SELECTING A PRIVATE SCHOOL

SELECTING A PRIVATE SCHOOL

How do you choose the best Austin School for your child? Sometimes, which school a child attends is a simple matter of geography: The student enrolls at the nearest public school. However, for parents seeking more of a custom fit for their child, Austin and the...
APPLYING PROCESS

APPLYING PROCESS

You think you’ve found the perfect school in Austin. What’s next? Here’s a step-by-step look at the admissions process. INTERVIEWS The initial “getting to know you” part of the process can consist of school tours, classroom observations and interviews with admissions...
IS IT THE RIGHT SCHOOL?

IS IT THE RIGHT SCHOOL?

The National Association of Independent Schools recommends that parents visit a school, observe carefully and ask themselves these questions: Do the students seem productive, engaged and happy? Does what you see reflect the school’s stated mission? Does the school...
ALL BOYS? ALL GIRLS?

ALL BOYS? ALL GIRLS?

IS A SINGLE-GENDER EDUCATION RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD? As a society, the pendulum swings on gender roles and preferences, starting in early childhood, but the issues go beyond whether boys or girls prefer trucks to dolls or pink and blue. The differences are “real,...
SCHOOLS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS?

SCHOOLS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS?

For a Special Needs Child When a child has a disability, the right school can help to maximize his or her full potential. Choosing an educational path for a child with special needs is challenging for many reasons, including: • The grieving process. Parents often have...
Why Go Private?

Why Go Private?

AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT AUSTIN PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE TO OFFER For one mom, putting her two boys ages 5 and 6 into the public school system was never an option — even though she is zoned to a coveted  School District. Herself a former teacher in the public school system,...