The Student Success Blog

3 Simple Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Posted by Milken School 11/20/2017

If you’ve ever thought about private school but weren’t sure you could afford it, you might be surprised to learn that private school budgets are designed to make it affordable for qualified students to attend. If private school is what your child needs to succeed, follow these 3 simple steps to apply for financial aid.  

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Topics: Scholarships & Financial Aid

How to Apply to Private School

Posted by Milken School 11/13/2017

Applying to private school can seem like a daunting experience if you’re new to the process and just getting started. There are deadlines to meet, requirements to fulfill, and appointments to make. It can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! These quick private school application tips can help you easily break down the process into simple steps that will help you stay on track.

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Topics: Applying to Private School

Is it Time to Switch Schools? 3 Questions to Consider

Posted by Milken School 10/30/2017

Are you happy at your current school? If you are both properly challenged and properly supported in your learning experience, then chances are, you’ve found a great school for you. But if you’re not, it might be time to ask yourself if you’re attending the right school. Check out these three questions to ask yourself to determine if it might be time for you to switch schools.

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Topics: Academics

How to Handle Bullying at School

Posted by Milken School 10/16/2017

The sad truth is that for many children, bullying is an unfortunate experience that occurs at school. No one deserves to be bullied or have someone be mean to them, but believe it or not, 77 percent of school aged children are bullied in some manner, including mental, verbal and physical abuse. That statistic comes from the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, which notes that 43 percent of students also report online abuse; this means that cyberbullying is on the rise.  

A safe and supportive environment is crucial to proper child development and a positive learning environment. If you think you or someone you know may be experiencing bullying at school, check out these tips on what you can do.

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Topics: Student Life

Write, Debate, and Argue like Aristotle

Posted by Caitlin G. 10/8/2017

The art of argumentation has been studied since the time of Aristotle. His book, Treatise on Rhetoric, approaches argumentation and public speaking as a science; skilled rhetoricians are said to be able to persuade anyone of any topic. In fact, rhetoric is sometimes known as the art of persuasion.

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Topics: Academics

Preparing for an Acting Career with a High School Acting Program

Posted by Caitlin G. 10/8/2017

If you’re in middle school and looking to prepare for an acting career by joining a high school with a great acting program, there are plenty of things you can start doing now that will help in your chosen profession. The four tips below are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to preparing for an acting career.

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Topics: Arts & Activities

How to Make Friends in Middle School

Posted by Andrea Smith 10/2/2017

Middle school is a time of transitions. New school, new students, new classes and teachers, more homework and higher academic expectations can all add up to a difficult adjustment period. But, a strong friend group can provide an important support system to help you navigate your way through this time. Friendships also teach important social skills such as communication, cooperation, and problem solving. It might seem scary or challenging to make new friends, but don’t panic. Check out these ways that can help you to make friends in middle school.

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Topics: Student Life

10 Private School Interview Questions

Posted by Milken School 10/2/2017

It’s application time for private schools, and that means private school admission interviews. Once you schedule your visit to the school, which usually includes the interview, it’s to prepare for your chat with the admission representative. What questions might you be asked? Check out these 10 questions commonly asked during private school interviews:

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Topics: Applying to Private School, Application tips

How to Write Your Admission Essay

Posted by Milken School 9/11/2017

Applying to private school means you need to think about writing your admission essay. Many students will spend time scouring the web looking for sample admission essays, but the truth is, you won’t find many. Why? This is one piece of writing that needs to be unique to you, your writing style, and your knowledge and interests. Check out these helpful tips on how to write the best possible admission essay to help you get accepted at private school.

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, Applying to Private School, Application tips

ISEE Test Prep: 7 strategies for success

Posted by Milken School 9/1/2017

When applying to private schools in LA, students are required to take an entrance exam known as the ISEE. For some students, standardized tests like the ISEE can be a stressful experience. But, students who plan for the test and have strategies in mind are often more successful. Check out these 7 simple ISEE test prep tips for success may help students do their best on the exam day.


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Topics: Applying to Private School, Application tips, ISEE

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