Prep Schools In The News & Media

Agreed. The school itself is not going anywhere.

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7% boarding…

How long has it been that low?

73 students is one grade

Thank you for posting about the new MA boarding school, I looked into it and sent in an application (it is on SSAO common app so was just a click of button to apply) and spoke to them, what an interesting program. They still have FA available as well for anyone else on WLs for fall.

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It’s not the total number that’s an issue.

With only 7% boarding, that means that over 90% of the student body isn’t boarding;
the campus could be like a ghost town on weekends.

Although not ABOUT BS, this news is sure to brighten someone’s day.

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Dalton School back in the news…Head of School is leaving after a tough year.

Cushing Academy has a new dorm - nice!

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I can see people finally seeing the great school Cushing is. It really deserves more praise.

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I know the Head of School*, he was at Hotchkiss before becoming Head at a NJ school. He is a very nice guy.

*at the New England Innovation Academy

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Interesting article about the culture wars at an L.A. prep school. Same issues a lot of schools are dealing with.

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It seems like everyone is struggling with DEI issues. Despite good intentions change almost always requires navigation through messy and bumpy roads. I agree that much progress is needed in this area, but I think schools are too often being reactive taking a “whatever you say” position and not really being thoughtful about the process or its goals.

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New search announced at Putney for a new HOS

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@Golfgr8 I clicked on your Putney School story link, and it brings one to such a beautiful picture of the place. I want to go there!

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I can hear it now-- “wait. You’re sending your kid to go live in a BARN???”

Yes. Yes, I did.

(Just not at Putney.)

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LOL the All-boys LDS from my town is on there :joy:

That’s a very odd list. Their definition of “influential” seems heavily weighted towards celebrity rather than other contributions (such as scientific discoveries, etc.)

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I don’t know about that. It’s a very interesting list, IMHO. I can think of several schools known for having many celebrity alumni but that are not on the list. (Choate comes to mind.) I also see several schools I know to be highly impactful but that never make other “top” lists of schools, such as St. Ignatius in Cleveland.