Boarding School Tours: An Important Way Educational Consultants Stay Connected

We write a fair amount and answer a lot of e-mail about educational consulting- what is it and is it worth it?

Our answer begins with, “well it’s more complicated than that, but, if you have a situation that warrants professional consultation, then by all means consider a consultant.” Professional evaluation can prove invaluable.

One thing that we highlight when talking about consultants are the ways that they stay connected to boarding schools.

Today we found a great example to show one of the ways that consultants stay current- school tours. Independent Educational Consultants Association and schools offer tours every year. Consultants visit campuses, meet students and faculty, and, most importantly, get a feel for a school’s daily life.

These are the tours that boarding school consultants will be taking this spring around their professional conference.

Trinity College and Lakefield College Tours
Monday, May 10, 2010
Ontario, Canada

Appleby College and Ridley College Tours
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Ontario, Canada

The Gow School Tour
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
South Wales, New York

Tour of Nova Scotia Boarding Schools
Sunday – Wednesday, May 16 – 19, 2010

Bay State Consultant Tour
Sunday – Wednesday, May 16 – 19, 2010
Schools on the tour include Fessenden School, The Cambridge School of Weston, Hillside School, Lawrence Academy, Dana Hall School, Cushing Academy, and The Winchendon School.

Visit the IECA’s website for more information on their school tours program.

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