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Best Boarding School Blog Posts of 2016

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 perfect high school.

In 2016, students and their families were interested both in learning about types of schools available and in resources for preparing to apply and interview at boarding school. So without further ado, here are the top 10 best boarding school post posts:

10. Five Little Known Facts about Boarding School

This blog covers details about academic life, student life, teachers, college preparation, and it even features a celebrity!

9. SSAT Series Part 3: The Writing Sample

The third installment of a series, this article covers tips for the writing sample, an important component of the popular entrance exam, the SSAT, required by most private schools in the U.S. Download our full guide to the SSAT here-- and it's free.

8. Eight Types of Boarding Schools You Didn't Know Existed

There’s a common misconception that all boarding schools are the same. But the truth is, there are different types of boarding schools that can meet your needs depending on your learning style, interests, and more.

7. What is a Boarding School Dorm Parent?

We all know boarding schools have dorm parents, but how much do you actually know about what these faculty members do, and how they impact your life at school?

6. What to Wear for Your Private School Interview?

It's important to dress properly for your private school interview, and this article breaks down the basic things you need to know about dressing for success.

5. Ranking the Best Boarding Schools in the World

Every year, lists that rank the best boarding schools and best private schools appear, but they are never the same. Why is that? Here's what you need to know about school rankings.

4. 5 Tips to Write a Great Boarding School Essay

The essay is an important part of the application process when applying to boarding schools. Here's what you need to know to write your best essay.

3. Looking for a sample admission essay for boarding school applications?

Chances are, you’ve done an internet search for something like, “boarding high schools sample essay.” And I bet you didn’t find what you were looking for either. Here's why you can't find them, and why you should just focus on what you already know when writing your admission essay.

2. 10 Boarding School Interview Questions You Might Encounter

The admission interview can be stressful, but when you're prepared, it can be easy to impress the admission officer. Start with these 10 questions, and tips on how to answer them, too.

And, now our #1 Article of 2016 ...

1. 7 Questions to Ask During an Admission Interview

That's right. Your admission interview isn't just a chance for the admission officer to ask you questions, it's also a chance for you to learn more, too. These seven questions will help you better prepare for your interview.


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Stacy Jagodowski

Written by 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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