How NOT to Choose a Boarding School

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Feb 1, 2019 7:09:00 PM

You’ve put in the time, completed your applications, embarked on tours and prepped for boarding school interview questions - congratulations! As spring approaches and acceptances start to roll in, you’ll likely be bombarded with advice about how to choose the best boarding school. Something you might not have heard? How NOT to choose a boarding school. Here’s the low-down.

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Topics: Boarding School, Admissions

What Does My Admissions Decision Mean?

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Mar 6, 2018 12:00:00 AM

March 10th is approaching and with it the excitement and sometimes anxiety as families wait for boarding school admission decisions. What does your admissions decision mean and what should you do next? Here are the five different admission decisions you could receive, and how to respond to each. 

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Topics: Private School Search, Admissions

Six Ways to Stay Professional on Social Media

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Feb 6, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Is it even possible to use social media, protect your professional reputation and remain true to your personality and friendships? Yes, though it involves plenty of self restraint and self monitoring. It’s best to be both retroactive and proactive in crafting a social networking identity that can withstand public scrutiny. Here are six tips for getting it right:

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Topics: Admissions

Waiting For Your Boarding School Acceptance Letter

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Jan 29, 2018 8:50:08 PM

If you spend your days waiting for a response from the boarding school of your dreams, you’re not alone. Many students have their hearts set on one specific school and are anxiously waiting a boarding school acceptance package. But don’t worry, we’ve got a few tips to keep you going while you await the news of what next year holds in store.

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Topics: Admissions

What to Do If You Miss The Application Deadline

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Jan 24, 2018 2:00:00 AM

Did you miss the application deadline for the private New England boarding school you think is perfect? It may still all work out for you. Schools such as The Winchendon School have a first round deadline (usually January 15 or 31st) for the application.  This regular admissions cycle includes all admission decisions being sent via email, phone call, or 'snail mail' on March 10th.  But what if you didn't get everything in on time or you just started to apply now? Is it too late to apply?

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Topics: Admissions

What to Wear To Your Private School Interview

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Jan 8, 2018 5:19:00 PM

If you have a private school interview coming up, congratulations! In the days leading up to the interview, many students wonder not only about what questions they might be asked, but also what to wear for the big day. While every school is different, most of the time, wearing a suit is not a requirement for your success. Looking tidy and professional goes a long way, and planning your clothing ahead of time will take some of the jitters out of your impending visit.

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Topics: Admissions

When to Apply to Boarding School: A Timeline

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Jan 2, 2018 6:33:00 PM

When it comes to the boarding school application process, it’s best to start thinking about applying at least a year in advance. At The Winchendon School, in order to meet financial aid eligibility you must apply by January 31st - and you will need several months leading up to that time to meet with admissions and to gather and submit your application materials. Making such a major decision involves time, planning, and even travel as you visit different campuses. Below is a rough timeline to follow as you plan for your college career during Junior and Senior year of high school:

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Topics: Admissions

Boarding School Interview Questions

Posted by Winchendon Admissions on Dec 31, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Do you have an interview with a boarding school admission officer? Congratulations! Here are a few handy tools and look over a few common interview questions in advance of the big day.

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Topics: Boarding School, Admissions

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