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Think the testing is done once the acceptance letters arrive? Think again! With school applications complete for our elementary, middle and high school students, all of our families can breathe a sigh of relief. The hard work of SATs, ACTs,  APs, ISEEs, HSPTs, and SSATs are done! But, lo! The testing isn’t completed! It takes...
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3 Facts about the links between the ISEE and the ERB tests 1. The Tests are Written by the Same Company, the ERB The Educational Records Bureau is a non-profit achievement and assessment testing company based out of New York.  They write both the ISEE admissions test and the ERB (CTP-4) assessment test – both...
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Twice-Exceptional – Our Interview with Doug Lenzini, Director of Admissions at Bridges Academy We recently caught up with Doug Lenzini, who has been the Director of Admissions at Bridges Academy for the past seventeen years. Bridges is an independent school committed to providing high-quality primary and secondary education to gifted students who also have complex...
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A REASSURING PERSPECTIVE ON PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALEC MOSS, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL We recently had the chance to sit down with Alec Moss, Director of Admissions at Notre Dame High School, and were happy to find that there are a lot more ways than one to success...
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Removing Anxiety from the Admissions Process: Our Interview with Steve Milich, Director of Admission at The Buckley School There are few things more seemingly daunting than independent school admission process. Students and parents alike can quickly get lost in the “what if’s” and anxiety of admission. We recently caught up we Steve Milich, the admissions...
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Reduce Stress by Knowing the ISEE – An Everything Guide Every year, I talk to hundreds of parents about the ISEE. This is my 8th year doing ISEE Prep and each year, families come to Davidson with questions, anxiety and specific concerns. There is a community of parents in Los Angeles who love their kids...
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Admission Misconceptions: Our Interview with Ashley R. Jackson, ​Middle School ​Director of Admission at Milken Community​ ​Schools There are few obstacles more difficult for Los Angeles parents to navigate in the private middle and high school application process than the misconceptions: the rumors whispered at school pick-up, the whispers of Dos and Don’ts which ultimately...
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Finding A Home Away From Home School tours. Interviews. Application deadlines. The ISEE is only a piece of the entire application process. Making a decision about where you child should apply can be a source of stress for a lot of parents. You have to weigh your child’s best interests and the extra-curricular activities against...
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All About ISEE Accommodations In order to allow all students access to the ISEE test, the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) does provide accommodations for students who qualify. The path for students to qualify for testing accommodations is sometime hard to navigate, so it’s good to know what the process looks like before hand. We have...
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When should my student take the ISEE? It can be confusing deciding when and where your student should take the ISEE test. We discussed taking the test on a computer at a Prometric center vs taking it on paper at a school location in a previous blog post (click here), so now let’s discuss the...
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