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As we approach a new age of the pandemic, the school system faces more challenges and tries to navigate accordingly. Private middle and high schools in Los Angeles are flooded with parents seeking a better education for their child, but they’re continually met with “test optional”, “test blind”, and “school specific.” It’s understandably confusing and…

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What is the Character Skills Snapshot?

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The Character Skills Snapshot is a tool that the admission teams of private schools use to learn more about students outside the confines of the standard application process–interviews, essay questions, and test scores. It presents the student with real life scenarios where they must choose what responses are most or least like them. What is…

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ISEE/SSAT Testing Policy Updates in Response to COVID-19

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For those of you who are contemplating applications to private schools, you are well aware that under normal circumstances there is a testing requirement. And that requirement often strikes terror in the hearts of students and parents alike. The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is one of the tests that private schools may require. Parochial…

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