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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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Michelle Grappo, Ed.M, and Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, Join Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Leadership Team
July 6, 2018

At the recent Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Austin, Texas, Michelle Grappo and Rebecca (Becky) Grappo both took on new leadership roles in their professional organization of IECA. Michelle took the helm of the Therapeutic Committee as Chair after serving for two years as vice-chair. This committee seeks to advance the collaboration between…

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Is My Teenager Ready for College?
February 14, 2018

On one of the first fall days of September, Michelle and Rebecca were invited to speak to the Colorado Consultants Association to answer that vexing and nagging query: is my teenager ready for college? Utilizing their extensive experience and professional backgrounds, they addressed the various social-emotional needs, learning difficulties, and even current cultural challenges that…

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How to Rock the Boarding School Skype Interview
February 1, 2018

Interviewing for anything— be it a new job, placement in a boarding school, or even making new friends (hey, it counts!) can be nerve-wracking for most. When you’re preparing for a boarding school interview virtually or via a boarding school Skype interview, there are some pitfalls we don’t want you to trip into. Luckily, having…

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11 Ways to Ace the Boarding School or College Skype Interview
January 21, 2014

by guest blogger Kristina Grappo Okay real talk. Skype (or other video chat feature) interviews are great. You don’t have to leave your house, you don’t have to wear pants, the possibilities are really endless. Technology– ammiright?!Don’t get too excited yet though. There are many of elements of a video appointment that you still need…

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Helping International Students Find a Good College
October 21, 2013

Almost all the parents with whom I work tell me that they just want their child to go to a “good” college. However, when asked to define the term, they have a harder time explaining what they mean by a “good” college other than they saw the name in a ranking list . I understand…

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