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

Blown Out of Proportion

In the spring of 1984, my parents received a letter giving me the opportunity to opt out of attending Choate Rosemary Hall and receive help getting admitted to another boarding school for my freshman year. The events that precipitated this

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8 Reasons from One Perspective, and We Found More!

We stumbled upon a great blog post yesterday on PopSugar—Everything You Need to Know About Sending Your Child to Boarding School. Author Eleanor Sheehan is a boarding school graduate and provides 8 reasons why boarding school was a “positive choice”

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A Land of Two Caesars

I started Boarding School at age 13. My Mother was in finance and her big company had a toll free 800 number which allowed me to call from anywhere at no charge on my end. As long as I didn’t

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Advice on What Really Matters in the College Process

Each year the whole college process just gets more intimidating as ever more scholars throw their applications into America’s top colleges and universities. Acceptance rates now hover around 5 percent at the most elite colleges. Many applicants, as always, are

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Sizing Up the Competition

Twenty plus years ago when I worked in the admission offices at the George School (PA) and Westtown School (PA), our competition was the same schools we competed with year after year, either for day students, boarding students, or both.

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