For parents applying their children to private schools, this Friday can’t come soon enough. The last weeks have most likely been filled with anticipation and anxiety; waiting for a phone call this week if your child is an alumna or sibling or if not, an email Friday afternoon or letter Saturday. … [Read more...] about Top Strategies Once You Receive Your Child’s Private School Admission Decisions
When Your Child’s Private School Isn’t a Good Fit
It's understandable; in this world of uber-selective private schools, that once you've secured a place for your child you want them to stay there through the tenure of the school. After all, think about the stress of actually getting them in. Who wants to go through that again? But what happens … [Read more...] about When Your Child’s Private School Isn’t a Good Fit
Dallas Private School Preview
If you're looking into Dallas private schools for your child, be sure to stop by the Dallas Private School Preview Sunday, September 11th at St. Mark's School of Texas. The event runs from 12 to 2pm and admission is free. This is a come and go event, so no worries if you can't be there right at … [Read more...] about Dallas Private School Preview
Is Applying to a Private School in Dallas Like Applying to College?
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?