Schools in the News

Below is a sampling of recent media articles featuring independent schools.

Day School student to compete in statewide geography competition

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:32:59 +0000

...semifinalists for the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Indiana State Competition. Ingrid Braden, an Evansville Day School student, will compete to make it to the national competition in Washington D.C. this May. This...


NPR correspondent to speak at Foxcroft School

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:15:58 +0000

...an Alison Harrison Goodyear Fellow at Foxcroft School; she will speak at the all-girls’ boarding and day school on Thursday, March 28. Martin is an award-winning correspondent who has covered stories ranging...


Hun's Andrew Seager, Pennington's Bernie Gurick highlight our boys basketball Prep honors

Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:22:31 +0000

...points or less, Hun beat Lawrenceville by two points, and Pennington lost three times to Princeton Day School before knocking off the Panthers in the NJISAA Prep B Tournament. Over at Hun, 6-foot-7 forward...


Mother McAuley's Ashley Luke Clanton is the 2018-19 Daily Southtown Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Published: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:35:20 +0000

...athletic director Laurie Jakubczak. “I was always a public school kid, so the idea of coaching at a private school was never in my mind at all,” Luke Clanton said. “The biggest thing that sold me on it when...


Bushcraft And Survival Week-Long Program At New Hampton School

Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:49:59 +0000

...participate in whichever is selected. I had a great time running this program, and because New Hampton is a boarding school, getting to work with such a diverse and character filled group of young adults from around...


Addlestone Announces New Head of School

Published: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 13:10:56 +0000

...educational philosophy. Rabbi Paul has administrative experience from leadership roles in 5 different Jewish day schools,and currently helps lead the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy in Stamford, Connecticut where he recently...


Lexington Catholic High School names its first woman president | Lexington Herald Leader

Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:33:29 +0000

...Young worked as a consultant for St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School and currently at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart where the focus is on organizational change, enrollment management, and...


Viewpoint: The Jewish Academy is a jewel in our midst

Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:31:23 +0000

...Jew, I have always had a particular affinity for the Jewish Academy of Orlando, formerly the Hebrew Day School. And in my continued support of the school, I have returned to a board position, in spite of...


Sixth grader claims second straight regional spelling bee championship

Published: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 22:42:27 +0000

Nikitha Prabhu of James River Day School waits anxiously for her turn during one of the last rounds of the Lynchburg Regional Spelling Bee on March 9, 2019 at P.L. Dunbar Middle School. (Emily Elconin/The...


Detroit Country Day wins 2nd straight hockey championship

Published: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 22:32:08 +0000

...and FAQs Detroit Country Day wins 2nd straight hockey championship Buy Photo Detroit Country Day School defenseman Gino Sessa, center, tries to boot Houghton's Seth Francois out of the way of his...


St. Johns Country Day School standout headed to West Point

Published: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 20:46:52 +0000

...in the classroom, in soccer, and, of course, on the softball field,” Fisher said. At St. Johns, a private school located in Orange Park, Maddie played goalie for the school’s nationally-ranked soccer team,...


Rob Fowler visits Christ Church Day School_3.6.19

Published: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 01:50:43 +0000

...Posted: Mar 08, 2019 08:41 PM EST Updated: Mar 08, 2019 08:41 PM EST Rob Fowler visits Christ Church Day School_3.6.19 Continue Reading Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved....


Country School Eighth Graders Practice the Art of Storytelling

Published: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:39:14 +0000

..."Don't just tell your story. Give your story away." New Canaan Country School is a coed, independent day school for student in Pre-K 9ages 3 & 4) through Grade 9. Located in New Canaan, the school serves...


Gaston Day's Demilade Adelekun commits to play basketball in the Ivy League

Published: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 22:30:51 +0000

...becomes second Gaston County athlete to commit to play athletics in the Ivy League this year Gaston Day School's Demilade Adelekun announced Friday via Twitter that he has committed to play basketball at...


