The surprising affordability of private school

Think you can’t afford private school? You’d be surprised. Financial aid puts tuition in reach for middle class families. It feels like almost every Baltimore family considers private education for their children at some point. But for too many, that

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Already Look at Elementary Schools for Your Toddler? You’re Not Alone.

Working with young families looking at independent schools, I can say without hesitation that I truly love my job. Here’s one thing that gets me excited: parents with babies and toddlers who call to ask when they should start the

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Preparing Your Child for an Independent School Admissions Visit

The Visit: Applicants to Kindergarten, Pre-First and First grades visit prospective schools for a morning to meet new friends, play games, and generally give school a try.  These youngest applicants will also take a test, but before you conjure up

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A Quick Guide for the First Day of Kindergarten

It’s August.  Congratulate yourself – the big decisions are over with and you’re almost there.  You spent a lot of time choosing a good school, and you’ve made the most of your summer by reading to, counting with, and enjoying

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Parent, 3 Steps to Help Your Student Avoid the Summer Slide

As summer arrives, away melt the obligations of homework, strict regimentation of a school schedule and even packing lunches every day. Summer is about unstructured play with friends, swimming, going to camp, visiting the beach, and spending time with extended

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What to do this summer to prepare your Kindergartener for school

As we move into summer you may be wondering what kindergarten will be like for your child and how to prepare him or her. Looking at pictures from last fall makes me think back to when our kindergartners first started. Their parents, being

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When Your Neighborhood School Stops Working

When the fall weather comes, and the Admissions Season starts to gear up, I know I will get a few calls from parents who are not interested in the upcoming school year, but who want to move their child to

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Deadlines Passed For Independent School Enrollment? What do I do now?

You are thinking of looking at independent schools for your children. You search online, and after an hour, you’ve learned that there are tons of amazing choices and that you have missed all the deadlines. Seriously – this isn’t college,

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5 Questions To Ask At An Information Session

If you are considering independent school for your child, the time to be looking is now.  With so many choices for Kindergarten in Baltimore, it can be dizzying.  Having a few decades of experience and three very different children, I can

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