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Exceptional & Unique Offerings in BS - let’s update this!

JustWinginItJustWinginIt 64 replies10 threads Junior Member
This list was last updated in 2013...can anyone ‘in the know’ please help to update/correct/add to it?

T R A D I T I O N S / R U L E S

NO SATURDAY CLASSES (Many!):
* Deerfield * Concord * Choate

NIGHTLY HANDSHAKING:
* Groton

GROUP HUG BEFORE VACATIONS AFTER CHAPEL:
* St Paul's

HUG LINE BEFORE CHAPEL:
* Concord

"NEW GIRL"/"OLD GIRL" PAIRING - CIRCLE OF LIGHT - SINGING IN THE GARDEN (Lots of singing at Porter's) - RING CEREMONY
* Miss Porter's

TUESDAY TALK (speeches given weekly by 1-2 senior students to the student body)
*Cate

SIT-DOWN FORMAL MEALS:
* St. Paul’s (2x/week) * Deerfield * St. Andrew’s (DE) * Thacher * Groton (weekly, fall and spring)* Peddie * Loomis (weekly, fall and spring) * St. Mark's * Cate (once a week) * Episcopal * Portsmouth Abbey * Miss Porter's (2x/week) * Blair (generally 2x/week) * Brooks (2x/week, Fall and Spring) *Kent (once a week)

ONE-SANCTION EXPULSION (1-strike you're out)
* Hotchkiss * Pomfret * Emma Willard (for ANY candle or flame in dorm or on campus) *Concord (same as Emma Willard)

100% BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
* Advanced Academy of Georgia * Blue Ridge School * Camden Military Academy * Carlbrook School * Carson Long Military Academy * Episcopal High School * The Gow School * Grand River Academy * Hampshire Country School * Hyde School - Woodstock, CT * Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) * Marine Military Academy * Midland School * New Mexico Military Institute * Oak Creek Ranch School * Oliverian School * Robert Land Academy * St. Andrew's School, DE * St. John's Military School * St. Paul's School * St. Thomas More School * Scattergood Friends School * Squaw Valley Academy * THINK Global School * Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School * Woodberry Forest School * z-test-school
*Note: I got this list from boardingschoolreview.com. And I would not trust "z-test-school".--heyjudecharlotte

80%+ BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
* Exeter * Hotchkiss * Groton (85%) * Culver (90%) * Thacher (90%) * Deerfield * Blair * Cate * New Hampton School * Kent

THE PORTER PLAN
* Miss Porter's - The Porter Plan requires that house (dorm) directors’ primary responsibilities on campus are within the dormitories, without the additional responsibilities of teaching or coaching.

A C A D E M I C S

ARABIC:
* Deerfield * Loomis * Andover * Exeter * Choate (Can also be in interdisciplinary Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program) *

SACRED TEXTS:
* Groton

REQUIRED ETHICS COURSE:
* Miss Porter's School (Sophomore year) * Brooks * Cate (called “Sophomore Seminar”)

ARTS CONCENTRATION PROGRAM:
* Choate

SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM:
* Choate * St. Mark's * Emma Willard (through its Practicum program) * Concord (InSPIRE program: summer internships in Boston area)

WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
* Westover

NAUTICAL SCIENCE
* Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey

ADVANCED MARINE SCIENCE
* Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey * Cate

COMPUTER SCIENCE
* Concord * Loomis * Choate

CARIBBEAN STUDIES (on a schooner 2 weeks)
* Tabor * Lawrenceville (Island School)

WINTER TERM (Period of time during a vacation where students return to campus for non-traditional classes of their choice)
* Brooks * Lawrence * Berkshire * Millbrook * New Hampton School

SHAKESPEARE SEMESTER:
* Episcopal * Cate (trimester)

HARKNESS TABLE:
* Lawrenceville * Exeter * St Paul's * The Masters School * Blair * Cate (English/Humanities) *Loomis * Concord (in language/humanities)

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS:
* Lawrenceville * Brooks School * NMH * Blair * Westover * Loomis

MOUNTAIN CLASSROOM:
* Proctor (full trimester camping/academic adventure) * Cate (1 trimester, based in Leadville, Colorado. For experienced skiers/hikers)

