The Demystifying Independent Schools Podcast debunks common misconceptions about independent schools – for example, that independent schools are not diverse, and that only the wealthy can afford an independent school education – and shares why independent schools are more affordable than many families think. On the podcast, education experts from BUA’s peer and feeder schools and our very own Head of School Chris Kolovos and Associate Head of School for Enrollment and Institutional Advancement Nastaran Hakimi discuss the value of an independent school education and why financial assistance is within reach of middle class families.
In the first episode, independent school leaders across the country discuss the value proposition of independent schools; in the second episode, financial aid experts explain why broad socioeconomic diversity is in every independent school’s best interest, and offer tips and tricks for the financial aid process. Our guests on the podcast include leaders from Shady Hill School, St. Paul’s School, Beacon Academy, the Friends School of Baltimore, and the Epiphany School, as well as David Chard, Dean of BU Wheelock’s College of Education. You can visit the podcast homepage to learn more about the most common independent school myths and facts.
Hear our episodes when you listen to WBUR’s Here & Now, On Point, The Common, or Circle Round wherever you get your podcasts, or at this link: https://www.demystifyingindependentschools.com/
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