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University of Mississippi – Ole Miss

July 15, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

Located in Oxford, Mississippi, The University of Mississippi is better known as Ole Miss. Ole Miss is home to over 21,500 students, a world class faculty, and a broad variety of academic disciplines to serve the interests of its diverse student body. It is a public research university, and it has several unique and noteworthy centers of study that cannot be found anywhere else. The Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, the

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The Most Popular College Majors since 2010

July 8, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

While your major does not forever define you, it does dictate what type of classes will dominate your course load for the next four years. Therefore, you definitely want to pick something that is of interest to you. Below is Princeton Review’s list of the current top ten most popular college majors: Business Administration and Management Psychology Nursing Biology/Biological Sciences Education English language and literature Economics Communications Political science and government Computer and information sciences The names of these majors

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Summer Enrichment

July 1, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

After spending the majority of the year in the classroom, students can utilize summer vacation to expand their worldview and try something new. Between school, homework, and extracurricular activities, there is little time during the school year to take additional classes outside of school or take on new hobbies. There are numerous summer enrichment programs in the Massachusetts area that can supplement and enrich a child’s education. For students in kindergarten through eighth grade, Kidsborough Enrichment has multiple programs that

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St. Sebastian’s School

June 24, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

St. Sebastian’s School, located in Needham, is a private all-boys Roman Catholic school for students in grades seven through twelve. Their philosophy of “love God, work hard, and take care of one another” permeates into every aspect of life at St. Seb’s. With about 375 students, an average class size of eleven, and a student to faculty ratio of 7:1, the St. Sebastian’s community is big enough to offer many opportunities to its students but intimate enough that students can

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The Rivers School

June 17, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

“Excellence with Humanity” is the motto of The Rivers School, which is located in Weston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1915, “Rivers” is now home to 489 students in grades six through twelve. Rivers pulls students from seventy towns in Massachusetts, and has an average class size of twelve. The student body is both diverse and close-knit. The school offers thirty-eight honors and Advanced Placement courses, and its alumni matriculate to all eight Ivy League Schools, as well as many other prestigious

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Private School Admissions Tests

June 10, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

When students are applying to private schools, there are certain admissions standards that they must meet. There are a variety of private school entrance exams based on the type of school and its preferences. The High School Placement Test, or HSPT, is designed for eighth graders seeking admission to certain Catholic High Schools. The test consists of 298 multiple-choice questions divided into five sections—verbal, quantitative, mathematics, reading, and language skills. For the English portions of the test, the verbal section

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Nobles

June 3, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

Noble and Greenough School, better known simply as Nobles, is a co-educational day and boarding school for students in grades 7-12. Located on a gorgeous 187 acre campus along the Charles River, Nobles is home to 122 middle school students and 481 upper school students. With an average class size of thirteen students and a 5:1 student to faculty ratio, Nobles’ students have easy access to their teachers to ask questions and further their education. Outside of its core curriculum

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Newton Country Day

May 27, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

Newton Country Day School is an independent, Roman Catholic institute for girls in grades 5-12. With just over 400 students, Newton Country Day is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, which spans forty-four countries and twenty-one cities in The United States. The Sacred Heart network follows a core philosophy of educating the “whole child” in order to help students develop their faith, intellect, social action, community building, and personal growth. Newton Country Day promotes leadership amongst its

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Importance of Master’s Degrees

May 20, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

In today’s extremely competitive job market, anything people can do to set themselves apart from their peers can give them an advantage. For an increasing number of current and soon to be college graduates, that differentiating factor is a master’s degree. The transition to master’s programs becoming “the norm” is still in its early stages, with only about 11% of the US population holding advanced graduate degrees. However, the financial benefits of a master’s degree are inspiring more and more

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Educational Spring Break Trips

May 13, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

After a long and harsh winter (that’s an understatement), there is nothing more gratifying than a fun spring break trip. But what if you could add an educational component into your fun in the sun? Whether you are traveling with family or friends, are in high school or in college, there are enjoyable and educational activities that you can add to the itinerary. Parents – If you have a high school student and are traveling as a family, a trip

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