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Thriving in an Independent School: Author Kendra James

Thriving Series Kendra James

On the evening of Sept. 13, the Harvey Office of Admissions held its first event in our new "Thriving in an Independent School" series. We welcomed to campus Kendra James, author of "Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School," to talk about how to find your fit in an independent school. In the discussion moderated by Gina Parker Collins, founder and CEO of RIISE, James talked to families about how to help their students find the dream school for their authentic selves. It was an insightful evening for all who attended.

Kendra James is an executive producer at Crooked Media and was a founding editor at where she wrote and edited work for two years. She's been heard and seen on NPR and podcasts. Her writing has been published widely, from Elle, Marie Claire, Town and Country, Women's Health Magazine, Lenny, The Verge, Harpers, Catapult, and The Toast.

This event was the kick-off for a series of topical information sessions built around how and why students can thrive in an independent school.

To see our upcoming sessions, click here.

Thriving Series Kendra James

Associate Director of Admissions Stephanie McCaine (left) with Kendra James, senior Issy, Harvey librarian Bernardine Lowery-Crute, and Gina Parker Collins. 

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