Author Archives: ThomasP

Applying to Independent School: Tips from a Recent Independent School Applicant

Applying to independent schools is an exciting journey. However, it can also be a difficult, time-consuming, and stressful prospect. I should know because I recently applied to two independent schools. I learned a lot from the experience, which I’m happy to share with you. Applying to Independent Schools, Step 1: Brush Up On Your Skills The first step may sound

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Thomas’ Tips for the First Day of School

Some people prepare extensively for their return to school in the fall, others simply wake up one designated morning and go to school. For my return to school, I am preparing simply by making sure that everything is ready. This involves the common things, such as finishing summer homework assignments, but it also involves more uncommon ones. Since I’m homeschooled,

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SSAT Study Tips: My Six-Week Plan for SSAT Prep

If you’re preparing for the SSAT and have come to this blog looking for tips, you probably wouldn’t expect to find the word “fun” jumping out at you. Believe it or not, preparing for the SSAT can be as fun as you make it to be, and science has proven that people learn best when they’re having fun. The more entertaining and enjoyable

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From Homeschool to Independent School

Note from the editor: Please welcome ThomasP! Thomas is a new student blogger who will be sharing his perspective on considering and applying to independent school, as well as tips for SSAT practice. Read more about Thomas on our Student Contributors page.   Since everyone’s situation will differ, there may be as many reasons for a student to seek out

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