Category Archives for "Private Schools"

Nov 16

What Is An Independent School? (It’s Different Than Standard Private School)

By Ann Dolin | Private Schools

Given that there are so many “non-public” schools in our area, you might be wondering: What is an independent school? And how is it different than traditional private school? We’ll break this down explore the differences between independent and other private schools in this post. Understanding The Terms: Private vs. Independent To start, let’s examine […]

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Oct 31

How to Write a Private High School Application Essay Worth Reading

By Allison Clark | Private Schools , SSAT , Test Prep , Writing

If you want to write a high school application essay that is worth reading; one that your audience will remember: 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 […]

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Aug 27

A Teen’s Perspective on Motivation

By Ann Dolin | Motivation , Organization , Private Schools , Study Skills

Frustrated with school boy

Getting your child to become motivated is an extremely difficult and sensitive task. Frustration on the parent’s and child’s end continues to grow as parents nag their children about motivation struggles. Unfortunately, motivation is not a tangible object, which makes it even more difficult for parents and students alike to achieve good motivation. Luckily, Joseph […]

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May 22

The Cost of Private School

By Ann Dolin | Private Schools

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. In fact, the 82 schools that are a part of the Independent Education Association awarded over $116 million in aid during the 2012-2013 school year. That’s not a small […]

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