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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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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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SSAT Series Part 3: The SSAT Writing Sample

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/05/2016


In this SSAT prep series, we have already covered tips for preparing for the reading and verbal section, as well as the math and quantitative reasoning section. In today’s final blog of the prep...

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SSAT Series Part 2: Quantitative/math SSAT prep

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/31/2015

Once again, it’s time for you to work on your SSAT prep. While there’s no specific curriculum that prepares you for the SSAT, there are some things you can do to familiarize yourself with the content...

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SSAT Series Part 1: Prepare for the SSAT Reading & Verbal

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/29/2015


While there’s no specific curriculum that helps you prepare for the SSAT, an important part of many boarding schools' admissions process, there are some things you can do to familiarize yourself...

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SSAT Study Series

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/24/2015

Since most students are on winter break right now, this can be an opportune time to do some extra preparation for the upcoming SSAT on January 9, 2016, which is required by most boarding schools as...

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Understanding Rolling Admission

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/22/2015

You may have noticed that while most boarding schools operate on a fixed application schedule, there are some boarding schools that offer rolling admission. What’s is this option for applying to...

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Why go to boarding school as a day student?

by Caitlin Garzi on 12/17/2015

There are plenty of private day schools out there, so if you’re planning on attending a private school as a day student, should you even consider places that are also home to boarding students?


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Decoding Personal Recommendations

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/15/2015

Most likely, in addition to your teacher recommendations, the boarding school you're applying to will request personal recommendations. So if you’re asking yourself what are they and who should...

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A Guide to Teacher Recommendations

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/11/2015

An important part of the boarding school admissions process is the completion of teacher recommendations. The recommendations allow the schools you’re applying to get an idea of what you’re like as...

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