Is it hard to get into private school?
As a former admission director and placement counselor many people have asked me this question over the years. The answer is not as straight-forward as
Gratitude in the Admission Process: Beyond “Thank You” Notes
What is the most memorable expression of gratitude you have received? What did it tell you about the person who expressed it? How did it
First-Choice Letters: Do they Help or Hurt Admission?
First-choice letters. You’ve probably heard the hearsay. Legend has it that these letters annoy some admission directors while others value them.
What is your child’s superpower? Encouraging your teen to write in a self revealing way.
What is your child’s superpower? Schools want to know what makes your child unique.
Writing about your child… some tips for parents.
Private schools aim to collect as much information from different sources about prospective students as possible during the application process. The perspective provided by parents and guardians is highly valued because no one knows your child better than you.
Rainbow Linings: The Pandemic and Admissions
The admission profession in general has been through the ringer for some reason or another. Preschool directors are struggling to create outdoor classrooms and open back up and colleges are facing admissions scandals, supreme court cases on the legality of affirmative action, an increased demand in gap years and COVID outbreaks.
Nature Education and The Pandemic
What can we learn from schools that went OUTside instead of ONline?