OCEAN CLASSROOM:
* Proctor (10 wks in fall aboard 130’ schooner sailing to Caribbean; also offered in spring—16 wks & open to non-Proctor students for credit)

ISLAND SCHOOL:
* Lawrenceville (Semester in Bahamas)

BALLET COMPANY (for credit):
* St. Paul’s * Westover * Concord (dance company: ballet as well as other dance disciplines)

FILMMAKING:
* Concord * Loomis * Cate * Putney

IB:
* Annie Wright * Carlisle * Cheshire (CT) * Dwight School * EF Intl Academy New York * George School * Mercyhurst Prep * Mid-Pacific Institute * Mount Saint Mary Academy * New Hampton School * North Broward Prep * Saint Andrew's (FL) * Saint John’s (MN) * St. Timothy's (MD) * Stoneleigh-Burnham * Montessori High School (OH) * UWC-USA * Verde Valley
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  • PublisherPublisher 10422 replies130 threads Senior Member
    Regarding international programs, I thought that St. Paul's School offered several options including (for boys) study at Eton in England.
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  • JustWinginItJustWinginIt 64 replies10 threads Junior Member
    edited April 2019
    I’ve alphabetized the list and added a few things I’ve found so far in my beginning research... some things we can probably delete; don’t all schools have some computer science classes?

    T R A D I T I O N S / R U L E S



    100% BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Advanced Academy of Georgia * Blue Ridge School * Camden Military Academy * Carlbrook School * Carson Long Military Academy * Episcopal High School * The Gow School * Grand River Academy * Hampshire Country School * Hyde School - Woodstock, CT * Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) * Marine Military Academy * Midland School * New Mexico Military Institute * Oak Creek Ranch School * Oliverian School * Robert Land Academy * St. Andrew's School, DE * St. John's Military School * St. Paul's School * St. Thomas More School * Scattergood Friends School * Squaw Valley Academy * THINK Global School * Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School * Woodberry Forest School * z-test-school
    *Note: I got this list from boardingschoolreview.com. And I would not trust "z-test-school".--heyjudecharlotte

    80%+ BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Exeter * Hotchkiss * Groton (85%) * Culver (90%) * Thacher (90%) * Deerfield * Blair * Cate * New Hampton School * Kent

    CHAPEL/RELIGIOUS SERVICES REQUIRED:
    St. Andrew’s

    GROUP HUG BEFORE VACATIONS AFTER CHAPEL:
    * St Paul's

    HUG LINE BEFORE CHAPEL:
    * Concord

    "NEW GIRL"/"OLD GIRL" PAIRING - CIRCLE OF LIGHT - SINGING IN THE GARDEN (Lots of singing at Porter's) - RING CEREMONY
    * Miss Porter's

    NIGHTLY HANDSHAKING:
    * Groton

    ONE-SANCTION EXPULSION (1-strike you're out)
    * Hotchkiss * Pomfret * Emma Willard (for ANY candle or flame in dorm or on campus) *Concord (same as Emma Willard)

    SATURDAY CLASSES - NEVER (Many!):
    * Deerfield * Concord * Choate * Andover * St. Andrew’s * Middlesex * Westtown * Lawrenceville * Governor’s * Tabor

    SATURDAY CLASSES - OCCASIONAL:
    * Exeter * St. Paul’s * Hill School

    SATURDAY CLASSES - WEEKLY:
    * Hotchkiss * Concord * Masters * Loomis Chafee * St George’s

    SIT-DOWN FORMAL MEALS:
    * St. Paul’s (2x/week) * Deerfield * St. Andrew’s (DE) * Thacher * Groton (weekly, fall and spring)* Peddie * Loomis (weekly, fall and spring) * St. Mark's * Cate (once a week) * Episcopal * Portsmouth Abbey * Miss Porter's (2x/week) * Blair (generally 2x/week) * Brooks (2x/week, Fall and Spring) *Kent (once a week)

    THE PORTER PLAN
    * Miss Porter's - The Porter Plan requires that house (dorm) directors’ primary responsibilities on campus are within the dormitories, without the additional responsibilities of teaching or coaching.

