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Our Associate Membership program is designed for those individuals and organizations - not eligible for traditional membership - which serve, study, or otherwise are deeply involved in the TABS community of schools.
Peruse a list of professional organizations, networks and advocates all engaged in the support and advancement of the boarding school community.
TABS sponsorships come in all shapes and sizes to better serve you, our sponsors, regardless of your target market or budget. View our current Signature and Red Level sponsors.
Each year, TABS identifies and partners with a charitable organization serving young people in profound, inspiring, and innovative ways.
Wishbone, a non-profit helping passionate, low-income students attend after school and summer programs.
SOLA, a people-to-people non-profit dedicated to furthering educational and leadership opportunities for the new generation of Afghan women.
Tilton SchoolTilton, New Hampshire, USA
Athol Murray College of Notre DameWilcox, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Masters SchoolDobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Carson Long Military AcademyNew Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA
Join us on Twitter beginning June 18 for TABSChat Summer Book Club.
A spirit has taken hold, with many educators seeking to enlarge the vision of “preparatory” schools to include preparation for global citizenship.
TABS is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Pete Upham, and Director of Member Relations, Andy Hirt, will attend the Essex Institute this summer, June 18-20, in Essex, NY.
TABS is pleased to announce the official launch of the North American Boarding Initiative (NABI). A direct outgrowth of TABS Strategic Plan 2013-2017, NABI is an intensive, team effort to better understand and to reach the domestic boarding market.
Alumni from many TABS member schools will be participating in the XXII Olympic Winter Games.
TABS 2013 Annual Conference in Boston, MA brought together nearly 900 educators for two days to learn, connect, and inspire!
John R. "Jack" Eidam, Dean of Admission at Wyoming Seminary awarded the 2013 Ruzicka Compass Premier Leadership Award.
TABS is please to share our fifth report in our TABS REPORTS series – Study of College Progress & Outcomes: First Findings.
As representatives of member schools arrive in the Philippines for the recruiting fair, some have found an opportunity to assist in the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
TABS Director of Research has received a Fulbright grant.
Perusing the complete 1988 to 2013 table of contents for the Concord Review, the world's only scholarly history journal for secondary school students, we count students published from 40 TABS Member schools, comprising about one-quarter of all the private schools represented and about ten percent of
David Erdmann died accidentally on Oct. 7 while fly fishing.
TABS Executive Director Pete Upham talks about what the organization does, how it supports member schools, and talks about what some of the research says about the power and value of attending a boarding school.
TABS and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) are partnering to host a flagship conference on international education.
Registration is now open for TABS Annual Conference 2013 to be held in the Boston Marriott Copley Place on December 5-7.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks public comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to review and update the E-Rate Program.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's "Education at a Glance 2013" has been released, and it has found that the US spent 2.8 percent of its GDP on higher education in 2010. This report also found that education remains the best protection against unemployment, worldwide.
Long time admissions director of The Taft School, Frederick H. "Ferdie" Wandelt III, dies at 65.
This week the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) updated the Private School Universe Survey (PSS), to include 2011-12 data on the total number of private schools, students, and teachers not supported primarily by public funds.
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with approximately double the population of both Ethiopia and Egypt, the next biggest African countries by population size. Demographically the country is young and growing quickly, with 63 percent of the population under the age of 24 and a high avera
Higher education advancement is closely tied to the development of a nation, and despite its relative wealth, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is no exception. In 2009, KSA adopted the Saudi Employment Strategy for a more sustainable economic future, including ‘Saudization’ policies aimed at reduc
A generation ago, the United States had one of the highest levels of both high school and postsecondary attainment in the world. But now the US faces a global skills challenge, given rising education and skills levels in many competitor countries.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) ED will host a webinar on equitable services to private school teachers. Topics addressed: the participation of private school personnel; requirements of public schools to provide services to private schools; expenditures for and delivery of equitable se
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the NEW Principal Ambassador Fellowship (PAF) program. Principals and School Heads from both public and private schools are eligible to apply.
This week, the Obama Administration released the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans.
The Office of Non-Public Education (ONPE) is pleased to announce that the new Equitable Services Implementation Plan (ESIP) webpages are up and running. The pages are specifically designed to house content related to the goals of ESIP in one convenient location.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) ED will host a webinar on equitable services to private school teachers. Topics addressed: the participation of private school teachers; expenditures for equitable services; the delivery of equitable services; allowable program activities.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Offices of Non-Public Education (ONPE), Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), and Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will host three conference calls to discuss the ESEA and IDEA Equitable Services Implementation Plan (ESIP) that the Departm
ALL students entering 9-12th grade, and a limited number of school faculty or staff, are invited to become a U.S. Green School Fellow and attend Sc3, the nation's premier week-long environmental leadership program.
Next week, the U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar about bringing teachers and artists together through artist residencies.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 established a federal Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally funded program administered by the States that helps fill the summer meal gap for low-income children by reimbursing organizations that serve children meals at feeding sites during summer months.
