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Learn more about private school

by Caitlin Garzi on 01/25/2017

Although I've written about how to learn more about a private school using the school's website, what about learning more about private school in general? There are so many school options for...

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6 Reasons You Might Switch Schools

by Caitlin Garzi on 12/16/2016

Switching schools, or even switching school districts, is never an easy decision to make. Students who stay in one place gain plenty of relationships through their years in a single community;...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What is private school?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/08/2015

 Cheshire Academy is one of the oldest boarding schools in the country.

It’s not uncommon to hear people ask, “What is private school?” In essence, a private school is an educational institution...

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Is it too late to apply to boarding school?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 04/14/2015

April 10 has come and gone. What’s the significance of this date for boarding schools? It’s the national deadline for applicants to respond to their enrollment decisions. In fact, most private...

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Five Interesting Facts about New England Boarding Schools

by Caitlin Garzi on 04/09/2015

If you're looking for fun, interesting facts about boarding schools, you've come to the right place! From history to student life, by the end of this post you'll learn five things about boarding...

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