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Understanding admission decisions

Posted by Milken School 2/19/2018

For most students applying to private school, March marks the month when admission decisions arrive, and you need to take the next step in your application and enrollment process. So what are these potential decisions you may receive and what do they mean?

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, Applying to Private School, admission decisions

What to do if you don't get accepted

Posted by Milken School 2/19/2018

When you apply to private school, you're not guaranteed admission. The unfortunate aspect of the application process is that you ultimately could end up with a letter saying you've been denied admission. While this can be an incredibly disappointing experience, there are lessons to be learned and options to consider.

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, admission decisions

Waitlisted. Now What?

Posted by Milken School 2/12/2018

As you've learned already, there's an application process and admission to private school is not guaranteed. You have to be accepted to the school you wish to attend, and when admission decisions arrive, some students are accepted, others are unfortunately denied admission, and some are waitlisted. Wondering what the waitlist is and what you need to do if you're on it? Check out these frequently asked questions.

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, Applying to Private School

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

Finding Top Jewish Day Schools

Posted by Caitlin G. 8/29/2017

Finding top Jewish day schools is much easier now than in years past. Rather than sending students to a supplementary program after school, many Jewish parents are looking for secondary schools that are more like traditional American independent schools, with a strong focus on academics and college prep that also weave traditional Jewish studies into the curriculum.

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Topics: Choosing a Private School, Academics, Jewish Studies

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Welcome to Milken's Student Success Blog! We use this space to share information that we think will be helpful to all students at each stage of their middle and high school journey. 

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