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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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Top 10 Best Boarding Schools Blogs from 2015

by Stacy Jagodowski on 02/02/2016

What a year! We’ve tallied the numbers and assembled the top 10 best boarding schools blogs from 2015. From applying to boarding school and finding the best school for you to preparing for the...

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How to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Boarding School

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/18/2016

While many schools and businesses across the country will close their doors to honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr., boarding schools will likely still be in operation on this federal holiday....

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What is a boarding school dorm parent?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/12/2016

If you’re applying to boarding school, most likely you’ve heard the term dorm parent, but do you really know what dorm parents do and the roles they will play in your life at boarding school?

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Day Student Life at Boarding School

by Stacy Jagodowski on 01/07/2016

Day student life at boarding school is like the best of both worlds. When I tell people that I attended a local private school for high school, they always ask me, “did you board?” My response is...

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Why go to boarding school as a day student?

by Caitlin Garzi on 12/17/2015

There are plenty of private day schools out there, so if you’re planning on attending a private school as a day student, should you even consider places that are also home to boarding students?


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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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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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Do boarding schools celebrate halloween?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/30/2015

While not all boarding schools celebrate Halloween, many do! This spooky holiday is a favorite for many students, especially here at Cheshire Academy, one of the oldest boarding schools in America

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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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Do all boarding schools have uniforms?

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/20/2015

If you’re applying to boarding school, there’s one question that has surely crossed your mind: Do all boarding schools have uniforms? The answer is, not necessarily.

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Fun things to do at New England Boarding Schools in the fall

by Stacy Jagodowski on 10/15/2015

Photo by Jason Lee '15

Fall in New England is a favorite time of year for many. From foliage to fall food favorites, there’s a definite culture that can be found in this area, and at many of the ...

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Top 5 benefits to playing boarding school sports

by Stacy Jagodowski on 09/03/2015

An exciting part of attending boarding school is getting involved in sports. Like most public high schools, boarding schools offer robust and competitive athletics opportunities for both the...

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