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Learning Strategies That Shape Boys into Successful Men

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.

Boarding Schools: Where Learning Never Stops

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

Effective Communication is Key to Resolving Conflicts

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?

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.

Additional Approaches Needed to Enhance Student Learning

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.

Elevating Executive Function for Boys

“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.

Preparing For A College Visit

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.

Leadership Education Raises Student Achievement

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.

Brain Science and the Difference between Boys and Girls

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.

Is there a Cancer Growing in Our Schools?

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 We Failing Our Boys? – The Crisis in Education

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?

All-Boys vs. Co-Ed Schools: Which is Better?

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.

Cadet Salisbury Reflects on His Military School Experience

Taking a look back: Here’s an excerpt from Cadet Salisbury’s graduation speech from the Class of 2015.

Do SAT and ACT Scores Matter?

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?

How to Prepare Your Teen for College

The boarding school environment, combined with parent support, is one of the best ways to prepare students for college.

Students Can Thrive in Single-Gender Education

Understanding the differences between how boys and girls learn and doing something about it in our nation’s schools is critical to better preparing our children to become successful adults in tomorrow’s world.

3 Ways to Prepare for your Campus Visit

One of the most important pieces of the boarding school application process is the campus visit.

Chemistry lab in an all boys school

What Are Gurian Model Schools?

As a Gurian Model School, Army and Navy Academy offers unique learning experiences designed specifically for boys.

Mastering Motivation and Goal Setting at Military School

The disciplined schedule at military schools helps students learn the dedication required to set and execute goals effectively.

Reading and studying to prepare for exams

How to Avoid Study Stress and Exam Burnout

With some organization and conscious lifestyle changes, you’ll do your best on final exams.