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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stressed-Out Students: How Boarding Schools Can Help - FREE Panel Discussion Tuesday, October 7th

Co-sponsored by NESCA
and Hunnewell Education Group

August 8, 2014

Parents: are you concerned that stress and anxiety are adversely impacting your child’s organizational ability and academic performance? Does his attention wander? Is she stressed by social concerns? Are they worried about getting into college?

Kids today are under more pressure than ever. Increasing in both prevalence and severity among students, and manifesting at earlier ages, anxiety actively undermines executive function and exacerbates many underlying conditions, including ADHD.

Please join NESCA Neuropsychologist and Anxiety Specialist Angela Currie, Ph.D., Educational Consultants Oakes Hunnewell and Chris Overbye, Moderator Faith Howland and admissions officers from five prominent independent boarding schools in a discussion of how their schools effectively support today’s highly-stressed students, and scaffold their academic and social success.

Using representative case studies, our panelists will describe how their schools would meet the needs of three bright but anxious and underperforming students who need support. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

When:   7:00 - 9:00pm Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Where: The Wellesley College Club (Directions)
                   Wall Room - 2nd Floor
                   727 Washington Street
                   Wellesley, MA 02482

                   There is ample, free, off-street parking.

This program is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP to Amanda Renzi by calling 617-658-9800, or by email to arenzi@nesca-newton.com.

Panelists

Chris Bartlett
PROCTOR ACADEMY, Andover, NH
Jill Hutchins
DUBLIN SCHOOL, Dublin, NH

Deb Gustafson
CUSHING ACADEMY, Ashburnham, MA

Margaret Martin
BREWSTER ACADEMY, Wolfeboro, NH

Will McCulloch
NEW HAMPTON SCHOOL, New Hampton, NH

Oakes Hunnewell and Chris Overbye
NESCA, Newton, MA and Londonderry, NH

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