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Teaching Alongside Our Boys: Reflections from Mr. Rees

Posted by Trevor Rees on November 23, 2021 at 10:45 AM

How do we make space for the often misunderstood 21st century boy to emerge? How can we steer him on the path to becoming a gentlemen? What ingredients compose our fertile Hilltop soil? Healthy competition, the passion to lead from behind, and acceptance. Our job is to line up next to the boys, shoulder to shoulder, and light the way a little brighter.

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Topics: All Boys School, Project Based Learning, Curriculum

Academic Support at Boarding School: Differentiating Learning Centers

Posted by Kati Brandon on November 9, 2021 at 10:15 AM

Most every mainstream boarding school has a "learning center."  This is different from a school specifically designed for students with learning differences.  So, how does one differentiate between the offerings at mainstream schools?  This is especially difficult when all schools use terms like "structure" and "support" and "tutoring."  In this post, we'll offer some key points to considering when exploring boarding school learning centers.

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Topics: Boarding School, Learning Center

The Resounding Relevance of a Single-Gender School

Posted by Peter Gilbert, P'18, '20 on November 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM

In a supportive and engaging single-sex environment, students establish a foundation for making responsible decisions, forge healthy relationships and step out of their comfort zone to explore their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.    

Renowned educators and psychologists have published volumes on the value of a single-sex education. While young men can and do excel in many types of educational institutions, schools designed for boys nurture confidence and inspire growth, while fostering academic success and the development of a young man of character in a balanced and supportive setting.   How do single-sex schools foster this personal growth and development?: 

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Topics: Boarding School, Application, Applying, All Boys School

The Value of a Repeat Year

Posted by Sarah Scoville on October 28, 2021 at 10:15 AM

"An extra year of school?"

"I'm being held back?"

"Won't I have to take all the same classes?"

Often the idea of repeating a year of school is associated with a negative stigma and looked at as a punishment.  However, repeating a year of school, particularly for a boy, reaps benefits that pay dividends in the future. 

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, All Boys School, Athletics

Get the Inside Scoop: 4 Ways to Learn More About a Prep School's Culture and Community

Posted by Sarah Scoville on October 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM

As we enter the peak of the admissions visit season, you've seen campuses, toured with students, and chatted with admissions officers.  With a list of schools to which you plan to apply taking shape, your family is discussing what differentiates each school and hopefully talking about "fit." On paper, prep schools can all look the same and data points like student-to-teacher ratio, percentage of day and boarding students, number of AP classes offered, college matriculation lists, etc. are all incredibly similar.  The key differentiating factor among boarding schools lies in each school's culture.   The feel of each school is what makes these institutions unique....and perhaps that feeis the most important factor as you and your child look to enroll at a school that will enable him/her to thrive, grow, and succeed in meeting his/her educational goals.

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Topics: Boarding School, Culture, Prep School, Community

Why Boarding? -- The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on October 12, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Considering a boarding school option can be an emotionally difficult decision for both parents and students.  Parting with family and friends and establishing new friendships doesn't come easily to everyone.  So why even consider making such sacrifices?  What is it about the boarding school experience that can complement your educational formation so well?  Here, we take a look at the value of the boarding environment at Salisbury School.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

Acing Your Interview: 7 Tips from a Prep School Admissions Officer

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Preparing for a school admissions interview can seem daunting.  Here are seven tips to help prepare for the big moment.

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Topics: Boarding School, Applying, Interview

Why Boarding? -- The Benefits of a Boarding School

Posted by Sarah Scoville on September 24, 2020 at 9:34 AM

Considering a boarding school option can be an emotionally difficult decision for both parents and students.  Parting with family and friends and establishing new friendships doesn't come easily to everyone.  So why even consider making such sacrifices?  What is it about the boarding school experience that can complement your educational formation so well?  Here, we take a look at the value of the boarding environment at Salisbury School.  

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Topics: Boarding School, All Boys School

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