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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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ls your high school art program good enough?

by Caitlin Garzi on 10/24/2016

Many artists begin their journeys in high school or earlier. What you may not know, though, is that the high school you attend can contribute to your success. Is your high school’s art program...

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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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Deciding Between Athletic Scholarship Offers

by Caitlin Garzi on 10/12/2016

If you’ve received athletic scholarship offers from more than one college and are trying to make a decision, you’ve come to the right place! First off, congratulations! Getting an athletic...

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How to learn more about a private school

by Caitlin Garzi on 10/10/2016

If you’re looking into a specific private school or boarding school, it can be hard to figure out exactly what information is most important. If you’re like many students and families, you’ll...

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5 Ways to Get Noticed by College Coaches

by Cody Barbierri on 09/27/2016

You’re a high school athlete and you’ve started to think about college. Not only to do you want to attend, but you also want to play a collegiate sport. However, you don’t know the correct way to...

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Is a college degree worth the time and money?

by Daniel Monahan on 09/21/2016

I hear from many students who are worried about the financial cost of a college education, not to mention the time commitment required to earn a degree. Both in my time as the Director of College...

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3 Reasons to Play College Sports

by Cody Barbierri on 09/14/2016

If you’re coming out of middle school or early on in your high school athletic career, you may not have given much thought to playing collegiate sports. Why would you want to? Well, there are...

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4 Reasons to Play High School Sports

by Cody Barbierri on 09/01/2016

If you’re not one of the students who plays high school sports for the sheer love of the game, then you might be on the fence on whether you should play or not. The reality is there are a host of...

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Finding the Right Private School is Like Planning a Wedding

by Sarah Thompson on 08/26/2016

Like many of you have in the past or are currently, I am planning a wedding. Perhaps it is because I am a Senior Associate Director of Admission at a New England private school or just a true nerd...

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4 College Application Tips from a Former College Admission Officer

by Daniel Monahan on 06/14/2016

You may have seen the recent New York Times article that shared the type of advice that admission officers give to their children during the college application process. In this article are a lot...

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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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Private School Versus Public School

by Caitlin Garzi on 05/17/2016

In comparing private school versus public school, there are many factors to take into account. Every child is different, and so when evaluating schools I encourage parents and students to look for...

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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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