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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Finding the Right Kindergarten

by Liz Yee

It’s hard to believe that your little one is growing up so fast—time is flying by, isn’t it? You’ve mastered potty training, you’re having lots of fun conversations together, and your child is becoming even more independent. Even...

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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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Finding the Right School Fit

Choosing a school is an exciting decision for a family, particularly when you’re going through the process as first-time parents. Quite honestly, though, we were a little overwhelmed when we began thinking about it. Where do we...

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Demystifying Private School Admissions Testing

As we enter the height of the private school admissions season, many parents, understandably, have questions about admissions testing:

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What Does Rigor Look Like in a Progressive School?

If you are looking at a variety of educational choices for your child, you might have questions about how to size up the level of rigor in the different schools you visit. Are you wondering what rigor looks like in an elementary...

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How to Navigate the Private School Application Process

by Liz Yee

Is your child outgrowing your current school or daycare? Maybe public school isn’t quite working or maybe you’re curious about other schools and finding that “just right” fit. While this school year has just begun, it isn’t too...

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