Category Archives: Private School

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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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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Challenges Equal Opportunities: My Next Semester Abroad in Santiago Chile

As an independent school grad, I understand the necessity of stepping out of the comfort zone. While it may not always be easy, exposing oneself to challenges and new opportunities is part of what makes life worth living. While pursing independent schooling may seem daunting at first, for many it proves to be a more than worthwhile endeavor in the

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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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Ten Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Time at Independent High School

You made it! You’ve taken the SSAT, submitted your application and received your admission letter (congrats by the way). Now it’s time to take the next step to high school, are you ready? Here is my top ten pieces of advice for anyone on to bigger and better things, a.k.a. high school. Step out of the comfort zone! – Maybe

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Ditching Coed? No Need to Worry!

The decision to attend an Independent high school was, for the most part, pretty easy for me. Ramsey New Jersey’s Don Bosco Prep offered new academic rigors, nationally recognized athletic programs, a rich history of tradition, and many other positive qualities not applicable to my local public high school. It seemed like a no-brainer, I mean, what was there not

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