New Admission Exam for Boston Public Schools

New Admission Exam for Boston Public Schools

For the past few months, Boston Public Schools has been deciding which company to work with in creating a new test for admission into the 3 exam schools: Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy and John D. O’bryant.  A decision has been made to work with NWEA,...
ISEE Essay Section: Is it actually important?

ISEE Essay Section: Is it actually important?

Is the ISEE essay section actually important? You may be wondering what the point is of having to write an essay on the ISEE if it won’t be graded.  Why bother practicing for this section of the exam? The essay portion is equally as important as the rest of the test...
Do ISEE scores really matter?

Do ISEE scores really matter?

Do ISEE scores really matter? Students spend weeks or even months studying for the ISEE.  Is it worth it? Are high ISEE scores really that important in getting into private schools? The short answer here is YES! However, it is not the only thing private schools take...
When to Start Studying for the ISEE?

When to Start Studying for the ISEE?

As soon as you and your child decide to apply for private school, you need to start thinking about how to prepare for the ISEE.  You might be thinking about when to start studying for the ISEE? How much do students have to study to get a great score on the exam?  How...
Coping with Private School Rejection

Coping with Private School Rejection

You just received the letter stating that your child has been rejected from private school. It can be hard to cope with if that school was your top choice. You might be wondering where you went wrong.  You might be feeling sad or angry. Here are some things to keep in...
Top 100 Most Common ISEE Vocabulary Words

Top 100 Most Common ISEE Vocabulary Words

Studying vocabulary is one of the most effective ways to improve an ISEE score.  Many parents and students search for a list of the most common ISEE vocabulary words to study.  It may be frustrating to know that the companies who create these exams do not provide an...

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