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  • Prep School Scandals Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Every school, public or private, has had its share of bad news. How they handle these tough moments is a measure of how competent and sensitive private school administrations really are.
  • Studying for the SSAT Created: Thursday, March 02, 2000 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Studying for the SSAT will help you do better on this commonly used private schools admissions test.
  • The Reggio Emilia Approach Created: Saturday, January 16, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    One of several progressive approaches to early education, Reggio Emilia has become popular with parents seeking a child-centered educational experience.
  • What are Rolling Admissions? Created: Sunday, September 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Rolling admissions is a term you will encounter at private schools which have no fixed admissions deadline.
  • The 10 Most Commonly Read Books in Private High Schools Created: Friday, June 01, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    A description of the ten most commonly read books in independent high schools." itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 26, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Worried about surviving your admissions interview? Don't worry. Follow these simple steps will help you ace your admissions interview.
  • Starting a Private School Created: Thursday, April 06, 2000 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Starting a private school is a lengthy, complicated process. Fortunately for you there's absolutely no need to re-invent the wheel.
  • Definition of Nonsectarian Schools Created: Saturday, June 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    What is a nonsectarian school? It is a school which does not adhere to or subscribe to any particular religious belief.
  • An Explanation of Wechsler Tests Created: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    What is the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children? It is an intelligence test commonly administered to children in 4th through 9th grades.
  • What Is Progressive Education? Created: Sunday, March 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    What is progressive education? Essentially it is a reaction against the traditional style of teaching which teaches facts largely at the expense of understanding what is being taught.
  • Cheating 101 for Private Schools Created: Thursday, January 01, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Cheating is rampant in our high schools and colleges. To understand the issue, the root causes and the solutions we explore cheating in depth in this five part feature. Gary Niels, the author of a...
  • Why Ranking Schools Doesn't Matter Created: Sunday, November 23, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    How does one school compare to another or where you can find rankings of private schools? It's not that simple. Here are three reasons why ranking schools doesn't matter." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
  • Paying for Private School in Tough Times Created: Sunday, February 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Many parents are having trouble paying private school tuition. Dr. Wendy Weiner, Principal of Conservatory Prep Senior High in Davie, Florida answers some of the questions parents have and explains...
  • The Parent Questionnaire Created: Saturday, September 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    One of the documents which most schools require you to complete during the application process is the Parent Questionnaire, also known as the Parent Statement.
  • 5 Things to Avoid at the Admissions Interview Created: Sunday, June 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    The admissions interview can be a nerve-wracking experience for most of us. Here are a couple of suggestions about things you really ought not to do or say on that occasion.
  • Promoting Your School Created: Sunday, September 12, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Your school has a Web site which has been professionally designed. It's a wonderful complement to your catalog and video. They are public relations masterpieces. Now all you have to do is just wait...
  • Comparison of Private and Public Schools Created: Sunday, April 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    This comparison of private and public schools looks at factors such as cost, college preparation, accreditation, discipline, teacher certification and more.
  • 10 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs Created: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Soaring energy costs can devastate your school's operating budget. Here are ten ways to help your school reduce energy costs.
  • 5 Ways to Pay for Private School Created: Saturday, June 26, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Three ways to finance a private school education are to pay cash, take out a loan or win a scholarship. But there are two more ways to finance it.
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Help Make Your School Green Created: Sunday, June 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Creating green schools takes imagination, awareness and effort. Here are five things we all can do to make our schools green.
  • Essential Gear For Boarding School Created: Thursday, June 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    The school and your parents will have endless lists of stuff you need to bring to boarding school. Naturally you need what they tell you to bring. But you also have a life. Don't forget your essent...
  • The Issues 21st Century Parents Face Created: Sunday, September 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Education, awareness of the environment and technology are changing the way we live in dramatic ways. The 21st century parent faces issues raising children totally unheard of 50 years ago. Sending ...
  • Dealing With Homesickness at Boarding School Created: Sunday, September 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Homesickness is a common feeling many children have when they go to boarding school. Here are several things you should and should not do when you discover that your child is homesick.
  • Travel Tips for Students Created: Saturday, November 13, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Traveling by air is a major test of any adult's patience. Can you imagine how young people feel? Young people traveling to and from private school can be an easy mark for predators and drug traffic...
  • Private School Teacher Salaries Created: Saturday, June 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Compensation in private schools is just like compensation in any other sector. It's all over the ball park. Here's a look at private school salaries.
  • Top 10 Myths About Private Schools Created: Sunday, January 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    It's easy to say that private schools are only for rich kids. But that's simply not true. Here are the top 10 myths about private schools.
  • Top New York City Schools Created: Friday, October 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    What makes a top school? Challenging curriculum, low teacher to student ratio, high admissions standards and a clear vision of the school's purpose.
  • The Advantages of a Boys' School Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    There are several advantages to a boys' school. Boys thrive in an academic setting where they can be themselves. Conformity gives way to individuality. Curiosity about the arts, drama and languages...
  • 5 Tips for Choosing the Right School Created: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    5 essential tips you need to know to choose the right private school for your child.
  • The Benefits of Attending a Girls' School Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    There are several benefits of attending a girls' school. Your daughter deserves the chance to attend a school where she can be herself. Consider a girls' school.
  • 5 Reasons to Attend Private High School Created: Saturday, February 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Why would you want to send your child to a private high school? Consider these five reasons why that might be an idea worth a closer look.
  • Homosexuality And Single Sex Schools Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Lurking just below the surface of the single sex schools option is the issue of homosexuality. It's probably not an issue parents think about, but many young boys and girls certainly do. We look at...

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