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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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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What Happens When You Let Elementary Students PLAY in the Art Room

A couple of years ago, I recognized a growing trend in my fourth graders.  We had spent all their Lower School years learning the basics of art, and now it was time for them to experiment and be true artists! 

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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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