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Five Common Misconceptions About Boarding School

Five Common Misconceptions About Boarding School

When parents first begin thinking about a boarding school for their child, they may be reluctant to share their thoughts and views with others. They could be wresting with the decision within themselves, because of many misconceptions. In fact, they might have even...

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How to Have Fun Learning How to Exceed and Lead This Summer

How to Have Fun Learning How to Exceed and Lead This Summer

There’s been concern in recent years that a number of young people in the U.S. and elsewhere lack the essential skills to become successful and productive adults. A study several years ago in the Journal of Youth Development expressed “widespread concern” that only...

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What You Need to Know About SAT and ACT Tests

What You Need to Know About SAT and ACT Tests

While many colleges and universities no longer require SAT and ACT test results as part of admission applications, there are large numbers of students and their parents who worry that not taking standardized entrance exams could negatively impact their application...

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Cadets, Parents Are Thankful for What Makes ANA Different

Cadets, Parents Are Thankful for What Makes ANA Different

“… ANA is providing my son opportunities to be the best he can be and as an ANA parent, I could not be more pleased with our experience…” – Pamela R. (ANA parent) The Cadets who attend the Army and Navy Academy and their parents have several more reasons to be...

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What Does ‘College Preparatory’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘College Preparatory’ Really Mean?

It should go without saying that the academic, personal, and social skills needed to succeed in college are beyond those required to succeed in today’s typical high school. What becomes clear immediately to incoming college or university freshmen – and their parents –...

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Why Diversity Matters in Educating Students

Why Diversity Matters in Educating Students

“Diversity can be defined as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different…”  --National Education Association (NEA) Schools throughout much of the developed world have added numerous resources in recent years to enhance the quality of teaching and...

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Leadership Education Enhances Student Achievement

Leadership Education Enhances Student Achievement

For the past several years, U.S. private and public schools have placed a growing emphasis on academics, trying to deal with the rapid changes taking place in today’s world and the disturbing fact that the U.S. trails a significant number of other countries in student...

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The ‘Secret’ to Educating Boys

The ‘Secret’ to Educating Boys

“Boys and Girls Learn Differently,” -- title of book by Michael Gurian, founder of the Gurian Institute. While there have been all-boys and all-girls schools in place for centuries, it’s only been in recent years that scientific research has shown why such schools are...

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Why a Military Boarding School Makes Sense for Boys

Why a Military Boarding School Makes Sense for Boys

“Cadets at military schools learn to be leaders of character who are able to assess dynamic situations, make informed and timely decisions and bring to any environment.”  --Association of Military Schools and Colleges of the United States Our nation’s young people are...

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Why a Boarding School Can Make a Big Difference

Why a Boarding School Can Make a Big Difference

There’s been so much focus on what’s being taught in our schools’ classrooms that parents and even their adolescent and teenage children often are unaware of what learning opportunities lie beyond the traditional school day. So much can be added after school hours to...

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Helping Boys Become Bold, Brilliant, and Self Confident

Helping Boys Become Bold, Brilliant, and Self Confident

“When I wear my Army and Navy Academy uniform, I beam with pride. Here I see myself through the admiring eyes of teachers, family, and friends who believe I will accomplish my dreams … I can’t imagine being anywhere else.” --Current Army and Navy Academy Cadet A...

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Superior Education Begins With a Safe School Campus

Superior Education Begins With a Safe School Campus

 “Success will always be with you as long as you place safety as the first priority.” -- Anonymous There was a time when acts of violence on U.S. school campuses were pretty much confined to an occasional after-school fistfight, a brief altercation between opposing...

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What Parents of Boys Should Look For in a School

What Parents of Boys Should Look For in a School

  “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”   – Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States Many of our nation’s schools today are struggling to provide a quality education...

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How One School Adapted to Remote Learning During Crisis

How One School Adapted to Remote Learning During Crisis

How the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has brought about massive changes in the daily lives of people of nearly every nation on earth, including what U.S. schools are now doing to educate children and young adults to become productive and successful citizens.

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