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Simple Origami Pets To Create With Your Children

Days at home with the kids provide endless opportunities to be creative. Folding origami is a fun and interesting craft idea you can do with your children. Origami pets are cute and customizable, so your kids can make their animals unique and really let their personalities shine through their art. They are also fairly simple to make, and require no glue or cutting — both plusses when crafting with young children. Next time you and the kids are bored, pull out some paper and try folding up one of these little critters. 

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Topics: General

What's the Difference between a Merit Scholarship and Need-Based Financial Aid?

Small classes sizes, a truly dedicated faculty and staff, access to competitive sports teams, and world-class art programs are some of the many reasons that families choose independent schools each year. The decision to attend an independent school also includes the responsibility of the family to pay tuition. While independent schools recognize that the family has the primary responsibility to pay tuition, most schools have some sort of financial aid program to help families that would otherwise be unable to afford an independent school.

It’s true that the financial aid process can be confusing, forcing a family to learn a new vocabulary, pay attention to deadlines, and try to understand a completely foreign process. Financial aid at independent schools falls into one of two categories: merit scholarships and need-based financial aid. There are many differences between these two types of aid, and I’d like to help you better understand them.

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Topics: Parenting

New Year, New You: Map Your Resolutions For 2018

The new year just arrived, and many people are making resolutions. They are resolving to lose weight, make better financial decisions, and find emotional peace.

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Topics: Parenting, Holidays

Gift-Giving Guide for the Holidays

The holidays offer plenty of opportunity to spend and give, but never enough time to shop or money to buy everything you want for everyone on your list. It's easy to fall back on the inevitable gift cards or last-minute drugstore candy or cologne specials. You can think and buy outside the gaudy, beribboned box and give thoughtful gifts. In our gift-giving guide we offer 10 ideas that grown-ups in your life will love.

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Topics: Holidays, Christmas

Gift Giving This Holiday Season: How to Give Generously to Everyone You Love

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you're not one of those people who shop for gifts all year long, you're not alone. Still, it's time to get moving! We know the monetary stress of gifting can be harsh, but rest assured that it doesn't have to be. Below, we will give some simple ways to avoid overextending your checking account this holiday season.

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Topics: Gift Ideas, Holidays, Christmas

Teaching Your Child to Give Back this Holiday Season

This holiday season, as you look around in gratitude for all that you've been given, don't just give back yourself; get your kids involved with the giving process too. Teaching your children to give generously is a great way to encourage them to genuinely see the needs around them, become involved in their community, and grow into adults who also make that effort to give back. If you're looking for ways to increase these traits in your kids, get them involved as you contribute throughout your community! Even though they probably don't have finances they can contribute, there are several projects you can get involved with along with your kids. 

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Topics: Holidays, donate, giving

Celebrating the December Holidays

December offers an amazing opportunity to teach your children about other cultures. Through the month of December, there is a wide range of holidays that have different meanings to different individuals, whether you choose to celebrate them yourself or to simply give your kids a taste of what it's like to celebrate the traditions of other cultures. 

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Topics: Holidays, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, December, Christmas

Alumni Reflections: From Small Towns to The Big Apple - Sam Klaber '14

Currently a summer intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in New York City, Sam Klaber ’14 is studying accounting and financial management at Bucknell University. When it came to finding his own path at both the Academy and Bucknell, Sam said that learning from the success of others and creating his own individual plan has been most important in his growth as a student and future professional.

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Topics: Alumni

Decorating Your Home with Thanksgiving Decor

Whether you're hosting friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday or you simply want to enjoy more of the beauty of the season, you want your home to look its best for the Thanksgiving holiday. Sometimes, however, you may find yourself wondering where to start. While your decorating style may vary, there are plenty of great ideas to give your home a little holiday flair. 

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Topics: Parenting

Classroom Corner: Flexible Seating in Grade 1

There is a new philosophy circulating around educational circles that promotes best practices to support learning styles of students, especially first graders. It encourages the freedom for students to sit, learn, and work in a manner that is most comfortable and successful for them. This new philosophy is called Flexible Seating.

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Topics: Education

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