Podcast Episode 2: Insights from a Student and Teacher on Transitioning to High School

Posted by Laura Burgess on Mar 3, 2022 1:44:58 PM

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you have done well in middle school, or you are the parent of someone who has! Transitioning to high school requires some slight modifications and a step above the habits that got you there. But you don’t have to know how to succeed in high school already, and you won’t be expected to figure it out by yourself.

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Topics: Student Life, Admissions, Podcast, Transitions

Podcast Episode 1: 3 Main Differences Between Middle School & High School

Posted by Laura Burgess on Feb 24, 2022 2:02:04 PM

The differences between middle school and high school might surprise you. 

The biggest part of our job in the admissions office at Tabor is to meet with families who are searching for the right high school. Although we represent a boarding school, our conversations with families about what the next step of their student’s educational journey might look like cover a range of topics because there are many factors to consider. One thing that many students wonder about as their middle school years draw to a close is, “What will high school actually be like?” Many of them have some expectations based on things they have heard from family friends or seen in movies. 

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Topics: Student Life, Admissions, Podcast, Transitions

Enjoying Free Time

Posted by Laura Burgess on Jan 5, 2021 11:12:08 AM

Throughout the application process, one of the most frequently asked questions is what there is to do on weekends and during free time. Part of the beauty of boarding school is that each day is filled with purposeful commitments, activities, and free time. The free time is actually as much a part of the structure as classes, co-curriculars, and clubs. 

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Topics: Student Life

Our Thoughts and Their Movement Within Us

Posted by Dan Petrocelli, Director of Counseling Services on Apr 21, 2020 4:43:47 PM

One of the true joys I have discovered throughout my life has been found when I am able to take the time necessary to step back, pause, and clear away the daily clutter of a highly imbalanced routine.

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Topics: Student Life

Outward Bound

Posted by Kiley Smith ’21 on Jan 17, 2020 10:54:51 AM

This summer, I traveled to the remote town of Camden, Maine, to complete a course called Outward Bound.

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Topics: Student Life

Humbled and Happy

Posted by Omar Kiwan ’20 on Nov 12, 2019 1:22:18 PM

On Wednesday, we enjoyed our annual service morning with Special Olympics MA. This was my 3rd such day at Tabor and I have come to really love them.

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Topics: Tabor Academy, Student Life

Finding Joy through Gratitude

Posted by Chris Picard ’19 on May 17, 2019 12:08:39 PM

Please enjoy this Chapel Talk by our Senior Class Co-President, Chris Picard ’19, delivered on May 16, 2019, about two weeks before his graduation. 

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Topics: Student Life

My Tips for Move-In Day

Posted by Phoebe Dias ’19 on Aug 30, 2018 3:44:07 PM

Senior Dorm Proctor, Phoebe Dias ’19, shares some insight into making the most of your start, right from the start!

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Topics: Student Life

Rockin' Guac

Posted by Aidan Conroy '19 on Jul 18, 2018 4:46:44 PM

Aidan shares a bit about the rare ingredients in the makings of his summer of 2018!

I hate guacamole.

Well, I used to. Four years ago, I wouldn’t go anywhere near that green, mushy food that people seemed to be so attracted to. So how did I start a guacamole business?

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Topics: Student Life

A Test of Leadership

Posted by Sofia Vakhutinsky '19 on Mar 8, 2018 2:53:29 PM

Last year, I attended the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, where I spent 15 days canoeing, rafting, and backpacking the beautiful Maine wilderness. Outward Bound focuses on building your moral character, self-worth, and teaching you the importance of interdependence with others, all through outdoor voyages.

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Topics: Student Life

Bienvenue a Quebec!

Posted by Matt Sandefer on Feb 9, 2018 10:15:33 AM

Over the winter long weekend, six students and two faculty chaperones took a sojourn to Quebec.  Here is an account of their adventures along with some photos to enjoy. 

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Topics: Student Life, Global Citizens

The Long Walk

Posted by Jackson Hawkins '17 on Feb 2, 2018 11:18:25 AM

The Appalachian Trail is a nearly 2,200-mile footpath that roughly follows the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains, beginning on Mt. Katahdin in central Maine, and ending on Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. This past summer and fall, my friend Lulu Russell ’17 and I hiked from one end of it to the other.

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Topics: Student Life, Alumni