College

Packing Guide for College

For most of us, going to college is the first time we leave the family home.  Suddenly, all that stuff you’ve been surrounded with all your life will no longer be there.  Fear not, you will survive without it.  The solution is not to try and take as much of your family home with you as possible.  You do not need to transport the entire ...

by Guest Blogger, Jamie Rose

College Student Retention – Success Secrets for College Students, Student Advisers & Deans

Why does a student leave college before he/she completes a degree?  The simple question stirred the interest of not only scholars, institution, higher education authority but also spouses and students.  According to the survey of the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES), the cumulative withdrawal of students has reached 24 percent ...

by Guest Blogger, Anne Baron

Abbey Road in Boston

College Prep program is a great way for students to improve their SAT and ACT scores, work on their college admission essays and gain valuable pre-college experience.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNbS1kn724g[/embed]  

Spring Into Action – How to Spend Your Spring Productively in High School

As the school year is making its way to being over, it’s important to be diligent in how you spend these Spring months. The Spring is a great metaphor for blossoming and that’s exactly what you’re going to do. Don’t forget to breathe and also find down time to relax so that you don’t experience the end of the year ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

ACT Test Anxiety? Strategies for Keeping Calm In the Face of the Beast

ACT Test Anxiety? Strategies for Keeping Calm In the Face of the Beast Test taking is a skill, and its one you can practice and improve at. A big part of that has to do with your ability to focus, and for many people, your ability to tamp down on those knee bouncing, ear buzzing nerves! Easier said than done, right? But with the right ...

by Staff, Anthea Mitchell

Applying: An Overview

Applying to college is often a very stressful process for most students. However, by being organized and remaining on the schedule, you can ease a lot of that anxiety. Here is a general checklist of the essential components that you need in order to apply to college: Transcript: All schools want to know about your grades and your ...

by Student, Emma R. , Gladwyne, PA

Finding The Best Fit

There are many factors that contribute to the college application process and one of the most important aspects to begin with, is choosing the right school, among the thousands of universities in the world, that will be the best fit for you. First, you should figure out what it is that you want or like out of a college. For example, the ...

by Student, Emma R. , Gladwyne, PA

Kayaking on the Charles River

After a morning of class, students went kayaking on the Charles River Monday afternoon. This was the first time in a kayak for some, but they were all naturals! We stopped for ice cream near the MIT campus on the way back. [caption id="attachment_4608" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Students put on life vests prior to ...

by Staff, Staff Blogger

Saturday at the Franklin Park Zoo

[caption id="attachment_4602" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Group shot at the zoo![/caption] Over the weekend, we took our students to the Franklin Park Zoo (website) in Boston. Highlights of the trip included the bird enclosure and feeding the budgies. Lauren, Stephanie, Luca, & Lola in the bird enclosure [caption ...

College Tours, SAT Prep, & Boston Adventures!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View along the Charles River Esplanade, a short walk from our Boston dorm[/caption] This Tuesday, our students attended an SAT lecture followed by a tour of Tufts University. The students were eager to learn about the traditions and environment of the university and what it could offer them. ...

by Student, Alexis R. , Tennessee