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Advice From Admissions

Admissions is match-making.  Prospective families are searching for a school that will best facilitate the development of their child, and private schools are looking to enroll students that are most appropriate to their mission.  

Given the weight of the decision, it’s easy for parents to feel paralyzed in knowing where to start with selecting a school.  We hope the following posts will stimulate thought in a way that helps you think more holistically about school choice.  

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A Lesson Learned Outside the Classroom
Danny Kahalley

Do you believe in signs? I’m not talking about the kind that prompts you to exit on the interstate, or the kind that advertise a local restaurant. I’m talking about the kind of sign where God taps you on the shoulder and says, “Pay attention.” 

  • Community
  • Houston
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • Private School
Is Your Child More Than a Number?
Rachel Hannusch

I have yet to meet anyone involved in the education system who disputes that grades are important. The pressure for this generation’s brightest minds to get into good colleges often makes grades the number one concern to both parents and students alike.

  • Admissions
  • Assessment
  • Education
  • Grades
  • Private School
ISEE Fact and Fiction: What Every Parent Should Know
Danny Kahalley

Thank you to Matt Steiner for giving permission to reprint his article. The Admissions Office at STE receives frequent questions regarding the Independent School Entrance Examination, and this post provides a great overview of the test.

  • Admissions
  • ISEE
  • Private School
  • Testing
The Beautiful Complexity of Education
Kevin Gray

There is something I like to tell students when they get stuck or feel frustrated about a written assignment, whether it is an essay, a paragraph, or even a simple sentence: “Writing is evidence of organized thought.”

  • Learning
  • Private School
  • Teaching
Christ Over the Classics
Lindsey Scholl

It seems that classical educators have to work too hard to justify their existence in America. Why should we need arguments for Latin, when Latin mottos are inscribed on every coin in the nation?

  • Christianity
  • Classical Education
  • Classics
Value of a Thank You
Danny Kahalley

In the search for a private school, parents will likely encounter frequent references to a school’s mission.  A mission statement is usually no more than a few sentences that summarize the reason a school exists, its ethos.

  • Christianity
  • Classical Education
  • Mission
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The Joy of Godly Distraction
Lindsey Scholl

I just received one of those emails. If you’ve ever attempted to break into a field, you know what I’m talking about: the “thanks, but we’ll pass” line. I suppose that’s better than no line at all.

  • Christianity
  • Classical Education
  • Learning