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Fall 2011

As your family settles into the new semester, you have many important adjustments to make and challenges to face. We at Bertram are here with you -- every step of the way. Our hands-on and personalized approach means you get the direction you need, whether your family is facing:

  • The college or graduate school admissions process -- including specialties in sports, green education, and professional studies;
  • Challenges involving a gifted teen or a teen dealing with emotional or learning issues;
  • Decisions regarding boarding school.

We look forward to hearing from you in the days ahead, to help ensure that YOUR child continues to enjoy an edge in educational excellence.

Signs and Signals

Universities are now seeking out students of means, according to this Higher Ed article. More than half of the admissions officers at public research universities, and more than a third at four-year colleges said that they had been working harder in the past year to recruit students who need no financial aid and can pay full price.

Parents have become the hottest players in education reform. That's because... read more

From the Quad

Deborah Grabfield shares her thoughts on the recently published U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges issue. She unveils how you can use the report as a valuable tool to set your teen up for future success.

This insightful post by Audrey Ludemann delves into why parents should consider ... read more

The Savvy Guide

Choosing the right school for your teen during their most formative years can be an overwhelming experience. Educational consultant Holly McGlennon Treat, shares how to find the right independent school inthis article. read more

The Socially-Responsible Highway

At this time of the year, graduates all over the world purchase caps and gowns which they end up wearing for only a few hours before discarding them. These same caps and gowns usually end up in landfills. Oak Hill Cap and Gown have created a solution with their GreenWeaver line. These caps, gowns, and other graduate accessories are made of molten plastic pellets that enable the... read more

New Footprints

Founder Cammie Bertram, along with Audrey Ludemann, discuss their observations from two and a half weeks in Asia in this blog post.Here are a few discoveries from their trip:

Financial markets and jobs are healthy and secure in Hong Kong, delaying many ex-pat families' return to the US. Cammie and Audrey met with the founder of... read more

Off the Beaten Path

Could video games make students smarter? Check out what this new study suggests.

At one American University, a freshman's personal statement doesn't just get filed away, it winds up acted out on stage by the school's upperclassmen! read more

The Compass

Register for standardized tests. Click these links to register for SAT and Subject Tests,ACT and GMAT.

Schedule a FLEX test. The test can be administered in our Westport, CT office. Please call or e-mail us.

Adhere to deadlines, complete college and secondary schools essays... read more

Bertram Says...

We love Ecojot's journals, notebooks, sketchbooks, calendars and note cards not only because they use 100% post-consumer recycled paper, but because they give back. Their "Give Program" donates a school notebook to a child in need with every journal and sketchbook purchased. read more