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Prep School News - February, 2006

Featured Article: Prep School Applicants: Feature Your Strengths!

In this issue:
• Prep School Applicants: Feature Your Strengths!
• School Spotlight: The Webb Schools
• Private School News

Prep School Applicants: Feature Your Strengths!
By Brian Fisher, AdmissionsQuest, Inc.
The last few weeks, we’ve received a cluster of questions regarding prep schools and how to use athletics as a tool for admission to the prep school and, then, how to use the prep school athletic experience as part of the college admission process.

In specific cases involving scholarship caliber athletes, the answers and approaches to these questions prove very focused. But, the notion of highlighting one’s talents and interests applies to all prep school applicants. The questions become, what interests do you have beyond school and academics; how do you want to use them to contribute to your community; and, how can your school nurture your growth?

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School Spotlight: The Webb School
The Webb Schools, Claremont, CA

The Webb Schools are two schools sharing one campus. Governed by an Honor Code, Webb School of California for boys (1922) and Vivian Webb School for girls (1981) provide academic programs with 20 AP courses. The structure offers single-gender classes in grades 9-10 and separate student governance, athletic, advising, and residential programs. The J.E. Libaw Orchestra, 33 varsity teams, and 3 theatrical productions are just a few of the programs offered. The Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology, the Berry Computer Lab, and dorm room Internet access complement a nationally recognized science program.

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Private School News

From the Portsmouth Herald
Hyde School model for charter schools

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Kiski School still fulfilling mission

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