Getting to Know Western Reserve Academy through the Eyes of its Head of School

Western Reserve Academy alumnus and head Christopher Burner lives and breathes his school.

In our chat, he touches on Western Reserve’s traditional boarding school format in a somewhat non-traditional boarding school location-Ohio. Western Reserve is fully connected and students participate daily in the life of Hudson- “a great town.” I can attest to this- drop a quintessential New England post card town in OH and you have Hudson.

Mr. Burner personifies Western reserves idea of family and fully involved faculty. He’s an alumnus, and served in teaching and administrative capcities before bccoming head.

He notes that Western Reserve Academy offers a great combination of new and historic and this applies to more than architecture and facilities. Mr. Burner notes that many WRA students come from first generation boarding school families and these students bring with them qualities of inquisitiveness and openness. Trying new things is part of Wester Reserve’s DNA.

Western Reserve wants interested families to visit campus and truly experience and feel their tightly knit community. The school features a on-campus guest house for visiting families.

Peter Baron is the Chief Evangelist at WhippleHill Communications, the owner of AdmissionsQuest, and a partner at edSocialMedia. Peter regularly blogs about school communication along with hosting the regular videocast series, Boarding School Campus Tours. You can find him on Google+.

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