Tag Archives: Independent School

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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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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Ask the Admissions Director: Why Consider Independent Schools?

With so many options in K-12 education today, why should families and students consider independent schools and private schools for their primary and secondary school education? At a recent meeting of 100s of admissions directors from the country’s best independent schools and private schools, SchoolUp asked that very question. “Why should families consider independent schools?” Watch what the admissions directors had to

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