    TUESDAY TALK (speeches given weekly by 1-2 senior students to the student body)
    *Cate




    A C A D E M I C S

    ARABIC:
    * Deerfield * Loomis * Andover * Exeter (Seniors with another language only)* Choate (Can also be in interdisciplinary Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program) *

    ARTS CONCENTRATION PROGRAM:
    * Choate

    BALLET COMPANY (for credit):
    * St. Paul’s * Westover * Concord (dance company: ballet as well as other dance disciplines)

    CARIBBEAN STUDIES (on a schooner 2 weeks)
    * Tabor * Lawrenceville (Island School)

    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    * Concord * Loomis * Choate

    ETHICS COURSE - REQUIRED:
    * Miss Porter's School (Sophomore year) * Brooks * Cate (called “Sophomore Seminar”)

    HARKNESS TABLE:
    * Lawrenceville * Exeter (all classes, including math & science) * St Paul's * The Masters School * Blair * Cate (English/Humanities) *Loomis * Concord (in language/humanities)

    INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS:
    * Lawrenceville * Brooks School * NMH * Blair * Westover * Loomis

    FILMMAKING:
    * Concord * Loomis * Cate * Putney

    IB:
    * Annie Wright * Carlisle * Cheshire (CT) * Dwight School * EF Intl Academy New York * George School * Mercyhurst Prep * Mid-Pacific Institute * Mount Saint Mary Academy * New Hampton School * North Broward Prep * Saint Andrew's (FL) * Saint John’s (MN) * St. Timothy's (MD) * Stoneleigh-Burnham * Montessori High School (OH) * UWC-USA * Verde Valley

    ISLAND SCHOOL:
    * Lawrenceville (Semester in Bahamas) * Exeter

    MARINE SCIENCE - ADVANCED:
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey * Cate

    MOUNTAIN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (full trimester camping/academic adventure) * Cate (1 trimester, based in Leadville, Colorado. For experienced skiers/hikers)

    NAUTICAL SCIENCE
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey

    OCEAN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (10 wks in fall aboard 130’ schooner sailing to Caribbean; also offered in spring—16 wks & open to non-Proctor students for credit)

    SACRED TEXTS:
    * Groton

    SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM:
    * Choate * St. Mark's * Emma Willard (through its Practicum program) * Concord (InSPIRE program: summer internships in Boston area)

    SHAKESPEARE SEMESTER:
    * Episcopal * Cate (trimester) * Exeter (trimester in Stratford-Upon-Avon)

    STAINED GLASS/ HOT GLASS:
    St. Paul’s

    WINTER TERM (Period of time during a vacation where students return to campus for non-traditional classes of their choice)
    * Brooks * Lawrence * Berkshire * Millbrook * New Hampton School

    WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    * Westover
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  • cinnamon1212cinnamon1212 898 replies8 threads Member
    I would add Millbrook has a formal sit down dinner once a week. And, in terms of exceptional offerings, having an accredited zoo seems pretty exceptional to me. It is integrated into to school, with most (all?) kids working there as part of their community service, and those who are interested continuing to work there. The zoo is working with several endangered species, and their reintroduction. For the right kid it's a pretty spectacular opportunity.
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  • CTMom21CTMom21 602 replies2 threads Member
    Salisbury has formal sit-down meals 2x/week, chapel is required (2x/week), and it’s >90% boarding. Chapel includes “chapel talks” by students and faculty. There are Saturday classes every week. Three trimesters of philosophy/religion/ethics is required — 1 trimester sophomore, junior, and senior years.
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  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 940 replies74 threads Senior Member
    T R A D I T I O N S / R U L E S



    100% BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Advanced Academy of Georgia * Blue Ridge School * Camden Military Academy * Carlbrook School * Carson Long Military Academy * Episcopal High School * The Gow School * Grand River Academy * Hampshire Country School * Hyde School - Woodstock, CT * Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) * Marine Military Academy * Midland School * New Mexico Military Institute * Oak Creek Ranch School * Oliverian School * Robert Land Academy * St. Andrew's School, DE * St. John's Military School * St. Paul's School * St. Thomas More School * Scattergood Friends School * Squaw Valley Academy * THINK Global School * Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School * Woodberry Forest School * z-test-school
    *Note: I got this list from boardingschoolreview.com. And I would not trust "z-test-school".--heyjudecharlotte

