Such a Scary Sight!

Such a Scary Sight!

So it begins – my favorite time of the school year. The run from Halloween to New Year’s has so many celebratory moments on campus and at home. The landscape and weather are variable as Indian Summer days follow cold mornings and mist rising from the Connecticut...
College Tour – The Epilogue

College Tour – The Epilogue

We traveled 1,100 miles through six states to visit ten colleges. Along the way, we stayed at Hilton-owned hotels such as Hampton Inn, Doubletree, Tru, Home-2-Suites, and a Hilton Garden Inn. There were some memorable meals at Caminito Argentinian Steakhouse, Sumo,...
Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives

Ursinus College is the fifth school on our tour affiliated with Colleges That Change Lives along with Hampshire, Bard, Juniata, and St. John’s. These colleges serve a relatively small number of students, ranging from 400 to 1,800 undergraduates. Each campus is...
Talking About Herodotus

Talking About Herodotus

I majored in Classical Archaeology and History at Dartmouth. As I sat in the courtyard behind Greenfield Library on the St. John’s College campus, I began tuning in to a conversation on my left. A professor and student were talking about Herodotus as they sat...
Funding a College Education

Funding a College Education

Many of our families have successfully negotiated with their home school district to secure significant funding to subsidize a Franklin Academy education. As these same families look ahead to the cost of college, parents frequently focus on financial aid options,...