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Challenges Equal Opportunities: My Next Semester Abroad in Santiago Chile

As an independent school grad, I understand the necessity of stepping out of the comfort zone. While it may not always be easy, exposing oneself to challenges and new opportunities is part of what makes life worth living. While pursing independent schooling may seem daunting at first, for many it proves to be a more than worthwhile endeavor in the

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Advice for the First Day of High School

It begins with the two for one promotion for pencils and notebooks in the Sunday advertisements. Malls and shopping centers are crowded with families. Then, students, like myself, are bombarded with reminders to check their summer assignments while schedules fill our inboxes. That’s right — it’s back-to-school time. While school technically begins after Labor Day, freshmen, like myself, often have

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Thomas’ Tips for the First Day of School

Some people prepare extensively for their return to school in the fall, others simply wake up one designated morning and go to school. For my return to school, I am preparing simply by making sure that everything is ready. This involves the common things, such as finishing summer homework assignments, but it also involves more uncommon ones. Since I’m homeschooled,

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Independent School Advice: School Visits

Your parents have spent months looking at boarding school websites. Dozens of them. The photo galleries look amazing. The academics include courses you could only dream about taking in your current school. The athletic departments look like something you’d expect to see at college. The extracurricular activities which most schools offer are beyond extensive. That part of going to boarding

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