Private school admission can be a very stressful process for parents and students alike, and it is important not to wait until the last minute. The sooner you begin the process of choosing schools, beginning SSAT or ISEE test prep, and starting admission essays, the more prepared you will be. As the following article states, give yourself plenty of time to make sure that you get the opportunity to show your best self through your admission process.
Applying to private school is an exciting but demanding process. There is a wide range of schools to apply to, and it’s hard for the first-time applicant to know how to manage the process. To ensure a smoother process, try to start early, leave time to visit the schools, and look for the school that fits your child best. A common pitfall to avoid when applying to private school is waiting for the Last Minute. Ideally, the school selection process starts the summer the year before your child will actually attend the school. By the end of the summer, you should’ve identified the schools you are applying to, arranged tours, and hired an educational consultant, if you plan to do so. Use this calendar to organize your school-search process. If you start too late, you may not have a chance to apply to all the schools you would like to or that would be the best fit for your child.