In this section, we provide advice on beginning the process of applications including lessons learned from experienced parents and a recommended timeline. In general, start the process early, keep your child’s happiness in mind, and talk with as many people as possible. Overall, it’s nothing to really get worked up about.
From the Parents
We interviewed the parents of both private and public school students to more completely understand the applications gauntlet from those who had already been through the process. These parents were our clients at the time and represent a broad range of backgrounds. For example, we talked to a mother who was born and raised in Houston and another who had only recently been transferred to the US by her international company.
We talked to the parents of children who are in the top 1% by test scores and others whose children were in special needs schools. Some parents described themselves as extremely religious while others said they preferred to have no religious affiliation at all. Despite these perceived differences and outlooks on life, they still managed to agree on many of the same things.
Here are the top five nuggets of wisdom that these parents provided us:
Article last updated on March 7, 2014.
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