11/21/2019

What is a Traditional School?

From the Director of Admission. In the age of micro-schools, homeschooling, online schools, and more, some parents ask me what traditional schools look like these days. Are they the schools that many of us attended—teachers presenting information at a chalkboard and students sitting in rows taking notes? My answer to this question is both “yes” […]

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10/24/2019

15 Questions to Ask at the Parent Interview

Looking at prospective schools can be stressful. Not only is it a huge financial commitment but you also want the school to best fit your family’s values, philosophies, and expectations. Most schools’ websites and tours will provide a good overview of the school, but the following list of questions will help you dig a little […]

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11/05/2018

How to Spot a Great Teacher

Advice from an Admission Director As you visit area schools to observe teachers, you may be asking yourself, “What should I look for when evaluating a teacher and school’s faculty?” If you have thought this, know that you are not alone. For many of us, it’s been several years since we have been in the […]

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09/11/2018

When the Start of School is Not Going Well

Advice from an Admission Director What a joy it is to welcome new and returning students to school. Most students we see at WES are excited to start the year, hop out of the car to give high fives to friends and dash off to class. But as the parent of three now grown children […]

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09/08/2018

Transitioning to a New School

Advice from a Director of Admission Congratulations! You’ve made that big decision and have decided where your child will be going to school next year. Now what? The process of transitioning to a new school can seem like a daunting one as you leave a community in which your family is attached. However, it doesn’t […]

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07/24/2017

What Your Child Should Say After A School Visit

Advice from a Director of Admission One of the most important parts of any child’s application to a school is their visit day. The school visit presents a wonderful opportunity for your child to get a true view of what their experience at a school could look like. Often times, a school that may have […]

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