American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools.
Author: Ronald Mangravite
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
#1 Best Seller in High School Test Preparation, SSAT & COOP - Comprehensive boarding school guide What is boarding school really like? What are my chances of getting into U.S. boarding schools? How do I evaluate private schools vs. public schools? What is boarding school really like? U.S. boarding schools offer a superb preparation for college bound students, but they are not for everyone. American Prep is the only comprehensive guide for parents and students interested in investigating, applying to, and succeeding at these great schools. Meticulously researched and thoughtfully written, American Prep is an essential guide through the world of U.S. boarding schools – their history and culture, their resources and support systems, their opportunities and challenges – and the only book that leads you through the entire prep school experience. You will learn about: Why boarding schools are increasingly valuable in the 21st century The pros and cons of private school vs public school How to select a school that is right for your student and your family How to navigate the admission process – detailed insider advice The emotional challenges of prep school for students and families – what to expect and when How to secure generous financial aid for prep school Student success on campus – getting in is only the first step An insider's perspective on U.S. boarding schools: Award winning writer/critic Ronald Mangravite has multiple perspectives on the American prep school world. An alumnus of the Lawrenceville School, he is a current prep school parent, an alumni class officer, and an admissions volunteer. His extensive teaching experience includes universities and private schools, with service on admissions and curricula committees. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA.
schools in the United States were founded at the end of the 18th century, but
many more American prep schools were established in the latter decades of 19th
century as a rising class of predominantly Protestant industrialists felt increasing
Author: Simon J. Bronner
What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs
Native American girl, struggled with situating herself among girls' groups at WMS.
During this school year, her closest friends were white, and she had begun to
wear some of the markers of female Prep identity, for example, bows in her long ...
Author: Natalie Guice Adams
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Entertainers or athletes? Leaders or losers? Cheerleaders, numbering 3.8 million in the United States alone, are part of everyone's school memories. Looking beyond the poms and megaphones, Cheerleader! An American Icon explores how the sport reflects our shifting beliefs about athletics, entertainment, gender, and national identity. Natalie Guice Adams and Pamela J. Bettis trace cheerleading's history, from its inception 135 years ago as a male leadership activity, through the sassy era epitomized by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, to its current incarnation as a physically demanding sport. Integrating history, pop culture, and interviews with participants of all ages and even those in the business, Adams and Bettis simultaneously celebrate cheering and provide critical analysis as well. Cheerleader!: An American Icon is a poignant, hilarious, powerful, and revealing look at a perennially popular activity.
Ranch Schools in the American West Melissa Bingmann. Pearce ... Mom: The
Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America. Chicago, IL: ... Powell, Arthur
G. Lessons from Privilege: The American Prep School Tradition. Cambridge, MA:
Author: Melissa Bingmann
Publisher: UNM Press
Ranch schools in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Wyoming in the 1920s and 1930s portrayed that the West embodied the moral attributes believed to be lacking in urban America. Advocates of character education saw the courage and self-reliance of the Old West as the qualities necessary to preserve the nation through the next generation. Bingmann uses ranch schools, designed to counteract the problems of inherited wealth, as a lens through which to examine citizenship, class, gender, and region during this era while illustrating that these schools, in transmitting such values to American youth, created a network of elite private schools that gave pampered boys from the urban centers of the Atlantic Seaboard and Great Lakes region the opportunity to grow into gentlemen cowboys ready to take the reins of power in family businesses and government.
... both Canadians and Britishers . It is also played in Australia . In England it is
now played in both girls ' and boys ' schools and colleges . Nearly all the public
schools , that is , schools equivalent to the American prep school , play , and
Includes abstracts of magazine articles and "Book reviews".
American prep schools (as opposed to the British version which educates boys
aged from 8 to 13) prepare teenage boys for higher education. b. a young person
embodying the values, manners and dress of upper-class America. The preppy ...
