Georgia Irvin's Guide to Schools Metropolitan Washington: Selected Independent Schools and Preschools

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2009-12-30
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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The culmination of four decades of the author's 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 one hundred select independent schools; clear-cut steps to researching independent schools and submitting applications for optimum results; easy-to-read charts for quick access to information; and answers to frequently asked questions on education, costs, and financial aid. General information on ninety 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. Book jacket.

Author Biography

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 admissions 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

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
About the Authorp. xix
Independent Schoolsp. 1
Why Attend an Independent School?p. 1
How to Apply to an Independent Schoolp. 3
Do Your Homeworkp. 8
Prepare to Applyp. 17
Submit Applicationp. 24
Follow Upp. 34
Admission Decisions and Parents' Responsesp. 35
Acronyms Used in School Profilesp. 41
Independent School Directoryp. 45
Independent School Maps, Table, and Worksheetp. 257
Preschoolsp. 273
Basic Early Education Informationp. 273
Consider Your and Your Child's Needsp. 274
Your Optionsp. 276
Do Your Homeworkp. 278
Prepare to Applyp. 279
Submit Applicationsp. 283
Parent Responsesp. 283
Preschool Directoryp. 285
Preschool Maps and Tablep. 365
Alternativesp. 377
Charter Schoolsp. 377
Home Schoolingp. 379
A Conversation with Georgiap. 381
Kindergarten Readinessp. 381
Helping Your Child Be Successful in Schoolp. 383
Learning Issuesp. 393
Use of Timep. 395
The Troubled Childp. 397
Looking Aheadp. 400
A Final Notep. 400
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