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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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Understanding your financial aid decisions

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/15/2016


It’s admission decision season, which means many students are left asking questions about the packages they received. Some of the most popular questions center around financial aid, and we’re...

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What does my admission decision mean?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/10/2016

It’s March 10, and that means, boarding school admission decisions are here. You likely received one of five admission decision responses, and we know what you have to do next.

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The Qualities of Top Boarding Schools

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/03/2016


Everyone always asks which schools are considered the top boarding schools, but do you know WHY certain schools are considered the best?

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What are boarding school uniforms like?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/01/2016

Wondering what boarding school uniforms are like, and if you’ll have to wear one? Most boarding schools do have uniforms—or at least a strict dress code—but what exactly boarding school uniforms...

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The Ultimate Boarding School Definition

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/26/2016


Sure, you can look it up in a dictionary, but the basic boarding school definition will leave you less than informed. We’ve got the ultimate boarding school definition that you won’t find...

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What you need to know about boarding schools in the US

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/24/2016

Just starting to learn about boarding schools in the US? We have the information you need to know, like how many boarding schools are in the US, how old are they, what are the best boarding...

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Should I follow up on my application? Answering your FAQ

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/17/2016

As you complete your boarding school application and wait for admission decisions to be mailed, you may be one of the many students who start to wonder, “Should I follow up on my application?”

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QUIZ: Is your boarding school application complete?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/16/2016

Are you applying to boarding school? Is your boarding school application complete? If you're not sure, check out this online boarding school quiz that will help you figure out if you might be done...

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I missed the deadline! Applying to Boarding Schools After February 10

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/12/2016


Most competitive boarding schools, including Cheshire Academy, operate on an admissions cycle that includes an application deadline of February 10, with admission decisions coming March 10. This...

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Boarding School Interview Tips

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/09/2016

An admission interview is an important part of the boarding school admissions process. To help you make the best impression possible, we’re offering these Boarding School Interview Tips.

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4 Cool Things I Did as a Day Student at Boarding School

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/04/2016

If you’re thinking about applying to boarding school, you might be wondering about what life would be like. Here are four cool things I did as a day student at boarding school.

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Top 10 Best Boarding Schools Blogs from 2015

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/02/2016

What a year! We’ve tallied the numbers and assembled the top 10 best boarding schools blogs from 2015. From applying to boarding school and finding the best school for you to preparing for the...

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[Infographic]: Boarding school application deadlines

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/27/2016


Last week we outlined some important dates in the boarding school application process, including your application deadline. Many boarding schools adhere to a priority application deadline of...

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Is boarding school right for me?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/21/2016

"Is boarding school right for me?" If you're asking yourself this question, then take this quiz!

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Important Boarding School Application Deadlines

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/19/2016

If you’re thinking about applying to boarding school, there are several important boarding school application deadlines that you need to meet.

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