    80%+ BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Exeter * Hotchkiss * Groton (85%) * Culver (90%) * Thacher (90%) * Deerfield * Blair * Cate * New Hampton School * Kent

    CHAPEL/RELIGIOUS SERVICES REQUIRED:
    St. Andrew’s

    GROUP HUG BEFORE VACATIONS AFTER CHAPEL:
    * St Paul's

    HUG LINE BEFORE CHAPEL:
    * Concord

    "NEW GIRL"/"OLD GIRL" PAIRING - CIRCLE OF LIGHT - SINGING IN THE GARDEN (Lots of singing at Porter's) - RING CEREMONY
    * Miss Porter's

    NIGHTLY HANDSHAKING:
    * Groton

    ONE-SANCTION EXPULSION (1-strike you're out)
    * Hotchkiss * Pomfret * Emma Willard (for ANY candle or flame in dorm or on campus) *Concord (same as Emma Willard)

    SATURDAY CLASSES - NEVER (Many!):
    * Deerfield * Concord * Choate * Andover * St. Andrew’s * Middlesex * Westtown * Lawrenceville * Governor’s * Tabor

    SATURDAY CLASSES - OCCASIONAL:
    * Exeter * St. Paul’s * Hill School

    SATURDAY CLASSES - WEEKLY:
    * Hotchkiss * Concord * Masters * Loomis Chafee * St George’s

    SIT-DOWN FORMAL MEALS:
    * St. Paul’s (2x/week) * Deerfield * St. Andrew’s (DE) * Thacher * Groton (weekly, fall and spring)* Peddie * Loomis (weekly, fall and spring) * St. Mark's * Cate (once a week) * Episcopal * Portsmouth Abbey * Miss Porter's (2x/week) * Blair (generally 2x/week) * Brooks (2x/week, Fall and Spring) *Kent (once a week)

    THE PORTER PLAN
    * Miss Porter's - The Porter Plan requires that house (dorm) directors’ primary responsibilities on campus are within the dormitories, without the additional responsibilities of teaching or coaching.

    TUESDAY TALK (speeches given weekly by 1-2 senior students to the student body)
    *Cate




    A C A D E M I C S

    ARABIC:
    * Deerfield * Loomis * Andover * Exeter (Seniors with another language only)* Choate (Can also be in interdisciplinary Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program) *

    ARTS CONCENTRATION PROGRAM:
    * Choate

    BALLET COMPANY (for credit):
    * St. Paul’s * Westover * Concord (dance company: ballet as well as other dance disciplines)

    CARIBBEAN STUDIES (on a schooner 2 weeks)
    * Tabor * Lawrenceville (Island School)

    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    * Concord * Loomis * Choate

    ETHICS COURSE - REQUIRED:
    * Miss Porter's School (Sophomore year) * Brooks * Cate (called “Sophomore Seminar”)

    HARKNESS TABLE:
    * Lawrenceville * Exeter (all classes, including math & science) * St Paul's * The Masters School * Blair * Cate (English/Humanities) *Loomis * Concord (in language/humanities)

    INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS:
    * Lawrenceville * Brooks School * NMH * Blair * Westover * Loomis

    FILMMAKING:
    * Concord * Loomis * Cate * Putney * Choate (Video Production courses)

    IB:
    * Annie Wright * Carlisle * Cheshire (CT) * Dwight School * EF Intl Academy New York * George School * Mercyhurst Prep * Mid-Pacific Institute * Mount Saint Mary Academy * New Hampton School * North Broward Prep * Saint Andrew's (FL) * Saint John’s (MN) * St. Timothy's (MD) * Stoneleigh-Burnham * Montessori High School (OH) * UWC-USA * Verde Valley

    ISLAND SCHOOL:
    * Lawrenceville (Semester in Bahamas) * Exeter

    MARINE SCIENCE - ADVANCED:
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey * Cate

    MOUNTAIN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (full trimester camping/academic adventure) * Cate (1 trimester, based in Leadville, Colorado. For experienced skiers/hikers)

