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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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Choosing the right boarding school to attend

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/19/2015


Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to boarding school, and now it’s time to decide where to enroll. Choosing the right boarding school to attend is a big step, so here are three tips to help...

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Advice for Applying to Boarding Schools - Part 3

by Stacy Jagodowski on 12/22/2014

By now, you’re well on your way to applying to boarding schools of your choice. In my first blog, I got you thinking about what you want and need out of boarding school. Last week, we covered...

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Let’s Share How Independent Schools Give Back - #ISGivingTuesday #GivingTuesday

by suadmin on 12/01/2014

Author's Update - Summer 2016: Thanks to all the schools who joined us for our successful #ISGivingTuesday chat in 2014 and 2015. We look forward to hosting the next #ISGivingTuesday on November...

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Is it Easier to get into Boarding School as a Day Student?

by Carrie Moores on 10/15/2014

Many myths surround the boarding school acceptance process and who will be admitted—one of them being the difference between applying to a private school as a boarder versus applying as a day...

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IB Program Series Part IV: The Depths of ToK

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/03/2014

Every time I visit a class here at Cheshire Academy, I walk away inspired. I leave the classroom feeling energized and hungry for more. The opportunities our students have to take courses like...

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Applying to Boarding Schools: Application Tips

by Stacy Jagodowski on 09/24/2014

When applying to boarding schools, it’s important to plan ahead in order to complete all components of the application process. This may seem obvious, but with numerous requirements, including...

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Boarding School Interviews Decoded

by Stacy Jagodowski on 09/18/2014

Preparing for your interview to boarding school may seem intimidating, but it’s easier than you think. Take it from me, a former admission rep ... The number one rule? Be yourself.

You need to...

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Make the Most of a PG Year

by suadmin on 09/03/2014

It's fairly common for students to sign up for an extra year of high school at a private school that offers a post graduate (PG) year. Almost all boarding schools in New England offer some form of...

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What to wear on the first day of school

by Stacy Jagodowski on 08/20/2014


Dressing for your first day of school - especially if you’re attending a new school - can be stressful. But don't fret, we have five tips to make choosing what to wear on the first day of...

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10 Things to Do at New England Boarding Schools

by Stacy Jagodowski on 08/13/2014

Boarding school students are often asked why they chose this alternative to public schools. In general, boarding school provides students with more opportunities and experiences, provides a...

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5 Tips for Taking the SSAT

by Stacy Jagodowski on 07/02/2014

When applying for boarding school admission, taking the SSAT can be a stressful experience for students. But these five simple steps may help students successfully tackle the exam.

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The PG Year: It's Not Just For Boys

by Stacy Jagodowski on 06/25/2014
Did you think a PG year was just for boys? Think again!
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Living On Campus: A Day in the Life of a Boarding Student

by suadmin on 05/07/2014

Many students considering going away to boarding school usually have one major question on their minds: What’s it like to be a boarder?

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4 Reasons to be a Day Student at a Boarding School

by Caitlin Garzi on 05/01/2014

One of the most common questions potential day student parents ask is: will my son or daughter enjoy going to boarding school without living on campus?

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