Category Archives: College Planning

Waiting for Private School Admissions

For many applying to Los Angeles Independent Schools, the anticipation of enrollment decisions is nerve-racking and daunting, or as the LA Times referred to it, “waiting for Black Friday”. After all the research, testing, applying, and interviewing, there is nothing … Continue reading

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The New SAT is Gaining Ground for Test Takers

The new SAT made its appearance a year ago in March. Although all the data isn’t in yet, the new SAT seems to be gaining in appeal for many new test-takers. In the past few years, more students took the … Continue reading

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New SAT or ACT…It’s Time to Choose!

You’ve taken the PSAT, so now it’s time to gear up for the SAT…or the ACT. No need to prep for both.  Virtually every college accepts both ACT and SAT equally and use the concordance tables to compare the score … Continue reading

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Skills Every 18 Year Old Needs

As parents, when our child encounters frustration or anxiety, our first instinct is to swoop in and solve the problem. This need to protect, however well intended, has created a generation of children without coping skills. Let’s hear from an … Continue reading

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Private Schools Road to Ivy Leagues

While it is true that fewer than 9% of applicants were accepted into an Ivy League school last year, some high schools sent over 46% of their students to an Ivy, Stanford or MIT. According to CBS Market Watch, “The … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready for Back to School?

On average, students who don’t engage in summer learning lose the equivalent of two months’ worth of grade-level math and reading skills, according to the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University. “What I worry about a lot … Continue reading

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How to Set Up a Home Literacy Environment

Have you ever thought of the little steps you could do to enrich your child’s literacy skills at home? Here are eight excellent strategies proven to motivate your early learner. These strategies can be implemented at home in addition to … Continue reading

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