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What Every Family Should Know Before Applying to Private School

Written by Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child The temperatures are cooler, there’s snow on the ground, the holidays are behind us and you’re thinking you missed out on applying to private school, right? WRONG! The reality is that families search for schools all year-’round. In the fall, some families find themselves so busy getting …

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How to get to know independent schools when you can’t visit

We understand that the campus visit is one of the most valuable experiences for families exploring independent schools. Walking around, seeing the spaces, observing students in action and gathering an overall feel is an important part of the decision process. With that said, just because campuses may be closed to visitors, that doesn’t mean that …

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Calming Activities to Destress: For Elementary Schoolers

Calming Activities to Destress: For Elementary Schoolers

by Wendy Taylor Finding a sense of calm is likely difficult for kids right now, no matter their age. Our world as we know it has halted. It’s been replaced by what seems like one long, continuous day where there are few happenings that distinguish today from yesterday. It is disconcerting, to say the least. For …

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Partnership

Building a Strong Partnership Between School and Home

By: Gretchen Herbst, Director of Admission and Financial Aid Congressional School, Falls Church, VA After 15 years of working in independent school admission, if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it is the importance of a strong parent-school partnership. I am lucky to work in a school where everyone knows one another by name. Small classes …

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Private School Admission Testing

5 Tips to Help Manage the Stress of Admission Testing

by Christina Tripodi Mitchell, Psy.D., NCSP, Clinical Director, The Child & Family Practice of Washington, DC The beginning of the school year can bring significant change and transition for students and their families, particularly if a student is going through the private school application process. As part of the school admissions process, many private schools …

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