Here's an article I recently wrote for Modern Luxury's Dallas Private School Handbook. As a parent, one of our greatest responsibilities is our children’s education. In some places this is an easy choice; the local public school system is well-rated, or there are only two or three private schools … [Read more...] about The Dallas Private School Puzzle
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Difficult Parents – The X Factor in Private School Admissions
There are people in difficult situations...and then there are difficult people! We all know people like this, those that seem determined to ‘get their way’ at any time, any place, at any cost. Now imagine these people as parents, applying their child to private school. At some point in the … [Read more...] about Difficult Parents – The X Factor in Private School Admissions
This Saturday marks the first testing day for many Dallas private schools. For younger kids, this means a morning spent at one of the schools participating in a group playdate or visit. For older students, it means the ISEE. For parents, it means shaky nerves, nightmares, and several hours of … [Read more...] about Testing Day
Dealing with Private School Rejection: Do’s and Don’ts
This is the week that, with hands shaking, parents open the acceptance and rejection letters from private schools around town. It’s tough to get past the feeling that it is a judgment of your child, and ultimately you as parents, but of course, it isn’t. And while rejection may feel like the end … [Read more...] about Dealing with Private School Rejection: Do’s and Don’ts
Do You Have to be Gifted to go to a Top Dallas Private School?
There’s nothing that elicits more conversation among parents than a mention of applying to private schools. Few topics evoke such strong and varied emotions. Stress, anxiety, confusion, worry, fear, and even the occasional nightmare accompany the process these days. But it wasn’t always this … [Read more...] about Do You Have to be Gifted to go to a Top Dallas Private School?