Category Archives: In the Classroom

4 College Application Tips from a Former College Admission Officer

You may have seen the recent New York Times article that shared the type of advice that admission officers give to their children during the college application process. In this article are a lot of great college application tips, like: Continue reading 4 College Application Tips from a Former College Admission Officer

Are boarding schools better than public schools?

 

Every week I write about the benefits of boarding schools, but what I haven’t shared are my own reasons for choosing boarding school versus public school. I attended my local public schools through the end of my ninth grade year, but enrolled as a day student at a local boarding school beginning in tenth grade. While I can’t speak for everyone, I can give you my answer to one of the most common questions asked: are boarding schools better than public schools?

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What it’s like to be rejected from your first choice school

In 2004, I was a junior in high school and ready to consider which colleges and universities I would apply to. Both my parents had not gone away to school, so we were all exploring this concept of a four year college for the first time, with the help of my boarding school college counselor. Continue reading What it’s like to be rejected from your first choice school