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Green Acres School, North Bethesda, MD
by Liz Yee, Director of Admission, Lowell School
Oops, I Missed the Deadline!
As the school year comes to a close, are you worried that your child’s school just isn’t the perfect fit? Not sure when your young child would be ready for school? Moving to a new school district, or to the United States from out of the country? Did you apply to a private school but your child did not get in? For many reasons, you might need to find a placement for the upcoming school year.
If you are you coming to the private school search late in the game, don’t despair! You are not alone and, in fact, there are many reasons to be encouraged about the late admissions process, as well as resources to help.
Why Some Private Schools Have Unexpected Openings This Time of Year
Contracts Aren’t Binding Yet
A lot of private school parents have already enrolled their child and put down a deposit to secure their space. In most cases the deposit is non-refundable, but there is a “grace period,” after which, contracts become binding, and parents are required to pay full tuition for the school year. In that window of time, spaces sometimes become available—a child might be offered a space off a wait list at another school, a public orcharter school option might have become available, and, of course, families do move out of the area.
Specific Classes Might Not Be Full
In some cases, a particular grade level might not be full. Schools do not always post these openings publicly on their website. Typically, the openings are specific: if the school would like to add a girl to the 2nd grade class, and your daughter does not have a school yet, you just found an option! READ MORE
by Dr. Samantha C. Sweeney, Ph.D., School Psychologist, fpsch.com
I had a professor in graduate school who would tell his students when they entered the program that college was for all students. While I worked closely with this professor and took some of his classes, I was not in his program so I heard this statement second-hand from some of his students. Most of the students who mentioned this to me disagreed with his philosophy. They believed that college wasn’t necessarily for everyone; that there were some students who simply couldn’t handle college or really didn’t belong there. At the time, I honestly didn’t know what to think. READ MORE
by Jonathan Oleisky, President, Kalix Communications
What do you get when you pack 200 college admissions counselors, over a thousand Maryland area independent school juniors and their parents into a crowed Baltimore area hotel? You get the 2015 AIMS College Fair, which was held last night in Timonium.
As the parent of a high school junior, my wife and I had the pleasure (for most of the evening, we will get to that in a minute) of accompanying our daughter to what has become a rite of passage for thousands of independent school families in this area over the years.
Each spring some 200+ college admissions counselors from around the country greet prospective juniors. It is an excellent opportunity for a student to get an initial impression about a school, ask a quick question or two, pick up admissions materials and get on a colleges mailing list. For those families that can’t afford to visit far flung schools, it presents a large number of schools under one roof, for one night. READ MORE