Author: Tony Thorne
Publisher: A&C Black
With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph
The American Prep School Tradition Arthur G. Powell Harvard University Press. 4
Diversity and Community Until the 1930s , prep schools assumed that
homogeneous communities were major assets . Public school problems , an ...
Author: Arthur G. Powell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
In this book, a renowned historian of education searches out the lessons that private schooling might offer public education as cries for school reform grow louder. Arthur Powell uses the experience of private education to put the whole schooling enterprise in fresh perspective. He shows how the sense of schools as special communities can help instill passion and commitment in teachers, administrators, and students alike - and how passion and commitment are absolutely necessary for educational success. The power of economic resources, invested fully in schools, also becomes pointedly clear here, as does the value of incentives for teachers and students.
I knew Dil Das progressively well from the time I was about ten as the son of
American missionaries working in North ... Woodstock, which largely defines this
culture, was, for all practical purposes, an American prep school where one was
Author: Joseph Alter
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Dil Das was a poor farmer—an untouchable—living near Mussoorie, a colonial hill station in the Himalayas. As a boy he became acquainted with a number of American missionary children attending a boarding school in town and, over the years, developed close friendships with them and, eventually, with their sons. The basis for these friendships was a common passion for hunting. This passion and the friendships it made possible came to dominate Dil Das's life. When Joseph S. Alter, one of the boys who had hunted with Dil Das, became an adult and a scholar, he set out to write the life history of Dil Das as a way of exploring Garhwali peasant culture. But Alter found his friend uninterested in talking about traditional ethnographic subjects, such as community life, family, or work. Instead, Dil Das spoke almost exclusively about hunting with his American friends—telling endless tales about friendship and hunting that seemed to have nothing to do with peasant culture. When Dil Das died in 1986, Alter put the project away. Years later, he began rereading Dil Das's stories, this time from a completely new perspective. Instead of looking for information about peasant culture, he was able to see that Dil Das was talking against culture. From this viewpoint Dil Das's narrative made sense for precisely those reasons that had earlier seemed to render it useless—his apparent indifference toward details of everyday life, his obsession with hunting, and, above all, his celebration of friendship. To a degree in fact, but most significantly in Dil Das's memory, hunting served to merge his and the missionary boys' identities and, thereby, to supersede and render irrelevant all differences of class, caste, and nationality. For Dil Das the intimate experience of hunting together radically decentered the prevailing structure of power and enabled him to redefine himself outside the framework of normal social classification. Thus, Knowing Dil Das is not about peasant culture but about the limits of culture and history. And it is about the moral ambiguity of writing and living in a field of power where, despite intimacy, self and other are unequal.
As for the Negroes, they didn't exist for white universities, colleges, and, as I was
soon to discover, even for all-American prep schools. Unlike Jews, Negroes
normally couldn't pass unless they were a light-skinned Anatole Broyard, the
Author: Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Indiana University Press
A central theme of this memoir by poet and translator Willis Barnstone is that of labels -- names, ethnicities, all distinctions that cause suspicion, anger, and destruction. A fresh and significant contribution to American letters, We Jews and Blacks wrestles with problems of identity, difference, and the human condition. It is a dramatic, whimsical, and literary work that also contains a number of Barnstone's poems, which offer a second view of an event, a crystallization of his thinking, both sorrowful and joyful. The book includes a dialogue with Yusef Komunyakaa and a small selection of his poems.
The Egotist Down Amory's two years at St. Regis', though in turn painful and
triumphant, had as little real significance in his own life as the American “prep”
school, crushed as it is under the heel of the universities, has to American life in ...
