Testimonial from the parent of an incoming Middle Schooler

We reached out to Christy to help us navigate the middle school process.  After various meetings with us and our son, she was able to determine the “right fit schools” for him.  We did some ISEE test Prep on her recommendation, met a handful of times after we went to visit a school, and had…

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Mindfulness in Action

Last week I spoke on a panel at IECA–Independent Educational Consultants Association(http://iecaonline.com) in Chicago. Such a great experience and important topic. Mindfulness in Action Panel Will White, Summit Achievement…See More   IECAONLINE.COM Welcome to IECA – The process for finding the right school, college, or program for your child is one of the most important…

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SSAT vs. ISEE

As a Seattle area Educational Consultant, I’m often asked by parents which standardized their child should take for admission to independent schools. This is a great article about the differences and similarities. This article is sponsored by Test Innovators, which offers advanced online test prep. Although private and boarding schools offer families compelling programs and advantages,…

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Testimonial from the parent of an incoming Kindergartner

From the moment we met Christy we felt at ease.  We felt comfortable sharing all of our hopes and dreams for our child’s educational journey as we contemplated kindergarten.  Christy’s ability to deeply listen to our family’s particular needs and her wise responses to our many questions greatly helped us to stay focused on the…

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Testimonial from a Parent of a Pre-K and 2nd grader

I had a wonderful experience working with Christy. She really listens and from her deep experience is able to ask the right questions to help move you forward. She made the process of considering schools enjoyable and we are incredibly satisfied with the outcome of what had been a challenging process before connecting with her. I am very grateful for…

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Independent School Admission Parent Essay

      The admissions season has begun! One aspect of the independent school admissions application process is the Parent Essay. This can be a daunting experience for parents but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some tips for writing an essay that really illustrates why the particular school is the best fit for…

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Redshirting

  ‘Redshirting’ Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets By SHARON HOLBROOK  JANUARY 7, 2015 3:30 PM Last week we had our 4-year-old’s parent-teacher conference. She’s in pre-K, turning 5 next summer, and so one of her teacher’s first questions for us was, “What are you thinking about kindergarten?” We’ve been here before. She’s our family’s third…

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What to look for when choosing a school for your child

Here are some things to look for when trying to choose a school for your child: 1. How does the community feel? Is it a place you can see your family? If it’s an elementary school, do you feel like it’s “your community?” In elementary school, many of the parents will become your friends so…

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Tips for the admissions application process

Stress Free School Selection: Top Tips from an Education Consultant 10/04/16 By Sarina Behar Natkin   It’s school shopping season and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to feel supported in your school search. Our last post featured an interview with college admissions counselor Heather Parry, helping us put college…

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