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March 2019

Dear friends,


Hopefully the year started off well for all our members around the globe. In just three months, I've had the pleasure to meet with school leaders in North America, Europe, and Africa. Your dedication to nurturing and leading boys continues to inspire all of us. Recognizing your persistent efforts to make a lifelong impact on the lives of boys, the board of trustees recently approved the statement IBSC Supports Boys and Boys' Schools. Please share it with your community. 


Remember to take advantage of all your IBSC member benefits, including joining us in Montréal this June for the 2019 IBSC Annual Conference. 

à bientôt,

David M. Armstrong
Executive Director, IBSC


The Tech Diet Solution

In our complex, constant, and often crippling world of break-speed technology, we must guide students and ourselves toward optimizing technology's benefits while minimizing the risks. Dr. Shimi Kang offers a tech diet solution to accomplish this goal.

Read more.

Bruce Collins Joins IBSC Staff

IBSC warmly welcomes Bruce Collins to the staff. Starting April 1, Bruce will serve our community as the brand new IBSC director of membership engagement. We asked him a few questions so everyone can get to know him better — though we suspect he's already a familiar face to many

Meet Bruce.

Nominate a Colleague for the
2019 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award

Recognize the faithful leadership and service of a colleague by nominating them for the 2019 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award. In June, we'll present this distinguished award to an employee of an IBSC member school during the 2019 IBSC Annual Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada.


Get more details.

2019 IBSC Annual Conference

Join more than 600 boys' educators, colleagues, and friends June 26-29, for the 2019 IBSC Annual Conference in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Selwyn House School will host our delegates as together we explore the theme Boys and the Arts: Great Minds, Big Hearts. Read about the dynamic speakers who will spark our imaginations during plenary sessions and featured studio sessions.

Get more details.


Add Staff to Your School Profile in the IBSC Member Center

Ensure your staff can register for IBSC events, engage with colleagues on e-lists, and take advantage of all exclusive member benefits like IBSC Action Research, transgender resources, and global research initiatives. Each faculty and staff member should create their own password for their username, which is their school email. Add their contact details to your school profile in the IBSC Member Center to keep your entire school connected with IBSC

Learn more.

Making Headlines

Being a boy: Ages 11 and 12
by Ellen McCarthy and Amy Joyce
The Washington Post
"Washington Post journalists asked the question: How do we raise boys? To find out, [they] searched the country, talking to boys, parents and experts about what it's like to be a boy today."

Extra arts education boosts students' writing scores — and their compassion, big new study finds
Matt Barnum
"It's just the latest study to find that giving students more access to the arts offers measurable benefits."

'It Doesn't Have to Be This Way.' Why Some Boys Can Keep Up With Girls in School.
Claire Cain Miller

The New York Times
"A study shows the Asian-American gender academic gap starts later, giving educators insight into how to help boys of all races and pointing to the influence of social pressures." 

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

Upcoming Events

IBSC School Health and Well-Being Summit
Crescent School
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

April 5, 2019
Get more details.

Educating Good Men for the 21st Century
Trinity School

New York, New York, United States
April 15-16, 2019
Get more details.

IBSC Teachers New to Boys' Schools Conference
Scotch College Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
April 15-17, 2019
Get more details.

2019 IBSC Annual Conference
Selwyn House School

Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 26-29, 2019
Get more details.

IBSC the Culture of a Boys' School Conference
Montgomery Bell Academy

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
September 2019
Get more details.

Welcome New Members!

Colegio de Fomento El Prado
Madrid, Spain

Springs Boys' High School
Springs, South Africa

Selborne Primary School
East London, South Africa

Member Story:

Crescent School Celebrates Pride

With the Pride rainbow flag flying in front of the school, discussions with alumni, and age-appropriate activities programmed for each grade, the second annual Pride Day at Crescent School (Canada) created an opportunity for students to learn about the LGBTQ+ community, accepting diverse identities, and being allies. "Our Pride Day activities were designed to offer our boys a window into people's different experiences in a way that allowed them to ask questions and learn from each other. We also emphasized the importance of good allyship in our community," says Head of Upper School Nick Kovacs. Learn more.


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.

Participate in IBSC Research

IBSC has partnered with McGill University Professor Ada L. Sinacore to conduct a study entitled Responsible Sexual Citizenship in Today's World: The Challenges Confronting Boys. This study promises to provide valuable source data, resources, and a practical guide for this global issue challenging all our communities. Find out more about the topic and research, along with how your school can participate in this timely project.


Get more details.

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