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High school theater participation

At Malvern, students have the opportunity to create, perform, and grow through our art programs. Our Theatre program is much more than a high school elective. The Malvern Theatre Society offers one of the most robust programs in the region. Numerous studies have shown the correlation between drama involvement and academic success. In addition to receiving higher standardized test scores than their peers who do not participate in theatre, students who do experience the arts often enjoy improved reading comprehension, maintain better attendance records, and stay more engaged in school than their non-theatre counterparts. Many school administrators agree, with over 95% believing that theatre programs strengthen students’ critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and leadership skills. Below we share several reasons why students from all backgrounds and interests should consider participating in high school theatre.

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shadow day visits at malvern prep

Choosing an academic institution for your child is a complex decision that is often the culmination of many factors like location, student body size, values, and tuition cost. One of the most essential aspects of the selection process is one that can’t be read about or viewed online; it’s an understanding of how the school is in-person. While researching a potential school online provides valuable information about the school, spending time on campus delivers a truly unique and hands-on experience. Many schools allow and encourage students to schedule a school visit, or shadow day, to get a true feel for what it’s like to be a student there. By planning a shadow day, your student can gain insight into the areas of the school that can’t be seen online. If you’ve been searching for a prep school near me that offers shadow day visits, read on to discover why scheduling one at Malvern Prep is a great next step on your son’s academic journey. 

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Importance of College Counseling Programs

As an Upper School student, your child likely has their hands full with more than just classes. The typical student today stresses over projects, internships, having a social life, extracurricular activities, and planning for college. It can all feel overwhelming, especially as they prepare for the next step of their academic career. Below we share the advantages of college counseling for 9-12th grade students and how it can set them up for success. 

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private school visit

With so many highly rated schools in the area, it can be challenging to find one that is the right fit for your child. Deciding what your child needs and matters most is a primary step in the decision-making process. As you evaluate different schools, a crucial piece of the application process will be to visit the campuses. While a school can paint a vivid picture online, you can learn a lot about a prospective school within a few minutes of visiting the campus. Not only can you get a peek at student life, but you can also meet teachers, look at the classrooms, and see how students and teachers interact with each other. To make the best decision for your child, you must take the opportunity to ask the most valuable questions which will ultimately shape and impact your child's future education. Below we share several questions to ask on a high school tour and what to look for in a school.  

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Students work independently on their computers.

To help your child succeed in school and life, it’s essential to be a partner in their learning and education. As a parent, you are their first and most important teacher, offering help, support, and guidance, facilitating open lines of communication with teachers and fostering their behavioral, time management, and organizational skills. With your involvement, students earn higher grades, have better attendance, are more motivated, and have better feelings about going to school. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How can I help my child succeed in school?” this blog will hopefully provide several opportunities for how you can support your child's learning outside of the classroom.

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