Welcome to another academic year, with its wonderful promise of personal growth. We are excited for all of our Bertram candidates as last year’s graduates enjoy new beginnings at their schools of choice and future graduates look ahead to plan their next educational challenge.
Every year the diversity of students with whom we work is a testament to how many types of learners exist and the value of each individual finding the school that best meets their needs. With this issue of our newsletter, I am also reminded of the breadth of educational choices available to today’s students. An historical wealth of knowledge in the fields of education and psychology, enhanced by contemporary research, has built an array of high caliber institutions, ranging from traditional boarding and day schools to experiential learning opportunities and therapeutic educational programs. As always, we at The Bertram Group are available to help your family explore these varied options. It is a joy to get to know all of our candidates and to see them blossom and fulfill their potential.... read full issue
GREETINGS! We hope that 2018 brings joy and prosperity to you and your loved ones. As we embrace the New Year, we reflect back on a productive 2017. The Bertram Group has had an exciting year on many fronts. Audrey Noyes Ludemann wrote a feature-length article on the latest trends to formalize...
In this issue, Cammie Bertram highlights how Bertram team members build their professional expertise in understanding the educational landscape. In a guest interview, Erby Mitchell, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at The Hotchkiss School, offers advice on how to approach the parent interview at boarding schools. We reprint the first part of Audrey Ludemann’s article, recently published in the Moffly Media Independent School Guide, that explores how boarding schools are assessing character in the admissions process. In a related guest interview, Charlotte Brownlee, Director of Admission and Enrollment, discusses character at Cate School in California. Holly McGlennon Treat and Kristen J. Naspo outline strategies for considering learning differences in the context of a boarding school search. Deena Maerowitz advises candidates on how to balance the pressures of their senior year with the deadlines of college applications. Jeremy McGeorge outlines clues for recognizing when a student’s anxiety needs specialized support. We announce a save-the-date to hear Deena Maerowitz speak in September about learning differences and the college search, and to hear author Lee Daniel Kravetz speak in October about the psychological phenomenon of infectious behaviors.... read full issue
We are so proud of our candidates, and their families, and the work we do together to bring educational dreams to fruition. I am pleased to report that all those who went through the recent admission cycle have found new school homes that excite them. More than 90 percent of our boarding school candidates will attend their first-choice schools this fall. Our candidates also enjoy success and a variety of interests as they matriculate at colleges and universities nationwide and around the globe. read full issue