3 Tips For Applying To Private Schools

Dec 28, 2015 by

Depending on the city in which you live, getting into private school can be as simple as enrolling and paying tuition. However, if you live in a more populated area, enrolling your child into the private school of your choice can be more complicated. If you are in the process of applying to private schools, here are some tips to use to help increase the chances your child is accepted. 

Know What Your Child Is Learning

Learning standards can vary from institution to institution. As a result, what your child is learning could fall below the standards that were set by the private schools you are applying to. If your child’s education up to this point has not been up to the schools’ standards, you could have trouble finding one to fit your child. 

To ensure you are aware of what your child had learned, find out the curriculum expectations of his or her current school. By knowing these, you can compare what he or she has learned with what the private schools’ expects them to know. 

Narrow Down Your Choices

Instead of applying to several private schools in hopes of increasing your odds of success, you need to narrow down your choices. By narrowing down your choices, you can concentrate more on meeting the standards set by those schools. 

Use what your child has learned and what you are looking for in a school to narrow your choices down to four schools. 

Be Realistic

Highly competitive private schools are difficult to get into for even the brightest children. Even if you feel that your child’s chances of getting into the school are good, it is important that you apply to more than just that one school. 

If your child is not accepted at the schools of choice, it can be discouraging to him or her. It is because of this, it is important to apply to not only your top choice, but also some safety schools. Safety schools are those you feel that your child is most likely to be accepted. 

You also need to set your child’s expectations. Do not further stress the child about getting into certain schools. 

Applying to private schools can take time and effort, but it can be worth it for your child’s education. Contact the school’s counselors directly to learn more about what you can do to improve your child’s chances of getting accepted.