Schoolsearch offers a highly personalized approach to the school and college planning process. We work closely with each student and offer as much guidance and support as needed. Fit is very important and we strive to help each student find the best fit academically and socially as possible for their future school. Working with students from pre-school through the college selection process involves similar procedural steps, but the substance of each search is unique to every student. Not only is this a time for you to understand each school, but it is also a time for you to examine your child’s needs and expectations, while also exploring your own goals as a parent. It is a time of reflection for the entire family as you work as a unit to promote your child’s interests, passions, and needs. With the guidance of Schoolsearch, this process can be enjoyable, exciting, interesting, and most importantly, rewarding.
By evaluating your child’s strengths and weaknesses, we will help differentiate each facility’s philosophy to ease the stress for you when selecting a proper placement.
After an initial Schoolsearch “intake” session to review records and discuss interests and desires, a preliminary list of schools that will help your child meet these expectations will be created. Debbie will make these recommendations based on her experiences and the philosophy and teaching techniques of each school being considered.
When you determine that you are applying to an independent day school, boarding school, or college, a specific process must take place. To make our initial conference more productive, it is essential that you bring or send Schoolsearch the following:
- Seeking elementary or high school placement
- Report cards for the last three years (if appropriate)
- Previous testing – SSAT, ISEE, ERB, etc.
- Neuropsychological, WISC, WPPSI, WAIS
- List of activities that your student has been involved with in and outside of school