Childhood Champions

Published: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:40:45 +0000

...strength inspires me, and he always makes me laugh.” Asher Waimon, a 13-year-old Lake Forest Country Day School student, says: “I have learned to be more grateful. Grateful for the things I can do, what others...


Day School Eagles on historic run to Regional Championship game

Published: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:44:38 +0000

...Saturday marks Regional Championship day for five local boys teams and right here in Evansville the Day School Eagles (11-11) look to continue their historic run. Last Saturday, Day School defeated Wood...


5 Darien College Students Named To Dean's List

Published: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:31:08 +0000

...CT (06820), is a member of the Colgate Class of 2020 and is currently a English major. Rye Country Day School graduate William Halloran of Darien, CT (06820), is a member of the Colgate Class of 2019 and...


Graphic Novels That Will Keep Kids Reading

Published: Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:01:40 +0000

...who, against his will, is sent by his parents to the prestigious (and mostly white) Riverdale Academy Day School. Jordan’s struggle is neatly echoed by his parents: His mother, who works at a largely white...


Regional art award winners include students from Greensboro Day School, Bishop McGuinness and Wheatmore

Published: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 20:53:07 +0000

Siyu Wan of Greensboro Day School won a Gold Key in the annual Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central North Carolina competition with this digital art, "Wander." Carey Jackson-Adams is Wan's teacher....


Thumbs up to help for Greenwich seniors

Published: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 20:18:00 +0000

...Prep School Championships. Ostrye has quietly built a dynasty during his 33 years as coach at the private school in Greenwich. The Bruins are currently on a run of 22 consecutive FAA titles along with 16...


Detroit Country Day School Presents "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Published: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:21:37 +0000

..."http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd" xml encoding="utf-8" ? Talented student actors and musicians at Detroit Country Day School (DCDS) are putting their own spin on the five-time Tony award-winning Broadway musical, "The...


Stuart girls completes magical basketball season

Published: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:38:13 +0000

PPS-STUPREP Courtesy photo / Pictured are players and coaches from the Stuart Country Day School basketball team after it captured the state Prep B championship with a 71-63 win at Morristown-Beard. ...


York playwright premieres fresh take on 'The Snow Queen'

Published: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:37:08 +0000

...influencers of my life." Young playwright: Hoke, 30, is director of the theater program at York Country Day School, is currently directing four local theater shows at once and sits on TAFE's board of directors....


St. Luke's Announces Powerhouse Leadership Advisory Council

Published: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 20:15:52 +0000

...more about Kim Davis joining the Center for Leadership Advisory Council. St. Luke's is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5-12. St. Luke's mission is an exceptional education that inspires...


Woodward Academy continues to hit all the right notes

Published: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:16:48 +0000

...For example, French attended a National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference in California. “I grew as an educator, and actually, as a person, because it helped me see things ...


Grant gives STEM bins to Lighthouse

Published: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:30:52 +0000

... to work with some electrical circuits,” Tabb stated. The elementary principal says they are extremely thankful for the grant, since they are a private school and don't get funding like public schools....


List of some top international boarding schools in India

Published: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:50:56 +0000

...Some of the top international boarding schools in India are: 1. Mussoorie International School, Mussoorie MIS is one of the finest All-Girls boarding schools in India. The school provides an International ...


Riviera Schools scores $22M loan for expansion

Published: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:12:17 +0000

... Miami private school is planning to add a new building with classrooms and theater, plus tennis courts and parking Peter Cohen and the Preparatory School campus in Miami Riviera Schools scored a $22 ...


The Cambridge School of Weston Announces New Head of School

Published: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:11:58 +0000

...) - The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW), a progressive, coeducational, day and boarding school for grades 9–12, recently announced that Lise Charlier will join the administrative staff as Head of School ...


On a roll: Arch. Carroll, St. Katherine students on a roll as first AOP Unified Bocce team

Published: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:11:56 +0000

...Katherine Day School student/athlete Matt Mckeon of Springfield celebrates his throw. PETE BANNAN DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA Matthew Rodgers gets a hug from teammate Madigan Gallagher after a successful bocce ...


