PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Preparing your son or daughter for the future starts with choosing an appropriate academic setting. Private schools and colleges represent a significant financial investment, which is why finding the right school to help your child maximize his or her potential, both academi­cally and socially, is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Pre-School
The process for applying to preschools is unique. In order to present you with an appropri­ate list of schools, it is essential that we fully understand your academic and social needs and desire as well as the location of the schools you are considering. To expedite this pro­cess, you should bring with you for our first meeting pertinent material so that we will fully understand your child’s needs and your expectations. We will discuss with you the philoso­phy of each school, their mission, and help you match the appropriate placement.

  • Compiling a list of schools to match the family’s philosophy
  • Help with understanding the admission process – school visits and applications
  • Develop a time-line

Private Day Schools
When selecting an appropriate school for your child, numerous factors must be exam­ined. This procedure often includes the entire family and must be fully understood. De­termining your child’s needs, passions, desires, and skills is the first step in understanding the proper placement for your child. There is no reason for this experience to be filled with anxiety. To take the pressure off the entire family our process involves:

  • Compiling a detailed intake of student’s educational background
  • Determining the needs of both child and family
  • Discussing the philosophy of each school you are considering
  • Matching schools to your child’s interests and talents
  • Developing a list of appropriate schools
  • Setting the timeline
  • Assisting with applications and essays for students and parents
  • Advising on standardized testing process
  • Preparing for school visits and interviews
  • Reviewing school visitations
  • Following-up with admission officers
  • Acting as a liaison between school and family

Boarding Schools
Many families who believe in a private education for their middle and high school students are turning to boarding schools for their answers. The advantages that this experience brings to a student and a family can be significant. Schoolsearch will outline the differenc­es between boarding and day schools, examining the pros and cons for each individual family. The process is similar to applying to independent day schools, although there are specific differences that must be discussed. This process involves:

  • Meeting to review previous academic reports in detail
  • Determining the needs of both child and family
  • Selecting a list of schools that meet the student’s needs, passions, and desires
  • Understanding of the philosophy of each boarding school you are considering
  • Determining a time line for the student’s admissions process
  • Advising on standardized testing process, interview techniques and essay writing
  • Following the student from the initial visit to his/her final decision
  • Communicating with admissions personnel at schools being considered