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How to Tie a Bow Tie: A prep school tradition

That object of affection, and some joking, the bow tie sporting faculty member (I can say that because I’ve been a bow tie wearing, boarding school faculty member whose headmaster sported bow ties when I was in school), Kent Hill School‘s Jeremy LaCasse offers up this quick instructional video for his fans. Tying a bow [...]

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A Small Boarding School Plays to Its Strengths

As sub-genre, small boarding schools, offer a more communal and individual boarding experience from than their large school brethren and this certainly true of athletics. If you’ve got a student body of 140 (or less), filling rosters and competing, in large team sports can prove challenging. Try filling two reasonably competitive soccer, or lacrosse, rosters- [...]

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Hurricane Irene Swallows The Hun School’s Athletic Fields

Hurricane Irene’s affects- especially flooding from New Jersey to Vermont- are ongoing and well documented. Here’s a short video capturing the rise of the rain-swollen Stony Brook river as the Irene produced waters swallow The Hun School‘s (a co-ed boarding school in Princeton, NJ) athletic fields.

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A Guided Tour of McCallie School [Video]

Taking the audience inside McCallie School, J.T. and Ned make a strong case for McCallie and as well as the boys school experience in general. Both young men, independently, come to talk about their relationships with faculty and each other- the brotherhood. JT closes the video with this warm appreciation of the relationships that he’s [...]

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A Guided Student Tour of Baylor School [Video]

Seniors Tenley and Ryan share Baylor School‘s campus and their student experiences. Strong opportunities drew both to Baylor. Baylor in the mold of a great school has helped both students flourish in their areas of strength while stretching them to discover and broaden their talents in other areas. Tenley was drawn to Baylor on the [...]

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A Guided Tour of St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School students Jacob, Joshua, and Charley share their thoughts and insights into what makes SA-S a vibrant, tightly-knit community. To this observer, the strength and breadth of the SA-S student experience proves quite remarkable. The arts, sciences, humanities, and athletics all offer strong wide-ranging opportunities for students. Jacob explores the academic offerings highlighting [...]

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Take A Guided Tour of The Webb School

The Webb School (Bell Buckle, TN) juniors Radha and Sarah share their insights and appreciations of their Webb School school life. They touch on the school traditions of Senior Boards, the Junior Room, a connection to natural beauty, chapel, and public speaking. Webb requires a public speaking demonstration of each student, each year. Ninth graders perform [...]

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From Gould Academy to Expedition Impossible

Expedition Impossible competitor, and Gould Academy alumnus (2003), Eric Bach spends a few minutes with Peter talking about how one goes from Gould, and Bethel, Maine, to participating in a Mark Burnett produced reality television show in Morocco. Expedition Impossible features thirteen teams of three, racing through ten epic stages, through the Moroccan Sahara; Bach [...]

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A Guided Tour of Delphian School

Delphian School (Sheridan, OR) rising senior Alison ’12 shares the insights, and high notes, of her school experience. Throughout Delphian’s programs students are taught to practice independence and use good judgement. Delphian programs teach independence, and personal responsibility through self direction. Academics and college counseling feature studentdirected pursuits shaped and guided by adults. Students work [...]

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A Guided Tour of Oregon Episcopal School

As a senior, Andrew provides strong endorsements of the close relationships, and personal achievement at Oregon Episcopal School. Although widely known for its strong math and science programs, Andrew makes the case that arts and humanities side of the scale is no afterthought. All OES students are required to participate in the science fair three [...]

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Never Underestimate the Role of Meals in a Boarding School

You can’t underestimate the role of meals in a boarding school. Cafeteria, or sit-down, meals are where the school comes together multiple times daily to slow-down, share, enjoy each other, and eat. A good dining hall can make the whole school work. Great food and great people in the dining hall mean so much and [...]

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Boarding School Student Selected in the First Round of the MLB Draft

Please upgrade your browser The Toronto Blue Jays selected Lawrence Academy‘s Tyler Beede with 21st pick in yesterday’s baseball draft. Beede knew being selected in the draft was coming (see the NESN video above). Now, for the big decision, Beede has to choose between Vanderbilt University and the Blue Jays. Beede has verbally committed to [...]

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Outdoor Adventure at Oregon Episcopal School

Oregon Episcopal School, Experiential Education Coordinator, Tom Handel, talks about the opportunities available through outdoor education at OES. OES utilizes its location- about an hour from a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities to offer rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, challenge courses, surfing, and wildlife. Experiential education is part of the OES formal curriculum and extra-curricular programs [...]

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A Guided Tour of Perkiomen School

2009 Perkiomen School alumnus J.J. takes viewers on a campus tour while sharing his school experiences and insights. Two themes run throughout J.J.’s tour: The opportunity to try and experience new things Strong relationships- students-to-faculty and student-to-student Perkiomen seems to have a place for both the novice and the experienced student in all parts of [...]

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Trinity-Pawling Head Talks Boys Education While Participating in Social Media

Please upgrade your browser Confirming the growing power, and influence, of student produced- less formal- media, Trinity-Pawling School headmaster, Arch Smith sat for a video interview with student vloggers Teddy and Ian. This conversation dovetails nicely with yesterday’s post (Reality Coming Into Relief: Boys Education Needs Attention) covering Thomas Mortenson’s study “Economic Change Effects on [...]

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