Blog: Character Development

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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Millennials Face Several Financial Problems

Millennials Face Several Financial Problems

Enter the Millennial generation whose members were born between 1980 and 1995 and who were the first to come of age in the new millennium. They became widely known for being especially “tech-savvy,” interested primarily in pursuing their passions, and whose consumer and business habits are thought to have killed several industries.

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How Teamwork Builds Successful Adults

How Teamwork Builds Successful Adults

Teamwork is an essential part of any successful endeavor in modern life. It is especially so in the highly competitive workplace where the ability to work as part of a team is one of the most important skills in today’s job market.

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