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June 2017

Greetings friends,


After another invigorating year visiting IBSC member schools in India, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and Canada, we look forward to welcoming members to Baltimore for the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference at The Boys' Latin School of Maryland. In addition to stellar speakers and provocative, interactive workshops exploring the theme Beyond Innovation: Creativity, Discovery, and Engagement, the IBSC Action Researchers will share data and insights from the culmination of their in-depth, two-year research projects focused on Collaboration and the Power of Group Learning. Soon all members can access these cutting-edge reports in the new Action Research section of our website.

Safe journey to all traveling to Baltimore to celebrate boys' education. For our friends who cannot attend this year, we promise to post information on key learnings on the IBSC website when we return.

All the best,

David M. Armstrong
Executive Director, IBSC


IBSC Action Research at Your Fingertips

Search the new database of more than 215 research reports that delve into best practices in boys' education. Since the IBSC Action Research program launched in 2005, more than 363 teachers and administrators worldwide have conducted customized research into educating boys. Now all IBSC members have exclusive access to this insightful information. Dive into the research and find out how you can become an IBSC Action Researcher, too.

Learn more.

Spotlight on Your School

To celebrate boys' schools around the globe, we want to showcase the vibrant variety of IBSC member schools worldwide. Please share favorite photos of your school (buildings/grounds or students in action) for IBSC to feature on our website. Get complete details on photo size and file specs for header and banner pictures. Thank you for sharing your school with our community.

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Why a School for Boys?

While young men and boys can and do excel in many types of educational institutions, schools for boys focus with intention on learning that addresses not only how to excel in academics but also how to grow into a man of integrity and empathy. Use this professionally researched and designed brochure to communicate the value of a boys' school education to families and your community. Available exclusively for IBSC members, free of cost

Download the brochure now.

2017 IBSC Annual Conference

Navigate the event like a pro with the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference mobile app, powered by core-apps.com. Use the 2017 IBSC app to get up-to-the-minute speaker and event information, plan your time at the conference, and connect with colleagues.


Share your conference experience with colleagues in Baltimore and around the globe. Tweet your thoughts @BoysSchools and use the #IBSCAC tag.


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Principal Wins National Leadership Award

Gunmeet Bindra, Principal of Welham Boys' School (India), recently won an Educomp-NDTV Award. She received the inaugural honor in the Principals' Category because of her Excellence in Educational Leadership at the National Level. Focusing on the success of the school, Bindra credited the hard work of staff, students, and the school's Board of Governors. Congratulations to Bindra and the entire school community!

Making Headlines

The Case for the Rebel
Ashley Lamb-Sinclair
The Atlantic
Disruptive students may not be the easiest to have in class, but perhaps defiance should be encouraged

Why Executive Function Skills Take So Long To Fully Develop
Jon Hamilton
KQED Mind/Shift
Impulsive children become thoughtful adults only after years of improvements to the brain's information highways, a team reports in Current Biology.

Seersucker and Civility
Trevor Starnes and Chris Ross
The New York Times
That ethos is meant to guide campus culture here, and for the most part it does. Our school's code of conduct requires that each student "behave as a gentleman at all times and in all places." That basically boils down to treating everyone with respect.

Read more news stories impacting boys' education on our Education Headlines page.

Upcoming Events

2017 IBSC Annual Conference
The Boys' Latin School of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

25-28 June 2017
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Bucking the Trend — What Works for Boys
Prince Alfred College

Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia
14-15 September 2017
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2017 IBSC Student Forum
The Boys' Latin School of Maryland and Gilman School

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
23-28 June 2017
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Online Classes

Join your colleagues from around the globe 17 July - 11 August in one of these online classes designed specifically for boys' educators at all career stages. Engage on your own, flexible timetable. You can choose when you complete the four hours of weekly coursework to fit best within your schedule.


17 July - 11 August


Building Leadership in Schools for Boys


Mastery Practice in Teaching Boys


Single-Gender Education: A Course for Teachers New to Boys' Schools

Welcome New Members!


Birla Vidyamandir
Nainital, India

Mazenod College
Perth, Australia

Bishop Cotton Boys' School
Bangalore, India

Nativity Preparatory School
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

De La Salle College
Malvern, Victoria, Australia

Randolph Public Schools

Randolph, Massachusetts, United States

Joseph Driessen
Palmerston North, New Zealand

St. John's High School
Chandigarh, India

Colegio Intisana
Quito, Ecuador

St. Rita of Cascia High School
Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Island School
Eleuthera, The Bahamas

Member Story:

An Inside Look at Merchiston

Check out Merchiston Castle School's (Scotland) compelling online video library that has attracted thousands of views. The 23 videos on the school's Vimeo page showcase its balanced curriculum, excellent pastoral care, high A level pass rate, and competitive, highly ranked athletic programs. Prospective families get a real taste of life at the school — from junior boys to academic leadership team to tennis, golf, and rugby and much more. Get ideas for your own school at the Merchiston Vimeo page.


Glimpse the many wonderful ways IBSC schools champion boys' education around the globe at our Member School Stories web page. We'd like to highlight your school, too. Please send a link to janicki@theibsc.org showcasing an innovative idea, program, or event that makes your school special. Links to videos, web pages, presentations, or other media welcome. Thank you.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

International Boys' Schools Coalition
PO Box 3165
La Jolla, CA 92038

United States

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