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Boarding School

A Half Century of Lessons

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 11.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Robert Whitcomb

Everyone is a different genome against which life throws stuff, painful and pleasant. With some of my best friends from school dead at early ages and now contemporaries dying at an accelerating rate, I'm pleased that I'm still here to contemplate the vivid colors of life in a high-school reunion book.

Why Do I Travel? Because I'm Interested Or Because It Makes Me Interesting?

THINK Global School | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Sally is a classmate of mine from Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a soft-spoken young woman with a very poetic mind. Sally and I became pretty close over the couple of weeks we recently spent together in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Prince Harry Reunites With His Former Teacher Who Consoled Him After His Mother Died

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.13.2015 | Good News

Here's a royal reunion that's got us teary-eyed. Prince Harry was in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Tuesday when he unexpectedly saw his former Lud...

I Want to Go Somewhere Where the Stars in the Sky Are Different

THINK Global School | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was sixteen, my first overseas flight introduced me to a 5am Latin American sky colored in burning pink tones. At the time, the colors seemed to swallow the sky and the plane whole.

How Costa Rica Revitalized This Head of School's Hope for a Better World

THINK Global School | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
THINK Global School

During the course of my travels, I am always intrigued by end-of-the-road destinations. I'm not talking about the type of dead ends you accidentally come across in a city. I'm talking about the places you actually seek out.

A New Year's Letter to My Best Friends

Katerina Lopez | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Katerina Lopez

I cannot begin to explain how much you mean to me. But clearly I'm going to try. I have known some of you for nearly a decade and others for less than a year.

What Indiana Jones Has Taught Me About Hats And Home

THINK Global School | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

When I was little, I thought I was going to be the next Indiana Jones. As it turned out, there were a few problems with that plan. I was female. I was eight. I've never been the murderous type. More importantly, I was not from Indiana nor did I identify with the name Jones.

Bumper Stickers, the Original Status Updates

Mara Menachem | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy
Mara Menachem

My first bumper sticker, was pushed on me by my kids. All the other parents had bumper stickers with the name of their Miami school, and so I agreed to conform.

Gratitude and 6 Other Things I Learned at Boarding School

Katerina Lopez | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
Katerina Lopez

Now that I am more than two years removed from my Porter's graduation date I have truly come to appreciate the experience.

How a Change in Schools Transformed My ADHD Son's Educational Path

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Dean Dauphinais

If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.

What It Was Like to Be Gay in My Secondary School in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

In my country, the norm was to repress your sexuality if you were homosexual or identified as any sexuality that was not heterosexuality. However, and understandably so, it became much harder to do so when you were in the boarding school of an all girls secondary school.

The Key to Helping High School Entrepreneurs

Kai Sato | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Kai Sato

Given the rise in Internet-related commerce, perhaps never before has the high school-aged human been so valuable to the work force and subsequently had so much opportunity.

Dear Daughter on your First Day of School...

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

After spending so much time obsessing about what school to send you to, I can't believe I am crying. Shouldn't I be relieved?

Buddhist School for Girls in Thailand

Ann Purcell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Ann Purcell

Something special is happening in Thailand. Over 400 girls are blossoming like beautiful lotuses at the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School -- the first Buddhist boarding school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Why We Need Public Boarding Schools

Thomas Fisher | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Thomas Fisher

Affordable housing and school busing can do little to counter a disruptive family life or a dangerous neighborhood. We need an alternative: public boarding schools.

'Once I Get There, It Will All Be Fine... Right?'

Braden Bochner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen
Braden Bochner

The past always finds a way to creep up on me. My mind won't stop wandering to last year, when I was at boarding school. I can't stop thinking about the people I met and the friends I made.

Missing Matthew

Laura Shumaker | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Laura Shumaker

I was the only one who knew how to calm him during an adolescent, autistic meltdown. Now, I felt stripped of my duties.

Prince Edward To See Much Changed At School For Low-Income Students Since Great-Great Grandfather

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- When the future King Edward VII visited Girard College in 1860, the boarding school for underprivileged students served about 860 whit...

The Stuck-at-Home Generation

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

While independence is a part of happiness, so is connectedness. Past generations may have gone too far, making oh-so-independent Americans less connected to friends and family.

New Allegations Surface In Kansas School Student Abuse Lawsuit

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

WICHITA, Kan. -- A California boy attends only four days at a Kansas military boarding school where he is tormented by staff and students after breaki...

Christian School Accused Of Letting Students Punish Other Students By Gagging, Urinating On Them

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education

Parents of four students have filed suit against the St. John's Military School in Salina, Kan., claiming the Christian school allowed a group of stud...

School Denies HIV Positive Boy Admission, Faces Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.02.2011 | Education

This 13-year-old from Delaware County, Pa. seems like the perfect candidate for a private boarding school: He's an honor student, is active in sports,...

Wight Foundation Founder Seeks To Expand NJ Boarding School Program

Posted 08.16.2011 | Education

For years, he's been quietly sending hundreds of students from Newark and surrounding towns to prestigious boarding high schools. They are teens like...

A New Model For Education In Pakistan

Rahim Kanani | Posted 07.28.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Abdul Kader Jaffer started a foundation in 1996 in memory of his late father. Their boarding school for 800 boys will surpass existing standards of education in Pakistan.

Starting School 30 Minutes Later Leads To Better School Performance

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CHICAGO — Giving teens 30 extra minutes to start their school day leads to more alertness in class, better moods, less tardiness, and even healt...