Keep track of all aspects of choosing a school as well as the application deadlines.
Applying to a private school is a process. Try to begin your private school search more than a year in advance of when you actually want to enroll.This will give you enough time to thoroughly research schools and arrive at well-informed decisions about where to apply.This also helps ensure that you have enough time to take care of all the details. Excluding the school visits you are looking at a project which will require more than 100 hours of your time.
If you're a little out-of-sync with the timeline below, not to worry! This is only a rough guideline. While application and testing deadlines are key dates you'll need to follow, families differ in how long they need to explore and evaluate schools.
If you are starting the process late in the game or need help with particular parts of the process, seek the professional advice of an educational consultant
- Begin with a self assessment.
- List the academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities you seek.
- List any academic or athletic goals you wish to achieve in high school.
- Research a wide-range of private schools.
- Review your initial list with your educational consultant.
- Create a list of 10-20 private schools to explore further.
- Divide this list into 3 groups of schools:
- Schools where you know you can get accepted
- Schools which are competitive
- Schools which are very competitive and will be a reach for you
- Request information from these...