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Tag Archives: Independent School

You’ve Gotta BELIEVE—Awaiting the Decision

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      It’s about to get real in a hot minute! Keenly aware of where she will be this time next year with the independent school admission process, a mom of a three year old and a six month old is hyper-aware of the conversations buzzing around her, “…all the chatter in the nyc trains is about […]

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Lunch With Gina—That Girl, Sydney Robertson

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It was an absolute pleasure to catch up with Sydney at the close of her winter break from Wellesley College. She is That Girl for so many reasons. Sydney is an indy school grad (day and boarding school), a junior in college, and an up-stander headed into the financial industry.  Sydney agreed to this impromptu Lunch With Gina […]

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Mom Tell All—About That School Tour

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 *this is good info for that interview you may not have had yet! What was it like the day you arrived for the indy school tour? I was excited, as I am with every tour, to see how the children function in their school environments and also see the facilities. I was running late for […]

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RIISE Above The Rest!

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I had to borrow this quote from my nephew’s t-shirt because it’s in perfect alignment with how RIISE rocks. Having a growth mindset can inspire you to do what most won’t—contemplate and apply for an independent school education. It takes a certain amount of grit to consider and journey through the admission process. Please understand, […]

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Working at an Independent School as a Person of Color

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“Akim St.Omer is a graduate of Prep For Prep, LREI and Boston College who has spent his career working in various educational organizations, from non-profits, universities, charter schools and most recently independent schools. He views his professional and personal work as intersectional. Akim aims to bring diverse perspectives to the table to achieve a more […]

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THREE IMPORTANT THINGS A DAD MUST CONSIDER WHEN APPLYING FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.

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This RIISE guest blog comes from Saliou Diop, blogger/founder—DaddyGoRound …sometimes it takes a Dad to win over Dad’s who are on the fence! As a dad/parent, choosing a school for your child can be very time consuming as there are a lot of things to think about and consider. From the school’s curriculum to how […]

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Parent Alert: Rock The Process—RIISE Roadmap Workshop Series™

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    PARENT ALERT ROCK THE PROCESS! RIISE Roadmap Workshop Series Shows Parents of Color How-To Navigate and Prepare for the Independent Schools Admissions Application Process Learn How to Write A Great ESSAY, Prepare for INTERVIEW, Tackle FINANCIAL investment,and Navigate Finding Your PLACE in the Independent School CULTURE It’s Admissions Application Season…Calling out parents of […]

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The Visual Portfolio Workshop™ at #RIISEFBRE16

T H E  V I S U A L  P O R T F O L I O  WO R K S H O P ™ A unique workshop for middle and high school applicants! Register now, space is limited. Sunday October 2, 2016 at the RIISE Fall Boutique Recruitment Event at Fordham University. Student […]

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Newly Enrolled Families: Nine in Ninety

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Here’s to the close of a fantastic summer, and the beginning of a new school year. This beginning signals both enrollment and admissions at independent schools. For our newly enrolled families—what now? The first 90 days of the enrollment process at an independent school is almost as daunting as the application process itself. I recall […]

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How Much Grit Does It Take To Be An Indy School Student, of Color?

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Grit is a personality trait that social scientists and educational leaders have spent a great deal of time researching as an indicator for academic achievement. In The New York Times bestseller, Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth suggests a three step plan for achievement that has little to do with a […]

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