If you’re a parent, and you’ve started the process of looking at private schools for your son or daughter, there’s one thing that’s clear: You care deeply about their education. You want to give them access to the best teachers, the best curriculum, and the best opportunities for getting into top colleges and going on

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What Is a Good SSAT Score?

Thursday, 20 February 2014 by

Having administered the SSAT test to hundreds of students in the Northern Virginia area, I get asked a lot of questions about the SSAT. These questions have included: “What score does my child need to get into ____ school?” “What should my daughter wear?” “Do you need a copy of her birth certificate?” “Can my

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In the DC area, the SSAT is the most widely used assessment for students in third through eleventh grade for independent school admission. For the last nine years my company has administered the SSAT to hundreds of students throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. There’s no doubt that this assessment produces a tremendous amount of anxiety. Kids

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Start Preparing for the SSAT Now!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 by

Will your son or daughter be taking the SSAT this fall for private school admissions? If so, right now is the time to start getting ready. Seriously…right now. Do not put it off. Too often we see families wait until it’s too late. The student takes a practice test in October when planning to take

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Do you want to write an essay that is worth reading; one that your audience will remember? Step one: forget everything you’ve ever learned about writing an essay. Okay, I may be being a bit melodramatic. You still need appropriate grammar, syntax, spelling, and formatting. But as for the generic boring cluster that begins with

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