Art for astronauts: Out-of-this-world science project created by student from Beaver Falls

Published: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:14:12 +0000

... Students at the private school in Hershey, Pa., submitted six proposals, but only two were chosen for the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, a program of the National Center for Earth and Space ...


Suffolk private school offers art from $25 to $7K at its annual show

Published: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 12:06:08 +0000

...Long a regional art tradition, the Suffolk-based private school at 3373 Pruden Blvd. presents its 33rd annual Art Show and Sale. The show kicked off Saturday with an opening reception and will run through ...


Mississauga and Brampton private elementary schools earn top marks on Fraser Institute ranking

Published: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:08:10 +0000

... schools have received perfect ratings in a new Fraser Institute report — and all are private schools. The public-policy research and educational organization published its Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary ...


Founding president of World College dies

Published: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 07:37:25 +0000

...From 1982 to 1993, Lockwood served as president of the two-year international baccalaureate boarding school for students ages 16-19. The school in Montezuma, housed in an historic building with distinctive ...


Ward named Head of School at The Island School

Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 21:48:20 +0000

... just 17 educators in eight states and British Columbia selected for the Northwest Association of Independent Schools Pathways to Leadership program, which helps develop female leaders interested in independent ...


Oakbrook Prep's Bryce Glenn named Swimmer of the Year

Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 20:58:09 +0000

... of the good things about the Knights rise as a program is their frequent battles and friendly rivalry with Spartanburg Day School. “It’s really cool,” he said. “There’s always a good, friendly competition ...


Inclusive Camps Focus on Friendship, Skill-Building at Connecticut Transition Academy

Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 20:53:56 +0000

...As a Connecticut Department of Education-approved private day school, the academy is uniquely positioned to provide services to children with IEPs. Specialized services including tutoring, speech and ...


Globetrotting Educator Settles at EDS

Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 19:48:47 +0000

...Jill Connett with a student and Tom Brereton, who will retire as Episcopal Day School headmaster after the school year. Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot Jill Connett’s constant in life has always been the passion ...


Grandparents day at Gross Schechter Day School

Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 19:04:39 +0000

... left, and Lisa Mann enjoy a day with their granddaughter, Avery Schechter, during grandparents Shabbat at Gross Schechter Day School in Pepper Pike. Submitted photo How do you feel about this article?...


Villager Q&A: Mike Maher talks about his journey to John Cooper

Published: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 18:08:56 +0000

... hired as the dean of students and head baseball coach at a school called Ransom Everglades, which was an independent school. It’s a little bit like Kincaid in Houston. It wasn’t that I disliked Catholic education,...


Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois | Miami Herald

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:45:30 +0000

...Bush There was once a private school that graded students on the usual academic subjects, plus a fuzzy category related to decorum: "Claims no more than his fair share of time and attention." Modesty ...


Historic return to the wrestling mat for Luther Prep begins tonight

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:23:55 +0000

...“We’re helped out by having a boarding school, when it comes to our strong numbers,” Ewings said. “Wrestling is a hard sport, but it gives the boys an athletic way to spend the afternoon, rather than ...


Girls encouraged to pursue STEM at Woodlands Academy event

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:41:42 +0000

... Studies cited by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools show that all-girls' schools lead the way in graduating women who become our nation's scientists, doctors, engineers, designers and inventors....


Bridge Street: Hebrew Day School 12/04/2018

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:36:48 +0000

... As Seen On Bridge Street: Hebrew Day School 12/04/2018 Posted: Dec 04, 2018 11:30 AM EST Updated: Dec 04, 2018 11:30 AM EST Bridge Street: Hebrew Day School 12/04/2018...


How Barbara fell in love with George H.W. Bush, 'the most beautiful creature I had ever laid eyes on'

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:20:23 +0000

...Barbara was attending a boarding school in South Carolina, and George was a senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, so the two had to settle for a long-distance courtship. At age 19, Barbara ...


