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Guessing on the SSAT

One of the biggest dilemmas about the SSAT is whether it hurts or helps you to guess on those questions you cannot solve. First, we should discuss how the SSAT is scored. Each correct answer is worth one point. There is a guessing penalty on the SSAT, which penalizes you ¼ of a point for […]

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ISEE Prep Tips

The ISEE can seem daunting, but there are many reliable and proven resources available to students and parents to increase ISEE scores. While a student’s score on this test will not necessarily make or break his or her application to private secondary school, it is an important part of the application package. Fortunately, there are […]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid in Private School Admissions Essays

Private school admissions essays can seem daunting, but avoiding these most common pitfalls will get you through the process with ease. The most common mistake is when students attempt to tailor their application to show that they are the type of student the admissions committee seeks. What they often fail to realize is that admissions […]

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SSAT Verbal Practice

Looking for SSAT Verbal practice?  Preparing for the SSAT can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking SSAT verbal practice tests will familiarize you with the simple tricks to break down the verbal questions. In addition, spacing out your test preparation sessions will maximize understanding of the material, and incorporating tried and true […]

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How to Improve Your SSAT Math Scores: Tips and Strategies

Preparing for the SSAT can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Taking SSAT math practice tests will familiarize you with the simple tricks to break down the math problems, spacing out your test preparation sessions to maximize understanding of the material, and incorporating tried and true SSAT math strategies will put you well […]

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Boarding School Admissions Formula: Revealed!

We’ve cracked the admissions code! Many parents have been asking what it takes to gain admission to top boarding schools like Exeter, Andover, Choate, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, Loomis, Milton, and many more… We interviewed many boarding school admissions officers, and here’s the boarding school admissions formula: 40% SSAT score + 20% GPA/Grades + 15% interview + […]

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Top 5 Boarding School Admissions and Application Tips

If you’re applying to boarding schools, there are a few quick admissions tips to help you navigate the private school admissions process and applications. (1) Narrow your list of boarding schools to 10 max. It’s very important to channel your energy into applying to fewer schools, than you would when you apply to colleges or graduate schools. Further, you’re younger […]

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Should American College Students Study Abroad in England/UK? What are the benefits?

If you’re considering studying abroad, read this: Competition for a small number of slots at elite American universities has escalated in recent years with acceptance rates at the most sought after institutions now in the single digits. With large applicant pools of gifted students, the application process increasingly resembles the lottery. As America’s forefathers looked […]

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The Ranking of America’s Best Boarding Schools: Annual Report

The Ranking of America’s Best Boarding Schools: (1) Phillips Exeter Academy (2) Phillips Andover Academy (3) Milton Academy (4) Choate Rosemary Hall (5) Hotchkiss School (6) St. Paul’s School (7) Loomis Chaffee (8) Groton School (9) Noble and Greenough School (10) Lawrenceville School (11) Deerfield Academy (12) Middlesex School (13) The Hill School (14) Northfield […]

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