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Nationally recognized as one of the few remaining boarding schools of its kind in the United States, Grand River Academy offers a non-military, nonsectarian, all-male college preparatory education. The academy celebrated 175 years of education in 2006! Since 1962, the academy has upheld a mission to develop and foster the emotional and academic maturity necessary for its students to graduate and launch successful college careers.

Boarding Schools, Private Day Schools & Public Schools: Which One is Right For Your Son - Slideshow. Finding the right school for your son can be a daunting task.

Follow along as we walk you through the differences between boarding, private and public schools, helping you determine the right solution to help your son succeed academically. – timviands

Whether it is public, private or boarding – there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to choosing which type of school is the best fit for your son’s specific needs.

Boarding Schools, Private Day Schools & Public Schools: Which One is Right For Your Son - Slideshow

No matter what direction you take, your decision should always be driven by working to find the best education for your son. While some of the differences may be obvious, choosing the right school for your son can entail many subtle differences as well. Follow along as we walk you through the differences between boarding, private and public schools, helping you determine the right solution to help your son succeed academically. The All-Boys Boarding School Advantage An all-boys boarding school goes beyond the basic academics found in public schools. Education extends well beyond the classroom, as a boarding school helps provide your son with the tools he needs for lifelong success academically, socially, and emotionally. Understanding Tuition Reimbursement under FAPE. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder usually discovered in children.

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder usually discovered in children. Affecting nearly 6.4 million children ages 4 – 17, ADHD impacts one’s ability to focus and control their behavior. ADHD has seen a steady growth in diagnoses in children over the past several years, as the percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis has climbed from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11 percent in 2011. – timviands

Affecting nearly 6.4 million children ages 4 – 17, ADHD impacts one’s ability to focus and control their behavior.

Understanding Tuition Reimbursement under FAPE

ADHD has seen a steady growth in diagnoses in children over the past several years, as the percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis has climbed from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11 percent in 2011. With ADHD giving students problems with organization, concentration and social interactions, many children with the disorder find it harder to achieve academic success through no fault of their own. Often times, a public school may simply dismiss a child’s inattentiveness or academic failures to be a result of something other than a disorder, such as lack of effort.

Parent and Student Rights through IDEA & FAPE The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was initially enacted by Congress in 1975 and has experienced several revisions since. The Growing Gender Gap in Education. When it comes to education, not all genders are alike and should not be treated as such.

The Growing Gender Gap in Education

Previous studies have demonstrated several differences in educational performance between males and females. Considering Private Prep Schools for your Son. While primary education is required, many schools lack the capacity to fulfill your child’s full range of needs.

While primary education is required, many schools lack the capacity to fulfill your child’s full range of needs. Schools are simply not a “one size fits all” solution for education. This is because children have different learning styles, social and communication skills, and rates at which they learn. Most children attend their school according to the school district they live within—opposed to hand picking a school that caters to their individual needs. – timviands

Schools are simply not a “one size fits all” solution for education.

Considering Private Prep Schools for your Son

This is because children have different learning styles, social and communication skills, and rates at which they learn. Transitioning from Public to Private School. Choosing a Boarding School. 1/5 of American Parents Consider Boarding School for their Children. A recent survey conducted by The Grand River Academy, a leader in private boarding schools in Ohio, that yielded nearly 1000 responses from Americans across the U.S.

A recent survey conducted by The Grand River Academy, a leader in private boarding schools in Ohio, that yielded nearly 1000 responses from Americans across the U.S. (both weighted to reflect national demographics and unweighted) shows that over one-fifth of Americans ages 35 - 54 would consider sending their child to a boarding school. – timviands

(both weighted to reflect national demographics and unweighted) shows that over one-fifth of Americans ages 35 - 54 would consider sending their child to a boarding school.

1/5 of American Parents Consider Boarding School for their Children

After further analyzing the results, some interesting discoveries and figures were found when the results were viewed to compare age, gender and region. Within the survey, different trends and points of conversation were discovered. The Age & Gender Gap Of those surveyed, it was found that there was a slight eight percent difference in the amount of responses in favor of a boarding school from 35 – 44 year olds than 45-54 year olds.

Recognizing the benefits. The Pros and Cons of Sending a Child to Boarding School. Parents across America have a lot of misgivings about sending their children to a private boarding high school.

The Pros and Cons of Sending a Child to Boarding School

This is largely due to the many misconceptions that have been perpetuated by Hollywood. Parents sometimes come to us with concerns that boarding school is for parents who cannot handle their children, that it is a breeding ground for trouble and that boarding school students have no lives outside of their studies. These misconceptions couldn't be further from the truth. While boarding school may not be the best option for every family, there are plenty of pros as well as cons.

Why do teenage boys act out? If your once-sweet, loving and obedient teenage son is out of control, you may feel overwhelmed.

If your once-sweet, loving and obedient teenage son is out of control, you may feel overwhelmed. There are many reasons beyond the obvious -- stubbornness -- that can explain why your son is acting out. These reasons can stem from a desire to break away from his parents, peer conflicts and even difficulty learning the increasingly hard subject matter in school. The key is to recognize the behavior early and address it affects a child’s later opportunities for work and higher education. – timviands

There are many reasons beyond the obvious -- stubbornness -- that can explain why your son is acting out.

Why do teenage boys act out?

These reasons can stem from a desire to break away from his parents, peer conflicts and even difficulty learning the increasingly hard subject matter in school. The key is to recognize the behavior early and address it affects a child’s later opportunities for work and higher education. Phase or New Lifestyle? As parents, we can remember back to the time when we ourselves were teenagers, when rebelling against parents and society as a whole was part and parcel of being an adolescent.