It could be a much more competitive year than usual. Many families are unhappy with the way the public schools are handling education during the pandemic and will want different options. There are families trying for mid-year placements. This could take available space away from the 2021/2022 candidates. Some parents will apply this year to avoid some of the usual testing requirements. There will be new families moving the area after the election interested in independent schools.
How will you find the best school for your child this year? It is difficult to assess a school from a virtual event. I have visited area schools often before the pandemic. I have been in contact with admission offices to keep up with all the changes this year. If you want to know more about a school than what you learn on the website and through a virtual open house, I can help.
How will the school admission officers get to know your child? Usually they become acquainted with students through in person interviews, visits, testing and teacher recommendations. If your child has been involved with distance learning, the teacher(s) may not know enough about him/her to write a substantial recommendation. Admission committees will not have the information about your child’s strengths that testing usually provides. How will your child stand out among his/her peers in this competitive year? I work hard to get to know my clients and make sure the admission committees get to know them and their families through my communication.
You want your child to be successful, happy, confident and to love learning. Attending the right school to maximize his/her potential is important. I am ready to help you find school where your child can thrive.