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Want to go to an Ivy League?

“The path to the Ivy League is most successfully traveled through exclusive private schools,” according to CBS Market Watch. In fact, their research showed that of the 100 U.S. high schools sending the highest percentage of students to Harvard, Yale … Continue reading

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PSAT Practice Test -RSVP Now!

Academic Achievers is hosting a PSAT Practice Test on October 5, 2013. The exam will take place at Academic Achievers facility at 2500 Broadway St., Santa Monica, 90404. It is a full-length test and will begin at 9:00. Academic Achievers’ … Continue reading

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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 Sandy: What You Can Do Now To Plan for a Successful School Year

While many people think of May and June as the last gasp of the school year, in fact this is the perfect time to plan for the year ahead. Whether you are going to be looking for Kindergarten, middle or … Continue reading

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College Planning Starts in the 8th Grade

To navigate life successfully, you must know where you want to go and then plot a way to get there. Sounds straightforward enough! However, when a student is 13 or 14 and just trying to adjust to high school, the … Continue reading

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