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Stacy Jagodowski

Ms. Jago joined the Cheshire Academy community in August 2013 as the director of strategic marketing and communications. Prior to coming to Cheshire Academy, she spent six years working in communications offices at both colleges and private school, as well as five years in admission at both boarding schools and day schools.
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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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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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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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Want to go Ivy League? 4 Must Haves for Your High School Transcript

by Stacy Jagodowski on 11/02/2016

Private school is a popular choice for students who dream about attending an Ivy League college or university, but it isn’t the only thing that top candidates do to improve their chances at...

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Do I need Volunteer Service on my High School Transcript?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/17/2016

Many high schools have community service requirements for graduation, but do you really need volunteer hours to get into college?

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Does boarding school prepare you for college?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 06/07/2016

Does boarding school prepare you for college? This is a common question asked by students and their parents, and it’s one that The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) has researched thoroughly....

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Do private schools compete in the National Spelling Bee?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 05/25/2016

Despite living in an age of spell check and autocorrect, spelling is still taught in our public schools and private schools. This important skill is highlighted at the National Spelling Bee, held...

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Exploring the Northeast: Boarding Schools in New York

by Stacy Jagodowski on 05/10/2016

Did you know that nearly half of all boarding schools in the US are located in the Northeast? According to Boarding School Review, 45 percent of all boarding schools are in this region. That’s why...

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Exploring the Northeast: Boarding Schools in New England

by Stacy Jagodowski on 04/28/2016

When looking at options for high school, many students look to schools in the Northeast, which is home to 140 boarding schools. According to Boarding School Review, that means that nearly half of...

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Are boarding schools better than public schools?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 04/20/2016


Every week I write about the benefits of boarding schools, but what I haven’t shared are my own reasons for choosing boarding school versus public school. I attended my local public schools...

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What to expect after you enroll at boarding schools in the US

by Stacy Jagodowski on 04/14/2016

Congratulations, you have applied to, been accepted at, and enrolled in one of the top boarding schools in the US! Now what? Here’s what you can expect:

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How do I find boarding schools near me

by Stacy Jagodowski on 04/06/2016

How do I find boarding schools near me? That’s a common question asked by people searching for the best boarding schools, but who also want to stay close to home. Fortunately, we have three sites...

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Picking the Best Boarding School

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/30/2016


It’s spring time, and that means boarding schools have sent out their acceptance decisions. Many students apply to multiple schools, which means the potential to receive several acceptances!...

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Are boarding schools good for children?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/23/2016

There’s still a large segment of the population that isn’t familiar with boarding schools and their benefits. So it’s not surprising when you hear parents ask, are boarding schools good for...

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