How to Tell Your Family You REALLY Want to Go to Boarding School

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Dec 7, 2017 12:17:04 PM

Change can be hard. It’s especially hard for families who know eventually their child(ren) will move out of the family home and start living independently. For many families, this happens when children turn 18 and graduate from high school. But what happens if you want to go to a New England boarding school when you are 14 or 15? What are the steps you can take to help your family agree that boarding is the right choice for you?

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Topics: Academics, Boarding School

What is a post-graduate year?

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Dec 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

A post-graduate year is when a high school senior enrolls in high school for an extra year before heading to college. PG years fall smack in between the time you graduate high school and just prior to embarking on your college career.

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Topics: Academics

How to Spot Student-Centered Inquiry and Why It's Important

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Nov 18, 2017 9:04:00 AM

It begins with inquiry. At The Winchendon School (TWS), engaged student learning means more than asking “What do you want to learn?” At TWS engaged learning begins with asking “Why?” Inquiry-based learning triggers curiosity. Following that curiosity is the responsibility of the student while guided by the teacher.

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Topics: Academics, Inquiry, Student-Centered, Real-World Learning

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