Many schools offer blogs that talk about the community and boarding school student life, but only a few of those blogs are managed by students. Take a look at these three student-run boarding school blogs:
Gould Academy’s Glog is one of my favorites, and is one of the longest-running that I’ve found, dating back to September 2007. “Your daily dose of daily life at Gould through the eyes of students and teachers,” the Glog provides regular previews into life at the Academy in Maine. It currently includes four student bloggers and three faculty bloggers,and is part of their main website, utilizing the standard web headers and navigation system. Blog topics range from the more serious dress code and academic topics to the more casual spirit week and where to find tissues on campus.
This student-run blog is considered the rebirth of a fashion club, and doesn’t focus on the traditional written blog content. Instead, since fall 2012, the Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter effort uses photos to chronicle the fashion of Hotchkiss School. Twitter is mostly a direct feed from Tumblr, which is the hub of the photo-blogging initiative. The Instagram account takes a slightly different approach and focuses on the details of the fashion at Hotchkiss, while Facebook maintains periodic albums of the fashion trends at the school.
For students, by students, Cheshire Academy’s student-run blog first started in January 2014, with weekly entries during the academic school year. A separate function of the Academy site, the blog features international students, boarding students, and day students who write about life at the Academy. Posts cover the local community, sports, arts, events, clubs, and even aspects of the curriculum, like the IB Program and Roxbury Academic Support. The blogging effort is complemented by the @CAScratchUp twitter account and the Cheshire Academy Instagram account where students regularly post.
All three blogs feature authentic student work that gives readers an inside look at daily life at these top boarding schools. Enjoy!