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Waitlisted? You’re in Good Company

January marks the application deadlines for most secondary schools. Admissions offices will continue reviewing test scores and application material for…

Watch the Seniors

One great way to learn something new is to watch someone else do it first. You go; I’ll just stand…

Your Winning Team

Freshman year is full of new opportunities! High school courses, clubs, homework, sports, and your calendar are all central to…

What Is On the SSAT & the ISEE Anyway?

Thinking about taking the SSAT or the ISEE and trying to figure out which is best for you? The first…

Water Your Brain

My colleague Jeff takes care of a plant in his office. Well, “takes care of” might more accurately mean, “mostly…

Brain Feeling Sluggish? Play in the Dirt.

Yay, spring! Hey, juniors! How are you doing? I understand that this question from a college counselor can immediately prompt…

Waitlisted: Keep Calm and March On

Congratulations, seniors! You are well on your way to National Decision Day. It has been a very busy year, and…

Well, How Did I Get Here?

Just 10 or 15 years ago, before we could rely on our phones and satellites to keep track of us,…

Why You Should Unplug This Thanksgiving

Please don’t post pics of your turkey dinner. Don’t Instagram your far-flung family with photos of your goings-on while ignoring…

Why Parents Should Act as Consultants

You just have to study more. Work harder. That’s it. Just buckle down, put in more time, and you  will …