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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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4 Cool Things I Did as a Day Student at Boarding School

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/04/2016

If you’re thinking about applying to boarding school, you might be wondering about what life would be like. Here are four cool things I did as a day student at boarding school.

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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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3 App Features That Should Concern Parents

by Cody Barbierri on 01/20/2016

Trying to stay up-to-date with all the apps your kids are downloading and using on a daily basis can be an exhausting task. However, rather than trying to police specific apps, it’s more important...

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How much does boarding school cost?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/14/2016

How much does boarding school cost? Thanks to Boarding School Review, we know that the cost of a private school education can range from essentially free to over $100,000 a year. But, both of...

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Eight Types of Boarding Schools You Didn’t Know Existed

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/08/2015

There’s a common misconception that all boarding schools are the same. In fact, there are a slew of different types of boarding schools available for you to attend depending on your learning style,...

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Do Boarding Schools Have Snow Days

by Caitlin Garzi on 12/03/2015

Do boarding schools have snow days? That’s one question every potential boarding school student wants to know! The answer is yes … and no.

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Philanthropy at Private Schools: A Culture of Giving Back

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/01/2015

Did you know that an important part of the private school culture is the concept of philanthropy?

In fact, most private schools, both boarding schools and day schools, are registered non-profit...

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Want to learn about boarding schools?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 11/27/2015

Looking for advice on applying to boarding schools? Interested in learning more about what it’s like to be a student at boarding school? Need advice on social media? We have all the information...

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An invitation to independent schools: Giving Tuesday Chat

by Stacy Jagodowski on 11/19/2015

With #GivingTuesday coming soon, Cheshire Academy is extending an invitation to all independent schools to join us for our annual #ISGivingTuesday Twitter chat.

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Five Historical Facts about Boarding Schools

by Caitlin Garzi on 11/13/2015

Boarding schools are pretty old and have been around for over a thousand years! Over all that time, some pretty cool facts have popped up. Here are five of them...

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3 Student-run Boarding School Blogs You Need to Follow

by Stacy Jagodowski on 11/10/2015

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...

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What Happens on a Boarding School Tour?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 11/03/2015
Cheshire Academy students are ready to take you on a boarding school tour.

If you’re applying to boarding school, most likely you’ll schedule an appointment to visit the school. Whether you...

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Top Reasons to Go to Boarding School

by Caitlin Garzi on 10/27/2015

What are the reasons that families decide to go to boarding school? Every family is different; however, there are some common factors that determine whether or not someone decides to go to...

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Is Boarding School Right for Me?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/22/2015

Applying to boarding school is a big decision, and many students find themselves wondering, is boarding school right for me? While we can't officially answer that question for you, we can share...

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