The culmination of four decades of experience as an independent school admission officer, educational consultant, parent, and grandparent, Georgia Irvin's Guide to Schools is designed to alleviate the anxiety associated with the school search process. Herein you will find: descriptions and current statistics on more than 100 select independent schools; clear-cut steps in researching schools and submitting applications for optimum results; easy to read charts for quick access to information; answers to frequently asked questions on education, costs, and financial aid. General information on 90 preschools is new to this edition. In addition, this book includes a guide to what to look for as you visit schools, tips on what to expect during the process, and a section addressing special concerns such as kindergarten readiness, gifted students, attention deficit disorder, learning differences, and more.
Georgia K. Irvin, a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and a Certified Educational Planner, is considered one of the premier educational consultants in the country. Founder and President of Georgia K. Irvin and Associates, she served as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, for fifteen years. She is a frequent speaker on admission topics. The Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSAT) honored her with the prestigious William B. Bretnall Award for her "exemplary contribution to the field of independent school admissions." She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.