Last child in the woods? Not if this Adirondack school can help it

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:18:30 +0000

...But scattered across the region there are also a lot of tiny experiments underway, private schools that are pushing the boundaries of what education looks like. Eloise Woolf attended Lakeside School last ...


Blue Crab Baby Sizes and Shapes Influence Their Survival

Published: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:58:26 +0000

... Last summer, a high school student from Princeton Day School in New Jersey worked with Rutgers scientists to examine the swimming ability of larvae from different mothers and compared that with larval ...


Displaced Camp Fire students offered free tuition to private schools

Published: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 21:47:13 +0000

... Nov 24, 2018 02:34 PM MST Updated: Nov 24, 2018 02:41 PM MST Displaced Camp Fire students offered free tuition to private schools Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved....


Education Koch family to open new kind of private school at Wichita State University

Published: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 07:11:15 +0000

... Chase and Annie Koch building new K-12 private school at Wichita State Chase and Annie Koch, the son and daughter-in-law of Koch Industries chief Charles Koch, are getting into the private school business ...


Private School Expanding Into Former Elk Grove Mini Golf Site

Published: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:24:37 +0000

...Work is being done to renovate the former Putt Putt building being taken over by a neighboring private school in Elk Grove Village. (Journal photo) The main building at the now closed Putt Putt mini ...


St. Al, St. Pat Teacher Honored With Best Of Lemont Award

Published: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:04:04 +0000

...Patrick School was awarded the Private School Educator of the Year by the Lemont Chamber of Commerce. The school said the first annual Best of Lemont Awards provided a chance for the community to say ...


New private school opens in Roanoke, aims to break poverty cycle

Published: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 14:59:10 +0000

...The Academy is a private school designed for children and families living in poverty, and it opened in late August with an inaugural kindergarten class of 10. The school has just a few employees, including ...


ASU Prep gets offer to stay on 7th and Fillmore, but rent may still be too high

Published: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:04:56 +0000

...If not for ASU Prep, the family might have to depend on scholarships for private school. "No one thought he would do well," Zazueta said. Parents are frustrated with Phoenix Elementary, she said. And ...


Christ the King to celebrate 50th anniversary

Published: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 06:42:42 +0000

..."We're the only accredited private school in Hopkins County and our mission is to spread Jesus Christ to the community," she said. "Anyone interested in the school, feel free to call or stop by." McCarthy ...


Laurel Hill student fundraises for women with breast cancer

Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 23:04:58 +0000

... Carmela Coleman, a fourth-grader at the private school, raised more than $2,000 through the sales of pre-made hair bows and fidget spinners to benefit A World of Pink, a Melville-based foundation and ...


High school notebook: Hempe, Hirata head to South Dakota

Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 22:20:17 +0000

...A year at a private school paid off well for former Stafford girls basketball standout Alexi Hempe. Hempe signed a national letter of intent with Division I South Dakota last week. The 6-foot-2 shooting ...


Alachua County private school receives STEM grant

Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:48:37 +0000

...(WCJB)-- An Alachua County private school has received a STEM grant from the TOSHIBA American Foundation. The money will support the science curriculum at Bhaktivedanta Academy. It'll be specifically ...


The Glenholme School’s 5K Run for Autism

Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 16:25:28 +0000

... Advanced Behavioral Health— The Glenholme School is an independent, coeducational, special needs boarding school for young people with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, OCD, Tourette,...


St. Luke's Alumnus Jonathan Salamon '10 Wows School Community

Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 22:11:42 +0000

...Luke's is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5-12. St. Luke's mission is an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve,...


Micro-Schools Offer Kids a Customized, Hands-On Education

Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 17:19:14 +0000

...As with traditional private schools, micro-schools can be surprisingly affordable. BB International School costs just 10 percent more than the Florida public school average per student. Along with private ...


Boys Basketball Preview: How good are Coastal Christian and Cape Fear Academy?

Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:10:48 +0000

... Fuller StarNews Staff Wednesday Nov 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM While Wilmington area private schools poised for successful seasons, does anyone unseat New Hanover in the MEC? MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE Outlook: New ...


Independent School Applications: The Essay Admissions directors offer insight into what makes certain essays stand out.

Published: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:30:08 +0000

...Gretchen Gallagher has two children applying to local private schools this winter: her 13-year-old twins Frances and Hugh. While the process has added an extra layer of stress to her already high-anxiety ...


Two schools in Akron: LeBron James’ past shapes his vision for his revolutionary I Promise School

Published: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:03:33 +0000

..., beaming, “I found my home.” *** What does IPS have in common with a Catholic private school? A street, for one thing. The two are just a short walk apart down Market Street. While IPS’s arrival may ...


College basketball signing day: Northwestern's new duo is an odd couple and DePaul's class is in nation's top 20

Published: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:18:43 +0000

...He also moved from central Pennsylvania to Troy, N.Y., and now plays for Gould Academy, a boarding school in Maine. “We already got 12 inches of snow,” said Buie, whose signed letter of intent Northwestern ...


Lauralton Hall to Celebrate Christmas in the Mansion

Published: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:32:21 +0000

... Hall is a member of the Connecticut Association of Schools, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, Mercy Secondary Education Association, National Association of Independent Schools, and Online School ...


Garrison Forest School Joins Inaugural Year of the New Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League

Published: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:08:24 +0000

... Interscholastic Cycling league, which is in its first year in the state, as the only girls’ school in Maryland to participate. The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2017 to provide a ...


From the community: Two Montini Catholic Students Selected to Perform at ILMEA Music Festival

Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:04:34 +0000

... place at Addison Trail High School on October 2nd, bringing close to 3,000 students from more than 50 public and private schools together to showcase their musical skills in the hopes of being selected....


Spartanburg day school raises money for local garden

Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:18:35 +0000

...SPARTANBURG, S.C. - (WSPA) - People came out bright and early to the halls of Spartanburg Day School for their annual Yard Sale. The event is put on by the Interact Club. The club is for boys who want ...


Stuart Country Day School Seeks Proposals for #LEADLIKEAGIRL: A Conference for Risk-Takers and Changemakers on April 5 and 6, 2019

Published: Sat, 10 Nov 2018 00:49:05 +0000

... PRINCETON, NJ, November 8, 2018 – Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, recognized for its bold and innovative approach to all-girls education, is seeking proposals from young women in high ...


Senator Chris Murphy Visited Renbrook School

Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 23:16:27 +0000

... Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through eighth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, CT. The school enrolls students from 30 cities and towns in ...


Otis Taylor's Trance Blues Fest brings out the community groove

Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:17:11 +0000

.../2018 01:04:16 PM MST Boulder musician Otis Taylor answers questions from students at Boulder Country Day School in Boulder last week, where his band met with fourth and fifth graders for a lesson in blues ...


PRINCETON: PDS girls’ soccer title streak continues

Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:38:58 +0000

...By Bob Nuse Sports Editor Don’t expect the Princeton Day School girls’ soccer team to ever get tired of winning championships. The Panthers made it six straight years with a title as they captured ...


HS SOCCER: Three area teams open state tourney tonigh

Published: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:51:15 +0000

...boarding school. “It’s more than just another game,” coach Garret van Beek said. “Our guys are excited. The guys are excited to showcase their hard work at the next level, on the next stage. “We are ready ...


Litchfield Community Greenway to hold beautification day

Published: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 05:15:26 +0000

... to hold Run for Autism WASHINGTON — The Glenholme School, a boarding and day school for students with high functioning autism spectrum disorders and various social, emotional and learning differences ...


Macon TD Club Winners Nov. 5th

Published: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 04:42:49 +0000

...Ortho Georgia Lineman of the Week: Wesley Wilson, Defensive/Offensive Lineman, First Presbyterian Day School. Wesley recorded 7 tackles, 4 tackles for loss from his defensive position. On the Offensive ...