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Fall 2010

As families and educators settle in for another semester, we all aspire to keep that sense of summer calm alive as we face the challenges of a new school year.

Please be sure to read through the insights and Bertram team guidance below and look to "From the Quad" for additional perspectives on college and graduate school admissions, independent day and boarding schools, as well as special needs education options. And, as always, we welcome your comments and family news.


Cammie Bertram and The Bertram Team
191 Post Road West, Westport, Connecticut 06880

Signs and Signals

What constitutes the "best" college? It's a subject of debate. The U.S. News & World Report just named the Best Colleges of 2011, and here is our response.

Will college textbooks become obsolete? Will iPads and e-readers replace old-fashioned page turning? One professor from Oklahoma State University puts iPads to the test. Read more in ... read more

The Right Road

"The Science of Roommates" in the New York Times, discusses just how much your student's first roommate can affect him in terms of health, happiness, study habits and more.

This school year, guide your teenager on the success path. names 7 Habits of Highly Successful... read more

New Footprints

Our team will attend the 1st Annual Green Schools National Conference.Watch for our update and trends.


We welcome Bobbi Krein to our excellent team of college advisors. To meet our entire advisory team, click here.

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The Savvy Guide

Campus Outreach Services is a foundation that provides students, parents and staff with a wide range of guidance around academic and social issues. Their program You're Off to See the Wizard prepares seniors for college, tackling topics like the Greek system, athletics, relationships, roommates and more.

Bertram is... read more

The Compass

September - November

  • Register for standardized tests. Click these links to register for the SAT and Subject TestsACT and GMAT.
  • Schedule a FLEX test. (SSAT offers only one per year per candidate.) The test can be
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The Socially-Responsible Highway: A Greener Route

The Princeton Review adds another guidebook to their repertoire: The Princeton Review's Guide to 286 Green Colleges. Click here for more information.

Water quality is becoming just as important as the quality of our earth. "Blue jobs" may boom in the years ahead. See our blog. And... read more

Off the Beaten Path

Click here to see the "Top 5 Things No One Told You to Bring to College."

Say what?! Here is the latest college jargon.... read more