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Stand on the Table!

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

As this new school year begins, I am grateful for what Robin Williams gave, glad that his wit and generosity as John Keating inspire me this week to ask my 9th grade girls to stand on their desks to get another perspective on their world.

Should You Send Your Child to a Prep School?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Private school tuition costs are a hefty burden, and if you spend your education savings on that, what's left over for college? Not much. So is it worth it?

Who Does How Much Homework: A Response to The Atlantic

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Anna Leahy

Too much homework is a problem, and the fast-approaching Common Core State Standards will probably make that situation worse. But there exist bigger problems in this world, too, and these overarching problems are not unrelated to who's doing how much homework.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that time of year, when parents rejoice, children lament, and we all spend money to get our youngsters Back to School! Reports are that skinny je...

Prep School: Talking Trash

Petra Janney | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Petra Janney

College has been a heavenly vacation from the bleak reality that Exeter introduced me to. It's a reality in which shyness is considered a treatable disease; in which knowledge is no match for lung capacity; and in which breaking the mold is only acceptable if you make enough money doing so.

The Biggest Reason Girls Want To Be Small

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Kate Fridkis

I wanted to be thinner because I wanted to be more invisible, because I wanted to be innocuous and inoffensive. I wanted to be thinner as an apology. As a defense.

Wealthy Parents Fume Over Email Naming School Rejects

New York Post | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

Wealthy parents are fuming after the uber-exclusive Dalton School sent out an e-mail naming dozens of kids rejected by the school. Dalton — whose...

Minding the Gap With Richard Soghoian

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Christopher Atamian

I just finished a fascinating book written by Richard Soghoian called Mind the Gap. Soghoian is the highly respected Headmaster at CGPS, an institution which he more or less single-handedly pulled out of near receivership and returned to its former glory.

'I Thought Adderall Would Solve All My Problems'

| Posted 10.27.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

9 Fantastic Prep School Novels

Jennifer Miller | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Jennifer Miller

I've now read 26 school novels and counting. My favorites depict adolescence at its most obsessive and raw. The young protagonists are often gravely misguided, but they struggle with a singular passion we don't often feel as adults.

Romney Mitt, the Demon Barber of Wall Street

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Mitt Romney has encouraged young people to "take a risk," like he did back in prep school. "Take a shot, go for it," like he did. "Borrow money if you have to, start a business."

Actor Michelle Williams' Uncanny Marilyn Wins Award Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Who knew that when actress Michelle Williams first appeared as the bad girl in Dawson's Creek, she would have the uncanny good sense to take on roles ...

Mostly Good Girls: A Look Behind Prep-School Perfection

Rebecca Serle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Serle

The author of "Mostly Good Girls," Leila Sales hits at the heart of what it means to strive, and the ways in which we all struggle to meet our own definitions of success.

'The Preppy Handbook' Update: After 30 Years, Will Anyone Buy A New One? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Official Preppy Handbook" was a huge success 30 years ago. Now the author will publish an update -- "True Prep" -- on the world of Muffie, Biff, ...

The Gunnery Sex Scandal: Robert Reinhardt, Former Prep School Dean, Charged With 4th Sexual Assault

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

LITCHFIELD, Conn. — The former dean of an exclusive Connecticut boarding school has been charged with sexually assaulting a fourth student. For...

Parents Sue Over Prep School's Shutdown

New York Times | GERALDINE FABRIKANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the students of the Conserve School in Wisconsin poured into the auditorium on a blustery morning early this year, they had no inkling of what wo...

Elite Prep Schools Equipped With College-Size Endowments

New York Times | GERALDINE FABRIKANT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Curtis Thomas, a 14-year-old from a poor family living in St. Rose, La., arrived here two years ago to attend Phillips Exeter Academy, he brought...