    NAUTICAL SCIENCE
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey

    OCEAN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (10 wks in fall aboard 130’ schooner sailing to Caribbean; also offered in spring—16 wks & open to non-Proctor students for credit)

    SACRED TEXTS:
    * Groton

    SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM:
    * Choate * St. Mark's * Emma Willard (through its Practicum program) * Concord (InSPIRE program: summer internships in Boston area)

    SHAKESPEARE SEMESTER:
    * Episcopal * Cate (trimester) * Exeter (trimester in Stratford-Upon-Avon)

    STAINED GLASS/ HOT GLASS:
    St. Paul’s

    WINTER TERM (Period of time during a vacation where students return to campus for non-traditional classes of their choice)
    * Brooks * Lawrence * Berkshire * Millbrook * New Hampton School

    WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    * Westover
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  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 940 replies74 threads Senior Member
    I'm a little confused by some of the categories—what is women in science and engineering? Is that a dedicated club? What about ethics courses; can those be like philosophy/global issues courses?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 40797 replies7594 threads Super Moderator
    This list is soooooo out of date. Andover dropped Arabic a while ago.
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  • JustWinginItJustWinginIt 64 replies10 threads Junior Member
    @skieurope - I agree! That’s why I’m asking everyone for help updating it... :-D
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  • PublisherPublisher 10422 replies130 threads Senior Member
    What do you mean by "international programs" ?
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  • JustWinginItJustWinginIt 64 replies10 threads Junior Member
    100% BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Advanced Academy of Georgia * Blue Ridge School * Camden Military Academy * Carlbrook School * Carson Long Military Academy * Episcopal High School * The Gow School * Grand River Academy * Hampshire Country School * Hyde School - Woodstock, CT * Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) * Marine Military Academy * Midland School * New Mexico Military Institute * Oak Creek Ranch School * Oliverian School * Robert Land Academy * St. Andrew's School, DE * St. John's Military School * St. Paul's School * St. Thomas More School * Scattergood Friends School * Squaw Valley Academy * THINK Global School * Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School * Woodberry Forest School * z-test-school
    *Note: I got this list from boardingschoolreview.com. And I would not trust "z-test-school".--heyjudecharlotte

    80%+ BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Exeter * Hotchkiss * Groton (85%) * Culver (90%) * Thacher (90%) * Deerfield * Blair * Cate * New Hampton School * Kent * Salisbury

    CHAPEL/RELIGIOUS SERVICES REQUIRED:
    St. Andrew’s * Salisbury (2x/week)

    GROUP HUG BEFORE VACATIONS AFTER CHAPEL:
    * St Paul's

    HUG LINE BEFORE CHAPEL:
    * Concord

    "NEW GIRL"/"OLD GIRL" PAIRING - CIRCLE OF LIGHT - SINGING IN THE GARDEN (Lots of singing at Porter's) - RING CEREMONY
    * Miss Porter's

    NIGHTLY HANDSHAKING:
    * Groton

    ONE-SANCTION EXPULSION (1-strike you're out)
    * Hotchkiss * Pomfret * Emma Willard (for ANY candle or flame in dorm or on campus) *Concord (same as Emma Willard)

    SATURDAY CLASSES - NEVER (Many!):
    * Deerfield * Concord * Choate * Andover * St. Andrew’s * Middlesex * Westtown * Lawrenceville * Governor’s * Tabor

    SATURDAY CLASSES - OCCASIONAL:
    * Exeter * St. Paul’s * Hill School

    SATURDAY CLASSES - WEEKLY:
    * Hotchkiss * Concord * Masters * Loomis Chafee * St George’s * Salisbury

    SIT-DOWN FORMAL MEALS:
    * St. Paul’s (2x/week) * Deerfield * St. Andrew’s (DE) * Thacher * Groton (weekly, fall and spring)* Peddie * Loomis (weekly, fall and spring) * St. Mark's * Cate (once a week) * Episcopal * Portsmouth Abbey * Miss Porter's (2x/week) * Blair (generally 2x/week) * Brooks (2x/week, Fall and Spring) *Kent (once a week) * Millbrook (1x/week) * Salisbury (2x/week)

    THE PORTER PLAN
    * Miss Porter's - The Porter Plan requires that house (dorm) directors’ primary responsibilities on campus are within the dormitories, without the additional responsibilities of teaching or coaching.

