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11 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - The Athletic Post-Grad... · 0 replies · +1 points

Jack,

I'd start with this post. This article contains a link to the newly defined New England prep school basketball divisions. It's an entry in how prep school basketball is classified; "Big Changes in New England Prep School Basketball: Realignment Announced," http://www.admissionsquest.com/onboardingschools/...

This article contains a link to the newly defined New England prep school basketball divisions.

Lots of schools have strong basketball programs. In the end it's all about fit- basketball and academic. Where does your student fit on the athletic-academic continuum? Division I prospect-Division III? Ivy league-Large public university.

There's a prep school program for every student in this academic-athletic spectrum. The work lies in matching student and program.

12 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - The Athletic Post-Grad... · 0 replies · +1 points

Colleen,

Here's a like to our list of schools with ice hockey, http://www.admissionsquest.com/cfm_Public/pg_Schl...

Beyond this, if haven't already seen it, I recommend reading our PG article, "A Post Graduate Year: what's that?" The trick is balancing athletics and academics. There are some great hockey schools and there are some great PG academic programs. Where your son fits in the continuum is the trick.

Thanks for reading,

12 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - A New Boarding School ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Charlie,

Foxcroft isn't an AdmissionsQuestPro school. However, we've known them over the years and heard nothing but good things. Foxcroft is one of the old 'academies'- serving as the the public school for the local communities but also serving boarding students from around the world. New England is home to several schools that still operate using this model.

If possible, schedule a campus tour and interview; observe, ask questions, and get a first hand feel for the school.

Best wishes in the school search,

12 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - A New Boarding School ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Vicki,

I read your comment.

You can approach your school search in two primary ways. You can go it alone, which is perfectly doable, but requires more effort, focus, and self-education on your part, or, two, you can work with an educational consultant. Consultants know the boarding school world inside-out and can prove invaluable in helping find the best fit between school and student. The reality is that consultants are professional service that are not inexpensive.

Either way, we provide many of the resources needed for your school search through AdmissionsQuest and AQ Educational Consulting. We encourage you to use our resources throughout your school search.

Thanks for reading and best wishes,

12 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - George Steinbrenner: C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mr. Steinbrenner served in the United States Air Force; honorably discharged in 1954.

12 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - Boarding School Olympi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Bob,

Thanks for posting these. How can I forget S-SM hockey? Years back, I used to see the S-SM men's team play each December when they came to New England for a holiday tournament.

Thanks,

12 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - Haitian Earthquake Aid... · 0 replies · +1 points

Wasatch aids Healing Hands for Haiti-

"On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, students gathered in the Auditorium to discuss ways to participate in the Haitian Relief Effort. Students watched heart-wrenching slide shows, and senior Lal Pekin gave a poignant presentation about her first-hand account of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Izmit, Turkey in 1999. Ms. Strehl talked about her friend, Jeff Randle, who went to Haiti on a mission thirty years ago and, as a result of his experiences in the country, founded an organization called Healing Hands for Haiti. The organization established a clinic in Haiti that has treated thousands in need of care and prosthetic rehabilitation. This clinic was tragically lost in the quake. Upon hearing word about the earthquake, Mr. Randle and a team of doctors flew to Haiti to help treat the wounded and address the immediate medical needs of the country, setting up a temporary clinic inside a church. Ms. Strehl encouraged students to participate in fundraising for donations to help the organization erect an emergency clinic and rehabilitation center in Haiti for those who have lost limbs due infection resulting from the inability to be treated expediently in the devastation that followed the earthquake.

To this end, students are rising to the challenge of helping Haiti. The National Honor Society has set a fundraising goal of $2500 to donate to Healing Hands for Haiti..."

12 years ago @ Boarding School Blog - The Athletic Post-Grad... · 0 replies · +1 points

More than likely not. But this could vary depending on what a particular school wants. Check with each school to make sure.