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International Boys’ Schools Coalition Shares Headmaster's Talk

The International Boys’ Schools Coalition shared Headmaster Jason Robinson’s recent Parent Dinner talk with its members. The talk is included on the IBSC’s website, along with other articles by educators of boys about best practices to equip boys with the tools they need to lead fulfilling lives and an IBSC statement on the value of boys’ schools.
 
Founded in 1995, the IBSC comprises hundreds of schools, including St. Albans, from 20 countries and five continents. The group is “dedicated to the education and development of boys worldwide, the professional growth of those who work with them, and the advocacy and advancement of institutions—primarily schools for boys—that serve them.”

“As anyone who works with boys knows, there is a complex duality to their status in modern society," noted Mr. Robinson in his talk at the annual Parent Dinner. "Even as they continue to benefit from structural and systemic advantages—and even as our society undergoes a long-overdue reckoning with male sexual misconduct—boys face a distinctive set of challenges that are often underappreciated by society and are therefore difficult to talk about in an open and emotionally honest way.” Mr. Robinson proposed: “Boys schools are uniquely positioned to meet both the challenges and opportunities of the present age.”
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Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.