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: OUP Oxford
'to write it took three months; to conceive it - three minutes; to collect the data in it - all my life' F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise tells the story of Amory Blaine as he grows from pampered childhood to young adulthood, and learns to know himself better. At Princeton he becomes a literary aesthete and makes friends with other aspiring writers. As he moves out into the world and tries to find his true direction he falls in love with a succession of beautiful young women. Youthful exuberance and immaturity give way to disillusion and disappointment as Amory confronts the realities of life. A thinly disguised account of Fitzgerald's own Princeton years, the novel's frank description of Amory's love affairs shocked and delighted its first readers, and the book was an immediate success. Brilliant and original in style and structure, it was a spectacular launching for Fitzgerald's career, and instantly stamped him as the bard of the Jazz Age. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Example: American attitudes tend to be rather insular, but there is much we can
learn from other countries. In Japan, for example, workers set aside some time
each day to exercise, and many corporations provide elaborate exercise facilities
Author: Jeff Kolby
Publisher: Nova Press
Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the New GMAT. Every year students pay as much as $1,000 to test prep companies to prepare for the GMAT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GMAT Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course. Although the GMAT is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. GMAT Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of the GMAT and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GMAT but in business school as well. Features: * Math: Twenty-two chapters provide comprehensive review of GMAT math. * Integrated Reasoning: Thorough analysis of the new integrated reasoning section. * Logical Reasoning: Discover the underlying simplicity of these problems and learn the tactics the GMAT writers use to obfuscate the answers. * Reading Comprehension: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage. (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.) * Sentence Correction: Comprehensive review of GMAT grammar. * Writing Assessment: Learn how to get top scores on your Analysis of Issue and Analysis of Argument essays. * Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing GMAT problems solved to solving them on your own.
... visit to Native American Prep. Some of Ralph's colleagues had used the day's
gathering as an opportunity to introduce the names of particular students who
they hoped would apply to Wesleyan and be accepted that year. Like the
Author: Jacques Steinberg
In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times
Does the Native American prep school with which I'm associated as a board
member, inherently break the heart of a kid by taking him or her away, so to
speak, during high school years, away from family, and consciously,
unabashedly try to ...
Author: Keith Spencer Felton
Publisher: University Press of America
The charter school movement in America is a radical departure from traditional ways of facing the dilemma of matching student to school. With the advent of the charter concept-- schools where individualized attention becomes possible, where lower teacher-to-student ratios are the norm, and where public moneys provide the same backing as for "regular" schools-- enormous possibilities opened up for addressing the unsuccessful high school careers of many in America's cities. Indispensable Tools follows a year in the life of a new charter high school and its principal. From birth pangs to the Education Board's award of a five-year opportunity, Gateway High School in San Francisco has proven that modern pedagogy and inspired leadership can offer real betterment to those facing secondary education's disheartening pitfalls.
It was not just that Iwas nowhere compared with an English sixthformer or an
American prep school graduate.I was nowhere compared even with my fellow
Hurstville alumni whohad gone to Sydney High. When Imet Elstub on the train he
Author: Clive James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Always Unreliable is the collected first three volumes of Clive James's eloquently witty autobiographies, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was in June. In Unreliable Memoirs we meet the young Clive James – dressed in shorts and growing up in post-war Sydney. With Falling Towards England, we find Clive living in a Swiss Cottage B&B, where he practises the Twist, anticipates poetical masterpieces he’s yet to compose, and worries about his wardrobe. Finally, May Week Was In June sees Clive at Cambridge University, where he enthusiastically involves himself in college life (generally female lives) until May Week – not only in June but also a fortnight long – when he gets married. The rest, of course, is history . . .
He spoke in the vaguely British accent that was once cultivated in exclusive
American prep schools. “Not at all, Mr. Saxon.” She extended her hand. “How did
you recognize me?” “Your picture has been in a number of journals. It is a great ...
Author: Clive Cussler
Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Assignments Team search for an ancient Middle Eastern relic with secret ties to an American founding father in the #1 bestselling New York Times-bestselling series. Years ago, an invaluable Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood. Their second target a UN investigator, only survives thanks to the timely assistance of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala. What’s so special about this statue? Austin wonders. The search for answers will take the NUMA team on an astonishing odyssey through time and space, one that encompasses no less than the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top-secret scientific project that could change the world forever. And that’s before the surprises really begin. . . . Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless invention that have become Cussler’s hallmarks, The Navigator is the best yet from “Clive the Incredible”.