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Banner End of the Year for Verde Valley School

Verde Valley School enjoyed a banner end to their school year. Check out this recap of the great work & athletic achievements produced by their students: Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late to Apply to a Private Boarding School

For many families, exploring boarding school options comes into play during the spring semester. Maybe the family is moving. Maybe the school year hasn’t gone as well as expected. Or, maybe, the additional evidence of the spring semester has persuaded … Continue reading

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Small Boarding Schools: It’s like living in giant extended family

I was reading a press release and looking at some pictures today that triggered a bunch of memories and got me thinking about the intensity and all encompassing nature of the small school boarding school experience. It’s like living in … Continue reading

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Besant Hill School Appoints a New Head of School

Randy Bertin is a rare breed these days in that he was the internal candidate for the position. Of course, he arrives with all the pluses of knowing everyone and everything about the school as well as clearly having the … Continue reading

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Top 9 Boarding School Interview Tips!

The majority of private schools require an on-campus admission interview. The admission officers at each school want to meet each candidate and family personally. It is the chance for school and prospective family and student to get to know each … Continue reading

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Boarding School Senior Finalist in Classical Singer Competition

Sam Grandaw (Verde Valley School ’12) has advanced to the national finals of the¬†Classical Singer 2012 Competition. Grandaw will travel to Chicago for the final rounds in May having secured his invitation to Chicago through an audition Arizona State. Take … Continue reading

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The Quick Scoop on Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Molly Dorais provides The Quick Scoop on Colorado Rocky Mountain School ( a coed boarding school in Carbondale, CO) where she is the Director of Admission and Financial Aid. For more on The Quick Scoop series se our earlier post, … Continue reading

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The Quick Scoop on Western Boarding Schools

We’re pleased to announce the start of the Quick Scoop on Western Boarding Schools. The idea behind The Quick Scoop is to give an admission officer from each WBSA school the opportunity to provide a quick picture and touch on … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Building a Boarding School Admission Plan

A piece of advice: build a boarding school admission application plan no matter your application timing or timetable. Schedule everything. No matter when you arrive to the prep school application process- during the traditional fall-winter admission season, or, later in … Continue reading

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Teaching at a Boarding School

Andy Gill, Verde Valley School International Baccalaureate Coordinator and biology teacher, talks about the personal and professional experiences that brought him to VVS. The VVS community brings and binds together students, teachers, and perspectives from around the world. Gill appreciates … Continue reading

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