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Finding a Great Performing Arts High School

by Caitlin Garzi on 05/13/2017

There are many high school students who aspire to be professional actors or actresses. For those students and their families, it can be hard finding a great performing arts high school. While a...

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Are boarding schools worth it?

by Caitlin Garzi on 04/15/2017

“Are boarding schools worth it?” is a common question for many families considering boarding school as an option for their children. While boarding schools are expensive, there are a lot of...

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Bullying at Schools: What You Can Do

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/27/2017

No one deserves to be bullied or have someone be mean to them, but for many children, bullying is an unfortunate occurrence at school. Believe it or not, according to some harrowing statistics on...

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How to Make Friends in Middle School

by Gail Mauthe on 02/21/2017

As the Director of Counseling Services at Cheshire Academy, I often hear from students who are looking for help fitting in. While Cheshire Academy is a high school, trouble fitting in can start as...

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Boarding School Sports: A Guide

by Cody Barbierri on 02/15/2017

If you’re reading this, you likely have questions about boarding school sports and whether it’s the right for you. We at Cheshire Academy have a lot of experience on the subject and have created...

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Parenting an Anxious Child

by Caitlin Garzi on 02/07/2017

Anxiety is extremely common, and affects nearly 40 million adults and 1 in 8 children. As a parent, you might have noticed signs of anxiety in your child. Just because your child may suffer from...

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Mindful Parenting Checklist

by Caitlin Garzi on 02/03/2017

Raising children can sometimes feel like running a marathon that never ends: Grabbing the juice, grabbing the right juice, cleaning up the juice off your floor/car/new blousethe work never ends.

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Learn more about private school

by Caitlin Garzi on 01/25/2017

Although I've written about how to learn more about a private school using the school's website, what about learning more about private school in general? There are so many school options for...

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Boarding Schools for Boys

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/17/2017

You might have caught my recent post, "Boarding Schools for Girls." As you may have guessed, there are boarding schools for boys, too! All too often, people assume that boarding schools for boys...

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Best Boarding School Blog Posts of 2016

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/10/2017

As we look back on 2016, we're pulling the 10 best boarding school blog posts from the Student Center Blog, the resource for everything related to high school students and the search for the...

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[Video Content]: What is Boarding School

by Caitlin Garzi on 01/04/2017

If you're like many parents or students in the US or abroad, you might be thinking of options to help best prepare for college and even for getting a job after college. Traditional or local...

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Boarding Schools for Girls

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/28/2016

Boarding schools for girls aren’t always the first thought that comes to mind when considering options for high school. However, many girls can greatly benefit from an all girls boarding school...

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How to choose the best boarding school for your sport

by Cody Barbierri on 12/21/2016

Whether you're going to be a ninth grader or have decided to do a postgraduate year, you're here because you've decided that you want to participate in a particular competitive sport. Below we...

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6 Reasons You Might Switch Schools

by Caitlin Garzi on 12/16/2016

Switching schools, or even switching school districts, is never an easy decision to make. Students who stay in one place gain plenty of relationships through their years in a single community;...

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4 College Athletic Scholarship Myths

by Daniel Monahan on 11/21/2016

If you’re a parent or student looking to secure scholarship money for college, you might have read several recent articles about the difficulty of securing an athletic scholarship, such as this...

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