Category Archives: Independent School Advice

How To: Back to School Organization

I have a confession: I really love school supply shopping. Finding color-coded folders, brightly patterned planners, and fresh new pens brings me more joy than I’d care to admit – particularly if my brother’s around to make fun of me. I view school supply shopping as an opportunity to really prepare myself for the upcoming school year. Organization allows me

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Effective Time Management Skills for Students

Time Management. It’s one of those phrases you hear a lot when you’re starting to get ready for high school and college. Adults frequently nod their heads in agreement when another mentions the importance of “good time management skills.” Office supply stores capitalize upon the phrase by featuring their school-year planners in colorful displays at the front entrance. And yet,

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School Admission Tips I Learned from Giving College Tours

Hi there! My name is Brittany, and I recently graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. One of my very favorite parts of my time at Muhlenberg was giving college tours as a tour guide for the Admissions Department. I learned lots of important skills from the job, such as walking backwards, recovering gracefully when you trip, and pulling off

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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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Five Effective Study Tips to Practice in The New Year

As schools around the country begin to open their doors for the first time in the new year, students are offered the opportunity to improve. Whether your new year’s resolution list includes practicing free throws, being nicer to a brother or audition for the school play, improving in the classroom should be at the top of the list. Even if

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