Member School Stories

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

Join the Harrow Family

Founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Elizabeth I, Harrow School serves boys aged 13-18, and is one of just a few full-boarding, all-boys schools in the United Kingdom. Here Head Master Jim Hawkins welcomes students to a new year at the school with this inspirational message emphasizing community, academics, athletics, arts, friendships, support, and more. Not only does he motivate the students for the upcoming year but also sets the stage for a lifetime of learning. Sharing the uplifting video publicly spreads the message to families — including potential new students. Watch this welcome video to learn more about this school steeped in tradition that prepares boys for the future.

Welcome to Harrow video

The Eagle Academy Mentoring Program

The Eagle Academy Foundation develops and supports a network of all male, grades 6 through 12, college-preparatory schools in challenged, urban communities to educate and mentor young men into future leaders committed to excellence in character, scholastic achievement, and community service, and to promote these principles nationally. Currently more than 250 adults mentor the 300 students. Frequently students cite the mentoring program as a key reason for enrolling in Eagle Academy. The inspirational and incredibly effective mentoring program won the attention of BET. Watch this BET video to learn more about this amazing community effort to guide boys on the journey to manhood.

Families Get an Inside Look at Merchiston

Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh created a compelling online video library that has attracted thousands of views. As the only boys’ independent boarding and day school in Scotland offering the English curriculum, Merchiston takes pride in specializing in the education of boys ages 7-18 and preparing them for the world, developing aspirational, sensitive gentlemen. 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. See for yourself at the Merchiston Vimeo page.

Merchiston Juniors, Merchiston Castle School

Building Confidence Through Leadership

Crescent School teamed with leading researchers to create the Crescent School Elementary Research Collaborative. Following up on global studies by Michael Reichert and Richard Hawley, the school’s results echoed that boys are relational learners and the quality of the relationship between the boy and his teacher is a key factor in determining the quality of the learning. Crescent School adds an eighth gesture: Building Confidence Through Leadership. Learn about the impact from teachers, students, and parents at the Toronto school, which serves boys in grades 3-12, from this report (click on image).

Relational Teaching Strategies, Crescent School

Armour for Life

Boys don't just spend five years of their life at Michaelhouse, a boarding school for boys set amid the rolling green hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa, providing secondary education from E Block (Grade 8) to A Block (Grade 12). From the minute they arrive, the place and everything it means seeps into their skin and soaks into their marrow, becoming a massive part of the men they will grow into. School founder Canon James Cameron Todd knew what he was talking about when, in 1897, he said: "A man's tone, moral and spiritual as well as intellectual is largely determined for life by his school."

Armour for Life, Michaelhouse

Insightful Leadership in Education

Find out how The Scots College in Sydney, Australia, has been developing its Research Centre, collaborating with schools, universities, and industry for innovation in boys' education. The day and boarding school uses the insightful research to serve its boys in early years to year 12.

Insightful Leadership in Education, The Scots College

We Educate the Whole Boy

Watch this YouTube video to learn how Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey, United States, educates boys in mind, body, and spirit. The school strives to bring out the best in its students, boys in kindergarten through grade eight.

We Educate the Whole Boy, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

Be Global. Think Global. Act Global.

Watch this YouTube video to learn how the Viaró Global School in Barcelona, Spain, connects its students with people all over the world. The school champions boys' education around the globe with engaging programs like a student exchange with a school in South Africa.

Be Global. Think Global. Act Global. Viaro School

We'd love to share your story! Send a link to showcasing an innovative idea, program, or event that makes your school special. Links to videos, web pages, presentations, or other media welcome. Thank you.
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