Category Archives: social fit

Ten Reasons To Attend a College (Instead of learning online via a MOOC!)

Being in a live classroom filled with bright learners from a variety of backgrounds is an incomparable setting to learn and grow.  Developing leadership skills in clubs and student organizations gets you ready for a career. Speaking and thinking skills … 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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The Eating Clubs at Princeton University

Eating Clubs are unique to Princeton University. They are a cross between a dining hall and a social club.  In some ways they are similar to fraternities and sororities.  One difference between eating clubs and fraternities and sororities is that … 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 Significance of the Student Tour Guide on a College Tour: Northwestern University

  To be honest, our initial stroll around the Northwestern University campus this past August left us relatively unimpressed.  Everything was nice, but the campus didn’t scream “exceptional” or “perfect fit” to us.  After attending the information session and the … 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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Teach Your Children Well

 Are we loving our children to death? In our fervor to equip them for an ever more competitive world and to acquaint them with as many sport and arts experiences as their schedules allow, are we, in fact, squelching their … 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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WHO’S THE CLIENT HERE, ANYWAY?

On a recent afternoon in our office, near Wyomissing, PA, a client and family arrived for an introductory interview and assessment before beginning the application process for boarding school admission. (In our world, the client is always the student, whether … Continue reading

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