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Bullying at Schools: What You Can Do

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/27/2017

No one deserves to be bullied or have someone be mean to them, but for many children, bullying is an unfortunate occurrence at school. Believe it or not, according to some harrowing statistics on...

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How to Make Friends in Middle School

by Gail Mauthe on 02/21/2017

As the Director of Counseling Services at Cheshire Academy, I often hear from students who are looking for help fitting in. While Cheshire Academy is a high school, trouble fitting in can start as...

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How to choose the best boarding school for your sport

by Cody Barbierri on 12/21/2016

Whether you're going to be a ninth grader or have decided to do a postgraduate year, you're here because you've decided that you want to participate in a particular competitive sport. Below we...

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Do I need Volunteer Service on my High School Transcript?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/17/2016

Many high schools have community service requirements for graduation, but do you really need volunteer hours to get into college?

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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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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 Reasons to Play High School Sports

by Cody Barbierri on 09/01/2016

If you’re not one of the students who plays high school sports for the sheer love of the game, then you might be on the fence on whether you should play or not. The reality is there are a host of...

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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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Are boarding schools better than public schools?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 04/20/2016


Every week I write about the benefits of boarding schools, but what I haven’t shared are my own reasons for choosing boarding school versus public school. I attended my local public schools...

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What to expect after you enroll at boarding schools in the US

by Stacy Jagodowski on 04/14/2016

Congratulations, you have applied to, been accepted at, and enrolled in one of the top boarding schools in the US! Now what? Here’s what you can expect:

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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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Are boarding schools good for children?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/23/2016

There’s still a large segment of the population that isn’t familiar with boarding schools and their benefits. So it’s not surprising when you hear parents ask, are boarding schools good for...

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The Qualities of Top Boarding Schools

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/03/2016


Everyone always asks which schools are considered the top boarding schools, but do you know WHY certain schools are considered the best?

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What are boarding school uniforms like?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 03/01/2016

Wondering what boarding school uniforms are like, and if you’ll have to wear one? Most boarding schools do have uniforms—or at least a strict dress code—but what exactly boarding school uniforms...

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The Ultimate Boarding School Definition

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/26/2016


Sure, you can look it up in a dictionary, but the basic boarding school definition will leave you less than informed. We’ve got the ultimate boarding school definition that you won’t find...

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