Young people have complex and multi-faceted lives. They are kids so of course they need to spend lots of time playing and having fun. This after all is an important part of growing up. Play contributes to creative and critical thinking and also teaches kids sharing, empathy and working in groups. So parents need to ensure that kids spend a good portion of their time playing.
But just as important is for kids to be prepared for life when they become adults. This requires that parents do a variety of things for and with their kids, many of which may not be very popular to young people, but all are effective at getting them prepared for a successful life.
And for most, a successful life requires four years at a top university. What can parents do to prepare their kids for getting accepted by a good university?
Plan for the Type of Career your Child would like to have
Lots of kids understand from young ages what they want to do with their lives. Many others do not know exactly, but they know what general direction they would like to go. This means there can be a path taken that helps get them toward that direction. Then as they hone in on specifically what they would like to do, parents can be ahead of the game. With this knowledge at hand parents need to act.
Determine what type of universities specialize in your child’s career choice. If it is medicine, law or music, there are dozens of great schools that can be pursued. Same with marketing or science. Look into these schools and familiarize yourself with several that you think are appropriate.
Get to know how they work, what types of students and grades they look for and when you should interact with them to let them know you are interested in having your child attend. You will be surprised to learn that many parents engage with a school long before the child’s senior high school year. Some even take trips to the campus and meet with administrators to show their seriousness.
Make sure your Child meet the requirements of the University
Top universities are desirable to students the world over, and as a result they are overrun with new student applicants. In some cases there are twenty times more student applicants than there are available slots. The majority of these students meet the academic criteria required by the university.
Universities also look at other factors including the high schools they attended, any clubs and organizations they are members of, what community activities the young person participated in, and that there were no behavioral or disciplinary issues on the young person’s record.
A really great way to get all of these boxes checked is to make sure your child attends a top private high school, better yet, a private boarding high schools
Why choose a Boarding School for your Child?
The first thing you are probably asking yourself is “How much does boarding school cost?” Let me tell you right up front, that like the best of anything, they are expensive. But you should also know that practically every boarding school has financial program for families in need.This could cover some or even most of the cost of the school and put aside the only real objection for taking this road. Now the benefits.
Boarding schools are the number one feeder schools for top four year universities. The kids at these schools virtually all go to college and many attend the best of the best. Universities know the type of students that attend boarding schools and they know the type of education provided by these school so they put their students at the top of the list.
Boarding schools offer a completely academically immersed learning environment where a student is taught the best learning curriculums by the best teachers. Additionally, students are developed from a psychological and social standpoint. They integrate with students from other cultures and the communities creating well-rounded young people prepared for the rigors of university life. In short they are on average, better students. This is why choosing a boarding school is the best choice you can make to prepare your child for university.
Take these steps to best prepare your child to get into a top university. You will find that most universities will be excited to have your child attend.