Blog: Academics

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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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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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 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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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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Elevating Executive Function for Boys

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.

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