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The Twin Coach
09-25-2010, 11:00 PM
I just wrote a blog post on some tips for the private school application process:

"We're beginning our search for Kindergarten for our twins and, having learned a few things along the way after applying to preschools, we're trying to be a bit more educated about the process this time around. Getting into your choice of schools involves, in part, really knowing your kids and your family and what you want from a school. Sounds easy enough, but it's actually harder than you'd think.

For one thing, if you and your partner haven't talked about it before your parent interview, you may sit there disagreeing about your children's characteristics and personalities in front of the admissions director! Probably not such a great first impression. And if you haven't thought about what you really want from a school, other than it being a "good" school, you are going to have a hard time really knowing what you're looking at.

I recently got a very interesting newsletter from Kim Hamer, an LA private school expert and financial aid guru. In it, she discusses the importance of asking two key questions:

'A good application actually starts with a focused tour. But, most parents don't understand how to focus on a tour. Here are two questions to ask yourself to help you determine when you tour WHY the school is a good fit for your family...'
To read the rest of this post, click here (http://thetwincoach.blogspot.com/2010/09/two-most-important-questions.html)