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How Do I Find a Boarding School?

10 tips to consider as you search for the right boarding school.

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Applying to a Boarding School

10 tips to consider as you apply to boarding schools.

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Boarding School Benefits

Students choose boarding schools for multiple reasons. Small classes, extracurricular opportunities and an edge in college admissions rank highly in the minds of many. The list below offers key reasons for attending boarding schools.

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Accepted Student Re-Visit Days

An accepted student visit (AKA 'student re-visit day') is very different from your tour and time on campus as part of the application process. It's an opportunity to spend a day on campus to gain a feeling for how things work.

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The Fall Admission Season

AQ provides an overview of things to consider as you move into the fall admission season.

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The Admission Process: Decision Time!

The day has arrived. Are you ready? AQ offers advice on how to manage this time of year.

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The Military School Experience

An overview of military schools provided by The Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States.

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Assessing the Admission Process

An inside look at how to assess where you stand in the admission process.

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Boarding School Tours

A big part of the boarding school search is a visit to campus for a tour. AQ offers tips to keep in mind as you're touring schools during the admission season.

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Studying in a US Boarding School

A Japanese student describes her experiences in a US boarding school.

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Application In: What to do while you wait.

A look at how to bridge the gap between submitting your application and the school's decision.

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Why Boarding School?

Tim Weymouth, a boarding school lifer, talks about the benefits of the boarding schools.

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January: Lets Apply!

Late to the admission process? Here are some items to consider when researching & applying to prep schools.

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Summer Reading: No list? How & what do you read?

What does it involve? Almost every prep school produces a summer reading list, has a summer reading requirement, and has some type of student evaluation upon arrival to school in the fall.

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Therapeutic Schools: Finding Professional Help

A Mental Health Professional in Concert with an Educational Consultant.

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Therapeutic Schools: Addressing a Child in Crisis

The first in a five article series looking at the therapeutic school placement process.

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Therapeutic & Educational Assessment

Therapeutic assessments and environments provide the opportunity to step back and examine a child’s fundamental building blocks.

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Therapeutic Schools: Educational Consultants

Tips for finding the right educational consultant to help with your therapeutic placement.

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Therapeutic Schools: Building a Plan

Suggestions on how to build a plan for finding the right therapeutic program for your child.

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The Admission Process: Ongoing Correspondence

What will happen and what might happen...

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The Benefits of a Small Private School

A conversation with Marylou Marcus, the former Director of Admission, Dublin School.

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Meet the Private School!

Advice and perspectives about getting the most out fall parent visits.

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Let's Apply!

A systematic guide to the admission process from consideration to final selection.

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