The difference between an International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) program


An Interview with Jeri Williar, Director of College Placement and Counseling at Admiral Farragut Academy. Williar earned her bachelor’s in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University and her master’s in Counselor Education from the University of North Florida. She has over thirty years of experience in college admissions, college registration, high school college placement, and guidance counseling.


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Religious Vs. Non-religious Education in Private Schools

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What is the best choice when considering a Religious Vs. Non-religious education in private schools? There are certain parameters parents should consider when choosing between a religious or non-religious school. The values your children grow up on will be the values that shape their adulthood. Does the school you decide to enroll them have to be religious to be good? Read more

Upper School Math teacher Amy Smith uses teaching techniques that earn her $10,000 (video included)

Amy Smith

During the 2016-17 school year, Upper School Math teacher Amy Smith was busy finding creative ways to teach her students math. This innovative approach to teaching earned her a $10,000 award by the Barrett Family Foundation. Read more

Five Reasons Military School May Be Perfect for Your Teen

There are many reasons a teen may choose a military school instead of a traditional private school. A common misconception is that all military school’s are “like boot camp” and that is far from the truth. Ask yourself: Does your teen thrive in a structured environment? Is it important that they are involved and belong to something bigger than themselves? Are they interested in serving their country?  Read more

Boarding School Solution for Working Parents

Family life is challenging for everybody, bar none. A boarding school solution is great for families with the normal issues of time, distance, and education. Many boarding schools have strict discipline and training. They have modern facilities, provide a safe environment, and create a bonded community. Most young people who come out of boarding schools are well adjusted. They become mature adults that contribute to and make a difference in the world.

Boarding School Solution for Working Parents

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Boarding School Abroad Develops College Skills

The leap from high school to college can seem overwhelming for teens. Parents and students are finding that study abroad can help them not only survive but thrive. Also, it helps them build skills that colleges are looking for. Our students are aware of the benefits and challenges of living away from home. Boarding school abroad develops college skills and provides options for a broader experience from which students can prepare for their next life adventure.

Boarding School Abroad Develops College Skills

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10 Reasons Boarding School Is A Great Option For Parents Living And Working At U.S. Embassies

For parents with jobs that demand more than the average professional’s commitment, it can be difficult to find an education for embassy workers’ children. They want one that truly emphasizes academics while also encouraging students to push their boundaries and explore. There are 10 reasons embassy workers choose boarding schools.  Parents who live and work at U.S. Embassies find boarding schools to be an excellent option for their high school aged children.

10 Reasons Boarding School Is A Great Option For Parents Living And Working At U.S. Embassies

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Attending Summer Camp Boarding School

Summer Camp Boarding School is a proven life-changer for many people. Those who have had the privilege to be in one almost always cherish the memory.

Attending Summer Camp Boarding School

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How Can Coaches Deal with Bullying?

No matter what sport you coach, bullying shouldn’t be acceptable on your team. If you coach for a long time, you’ll find that some form or another of bullying is almost unavoidable in competitive play. But, that doesn’t mean that it’s acceptable behavior from your team. Here are five things that you, as a coach, can do to deal with and prevent future bullying on your team. Read more

Why Choose a Boarding School in Florida?

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Explore 13 great reasons to benefit from choosing a boarding school in Florida.

There are many benefits as to why students should attend boarding school, but what does Florida offer that other locations cannot? Well, if you’ve ever been to Florida you may be able to answer that question rather quickly. Here we list 13 reasons that may have you convinced to choose a boarding school in Florida. Read more