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Prepare Preschooler for College: Skills or Play?

By Erika and Nicholas Christakis If you want your child to succeed in college, the play-based curriculum is the way to go. In fact, we wonder why play is not encouraged in educational periods later in the developmental life of … Continue reading

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From Village School To Harvard-Westlake To Harvard University

Originally posted on February 8, 2011 On my last birthday, my son sent me a letter that began, “I’m sitting in my dorm room overlooking Harvard Yard. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all you did.” It’s not … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Christina: Make Your Application Standout Part II

Your Family’s Key Messages is one of the most-read blog posts. We think it resonates with readers because the idea of developing a “family message” makes sense when you are preparing to be asked to answer a variety of questions … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Christina: Private Elementary School Admissions Hints

Your Family’s Key Messages: Make Your Application Standout We think the concept of developing “key messages” about your family and your child that you will use throughout the private elementary school application process can be very useful. I’m a former … Continue reading

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Straight Talk from Admissions Directors at LA’s Top Private Elementary Schools

“Every kindergarten applicant is adorable,” I heard over and over as I interviewed over a dozen admission directors from the top Los Angeles private elementary schools. “But what are they looking for?” I heard over and over as I spoke … Continue reading

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