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Love, Admissions.2

Dear Families, In honor of having navigated the competitive application process, we are back to share more love! Are you worried that the application process didn’t reflect your family’s capacity or your child’s ability & potential? You are not alone. The Top 3 Things Parents Worry About: what my spouse may have said/did during the interview  – […]

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Love, Admissions

Dear Family Applicants, There may be a few loose ends like a pending interview or test date, but for the most part your role in this rigorous application process is over. Job well done, family!!! Because we’ve been there, we expect you may be experiencing a bit of anxiety as you wait for notification. In […]

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Thank You! End of Series, but not End of Journey – RIISE Roadmap Workshop Series™

    Thank you to all who participated in our RIISE Roadmap Workshop Series™. Many of you went out of your way to make it, traveling distances, bracing through hard rain, and re-arranging schedules. We were honored by your participation. A big shout out to this year’s host school – Riverdale Country School! What participants had to […]

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REPOST – Ten Tips for Leaving a Good Impression at an Independent School Interview

REPOST from 2013 RIISE blog…. We have many themes leading into our diversity recruitment event, Sunday, October 6, like: Awareness, Application, Access Luck favors the Prepared RIISE Lifestyle Straight, no Chaser! But, there is one blog that really captures the theme, Straight No Chaser. Not for the faint of heart, and certainly not meant to […]

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Admissions Now!

Admissions Now! Are You Applying?   What’s Your Vision?  Do You Have A Game Plan? Resources In  Independent School Education  Can Help It’s your right to dream big. An independent school education can transform the future for your child and your family. This summer RIISE has been helping families plan out their vision for excellence in […]

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Timely Tips: The Decision, and Your Next Move

Decisions have begun to roll in! We hope you received warm welcomes from schools. We know how hard your family worked. Above all, reassure your child that regardless of the outcome, as a parent you are their advocate and you will take the educational journey with them wherever they are. Here are a few next steps,  in […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – #5: Show Up – Open Houses, Tours, Receptions…

Yes, it is Admissions Now! If you are a prospective family, this is a time of huge discovery. It is also a time to stand up, show up, and be recognized. There’s nothing like a first impression, or a second. So, whenever there is an opportunity to learn more about a school and it’s culture […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – #4

We continue this Monday’s Admissions Now! Quick Tips with tips from Abby Katz, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid at Greenwich Academy, in lower Fairfield County, CT. We asked Abby those same four questions many families may not dare ask an admissions representative, and got her perspective. Thanks Abby! We hope you find these tips helpful on your admissions journey […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – Post #3

This Monday’s Admissions Now! Quick Tips comes from Linda Shuffman, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management at The Town School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We asked Linda four questions many families may not dare ask an admissions representative. We hope you find the tips helpful. Please share!   1) What part of the […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – Post #1

This and every Monday during the admissions season we are going to post tips from parents, admissions directors and consultants to help you manage the process of applying to private, independent schools this season or the next. Already enrolled? Kindly, share it with someone you know. Today’s Admissions Now! Quick Tips comes from Sarah Lafferty […]

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