SSAT/ISEE

What Kelly Clarkson says to Boarding School Applicants

What Kelly Clarkson says to Boarding School Applicants

By on Mar 10, 2012 in Academic Records, Prep/Boarding Schools, SSAT/ISEE | 1 comment

Today there were thousands of families gathering around their computers to learn the admissions decisions from boarding schools. Some went to a website with their login information, while others checked email accounts to see the opening line. If your letter began with “Congratulations” then you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done. A number...

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Best tips for Acing the ACT or SAT

Best tips for Acing the ACT or SAT

By on Oct 26, 2011 in Academics, ACT/SAT, Advanced Placement/AP, College Admissions, SSAT/ISEE | 1 comment

There’s a great quote which states (paraphrased): “If you think you are, you are.” Research on test-taking confirms this statement. If you are nervous about your test performance (read, telling yourself “I’m not going to do well”), then it actually impairs your test performance. To ease their anxiety, students can follow these...

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Taking the SSAT: How to interpret the score reports

By on Oct 6, 2011 in Podcast, Prep/Boarding Schools, SSAT/ISEE | 0 comments

It’s the season for secondary school admissions so we continued our conversation about the SSAT, on The Education Doctor Radio show. I met with some parents just today to discuss secondary school admissions. They are considering both day and boarding schools for their son. Given the number of college preparatory independent schools around the country, their...

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How to interpret SSAT score reports

How to interpret SSAT score reports

By on Oct 5, 2011 in Prep/Boarding Schools, SSAT/ISEE | 0 comments

Please join The Education Doctor Radio show on October 6 at 8:00 pm EST as we meet with Aimee Gruber of SSATB. This is part two of our discussion on the SSAT. You can listen to part one here. In this episode, Aimee will explain how schools are using the SSAT score reports in their admissions processes and what students and parents need to know about these reports....

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Salisbury, Indian Mountain, and Hotchkiss integrate world-class athletics and academic rigor

Salisbury, Indian Mountain, and Hotchkiss integrate world-class athletics and academic rigor

By on Oct 4, 2011 in Academics, Athletics, Boys, Campus Visits, Prep/Boarding Schools, SSAT/ISEE | 0 comments

In Day 2 of my western Connecticut prep school campus visits, I’m admittedly overwhelmed by the diversity of program offerings in this region. Connecticut is not a big state but is dense with prep schools. Today I visited Salisbury School, Indian Mountain School, and The Hotchkiss School. SALISBURY SCHOOL Salisbury serves 300 male students from around the...

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Taking the SSAT: How to Prepare and Why Take It

By on Sep 29, 2011 in Prep/Boarding Schools, SSAT/ISEE | 1 comment

We have been podcasting The Education Doctor Radio show since December 2010. Our most popular shows have been on standardized testing and, much to our surprise even, boarding schools. In the Midwest, there is a growing trend of boarding school applicants from the Chicago area. Another interesting trend in boarding school admissions is that many students are learning...

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