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Admissions at private schools in Poland

What schools in Poland look for

There are many great priviate and non-public schools in Poland. This includes schools in Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Łódź, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin, and Rzeszów.

The admissions process for these schools starts long before your child reaches school age. If you’re diligent, you may even begin the private school research and application process before your baby is born. While that may sound a bit extreme, parents who begin the process too late may end up left out in the cold.  continue reading...

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Complete a strong application to your preferred schools

With your shortlist in hand, apply to schools of your choice. It’s best not to limit yourself to applying to just one “perfect” school. Likely there are a number of private schools in Poland that could be a nice fit for your child.

Key points

What schools are looking for

Dos and don'ts of admissions

Here are some other tips for gaining admission to the school of your choice. Be sure to follow these "dos and don'ts" of admissions.

Do prepare: There’s a saying in the admissions world–the difference between a successful application and unsuccessful application is preparation. The best preparation often involves allowing your child to discover their passions and develop their strengths.

Do your homework: Do plenty of research. Whichever schools your family chooses, remember to research each school to understand their mission statements, educational philosophies, and programs.

Do create a strong case for your child: The most important part of the application is to persuade a school as to why your family is a good fit. Each school will have its own admission criteria, so your job is to figure out how you meet most of, if not all, those criteria and to think about how best you can express that .

Do be wise in choosing an admissions consultant: If you decide to go with a consultant, make sure that they take a student-centered, right-fit approach. That is, the consultant should advise you on schools that are the right fit for your child.

Don’t focus solely on name brand: There is no such thing as the best or perfect school. Focus on finding the right fit, where your child will flourish and enjoy learning. Your child’s happiness factor at school outweighs the prestige factor, plain and simple.

Don’t underestimate the competition: At some of the more competitive private schools, there will be anywhere between three to five students competing per spot. Thus, think strategically about how your child and your family will stand out–what does your child offer in terms of talents and how can you properly express those to the school?

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