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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  • 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 are inaccurate. […]

  • 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 […]

  • How an All-Girls Education Can Make All the Difference

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    The stats are stacking up and the verdict is in, women are staking their claim in spaces long dominated by men and demanding equality. How do we prepare our own daughters to position themselves at the head of the table? While it may seem counterintuitive to remove males from the equation, we believe that the […]

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  • Boarding Schools Build the Resilience that Your Child Needs

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    The real world can be a scary concept—and place—especially when we consider our precious children entering it someday. You’ve considered their academic future, but what other steps can you take to prepare your son or daughter for how to handle real life? The good news? Boarding school can help you cultivate your child’s skills both in and […]

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