How many private schools should I apply to?

by Liz Yee

Time has flown by—your child is growing up fast, and now you’re looking at schools. (Side note: how did your baby get big enough to go to school?) In addition to feeling like time is slipping through your hands like grains of sand,...

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Dos and Don'ts of Parent Interviews

by Liz Yee

The parent interview is an important part of the private school admissions process. If your child is entering a preschool, elementary, or middle school, admissions directors rely heavily on you to get a sense of who your child is,...

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Managing the Stress of Applying to Private Schools

I often hear parents say that the process of applying to an independent or private school for their children reminds them of their college application experience. This, in plain English, means that the experience was very...

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Relocating? How to Find the Right School for Your Child

by Liz Yee

Relocation can be an exciting and, let’s face it, stressful experience. There are many reasons that you may be relocating—new job opportunities, family changes, or a new life adventure—but when this move involves children, it can...

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How to Prepare Your Child for a Private School Visit

by Liz Yee

Congratulations! You’ve done your research, gotten testing and recommendations lined up, applied to a few schools, and maybe even identified a school that feels like the perfect fit for your child and family. Now it’s time for your...

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