What You Need To Know About Private School Recommendation Letters

 

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My latest post for Elizabeth Street is all about letters of recommendation for private school. It’s not too late to send them if you weren’t aware of this much-used, but under-the-radar- strategy to help your kid get into private schools.–Christina

 

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Thank You Notes Are Essential Part of Private Elementary School Applications

 

Write your own personalized thank you notes to admissions directors!

Write your own personalized thank you notes to admissions directors!

Here’s my latest post as a contributor to Elizabeth Street. It’s all about why you should send thank you notes as part of the admissions process.  And, check out the very cool DIY thank you note tutorial with it! Click here: Thank You Notes Are Essential Part of Private Elementary School Admissions. 

 

How To Prep For Your Kid’s Kindergarten Admissions Testing Day

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We’re excited to be featured on the front page of Elizabeth Street! My co-author, Porcha Dodson, and I are talking about what to expect for kindergarten admissions testing. Porcha previously administered testing day at Curtis School.

 

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How To ACE Your Parent Interview on Elizabeth Street

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Barry and I have been through numerous parent interviews between kindergarten and middle school applications. Some went well. Others did not. I write candidly about one awful parent interview in our book.

 

Here’s my latest piece (with Anne Simon) for the fabulous site, Elizabeth Street. Click HERE to read.

 

 

Harvard Class of 2028 or Just Another Preschool? What You Need To Know About Feeder Schools

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In my latest piece as a contributor to Elizabeth Street, I tackle the issue of feeder schools…something everyone has an opinion about. Does your child need to attend a certain preschool (a feeder school) to get into your top choice for private elementary school? What about middle or high school? Let me know your thoughts!–Christina

Harvard Class of 2028 or Just Another Preschool? 

 

5 Key Points To Include In Your Written Applications For Private Elementary School

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Finding it hard to put words on a blank page? Struggling how to describe your kid? Pondering questions you didn’t expect?

 

Here’s my latest post about getting started writing and things to be sure to include in written applications for private elementary school. On Elizabeth Street. 

Three Types of Private School Admissions Directors You’ll Meet

 

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Private elementary school directors can be powerful gatekeepers or distracted notetakers. You’ll encounter them when you tour schools and/or have a parent interview at a private elementary school. Here’s a piece I wrote for Elizabeth Street about 3 types of admissions directors you’ll meet. –Christina

 

Here’s a previous post: Admissions Directors, The Keys To The Empire

What Kind Of School Is The Best Fit For Your Kid? on Elizabeth Street

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Anne and I are excited to be contributors to Elizabeth Street this week with a piece about the various types of private elementary schools: 

 

If you’re considering private elementary school, one of the most challenging tasks you’ll face is trying to decide what type of private school will best fit your child’s learning style, personality and interests. And, the school will also need to dazzle you! After all, you’ll be paying a pretty penny and it should offer your child the best education possible.

 

So, how do you figure out whether your high-energy little one will do better in a traditional or progressive school? Are you favoring a particular type of school because that’s the way you were educated? Where will your quiet, artistic twins do best? Or, are you exploring all options as you begin the admissions process?

 

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What Private Elementary School Admissions Directors Don’t Tell You on Elizabeth Street

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This is my latest piece as a contributor to Elizabeth Street. There’s a lot admissions directors don’t tell you, but you need to know about getting into private schools!

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