I've been offline more than usual this winter, a combination of the rush surrounding admissions deadlines and, this year, my son's journey through the college admissions process. It's been a fascinating adventure, both as a parent and an educational consultant, and while I'll spare you my parental … [Read more...] about Is Applying to a Private School in Dallas Like Applying to College?
Private School Admission Testing, Is it Ever OK to Prep?
For many Dallas private schools, CATS testing is one part of the admissions testing process. The CATS evaluation gives schools information about a student's level of intellectual functioning. The second part of admissions testing occurs on the Saturday morning visit. Here, students undergo … [Read more...] about Private School Admission Testing, Is it Ever OK to Prep?
Private School Admission Test Prep, When to Say No
When you take your child in for CATS testing this year, you'll be asked to sign a pledge indicating that your child has not received any tutoring for the test. If it becomes clear that your child has been prepped for the CATS, he’s at risk for having his scores, and, therefore, his application, … [Read more...] about Private School Admission Test Prep, When to Say No
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences…the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
It’s conference time for most private schools in the Dallas area. Often this is a parents’ first time to talk with their child’s teacher in-depth about how the school year is going. The time you have with the teacher is precious, so it’s important to make the most of it. If you have the chance, take … [Read more...] about Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences…the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Dallas Private School Preview….What it is and Why you should attend.
If you’re thinking about a private school for your child anytime in the future, I highly recommend that you attend the Dallas Private School Preview tomorrow at the Episcopal School of Dallas. This event runs from 1 - 3pm. Parking is available on campus (4100 Merrell Road) and at three nearby … [Read more...] about The Dallas Private School Preview….What it is and Why you should attend.