    TUESDAY TALK (speeches given weekly by 1-2 senior students to the student body)
    *Cate

    ZOO (ACCREDITED)
    Millbrook




    A C A D E M I C S

    ARABIC:
    * Deerfield * Loomis * Exeter (Seniors with another language only)* Choate (Can also be in interdisciplinary Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program) *

    ARTS CONCENTRATION PROGRAM:
    * Choate

    BALLET COMPANY (for credit):
    * St. Paul’s * Westover * Concord (dance company: ballet as well as other dance disciplines)

    CARIBBEAN STUDIES (on a schooner 2 weeks)
    * Tabor * Lawrenceville (Island School)

    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    * Concord * Loomis * Choate

    ETHICS COURSE - REQUIRED:
    * Miss Porter's School (Sophomore year) * Brooks * Cate (called “Sophomore Seminar”) * Salisbury

    HARKNESS TABLE:
    * Lawrenceville * Exeter (all classes, including math & science) * St Paul's * The Masters School * Blair * Cate (English/Humanities) *Loomis * Concord (in language/humanities)

    INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS:
    * Lawrenceville * Brooks School * NMH * Blair * Westover * Loomis

    FILMMAKING:
    * Concord * Loomis * Cate * Putney * Choate (Video Production courses)

    IB:
    * Annie Wright * Carlisle * Cheshire (CT) * Dwight School * EF Intl Academy New York * George School * Mercyhurst Prep * Mid-Pacific Institute * Mount Saint Mary Academy * New Hampton School * North Broward Prep * Saint Andrew's (FL) * Saint John’s (MN) * St. Timothy's (MD) * Stoneleigh-Burnham * Montessori High School (OH) * UWC-USA * Verde Valley

    ISLAND SCHOOL:
    * Lawrenceville (Semester in Bahamas) * Exeter

    MARINE SCIENCE - ADVANCED:
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey * Cate

    MOUNTAIN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (full trimester camping/academic adventure) * Cate (1 trimester, based in Leadville, Colorado. For experienced skiers/hikers)

    NAUTICAL SCIENCE
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey

    OCEAN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (10 wks in fall aboard 130’ schooner sailing to Caribbean; also offered in spring—16 wks & open to non-Proctor students for credit)

    SACRED TEXTS:
    * Groton

    SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM:
    * Choate * St. Mark's * Emma Willard (through its Practicum program) * Concord (InSPIRE program: summer internships in Boston area)

    SHAKESPEARE SEMESTER:
    * Episcopal * Cate (trimester) * Exeter (trimester in Stratford-Upon-Avon)

    STAINED GLASS/ HOT GLASS:
    St. Paul’s

    WINTER TERM (Period of time during a vacation where students return to campus for non-traditional classes of their choice)
    * Brooks * Lawrence * Berkshire * Millbrook * New Hampton School

    WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    * Westover
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  • JustWinginItJustWinginIt 64 replies10 threads Junior Member
    @CavsFan2003 - agreed! I just cut-and-pasted an old list in the hopes that we can put our heads together and edit it as needed.
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  • gardenstategalgardenstategal 6465 replies10 threads Senior Member
    When did L'ville drop Saturday classes? I think Peddie has them every week ( @carpoolingma ?)

    George has film-making.
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  • cinnamon1212cinnamon1212 898 replies8 threads Member
    Millbrook also has Saturday classes.
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  • GoatMamaGoatMama 1378 replies12 threads Senior Member
    Corrections on St. Paul's:

    1. Saturday classes are every week, not occasional
    2. I'm not sure you'd qualify handshaking before vacation as a "group hug" @doschicos ??
    3. Chapel is required, 4 x week
    4. Seated formal meals are 3-4 per term
    5. Computer science - yes
    6. International programs - yes
    7. Science research program - yes

    Other unique features/offerings to consider:

    Living in Community - required class
    Science on a sphere (SOS) system, sharing data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Observatory with the largest telescope in New England
    Foucault pendulum that indicates Earth’s rotation
    Engineering Honors Program
    Classical Honors Program
    Indoor rowing tank
    2000-acre campus with 25 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and skiing

