Category Archives: Post Graduate Year

SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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The Westtown School

We recently toured The Westtown School with the Director of Admissions, Nathan Bohn. Nathan went over the many attributes of the school and gave us the opportunity to witness Westtown’s magic in action. We enjoyed a full campus walking tour where … Continue reading

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Gap-Year “eye-openers” for a variety of parents

By Mark Greenstein, Founder and Lead Instructor – Ivy Bound / Rising Stars Gap year = fulfillment and success. Not a “13th floor”, but a foundation. Another anxious parent expressed to me a personal desire to see his son do … Continue reading

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Transfering in College or High School

The IECA’s blog post Is College Transfer a Problem? offers good insight into why students transfer in college and what effects a transfer can have on the student and family.  The article can also be applied to transferring high-school students.  … Continue reading

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It’s All About Preparation

In today’s competitive adult world, the level and quality of an individual’s education will influence long term success more than any other factor.  Most families realize the importance of preparation to the process of achieving success, especially in areas like … Continue reading

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