This may be a tense week for many of you. The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) suggests to its member schools that they notify families on admissions decisions for the upcoming fall on or about February 1. So many local private schools will be letting their applicants know this week. Philadelphia’s private schools aren’t as cutthroat as, say, New York City‘s, but some are still quite competitive. I’m sure that reading this blog has given you a competitive edge in this process, so you probably don’t need it, but–Good luck everyone!