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4 College Athletic Scholarship Myths

by Daniel Monahan on 11/21/2016

If you’re a parent or student looking to secure scholarship money for college, you might have read several recent articles about the difficulty of securing an athletic scholarship, such as this...

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is a PG year right for you?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 11/05/2015

  Cheshire Academy's PG students recently visited Metlife Stadium.

It’s your senior year, and you’re thinking about college. Are you ready? Not all high school seniors are, and there’s a program...

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Attract Colleges

by Cody Barbierri on 09/14/2015

Social media can get a bad rap. With everything we see in the news around bullying and trolls, it's no wonder. But social media can also be used to promote your academic and even athletic careers...

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Accepted at Boarding School

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/27/2015

 We know how to celebrate at Cheshire Academy! We surprised our newest Town Scholar with a visit to his home!

Accepted at boarding school? Better yet, accepted at Cheshire Academy?...

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Three Ways to Organize Your College Entrance Essay

by Caitlin Garzi on 12/03/2014

Organizing your college entrance essay is one of the most important steps in creating a paper that “wows” admission officers. Second only to choosing a great topic and developing that topic with...

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Major Decisions: How to Choose a College Major

by Caitlin Garzi on 11/26/2014

Choosing a college major can seem like a daunting task, especially if you haven’t been exposed to college-level courses or summer internships. However, although a “major decision” may seem final,...

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