Georgia Irvin's Guide to Schools, Third Edition: Selected Independent Schools and Preschools

Georgia Irvin's Guide to Schools, Third Edition: Selected Independent Schools and Preschools

by Georgia K. Irvin

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Georgia Irvin's Guide to Schools, Third Edition: Selected Independent Schools and Preschools by Georgia K. Irvin

The culmination of four decades of experience as an independent school admission officer, educational consultant, parent, and grandparent, Georgia Irvin's Guide to Schools is designed to alleviate the anxiety associated with the school search process. Herein you will find: descriptions and current statistics on more than 100 select independent schools; clear-cut steps in researching schools and submitting applications for optimum results; easy to read charts for quick access to information; answers to frequently asked questions on education, costs, and financial aid. General information on 90 preschools is new to this edition. In addition, this book includes a guide to what to look for as you visit schools, tips on what to expect during the process, and a section addressing special concerns such as kindergarten readiness, gifted students, attention deficit disorder, learning differences, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589794610
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 1,054,113
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Georgia K. Irvin, a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and a Certified Educational Planner, is considered one of the premier educational consultants in the country. Founder and President of Georgia K. Irvin and Associates, she served as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, for fifteen years. She is a frequent speaker on admission topics. The Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSAT) honored her with the prestigious William B. Bretnall Award for her "exemplary contribution to the field of independent school admissions." She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Author xix

Chapter 1 Independent Schools 1

Why Attend an Independent School? 1

How to Apply to an Independent School 3

Do Your Homework 8

Prepare to Apply 17

Submit Application 24

Follow Up 34

Admission Decisions and Parents' Responses 35

Acronyms Used in School Profiles 41

Independent School Directory 45

Independent School Maps, Table, and Worksheet 257

Chapter 2 Preschools 273

Basic Early Education Information 273

Consider Your and Your Child's Needs 274

Your Options 276

Do Your Homework 278

Prepare to Apply 279

Submit Applications 283

Parent Responses 283

Preschool Directory 285

Preschool Maps and Table 365

Chapter 3 Alternatives 377

Charter Schools 377

Home Schooling 379

Chapter 4 A Conversation with Georgia 381

Kindergarten Readiness 381

Helping Your Child Be Successful in School 383

Learning Issues 393

Use of Time 395

The Troubled Child 397

Looking Ahead 400

A Final Note 400

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