Category Archives: Life in Admissions

Blogs speaking about life in the Admissions Office

Global Mindset

Another season of Admissions travel is almost complete. Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and North America have all been visited and students from the far reaches of this planet are already excited about joining our special school in … Continue reading

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Where in the World?

Believe it or not, Admissions recruitment has begun in earnest for boarding school Admission’s folks. Seems the dust has just settled on a new year and we are off, scouring the globe for potential students for the 2015-16 year. At … Continue reading

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A New Year

Another school year is like a fresh start and a new beginning, a chance for rebirth. A time to improve, reinvent and reignite. One of the amazing things about being involved in education as a vocation is that one spends … Continue reading

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The Brentwood Difference

As we gently roll into summer, I can reflect with great satisfaction on what has been a very busy year in Admissions. After spending a dizzying 3 months on the road visiting 12 countries and countless communities (and telling anyone … Continue reading

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The Island Life

My job requires me to travel around this planet each year– both head to toe, as well as around its belly. While exhausting, I never underestimate how lucky I am to do this: to meet such amazing people in the … Continue reading

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Educating the Masses

In 1918, Sylvia Pankhurst stated openly that “You cannot educate the mass.” In many ways, I feel her pain. Boarding schools have a lingering stigma. Convincing the public that people cannot actually “send their children away” to Brentwood College School … Continue reading

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Curling Parents

‘Curling parent’ is a term I first heard from the Head of School at Phillips Academy, John G. Palfrey, at the SSATB Conference in Philadelphia this past fall. It certainly resonated with me as I’ve seen a few of these … Continue reading

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