This short video illustrates the kind of things you might expect to see when visiting a school.
This clip from Private Schools NYC briefly outlines the private school admissions process.
Some schools have rolling admissions. Others have fixed admission deadlines. Enter these important dates into your iPad and Smartphone so that you can consult them as needed. Schools with end of January deadlines generally issue their acceptance letters on March 10 or thereabouts.
If your child is accepted at the school which is her first choice, that's wonderful. Mission accomplished. If your child is rejected by any of the schools, that closes another door.
What if she is wait-listed at one school she really likes but accepted at her last choice? Discuss this sort of situation with your educational consultant. She will know whether holding out for the possible acceptance at the wait-listed school makes sense or not. This is yet another reason why it is so very important to find schools which are a good fit for both you and your child.
Once you realize that choosing a private school is a process which requires planning and careful execution of that plan, you will be well on your way to overcoming the five challenges discussed above.
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