TABS is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Hirt to the post of Director of Member Relations, effective September 1, 2013. Andy is currently Director of Admission at Brooks School in North Andover, MA.
TABS is proud to announce that Dr. Richard "Rick" Schubart is the 2012 Recipient of the esteemed Ruzicka Compass Premier Leadership Award for his long-standing devotion and commitment to the world of boarding schools.
The webinar will address the obligations that state and local educational agencies (SEAs/LEAs) have related to providing equitable services to private school students and teachers in ESEA programs requiring their participation.
Several components of the complex and dense law, called the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, are already known to carry clear consequences for private education.
$8,000 grants to non-profits serving youth for outdoor shading and skin cancer prevention poster. Deadline Feb. 1. Recommendation by an Academy member required.
Apply to Be a Teaching Ambassador Fellow in the U.S. Education Department
- Helping Children and Youth Recover from a Traumatic Event
- Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans
- Updated Hurricane and Recovery Resources
Approximately 7,000 students from across the nation compete in TARC each year. Teams design, build and fly a model rocket that reaches a specific altitude and duration determined by a set of rules developed each year.
from Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
State-by-state and national estimates, from NAFSA
deadline, Jan. 31, 2013
deadline February 28, 2013 for environmental study projects
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1:30 p.m. (EST) the U.S. Education Department describes services available to independent schools from Title IIA (ESEA).
deadlines range from December 15 to January 15 and vary by region and category
The Top Four Emerging Markets for International (higher education) Student Recruitment
Annual publication from the College Board
Federal Registar: Secretary of Education writes final regulations for income-contingent provision in federal college loan programs.
Download 'Private Schools: Good for Students, Good for Families, Good for America'
from Council for American Private Education
For students in grades 5 through 8. Ten finalists spend summer with scientist mentors.
Use the dropdown menu or click on the map to view details about a particular state.
Learn more about earthquake preparation for your school, starting October 18.
Deadline for online applications is November 30, 2012.
The actual process of taking a test can also help us to learn and retain new information over the long term and apply it across different contexts.
WES divides international students among four market segments.
Overview of education system from WENR.
The National Science Teachers Association lists 16 different funding opportunities available for K-12 science teachers.
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of two new Trustees:
Eight TABS Member Schools participated in the 2011 Green Cup. Registration for the 2012 Challenge is now open.
Interesting new report available from World Education Services
Join Pete Upham LIVE on Education Talk Radio at 11am today!
Effects of Indiana's expanded private-school voucher program
Outside the US Education Department, several federal agencies run programs of interest to non-public schools.
The US Government Accountability Office says "Better federal coordination could lessen challenges [that students with disabilities experience] in the transition from high school".
Best Practices: Strategies and Processes to Obtain Authentic International Educational Credentials
Program recognizes environmentally superior schools
U.S. Government Accountability Office criticizes Department of Homeland Security's management of Student and Exchange Visitor Program
The TABS staff was delighted to host the summer meeting of the Board of Directors at our home office in Asheville NC on June 11 and 12.
Whether you're just starting out or a true veteran, there's something for everyone in Boston this summer. A choice of 5 programs is offered, and we're currently running a registration special.
pdf from National Association for Gifted Children: recommendations for practice, policy, and research for low-income, high-ability students.
Dr. Phelps will travel to two cities in Europe in June and July to present research.
Cities visited were Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico and Medellin and Bogota, Colombia.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The TABS Linkedin Group is active and approaching 2,000 members! If you haven't already joined, do so today. We also have 14 member-exclusive subgroups organized by role.
Registration is open but space is filling up - sign up now for one or more of our summer sessions in Boston.
The deadline to nominate a colleague for this prestigious award recognizing excellence in boarding school leadership has been extended to Friday April 27.
TABS and Campus Outreach Services will host the annual Managing Risk workshop this year in Wilmington, Delaware June 20 - 22. Buy 2 registrations and get the third 50% off.
School and Student Services (SSS) By NAIS will present their first ever financial aid conference this November 13-14, 2012.
TABS is currently accepting proposals for both the 2012 TABS Annual Conference and TABS3D. Share your best practices with industry peers.
2012 Ruzicka Compass Award nominations are now OPEN.
Calling all rising 9-12th Grade Students and School Faculty or Staff
TOPICS: Context of International Student Mobility * International Enrollment Trends in the U.S. * Source Countries * Emergence of New Destination States in the U.S. * Growth at the Bachelor's Level and in ESL and Non-Degree Programs * Emerging Recruitment Practices
Students eligible for federally-subsidized free or reduced-price meals during the school year typically are also eligible while attending summer programs run by faith-based or private non-profit organizations.
Residential life professionals enjoy 2-day workshop in Boca Raton
NYC experiment shows positive effects of smaller schools across wide range of factors.
