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?
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Why the bridge you ask? My number one mom mantra is ‘don’t burn bridges.’ It is the one phrase guaranteed to elicit eye-rolling from both of my kids. However, when it comes to waiting list decorum, the issue at hand is less about the bridge and more about just doing the right thing. It’s been an … [Read more...] about Waiting List Decorum
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
If you’ve run into any Dallas-area parents applying their children to a private school then you know what’s looming......private school acceptance and rejection letters go out this Friday. The culmination of the lengthy application process revealed in a thick or thin envelope, or even possibly a … [Read more...] about The Home Stretch…
As I discussed in my last blog post, the best way to get a feel for a school is to take a tour. I highly recommend visiting as many schools as you can. Many parents will tour as many as five or six schools before they start applying. A school tour does not lock you into anything. Think of a tour … [Read more...] about Dallas Private School Admissions, The Private School Tour