Blog: Character Development
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.
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.
Boarding schools provide the away-from-home living environment where children can develop the personal independence skills they’ll need for college later.
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.
It seems courage, follow-through, resilience, and excellence – collectively referred to as “grit” — are in short supply among today’s youth.
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.
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.
Boarding schools offer an opportunity to develop resiliency, independence and a higher level of college prep than the best public or independent day school.
Overall, OCC taught me how to be a leader, use proper communication, and how to make life decisions that affect me for the better.
Read about two graduates of the Class of 1955 who are well-remembered for their achievements in the arts.
If you’re exploring boarding schools, you’ve likely noticed that it’s more than an education decision – it’s also a financial one.
What qualities make military boarding schools for boys so unique?
Discipline puts young men on the path to success, along with the skills they need to overcome obstacles that appear along the way.
One of the most important pieces of the boarding school application process is the campus visit.
The boarding school environment gives teens the tools they need to develop the critical skills that lead to independence.
The structure offered at boarding schools can provide the perfect environment in which to foster autonomy in teens.
Camp Challenge is more than a summer camp – it’s a transformative experience that teaches leadership and life skills.
The disciplined schedule at military schools helps students learn the dedication required to set and execute goals effectively.
With some organization and conscious lifestyle changes, you’ll do your best on final exams.
Time is one of the most precious resources a student has, shaping the outcome of academic and career success.
How many schools can boast a beachfront property and all of the perks that come with it?
Many students in single-gender schools see more academic and personal growth than their peers in co-ed schools.
Music education can be beneficial for its own merit and enjoyment, but it also provides positive influences for young men.
Cadet Zhu asked several Cadets about how their time at Army and Navy Academy has shaped the ways they lead.