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How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star!


  How To Be a Total School Fair Rock Star -before, during, and after best practices   You may have been to a couple of school fairs already. They are one of the most important initial stops on the independent school journey. It’s where you gain knowledge and make that first impression. You can shine bright […]

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Back to School Tips. Ready? Let’s Go.

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  Hey, RIISE Fam! FACT: The final days of summer and the start of a new school year is upon us! There is so much to look forward to as we support our kids this new academic year. We put together a few RIISE tips for a smooth transition and a strong start. If you […]

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A Few Things To Do Now That Admissions Is Closing


So what should applicants do and not do? We caught up briefly with Jenna King, admissions director at Riverdale Country School and asked her to share some of her insight… What should parents/applicants be focusing on now? research follow up questions now to prepare for offers i.e., transportation, after-school programs don’t get too focused on […]

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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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Technology + Suniti = Private Tutor


Over the next several months, our affiliate Test Rocker, will offer our college bound students a series of Test Rocking Challenges as they re-introduce us to the benefits of accessing our own private tutor, through technology – saving us both time and money! Besides TECHNOLOGY , what makes Test Rocker really ROCK is the TUTOR. Meet world renowned […]

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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! 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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Part II – RIISE Roadmap: Admissions – Filling Up The Gas Tank – What You Should Know Before You Apply


Part II The Admissions Roadmap, Step I Filling up the Gas Tank The Things You Need to do Before you Apply to Independent School By Jason H. Caldwell Director of Admissions Horace Mann School   Recommendations are in order within the next month or so. For Nursery (pre-K)-grade 4, speak with your child’s previous year’s […]

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Back to School Tips: Students & Parents

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It’s that time of the year again-”back to school”! September is a great time to start anew. High School in particular is comprised of four important years that can chart a students course for success in college or the workforce. Whether entering or leaving post secondary education, now is the time to prepare. Here are […]

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