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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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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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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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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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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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What it’s like to be rejected from your first choice school

by Caitlin Garzi on 03/17/2016

In 2004, I was a junior in high school and ready to consider which colleges and universities I would apply to. Both my parents had not gone away to school, so we were all exploring this concept of...

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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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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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