ndependent day schools offer an impressive range of options for students in pre-kindergarten through high school; some even offer a post-graduate year. There are all-girls, all-boys, and coed schools, schools with religious traditions, or with dual language curricula, schools that are highly challenging academically, as well as schools designed to address the needs of students with specific learning differences. It’s important to examine which schools will offer the best academic program and environment for development, the most positive experience for your child.
What are the advantages of an independent day school? Class sizes are small, and teachers have more time to give their students. Most day schools don’t end when classes are over, but have a full extracurricular program, including sports, arts, community service programs, and clubs. Students and parents alike become active participants in the many activities of the school community.
Prep School and College Search will give you expert advice as you consider day school options, working with you through the many steps of the search and application process. With extensive experience in admissions and a strong network of contacts in the schools, our purpose is to demystify the complex admission process, to make every aspect more manageable, and to help you gain admission to the schools you believe will be “a good fit” for your child.
As we start to work with each family, our first step is to schedule an Initial Consultation, a meeting with student and parents to consider objectives and goals, review school records and test results, talents and interests, and to discuss followup steps. Next, we’ll create a selected list of appropriate schools, and schedule additional meetings to cover various aspects of the process. We offer advice in planning school visits and interviews, interview practice, application essay workshops, debriefing after school interviews, and advice on related topics as needed. We often initiate contact with school admissions officers to advocate for our students, and we communicate frequently with our families throughout the process, in person, by telephone, video conference and email, making sure that each application is the best it can be.
Prep School and College Search’s expertise in admission and extensive professional network can be invaluable to families looking for support with a school search. Please call or email to set up an Initial Consultation, or to discuss our services in more detail.