Tag: HS Admissions

College Cousins: Syracuse University and University of Pittsburgh

Syracuse University was founded in 1870 in the aftermath of the Civil War. We can count its founders as visionaries, not only because of the university they founded, but because they opened the doors of their fledgling institution to women, hardly a common practice in that day. Today, as Syracuse approaches the 150th anniversary of […]

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Best High School?

Schools are the communities that grow our children into young adults preparing for college. “My children love their school. They love their teachers, they feel challenged but not overly stressed, and they’ve formed great friendships though rewarding extracurricular activities. We’ve had an extremely positive experience—at least we thought we did. And, then the rankings came […]

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5 Tips to Help Your Kids with High School Admissions Decisions

We’re not breaking new ground to note that life seems to come with ups and downs. And…we want to spare our kids the downs. Still, we hope to help them make the most of challenging situations and grow from those opportunities, developing resiliency that will serve them well throughout their lives. High school admissions decisions […]

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3 Tips to Boost Stress Immunity

April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers just may bring on allergies. All kinds of environmental stressors and contagions are popping up: APs, research papers, freaked-out friends (and parents!), proms, playoffs,  galas, and celebratory outings and activities. Good grief! It’s a lot. As one colleague put it to me, “Do you notice how many […]

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5 Tips For Starting a New School Club

I work with a number of students who, at some point in their high school career, think about starting a new extracurricular club. On its face, this would seem to be an excellent example of leadership and an important contribution to the school community. And of course, when done correctly, it is. But any student […]

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