Fill in the Gap and Explore Your College Options with [email protected]!

Study anywhere in the world! Follow your passion and explore your creativity! Are you thinking of taking a gap year? Why not! Today there are more opportunities than ever to do something unique and inspiring before heading off to college. From artistic and athletic programs, to pre-career internships, to service learning opportunities abroad, the options are nearly endless. Whatever your gap year plans, [email protected] encourages you to include some academic coursework as part of the mix. You’ve got your dreams, and we’ve got a way for you to start toward your degree and earn course credit while doing so. [email protected] allows you…

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Fill in the Gap and Explore Your College Options with University@PBIA!

Expert Equestrian Education

We are currently in Week 4 of WEF and we are watching our students continue to thrive in all their academics while competing with their horses. Being able to balance academics and athletics is what we make possible for all of our students during this wonderful and exciting time of the year. We welcomed many new students from all over the world who come to study with us during these 3 months. It's an amazing thing that they can take all this time away from their home school and still be ahead in their academics once they return. Our students…

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Meet The Tutor: Patty

   Patty has tutored at PBIA since 2006. She is our Spanish Tutor Specialist and assists our Latin American families with all their academic needs. In 2013 Patty became an Academic Director with PBIA and she loves the fulfillment of being a tutor and watching her students grow and thrive.   Fun Facts: Patty co-founded a soup kitchen and an elementary school for homeless children in Cali, Colombia. She was the president, for three years, of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at the Inter American Academy in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She has been a member of the American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda…

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Meet The Tutor: Patty

Meet The Tutor of [email protected]

    A veteran PBIA tutor of over 12 years, Jason Sholl teaches computer science, upper-level math, science and humanities, and test prep for the SAT, ACT and GRE. A graduate of Harvard University, Jason is also a certified college counselor and Director of [email protected] Fun Facts:  Jason used to be a literary agent at the AGI Vigliano Literary Agency in New York City, which sold many #1 bestsellers.  Jason’s writing has been published in magazines including The Weekly Standard, The National Post, Reason, The American Prospect and Gastronomica. Jason has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and used to lecture…

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The Colorful Learning Environment

         The majority of learning institutions do not have a very inviting or comforting environment. Our founder Joanne Weiner, an artist and an educator herself, knows the learning impact an environment has on the mind. There is a significant difference of learning in a standard classroom that lacks color and character than one that has vibrant colors. Scientific studies have shown that colors do not just change our moods, they - for better or worse - profoundly impact our productivity. For this reason, it’s imperative to decorate a learning environment with a vibrant medley of stimulating hues that…

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The Colorful Learning Environment