First start to browse websites of schools that are of interest to you. Determine when open houses and tours are given, what is needed for completed applications and when the applications are due. Then you can start to look at your calendar and your child’s calendar to plot out the process. Your child will visit and complete assessments for the schools. When should these assessments be done and how many applications are enough or too many? This is very individualized and depends upon many factors, including back-up plans if the child is not admitted to the schools he/she applied, and age, strengths, talents and needs of the child.
Starting the process early is a good choice. Independent schools are expensive. Working with an Educational Consultant can help make sure you are making the best choice for your child. An Educational Consultant can help you apply to the right schools to fit your unique child, help plan the process, determine the right time for testing and mange the stress that is involved with the process.