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Grit Seen As Major Predictor Of Success For Teens

It seems courage, follow-through, resilience, and excellence – collectively referred to as “grit” — are in short supply among today’s youth.

Why Setting Goals is Important for Students

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.

Military Schools Are About College Preparation, Not Enlistment

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.

When to Choose a Military Boarding School Instead of a Traditional Boarding 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.

OCC/LCC Leadership Camp Experiences

Overall, OCC taught me how to be a leader, use proper communication, and how to make life decisions that affect me for the better.

Remembrances of Things Past: Alumni in the Arts

Read about two graduates of the Class of 1955 who are well-remembered for their achievements in the arts.

What does a Boarding School Education Cost?

If you’re exploring boarding schools, you’ve likely noticed that it’s more than an education decision – it’s also a financial one.

The Benefits of a Military Boarding School for Boys

What qualities make military boarding schools for boys so unique?

Why Discipline Is Beneficial For Young Men

Discipline puts young men on the path to success, along with the skills they need to overcome obstacles that appear along the way.

3 Ways to Prepare for your Campus Visit

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

How to Help Your Teen Become Independent

The boarding school environment gives teens the tools they need to develop the critical skills that lead to independence.

The Value of Building Autonomy in Teens

The structure offered at boarding schools can provide the perfect environment in which to foster autonomy in teens.

Growing Up at Camp Challenge

Camp Challenge is more than a summer camp – it’s a transformative experience that teaches leadership and life skills.

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.

Teaching Your Teen Time Management

Time is one of the most precious resources a student has, shaping the outcome of academic and career success.

Army and Navy Academy Cadets enjoy private beach access, surf, and more

The Top 5 Reasons to Attend Boarding School in Southern California

How many schools can boast a beachfront property and all of the perks that come with it?

Are Single Gender Schools a Better Option for Middle and High School?

Many students in single-gender schools see more academic and personal growth than their peers in co-ed schools.

High school marching band in Carlsbad, California

Young Men Can Benefit From Learning Music

Music education can be beneficial for its own merit and enjoyment, but it also provides positive influences for young men.

The color guard is an integral piece of any JROTC military boarding school

How has Military School Shaped Cadets’ Leadership Abilities?

Cadet Zhu asked several Cadets about how their time at Army and Navy Academy has shaped the ways they lead.