The Differentiators Of Boarding School

Recent articles about the application process to res life help you decide if boarding school could be the right fit for you.

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  • Staying Connected Through Distance Learning

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    There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives. Working and learning from home have become the new normal. For boarders, this has been an especially unusual transition. Being together 24/7 in tightly knit groups is the cornerstone of the boarding school experience, so to have that come to […]

  • A Boarding Message

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    We know that life as a boarding school student or parent has been greatly affected by the impact of COVID-19. No one could have imagined just a few months ago that boarding schools across the world would be shut, thousands of young people would face the stress and struggle of trying to get home, and […]

  • Why Ranking Private Schools Is Misleading

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    You might find websites that rank secondary schools — usually by a single factor — the average SAT/ACT score of their students or graduates. We believe this is highly misleading. To start, there are no criteria guiding how schools report average SAT/ACT scores. While schools aim to be accurate, they may measure differently, so comparisons […]

  • Boarding Schools: The Antidote to Outsourced Parenting

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    There’s nothing more American than branding the strategies, tools and decisions that parents are forced to make each and every day. From the way newborns are fed to the schools and extracurriculars you choose, it’s easy to feel scrutinized. More and more parents are turning to others to show them the way via the aptly […]

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  • Mindfulness: You’re Never too Young to Start Healthy Habits

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    Being a teenager is hard. School can be challenging, sports demand a lot of your time, and you’re expected to fit in other activities like volunteering and interning into an already-packed schedule. Not to mention the social pressures to have tons of (Instagram-worthy!) fun with your friends. And while you can’t actually add more hours […]

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  • 4 Ways to Beat Homesickness When Away From Home for the First Time

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    We get it. The thought of leaving a place that is familiar is overwhelming and may be the biggest reason you’re apprehensive about boarding school. But much like any fear in life, identifying it and addressing it will help you take its power away. Here are four ways to beat homesickness…and get back to enjoying […]

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  • Bonding While Boarding: Developing a Meaningful Relationship with Your Teen

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    It happens all at once — your chubby-cheeked, freckle-faced kiddo has turned into a teenager. Their interests, language and even clothing can change in an instant! But it doesn’t change the fact that they’re your child, and you will always want what’s best for them. As it turns out, they want what’s best for them, […]

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  • 5 Reasons An All Boys’ School Will Help Your Son Thrive

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    If you find yourself considering an all-boys education, you are likely to find a lot of research supporting the benefits this can provide a developing male mind. With boys being more likely than girls to suffer from learning disabilities and accounting for 90% of disciplinary referrals, the statistics offer compelling support that a traditional education […]

  • Top 10 Questions Asked During Boarding School Interviews

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    Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tennessee) We rounded up some of our favorite boarding school students and asked them what they remembered from their entrance interviews. Use this list and our helpful admission tips to put yourself in position to nail your boarding school interview. Though each school has its own criteria, there are a few questions you can expect […]

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  • Transitioning to College Can Be Easy—if You’re a Boarding School Kid

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    In his four years at Midland School, David D’Attile spent his days on a campus inspired by the concept that it’s each citizen’s responsibility to keep the community running. From tending gardens to stocking the furnaces with freshly chopped firewood, this experience defined a work ethic that can’t be ignored. The opportunity to take on multiple […]

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