Order your copy of A Guide to Private Schools today!   

We are thrilled to announce the release of A Guide to Private Schools: The Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland Edition. This book will arm parents with information to help them make the right choices for their children, while weighing the critical and timely issues of application processes, competition, and financial commitments.

We hope all parents considering a private education for their child in the DC metro area will take the time to read this book!


Included are answers to all of your questions about private schools, including:
  • The pros and cons of public and private schools
  • How to find the match for your child's learning style
  • Tips for bettering your chances of acceptance
  • 94 profiles on DC area private schools 
There is still time to schedule a FLEX test for January applications!
In the DC area, the SSAT is the most widely used assessment for students in third through eleventh grade for private school admission. For the last nine years Educational Connections has administered the SSAT to hundreds of students throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. While we're getting down to the wire, there is still time to schedule a privately proctored SSAT FLEX test for January admission deadlines.

Read on to learn the nuts and bolts of the SSAT

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For many families, independent schools seem financially unreachable. However, there are more aid structures in place than ever before to help pay for a student's education.

When you're thinking about schools for your child, beware of a few common obstacles that seem to trip up even the most seasoned parents.

Just thinking about private school options can feel overwhelming especially in the DC area where there are so many to choose from. The vast majority of parents with children currently in private schools would say that it is worth it and for most students, I agree...

Congratulations to Lauren L! 

Lauren is a local English teacher who has been teaching and tutoring for over seven years. She has worked with students in writing, Educational Coaching, and test preparation. In the past, she has also taught journalism and advised high school newspapers and yearbook. As a tutor, Lauren enjoys having the opportunity to work one-on-one with students while providing them with individualized learning plans. When not teaching or tutoring, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. She also enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, and reading.

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