I have heard from a growing number of families this spring about scheduling preliminary campus tours in preparation for applying to boarding schools for the 2015-16 academic year. It is certainly never too early to begin planning a school search. Extending the timeframe for visiting campuses increases a family’s opportunities to build firsthand knowledge of schools. I also have heard from admission officers that they appreciate the chance for a school to make a stronger early impression than can be gleaned from a website. In addition to a spring campus tour, some schools offer a brief, informal conversation with a member of the admission team. Whether you are just exploring the process or are ready to initiate a school search, The Bertram Group can design the timelines you need and guide your family from the beginning to the successful conclusion of the process.
In this issue:
- Audrey explores what to consider when deciding whether to look for a new school for your child.
- We offer the second installment of a guest interview to discuss testing trends with Heather Hoerle, executive director of the Secondary School Admission Test Board.
- I discuss how thinking about the whole child helps to find a successful school fit, a column reprinted from Moffly Media’s Independent School Guide.
- Holly identifies strategies for helping students make the transition to boarding school.
- Deena and Jeremy write a joint column about college planning for students who have had a therapeutic issue temporarily interrupt their educational path.
- Our Bertram News column celebrates Linda becoming a Certified Educational Planner and explains the meaning of such certification.
- Worthwhile Detours announces a panel discussion about college planning that is of interest to parents—and which features Deena as a guest speaker.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Cammie Bertram and The Bertram Team