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12-10-2010, 08:49 AM
This from Aristotle Circle (http://www.aristotlecircle.com/blog/do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts-boarding-school-admissions) by Kisha Watts, admissions professional at New England Boarding School, active member of National Association of Independent Schools:
Generally speaking every boarding school will say that they are looking for a well-rounded student who has done well academically, been involved in activities and is ready to learn. If your child can boast good student involvement, high grades and good SSAT or ISEE scores, then he or she is a strong candidate. However, each school is different and there are ways that you can share your childís background, experience and interests in order to make a great impression on an admissions director and improve his or her chances.


Be yourself
Do your research
Keep in touch with the admission officer
Let your No. 1 school know that it is your first choice


Tell a school it is not your No. 1 choice
Say your choice in school is resting on financial aid
Ignore your child's concerns about school choice

To read the details of each DOs and DON'Ts, click here (http://www.aristotlecircle.com/blog/do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts-boarding-school-admissions).