    Someone offer me a job in SPS advertising! :)
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  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma 782 replies8 threads Member
    Yes, Peddie has Sat classes every week.
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  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma 782 replies8 threads Member
    Peddie:
    Weekly Sat classes
    Formal dinners are 1x/week.
    Chapel talks (not religious) 2x/week
    One-strike policy for major rules
    Computer Science classes
    Film and Video classes
    Signature experiences in Advanced Research Science, Arts, Asian Studies, Creative Writing, Languages and Robotics
    Robotics Team
    Study Abroad
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  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 1484 replies23 threads Senior Member
    Please add to this @ Emma Willard has a dedicated Health & Wellness program with a residential option for students interested in Health & Wellness ...nickname “The Wellies”
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  • GoatMamaGoatMama 1378 replies12 threads Senior Member
    @carpoolingma I misread the weekly Sat classes as weekly SAT classes and felt a rush of anxiety... 😨
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  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma 782 replies8 threads Member
    @GoatMama That would have disqualified the school from our list! 😂
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  • JustWinginItJustWinginIt 64 replies10 threads Junior Member
    100% BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Advanced Academy of Georgia * Blue Ridge School * Camden Military Academy * Carlbrook School * Carson Long Military Academy * Episcopal High School * The Gow School * Grand River Academy * Hampshire Country School * Hyde School - Woodstock, CT * Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) * Marine Military Academy * Midland School * New Mexico Military Institute * Oak Creek Ranch School * Oliverian School * Robert Land Academy * St. Andrew's School, DE * St. John's Military School * St. Paul's School * St. Thomas More School * Scattergood Friends School * Squaw Valley Academy * THINK Global School * Wolfeboro: The Summer Boarding School * Woodberry Forest School * z-test-school
    *Note: I got this list from boardingschoolreview.com. And I would not trust "z-test-school".--heyjudecharlotte

    80%+ BOARDING (for current info you can search by % boarding at boardingschoolreview.com):
    * Exeter * Hotchkiss * Groton (85%) * Culver (90%) * Thacher (90%) * Deerfield * Blair * Cate * New Hampton School * Kent * Salisbury

    CHAPEL/RELIGIOUS SERVICES REQUIRED:
    * St. Andrew’s * Salisbury (2x/week) * St. Paul’s (4x/week) * Peddie (2x/week - not religious)

    GROUP HUG BEFORE VACATIONS AFTER CHAPEL:
    * St Paul's

    HUG LINE BEFORE CHAPEL:
    * Concord

    "NEW GIRL"/"OLD GIRL" PAIRING - CIRCLE OF LIGHT - SINGING IN THE GARDEN (Lots of singing at Porter's) - RING CEREMONY
    * Miss Porter's

    NIGHTLY HANDSHAKING:
    * Groton

    ONE-SANCTION EXPULSION (1-strike you're out)
    * Hotchkiss * Pomfret * Emma Willard (for ANY candle or flame in dorm or on campus) *Concord (same as Emma Willard) * Peddie

    PENDULUM:
    * St. Paul’s Foucault pendulum that indicates Earth’s rotation)

    ROWING TANK (INDOOR):
    * St. Paul’s

    SATURDAY CLASSES - NEVER (Many!):
    * Deerfield * Concord * Choate * Andover * St. Andrew’s * Middlesex * Westtown * Lawrenceville * Governor’s * Tabor * Millbrook

    SATURDAY CLASSES - OCCASIONAL:
    * Exeter * Hill School

    SATURDAY CLASSES - WEEKLY:
    * Hotchkiss * Concord * Masters * Loomis Chafee * St George’s * Salisbury * St. Paul’s * Peddie

    SIT-DOWN FORMAL MEALS:
    * St. Paul’s (3-4x/term) * Deerfield * St. Andrew’s (DE) * Thacher * Groton (weekly, fall and spring)* Peddie (1x/week)* Loomis (weekly, fall and spring) * St. Mark's * Cate (once a week) * Episcopal * Portsmouth Abbey * Miss Porter's (2x/week) * Blair (generally 2x/week) * Brooks (2x/week, Fall and Spring) *Kent (once a week) * Millbrook (1x/week) * Salisbury (2x/week)

    THE PORTER PLAN
    * Miss Porter's - The Porter Plan requires that house (dorm) directors’ primary responsibilities on campus are within the dormitories, without the additional responsibilities of teaching or coaching.

