Category Archives: Private School

“I’m Bored” – More Ideas to Prevent Summer Slide

A promised, below are a few more ideas to prevent summer slide: Have your child get comfortable with online learning. Hire a tutor to teach your child, keep them on a schedule and hold them accountable for learning. Follow the … 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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NO GUM, NO JEANS

While working with a tenth grade client recently, I suggested that we take thirty minutes some day before his boarding school interviews to polish his presentation a bit. That opportunity occurred yesterday, and most of the recommendations I imparted could … Continue reading

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SIBLINGS: IS ONE SCHOOL BIG ENOUGH?

Families with more than one child always want to provide for each in equal measure. We can’t permit one of our kids to attend an expensive summer camp, if we can’t afford to send the others when their time comes. … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICAL LIMITS OF SELF-EXPRESSION

    The business of getting into boarding school or getting into college poses philosophical and other questions that need to be addressed by every applicant in one way or another. I have to be me. No one can tell me how … Continue reading

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SELECTIVE ADMISSION: A PRIMER

    America’s high schools come in many shapes, sizes, and degrees of difficulty. Some public, some private, (or independent, to use the preferred nomenclature of the trade.) Since well before public education became the law of our Land, independent schools have served … Continue reading

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OPTIMIZED EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENT

The process of finding one’s way into a boarding school or university can be undertaken with or without the support of outside expertise. For generations, families making such choices did nothing more than engage social prejudice: They sent their sons … Continue reading

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THE SCHOOL INTERVIEW

Occasionally, in the course of growing toward full personhood, nearly every young adult confronts an admissions interviewer or two, sometimes for summer camp or job, for admission to an independent school, possibly as part of the application process for admission … Continue reading

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WE WON’T DO FOR ONE WHAT WE CAN’T DO FOR ALL

Parents try to be fair in distributing resources among their children. Sometimes, to a fault. When it comes to considering school options and the possibility of paying tuition for one child, the next thought is whether the same financial resources will be … Continue reading

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WHEN DO WE GET STARTED?

Families who are considering application to a new school for a son or daughter often ask how long the process will take. The answer, in simplest terms, is that the more competitive the school, the more preparation time will be … Continue reading

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