Army and Navy Academy Blog
Few occasions are as stressful in the lives of college-bound high school seniors (and their parents) as the time when they wait anxiously to learn whether they’ve been accepted into the college of their choice.
More parents nowadays are considering boarding school for their children, but they need to take steps to adjust to a learning environment that’s completely different from a private or public school in their hometown.
There was a time when acts of violence on school campuses in the U.S. were pretty much confined to an occasional after-school fistfight or an altercation on a football field, but things are different now and it has became abundantly clear to all in recent years that safety in schools must come first.
Regardless of their social and economic backgrounds, all young people need to be trained early on how to meet and overcome challenges and other forms of adversity.
The future of our nation and that of other developed countries is literally up in the air, due in large part to a growing worldwide shortage of commercial and military pilots.
Boarding schools provide the away-from-home living environment where children can develop the personal independence skills they’ll need for college later.
The interest and popularity of lacrosse has mushroomed over the decades to become the fastest growing sport today in U.S. high schools and colleges.
While there have been single gender schools for centuries, it’s only been in recent years that research has shown why such schools are the better option for educating young people.
“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”
Personal character is the primary trait that produces personal courage. Both are learned traits, gained from observing them in role models and formal character development orientation,
There’s been so much focus on what’s being taught in our schools’ classrooms that we’re apt to forget what needs to happen beyond the traditional school day
Teaching teens to cultivate grit is teaching them to believe that their personal and professional success is in their own hands. Not a bad way to begin the journey through a life of success.
Conflict is unavoidable. When humans interact with each other, there is an eventual certainty that different personal preferences, ideas, likes, and dislikes will create conflict.
Just Who is the ‘iGen’ Generation and How Are They Different? The 74 million young Americans born between 1995 and 2012 comprise the most important generation in the nation’s history.
In the wake of the 2002 national “No Child Left Behind” educational initiative, it appears that plenty children have been and continue to be left behind when it comes to developing character, morality, and ethics as standard behaviors.
It seems courage, follow-through, resilience, and excellence – collectively referred to as “grit” — are in short supply among today’s youth.
While academic content and teaching strategies are important in planning children’s education, there are at least two more ingredients needed in a quality education.
Beyond school classrooms, there are character education resources that parents, grandparents and other adult role models can use to instill basic moral and ethical values in teenagers.
“Executive Function & Self-Regulation,” a paper written by Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, lists three skills that are crucial for learning and development.
Choosing the college that is right for you is beyond important and that decision is based on a myriad of factors. Here’s how to come prepared.
The lack of leadership education is one reason for the growing disparity in educational attainment among U.S. students of different races, nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Boys and girls learn differently for a very simple biological reason – their brains are built differently. Given, their differences, boys and girls perform better provided different stimuli.
We are failing boys if we don’t address the “malignancies” in the education system. If you think of this as a cancer, it is growing and we cannot ignore it.
Are you asking if there is a crisis looming? Are boys falling behind? And if so, what’s happened to our boys to make them fail and fall behind?
If you’re a parent exploring private school options for your son, you may be wondering about the value of single gender vs. co-ed schools.
Taking a look back: Here’s an excerpt from Cadet Salisbury’s graduation speech from the Class of 2015.
Goal setting is fundamental to long-term success. After all, it’s difficult to get to a desired destination before you it’s been clearly defined.
With more and more colleges becoming “test-optional” and “test-flexible,” high school students are wondering if stressing about SAT and ACT scores truly matter. Do they?
The boarding school environment, combined with parent support, is one of the best ways to prepare students for college.
The top private military boarding schools in the U.S. send around 98% of their graduates to college and university, with only a very small percentage enlisting directly after high school.