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Spring 2020: Travel Update
June 28, 2020

Pre-COVID Travel We travel constantly to see schools and programs, and early 2020 (pre-Covid) was no exception. Funnily enough, because of various personal reasons, there was a sense of urgency and they started off the year with a whirlwind of travel. Today we are so grateful for these experiences so that we can bring this…

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Education Vs. Coronavirus: June Edition
June 22, 2020

Boarding Schools and Therapeutic Schools. Are they open? Though the sands continue to shift beneath our feet, we will attempt to describe the landscape today, what we are predicting, and what we do not know. Watch this space for updates mid-July or sooner. What we are seeing today Boarding schools Colleges are faced with very…

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10 Most Important Things To Look For In The Campus Visit – Especially If You Live Overseas
April 12, 2019

by Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Certified Educational Planner For most families, especially those that live abroad, it is very difficult to visit all of the boarding schools or colleges/ universities in which a student might be interested unless they have a magic carpet, or unlimited time and funds. However, I would argue that a campus visit…

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Western Canadian Boarding Schools Rock!
July 11, 2018

Cobalt blue skies, soaring evergreen trees, lush ferns, glacial lakes, hidden coves,  and ocean views – few places in the world are as lovely as the islands of Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. I had the pleasure of traveling there in April at the invitation of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools to…

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February 1, 2018

How to Rock the Boarding School Zoom/ Skype Interview Interviewing for anything? New job boarding school placement college  even making new friends (hey, it counts!) This can be nerve-wracking for most. When you’re preparing for a boarding school interview virtually or via a boarding school Zoom/ Skype interview, there are some pitfalls we don’t want…

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Is that Boarding School Right for Your Child?
May 30, 2017

Important questions to ask before deciding on a school for your child When considering boarding school for their child, many parents are thinking about the issues of academic quality and environments, but good boarding schools should also provide safe, nurturing, personalized learning communities with strong residential support systems in place. I’ve visited more than 200…

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