Tag Archives: K through 12

“I’m Bored. There is nothing to do.” – How to Prevent Summer Slide

Every June, my husband and I create a summer studies plan for each of our children.   It helps create order in our home, allows the children to practice and learn independently at their own pace and provides the feeling … 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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Homeschool

Homeschool.   Just hearing the word brings various images to mind as well as strong feelings for or against it.  In reality, homeschooling is a very broad term used to describe many different types of education.  Homeschooling just means that the … Continue reading

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THE WELL ROUNDED APPLICANT

For decades, serious candidates to America’s competitive schools, colleges, and universities have struggled to achieve the ideal profile – that of the truly well rounded student, blessed with a great mind, superb grades, abundant leadership qualities, an office in student … 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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Multitasking Tips for Parents

Wouldn’t it be great to spend quality time with your children, get some help around the house AND help your child with basic math concepts all at the same time? Below are some suggestions for engaging your child in basic … Continue reading

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Basic Homework Guidelines

From kindergarten through grad school, one common feature is always present: that after-school phenomenon called homework. To some, it is an inevitable part of school – sometimes useful, sometimes not – a nightly reminder that our job as a student is learning, however … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES MY TEACHER WANT? – TIPS ON “READING” YOUR TEACHER AND PROMOTING CLASSROOM SUCCESS

Why is it that some students just seem to know how to study, while others never learn? Are there secrets to successful learning that can make a difference? These questions, which express the frustration of countless students at all levels of … 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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