Thoughts, ponderings, inspiration, resources, reactions, epiphanies — they’re all here and all for us boarding school folk.

Letting Her Go

By Trish Fogarty Editor’s Note: Trish Fogarty posted this story to her Facebook page the night before her daughter Margaret graduated from The Rectory School. Since then her son Patrick and daughter Kathleen have also joined Rectory’s family. Rectory shared

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Why TABS Doesn’t Rank Schools

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted in April 2015. We’re often asked why TABS doesn’t rank schools. The short answer? It’s all about fit. The long answer? Here goes… As we all know, one can find web sites (frequently

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Why Boarding School?

Helen H. Waldron, M.Ed., an academic tutor at Noodle Pros recently published an article, “Why Your Child Should Attend Boarding School” for Forbes.com and wrote this piece exclusively for TABS. “Why would anyone send their kids to boarding school?” Since

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25 Factors Great Boarding Schools Have in Common

Editor’s Note:  In June of 2013, Pat Bassett retired as president of NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools, and now consults with schools. Pete Upham is executive director of TABS, The Association of Boarding Schools.1 This blog was originally

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Let’s Celebrate the Work of Our Admission Office

It’s that time of year. March 10, the common notification date for delivering admission decisions. The admission committee has done its work and financial aid decisions are on the table. The entire admission office, director, associates, staff are reflecting on

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