We will now be kicking off the tour in Mexico and then continuing on to Colombia. Please see changes below. If questions, contact Annie Lundahl at lundahl@TABS.org.
The American Chamber of Commerce has warned the chief executive that Hong Kong's status as a world-class city is under threat because the shortage of international school places has reached a "crisis point".
The Institute of Statistics, based in Montréal, of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presents education statistics worldwide. This year's edition puts a particular focus on key issues and indicators for secondary education.
December 15, 2011 is the deadline for private schools to register if they intend to apply for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve at very high levels and/or where the achievement gap is narrowing.
On behalf of its member schools and Board of Directors, TABS names Ellie Griffin as the 2011 Recipient of the Ruzicka Compass
A response by TABS Executive Director Pete Upham to a Bloomberg Article on Boarding Schools written 10/19/11
Date: November 1, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT
To learn more and to register for free, visit BoardingSchoolExpos.com
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Non-Public Education (ONPE) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) announce a new technical assistance webpage devoted to issues related to children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools.
New Institute for International Education (IIE) report -- What International Students Think About U.S. Higher Education -- available for free download.
TABS is pleased to announce a new series of online professional development.
To be held on September 8, 2011
TABS would like to announce newly unified admission fairs.
Registration now open for December 1 - 3 in Boston
July 16 – 22 in Boston
In fall 2010, TABS hosted the first ever online Boarding School Expos to help schools extend their recruiting reach to potential families in all corners of North America. We have improved the Expos and added three additional virtual recruitment options.
Designed to complement on-site learning, TABS will launch a brand new initiative on April 19.
Midwinter Batteries Recharged: Our annual workshop was held in Boca Raton last month and, by all accounts provided a positive outcome for all.
We've moved our offices to One North Pack Square, Suite 301, Asheville NC 28801. If you're in town, stop by and see our new digs.
TABS is pleased to announce that we’ll be taking our 15 years experience with Asia Fairs and expanding our International Recruitment Program to Latin America.
The 2010 Ruzicka Compass Premier Leadership Award was presented to Mary Louise Leipheimer at the TABS Annual Conference in Baltimore on December 3.
Amy Shivers, Director of Advanced Online Initiatives for TABS, will be presenting at the 83rd Annual ERB Conference in New York City on Friday, October 22.
LOS ANGELES—The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) was selected as the 2010 Council’s Choice winner, the “best-of-the-best” from among all 2010 Gold Circle Award competition winners, by the ASAE Communication Section Council.
Jonathon Martin from ConnectedPrincipals.com talks about learning and leadership.
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) announced today that its website, boardingschools.com, is the recipient of a 2010 Gold Circle Award (GCA) for Excellence in the General Association Website category.
Drumroll please! TABS is excited to announce that it will be hosting first-ever virtual Boarding School Expos October 5, October 24 and December 1. Families interested in learning about boarding schools can attend online for free. Registration is now open at www.boardingschoolexpos.com.
TABS is delighted to introduce its brand new Associate Membership program, designed for those individuals and organizations – not eligible for traditional school membership – which serve, study, or otherwise are deeply involved in the TABS community of schools.
A two and a half day professional development program for aspiring leaders, tailored to women interested in Heads positions.
Fellowships are made available through a challenge grant from the Benedict Foundation and matching funds from Klingenstein alumni.
TABS asks schools to share their Earth Day celebrations and activities.
Nine of the TABS member schools were among the top 12!
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) announced today that its website has been nominated for a Webby Award. The TABS site, BoardingSchools.com, is one of five worldwide nominees in the category of Best Association Website.
In the United States, a remarkably high percentage of Rhodes Scholars are boarding school alumni.
In the drive to make schools more environmentally responsible, college prep boarding schools are leading the way.
In collaboration with the Kowalchick Family, the IECA Foundation has launched the
Edward M.Kowalchick Memorial Fund
Service-oriented study abroad trend emerging in college prep boarding schools
College prep boarding schools incorporate new language offerings to adapt to a changing world.
TABS has had such a wonderful response to the 2009-2010 NowBoarding Magazine & Directory, that we're offering personalized reprints to aid in student recruiting.
TABS increases online marketing.
The 2009 Ruzicka Compass Premier Leadership Award was presented to Thomas E. Wilcox at the TABS Annual Conference in Chicago on December 4.
Strategic Plan for 2009-2012 sets forth new framework and ambitious goals.
The TABS Board has approved a pilot online media campaign for North America, launching in phases over the next several weeks.
Now in its fifteenth year, the Asia Fairs bring together families and representatives from boarding schools across the United States, Canada, and abroad.
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) has launched an all-new BoardingSchools.com, the web’s best resource for all things boarding school.
You can now follow The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) on Facebook and Twitter. The expanded web presence of the Asheville-based organization complements the launch of an all-new BoardingSchools.com, the web’s leading resource for information about boarding schools and boarding school life.