The Summer Slide: How to Maintain Your Child’s Academic Progress

The Summer Slide, image of two young girls reading a book outside.

Popsicles on the beach, swimming, and summer camps have probably been big topics at the dinner table as your child gets excited about summer. While summer is an important time for kids to recharge and have time to dive into other enrichment opportunities, it is also risky to take an extended period of time away […]

Private School Admissions 2023: Timeline and Tips

Private School Admissions 2023: Timeline and Tips, image of young kids working on their private school admissions application

As summer approaches, so does admissions season! As you start to consider the many premier private schools in San Diego,  it is important to consider what the admissions timeline looks like, especially if this is the first time you’re having a child apply to a private school. Click here to review our admissions info sheet […]

College Prep 2023: Tips for Application Essay Success

College Prep 2023: Tips for Application Essay Success, image of two teens writing their college essays

Writing college application essays can be an intimidating task for many rising high school seniors. On top of the anxiety about getting into the schools of their choice, application essays require an approach to writing that is a complete 180 from the academic essays students are typically asked to write throughout high school. In contrast […]

Morphology: Using Word Parts to Help Strengthen Reading Skills

Morphology: Using Word Parts to Help Strengthen Reading Skills, image of letters saying LEARN

There are many approaches to helping students strengthen their ability to sound out words and read fluently, a skill which is also called decoding.. Most reading programs designed to support students in decoding are called structured literacy (this is a topic we like to talk about OFTEN as it is one of our biggest passions […]


Bionic Reading:
A New Reading Strategy for Students with ADD/ADHD

ADD/ADHD, Reading Strategy for Students with ADD/ADHD, image of a kid reading a book on a bed

Does your child tend to feel overwhelmed when reading and struggle to focus? Even as adults, focusing while reading can be difficult.. If we feel unfocused, reading a paragraph can be exhausting, and information is less likely to soak in. For those with ADD or ADHD, this can be even more so true.  There is […]

What Parents Need to Know About Dyslexia and How It Is Assessed in Today’s Schools

What Parents Need to Know About Dyslexia and How It Is Assessed in Today’s Schools, image of a young girl studying

This is a guest blog post contributed by local San Diego licensed educational psychologist, Meredith Gleason. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia, which is a language-based disorder that primarily impacts reading, accounts for 70 to 80% of learning disabilities. It is defined by the International Dyslexia Association as “a specific learning disability that is neurological […]

12 Ways to Stay Healthy for Online Students

12 Ways to Stay Healthy for Online Students, image of young kids at a table painting

Parents and students alike have shared one tremendous lifestyle change since the start of the covid-19 pandemic: more screen time. We use our screens to shop, communicate with friends and family, and for kids now more than ever before, for school. While some students may have taken an online course or two before the pandemic […]

Summer Activities for Kids with ADHD

Summer Activities for Kids with ADHD, image of a kid drawing

The Covid-19 summer is getting most of us down, at least some of the time. We can’t do our regular outings, gatherings with friends and family, and summer travel like we’re used to doing. For kids on summer break, just hanging out at home quickly turns into boredom. For children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder […]

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