1) Hire an educational consultant
Of course you can research the shools yourself, but that can be a daunting task. Educational consultants are becoming more and more commonplace. After all it's your child's future and happiness at stake.
2) Make a list of schools you like
Make a list of the schools you are interested. Many of the schools featured in our guide have websites. You and your child can surf the internet together to make this a fun process for both of you.that you and your child understand each other's needs when it comes to choosing a school.
3) Visit the schools on your short list
A very important step. You simply cannot rely on the opinions of others or a web site to tell what a school is really like.
4) Prepare for the admissions test and submit your applications timely
Your child may be extremely smart, even gifted. But if she has not taken a couple of practice admissions tests, she will not shine on the real test. Test preparation is important. It will give them the edge he/she needs. Don't skip this step.
Submit all applications materials on time. Competitive schools will have application deadlines. Stick to these. In fact, wherever possible, submit your materials a week or two early.
5) Don't forget to apply for financial aid
Don't forget to apply for financial aid. Almost every private school offers some kind of financial aid package. Be sure to ask if you feel that you will need assistance