In this issue Audrey Noyes Ludemann explores the unique cultures found among small boarding schools. Deena Maerowitz articulates the significance of summer internships for undergraduate and graduate school candidates. Cammie Bertram highlights “preliminary visits” as one strategy for launching a school search, and Holly McGlennon Treat offers perspective on the increasingly high-pressure culture of youth sports. In Sustainable Paths, Jeremy McGeorge outlines a range of secondary school options for students to develop their knowledge and interests relating to the environment. The Bertram News column introduces our newest affiliates: James and Kathryn Meyer, who are transplants from the east coast now working in Park City, Utah. Worthwhile Detours features a TedEd video and new research documenting the value of music education.... read full issue
In this issue Cammie Bertram interviews headmasters Katherine Windsor, of Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut, and William MacMullen, of The Taft School in Connecticut about honor codes. Deena Maerowitz offers tips for productive college visits. Audrey Noyes Ludemann provides an overview on the value of summer programs and how they fit into the big picture; and Holly McGlennon Treat discusses the limitations of school ranking lists. Cammie also explores how influential the parent-child relationship is for teen decision-making. The Bertram News column highlights the work of licensed family therapist Lisa Schwartz in supporting educational planning. Sustainable Paths reports on the projected job growth in environment-related fields, and Worthwhile Detours features an article from the Boston Business Journal that used two Bertram consultants as sources.... read full issue
GREETINGS! For this issue of the newsletter, I invite you to explore our new website,which offers an expanded view of how The Bertram Group serves families at every point in the educational process. The families with whom we work invest a lot in education. For decades now, our...
In this issue Cammie Bertram interviews headmasters John Byers, of Christchurch School in Virginia, and Zachary Lehman, of The Hill School in Pennsylvania about honor codes. We also offer a guest interview expert career advisor Frank Schroeder, founder of Campus2Career, on the topic of making the transition to life after college. Holly McGlennon Treat examines the importance of diversification for student athletes; Audrey Noyes Ludemann highlights the importance of community service; and Jeremy McGeorge explores societal trends that bring unique pressures to this generation of adolescents. Our Bertram News column announces an exciting new affiliation with Linden Boarding School Tours. Sustainable Paths recommends a dynamic new bestseller about our connection with water, and Worthwhile Detours features a website with music to designed promote concentration. read full issue
In this issue, Audrey Noyes Ludemann explores what to consider when deciding whether to look for a new school for your child. We are pleased to offer the second installment of a guest interview to discuss testing trends with Heather Hoerle, executive director of the Secondary School Admission Test Board. Cammie Bertram discusses how thinking about the whole child helps to find a successful school fit, a column reprinted from Moffly Media’s Independent School Guide. Holly McGlennon Treat identifies strategies for helping eighth graders make the transition to boarding school. Deena Maerowitz and Jeremy McGeorge write a joint column about college planning for students who have had a therapeutic issue temporarily interrupt their educational path. Our Bertram News column celebrates Linda Magnussen’s becoming a Certified Educational Planner and explains the meaning of such certification. Worthwhile Detours announces a panel discussion about college planning that is of interest to parents—and which features Deena Maerowitz as a guest speaker.
We hope you enjoy this issue and, as always, we look forward to hearing from you.... read full issue