- Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC: Alexandra Ripley, Barbara Bush, Madeleine L'Engle
- Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN: Arthur Golden
- The Brooks School, North Andover, MA: Steve Forbes
- Canisius High School, Buffalo, NY: Tim Russert
- Cardinal Hayes High School, New York, NY: George Carlin
- Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT: Glenn Close, Ivanka Trump, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jodie Foster, John Dos Passos, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Michael Douglas
- Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA: Bette Davis
- The Dwight School, New York, NY: Paris Hilton
- Emma Willard School, Troy, NY: Jane Fonda
- Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA: John McCain
- Eton College, Berkshire, England: Prince Harry, Prince William
- Gulliver Preparatory, Miami, FL: Enrique Iglesias, George Prescott Bush
- Harding Academy, Nashville, TN: Reese Witherspoon
- Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA: Tori Spelling
- The Hill School, Pottstown, PA: Oliver Stone
- The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT: Archibald MacLeish
- Horace Mann School, New York, NY: Eliot Spitzer
- Kent Denver School, Englewood, CO: Madeline Albright
- Kent School, Kent, CT: Ted Danson
- Lakeside School, Seattle, WA: Bill Gates
- The Madeira School, Mclean, VA: Stockard Channing
- McCallie School, Chatanooga, TN: Ted Turner
- Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA: James Stewart
- Milton Academy, Milton, MA: Edward Kennedy
- Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
- Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA: Natalie...
Teaching children to be tolerant and accepting of people and views which are different from their own is a huge task. It requires teamwork. Parents, administration and teachers set the tone. Nothing will be accomplished without the cooperation of these three groups.
Teaching children to be tolerant means getting involved and setting the right kind of example. Getting involved is not the same as sitting on the sidelines and observing what children are saying and doing. Getting involved means addressing issues of tolerance and diversity in the home and in the classroom.
Decades ago private schools were infamous for being elitist and exclusive. If you were Jewish or if your skin color was something other than white, you probably were not going to be admitted to a private school if you even dared to apply. Fortunately that has changed. Private schools have come to understand their leadership role in creating an inclusive, accepting community of students, teachers, staff and parents. Now the push is on to heighten that understanding of others and how they live with many fine initiatives such as The Institute for Student Leaders sponsored by NAIS. Private schools are proud of their diversity which truly is fact and not just talk.
Until fairly recently you...
Forget any stigma when it comes to choosing a school for special needs. These schools are great! They have spent years perfecting their learning strategies. They understand young people like your son. They know what needs to be done.
The same applies to children who have been diagnosed with a host of other learning differences such as autism, deafness and blindness. These schools offer plenty of patient, one on one teaching and activities geared specifically for their young charges.
Where do you start? Have a professional diagnosis done. You need to know exactly what you are dealing with. Then choose the right school to remediate the syndrome.
- American School for the Deaf, West Hartford
- Ann Arbor Academy, Ann Arbor, MI
- ANASAZI Foundation. Mesa, AZ
- The Academy at Swift River, Cummington, MA
- Arrowsmith School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Aspen Ranch, Loa, UT
- Aspen Education Group
- Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta, GA
- The Bedford School, Fairburn, GA
- Beverly School for the Deaf, Beverly, MA
- Brehm Preparatory School, Inc., Carbondale, IL
- Bridges Academy, Bend, OR
- Bromley Brook School, Manchester, VT
- Brush Ranch School, Tererro, NM
- The Carroll School, Lincoln, MA
- Cedars Academy, Bridgeville, DE
- CEDU Schools
- Center for the Education of the Infant Deaf, Berkeley, CA
- Centreville School, Centreville, DE
- F.L. Chamberlain School, Middleborough, MA
Many schools for the gifted offer enrichment in academic subjects. Others specialize in the arts. Most of the students in these schools excel at their school work and in their artistic endeavors. They thrive in a school setting where they don't have to waste time on non-essential courses. The extra time gained is spent on music lessons, rehearsals and studio time.
Schools for At Risk Teens
Several cities offer 'street schools' modeled after the highly successful Denver Street School. The Cristo...
A military school education embraces stucture, team work, and a solid focus on self-discipline. And they are not just for men either. Several schools are co-educational. Technology plays a major role in military schools these days, reflecting the enormous changes technology has wrought across the entire defense spectrum in America today.
Military school graduates have gone on to be our nation's leaders. They have paid the price for defending our freedom.
Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war
As who had heard God’s message from afar;
All you had hoped for, all you had, you gave,
To save mankind—yourselves you scorned to save.
Stanza II from O Valiant Hearts by John S. Ark-wright
- Admiral Farragut Academy
- American Military Academy
- Army and Navy Academy
- Benedictine High School
- Benedictine Military School
- Camden Military Academy
- Carson Long Military Institute
- Chamberlain-Hunt Military Academy
- Culver Military Academy
- Fishburne Military School
- Florida Air Academy
- Fork Union Military Academy
- Georgia Military College