5 Things to Do Before Applying for Financial Aid

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Mar 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The financial aid application process can be stressful for many families. While we are unable to provide an all-encompassing guide — as the process to apply for financial aid can be different at each school — it is our hope that by following these simple steps before applying for financial aid, you will be prepared to complete your application with ease.

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Topics: admissions, private school

6 Homework Strategies in the Digital Age

Posted by Delaney Ruston, MD on Apr 25, 2018 12:05:42 PM

One of the hardest things in parenting is helping kids stay focused while doing homework because of all the internal distractions, like dread of working on certain tasks, or the desire to check in with friends, and the many external technological distractions that live right on the same device they are using for homework. In a study by research psychologist, Larry Rosen, he found that “students studied less than 6 minutes before switching to technological distractors.” In this same research, he found that students who had study strategies were able to stay on task longer.

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Topics: technology, parenting, private school

The Advantages of Private Schools

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Feb 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The decision whether to go to a private or public school is a personal matter. Families choose to send their children to different types of schools for so many reasons — reputation, location, academic and extracurricular offerings, and cost, are just a few of the biggest. And, the decision is not only between public and private schools — charter schools and homeschooling are also popular options.

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Topics: private school

Is My Child Too Sick for School?

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Jan 23, 2018 3:45:35 PM

So, your child has a sore throat, a cough and a sniffle, but no fever. Should they stay home from school? If you send them, will they just be in the nurse’s office an hour later? Or, do you chance it in the hopes that they rally once they get in the groove of classes and the day’s schedule? What if they do have a fever? Is that a deal-breaker? You're probably asking yourself, "When is my child too sick for school?" 

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Topics: private school, health

Paying for Private School: 5 Options

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Jan 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When considering a private school for your child, cost is naturally a major factor in that decision. Next to academics and extracurriculars, tuition is often the deciding factor. There are many options to explore in affording private school, and there is no one-size fits all affordability plan.

Private school is an investment in your child’s education. Before eliminating a private school from your search, consider these five options for paying for your child’s tuition:

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Topics: private school, tuition

Why the Arts in Education Is So Important for Kids

Posted by Brenda McCulley on Oct 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

All arts teachers want to develop and nurture their students as they help them learn to express their own passion, creativity and individual perspective of the world around them. By encouraging children to participate in the arts in education — be it the play and creativity of drama, dance, art or music — we establish an atmosphere of passion, creativity and wonder.

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Topics: education, elementary school, performing arts, private school, the arts, fine arts