    TUESDAY TALK (speeches given weekly by 1-2 senior students to the student body)
    * Cate

    ZOO (ACCREDITED)
    * Millbrook




    A C A D E M I C S

    ARABIC:
    * Deerfield * Loomis * Exeter (Seniors with another language only)* Choate (Can also be in interdisciplinary Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Program) *

    ARTS CONCENTRATION PROGRAM:
    * Choate

    BALLET COMPANY (for credit):
    * St. Paul’s * Westover * Concord (dance company: ballet as well as other dance disciplines)

    CAMPUS SIZE
    * St. Paul’s - 2000-acre campus with 25 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and skiing

    CARIBBEAN STUDIES (on a schooner 2 weeks)
    * Tabor * Lawrenceville (Island School)

    CLASSICS PROGRAM:
    * St. Paul’s (Classical Honors Program) * Exeter (Classical Diploma Program)

    COMPUTER SCIENCE
    * Concord * Loomis * Choate * St. Paul’s * Exeter * Peddie

    ETHICS COURSE - REQUIRED:
    * Miss Porter's School (Sophomore year) * Brooks * Cate (called “Sophomore Seminar”) * Salisbury * St. Paul’s (Living in Community)

    HARKNESS TABLE:
    * Lawrenceville * Exeter (all classes, including math & science) * St Paul's * The Masters School * Blair * Cate (English/Humanities) *Loomis * Concord (in language/humanities)

    HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM (with a residential option)
    * Emma Willard

    INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS:
    * Lawrenceville * Brooks School * NMH * Blair * Westover * Loomis * St. Paul’s * Exeter * Peddie

    FILMMAKING:
    * Concord * Loomis * Cate * Putney * Choate (Video Production courses) * The George School * Exeter * St. Paul’s * Peddie

    IB:
    * Annie Wright * Carlisle * Cheshire (CT) * Dwight School * EF Intl Academy New York * George School * Mercyhurst Prep * Mid-Pacific Institute * Mount Saint Mary Academy * New Hampton School * North Broward Prep * Saint Andrew's (FL) * Saint John’s (MN) * St. Timothy's (MD) * Stoneleigh-Burnham * Montessori High School (OH) * UWC-USA * Verde Valley

    ISLAND SCHOOL:
    * Lawrenceville (Semester in Bahamas) * Exeter

    MARINE SCIENCE - ADVANCED:
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey * Cate

    MOUNTAIN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (full trimester camping/academic adventure) * Cate (1 trimester, based in Leadville, Colorado. For experienced skiers/hikers)

    NAUTICAL SCIENCE
    * Tabor * Portsmouth Abbey

    OBSERVATORY
    * St. Paul’s (largest telescope in New England) * Exeter

    OCEAN CLASSROOM:
    * Proctor (10 wks in fall aboard 130’ schooner sailing to Caribbean; also offered in spring—16 wks & open to non-Proctor students for credit)

    ROBOTICS TEAM:
    * Peddie

    SACRED TEXTS:
    * Groton

    SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM:
    * Choate * St. Mark's * Emma Willard (through its Practicum program) * Concord (InSPIRE program: summer internships in Boston area) * St. Paul’s

    SHAKESPEARE SEMESTER:
    * Episcopal * Cate (trimester) * Exeter (trimester in Stratford-Upon-Avon)

    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES:ADVANCED RESEARCH SCIENCE, ARTS, ASIAN STUDIES, CREATIVE WRITING, LANGUAGES, ROBOTICS
    * Peddie

    STAINED GLASS/ HOT GLASS:
    * St. Paul’s

    WINTER TERM (Period of time during a vacation where students return to campus for non-traditional classes of their choice)
    * Brooks * Lawrence * Berkshire * Millbrook * New Hampton School

    WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
    * Westover
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