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Welcome to the Educational Register

The Educational Register has been published by VincentCurtis since 1941 as a guide for parents and students to a select few private schools and summer programs, and as a source of free information and advice about independent education. Articles by heads of independent schools, summer study programs and camps are included to introduce you to a wide variety of subjects related to independent education. Boarding schools, day schools, girls schools, boys schools, military schools, and international schools are represented. In addition you'll find private camps and summer programs, home study and special needs programs. Most of these schools and camps are well known to our staff, who have traveled throughout North America and Western Europe over the years and have become familiar with their varied aims and methods. You can search by age, grade, geography, boarding or day, and then link to the schools and camps that interest you. Or you're welcome to contact us for comments and suggestions to fit your needs and interests.

Stan Vincent, Editor

Featured Program

International School Schaffhausen

ISSH invites you to study in Switzerland, This international boarding community of students in grades 11 and 12 share a passion for know-ledge while developing into lifelong learners. Schaffhausen, Switzerland.  

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Featured Program

SMFA Pre-College Summer Studio

Students 16-18 build a portfolio, earn up to four college credits, in the heart of Boston. Four-week residential, inter-disciplinary programs: Drawing, painting, printmaking, video, digital photography, design and sculpture.

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Challenge and Support: Finding the Balance  

"Parents have long cited close personal attention, teaching excellence, and community as important differentiating qualities of boarding schools. Who wouldn’t want that in a school? Who doesn’t want their children to experience a nurturing faculty who knows and loves them and who are inspiring, talented teachers? Parents have the right to expect that we will deliver on personal attention through excellent teaching and a close-knit community.

How do these expectations translate into realities for our children? My sense is that what teachers and parents want from schools is a healthy balance between challenge and support. These are not new issues, but as many veteran faculty attest, the stakes seem to have changed. We have become far more outcome oriented in our educational practices. Have we become so focused on the 'college' part of the 'college prep' that we have forgotten about the 'prep?'"

Michael J. Schafer, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, NH

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This Month's Highlights


Rectory School  "Students love it here." Junior board-ing grades 5-9. Pomfret, CT.      [Find out More]

St. Stephen's School-Rome Summer English-speaking courses: arts, classics and humanities,
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Elk Creek Ranch  Coed teens, ranch life with Rocky Mtn. wilderness activi-ties. Cody, WY
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Grove School  Madison CT. For emotionally challenged adolescents 11-18.[Find out More]




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