“Teamwork makes the dream work…” John Maxwell, author and speaker Teamwork is an essential part of most successful endeavors 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...
“The art of communications is the language of leadership.” --Presidential speechwriter and author James C. Humes While it is true that effective leadership thrives on communication, the fact is so does everything else to varying degrees when people interact with...
There are a lot of questions prospective parents and their sons ask about the school they’re considering; some predictable, others not so much. For example, the first question often asked by boys who are looking at the Army and Navy Academy is whether the Academy’s...
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 –...
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...
“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...
“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...
“This is a wonderful place for boys to learn leadership, responsibility, character and the many skills needed to become engaged, purposeful, and contributing citizens… ANA is providing my son opportunities to be the best he can be and as an ANA parent, I could not be...
The future of our nation and that of other developed countries is literally up in the air, due in large part to a growing worldwide shortage of commercial and military pilots.
There was a time when acts of violence on school campuses in the U.S. were pretty much confined to an occasional after-school fistfight or an altercation on a football field, but things are different now and it has became abundantly clear to all in recent years that safety in schools must come first.
Regardless of their social and economic backgrounds, all young people need to be trained early on how to meet and overcome challenges and other forms of adversity.
Boarding schools provide the away-from-home living environment where children can develop the personal independence skills they’ll need for college later.
“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”
Personal character is the primary trait that produces personal courage. Both are learned traits, gained from observing them in role models and formal character development orientation,
Teaching teens to cultivate grit is teaching them to believe that their personal and professional success is in their own hands. Not a bad way to begin the journey through a life of success.
It seems courage, follow-through, resilience, and excellence – collectively referred to as “grit” — are in short supply among today’s youth.
Beyond school classrooms, there are character education resources that parents, grandparents and other adult role models can use to instill basic moral and ethical values in teenagers.
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.
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.
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.
Boarding schools offer an opportunity to develop resiliency, independence and a higher level of college prep than the best public or independent day school.
Leadership camps improve not only your manners and behavior, but your personal morale, appearance, and confidence.
Adjusting to being a new Cadet at Army and Navy Academy isn’t really as hard as you might think. Living at school has made my classmates not only my friends, but my brothers as well.
Overall, OCC taught me how to be a leader, use proper communication, and how to make life decisions that affect me for the better.
What qualities make military boarding schools for boys so unique?
Discipline puts young men on the path to success, along with the skills they need to overcome obstacles that appear along the way.
One of the most important pieces of the boarding school application process is the campus visit.
The boarding school environment gives teens the tools they need to develop the critical skills that lead to independence.
The structure offered at boarding schools can provide the perfect environment in which to foster autonomy in teens.
Camp Challenge is more than a summer camp – it’s a transformative experience that teaches leadership and life skills.