Educational Excellence of Millburn Schools

May 1st, 2015

Blog 157 imageWidely known for its thriving downtown and beautiful homes, Millburn prides itself in the educational excellence of its schools and a rich history that can be seen in town landmarks including the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, Hessian House, and Paper Mill Playhouse.  With its cultural and recreational facilities, unique shopping, and varied restaurant offerings, Millburn attracts visitors from nearby towns and provides amenities for its residents.  Sophistication is coupled with a warm, small‐town atmosphere that stems in part from its intergenerational appeal.

Nestled among other picturesque municipalities and bordering South Mountain Reservation, Millburn has many beautiful spots of its own including Taylor Park.  In the heart of the town center, this 16‐acre park features a stone bridge and pond, picnic areas, athletic fields, and a community center.  During the summer, visitors can enjoy live music concert series suitable for the whole family. Other smaller parks can be found throughout the town’s neighborhoods, with 36‐acre Gero Park being another popular attraction due to its pool, golf course, baseball fields, and tennis and basketball courts. Read the rest of this entry »

Finals Week

April 4th, 2015

103060359_47Is it just me or do people overreact a little when it comes to final exams? I mean sure they’re important and all, but I’ve seen people take some pretty drastic measures as that joyous time of the year comes around. By all means study for them and try your best, but I’ve found there’s a line between obsessing with perfection and compromising mental health. Whether that’s due to the academic stress culture which is rampant on any college campus or not I can’t say, but I for one will not be cancelling my Netflix subscription over the next 4 weeks. Here are some tips for straddling this notoriously turbulent period of the college calendar: Read the rest of this entry »

Campus Visits

March 28th, 2015

admissionsAn integral, perhaps the most important part, of researching a college institution is the on-campus visit. A website can only give you so much, and after a while they all seem to be saying the same thing: “holistic admissions process”, “thriving social scene”, “the perfect environment for work and play.” Some of these things may be true; some of them are probably not. One person’s opinion of a perfect environment may be an isolated mountain top with no cell phone connection in a tiny village ravaged by frequent bear attacks. Imagine the shock on the plucky New Yorker’s face when they leave the concrete jungle to discover their “perfect environment” on September 1st. There are a lot of things to be done during an on campus visit that can help in the decision to apply. Read the rest of this entry »

The New SAT

March 20th, 2015

PSAT

Coming to you in the spring of 2016: it’s new, it’s live, it’s terrifying… SAT returns in a whole new format! Bolt down the doors and stock up on cans of beans. Or don’t. You could probably do neither of those things and be fine taking the new SAT. Something tells me they haven’t gone power mad and decided to create the unattainable exam. What they’re actually doing is making a new model of testing that is more relevant than its predecessors. The new SAT will be an updated, improved version of its ancestors which can only mean good things for college applicants. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

February 5th, 2015

Applying to college

There really is not reason for not applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Firstly, it’s free. The worst that can happen is a decision not to award money to a student which has come at the cost of $0 and a very short amount of time filling out a form. The best thing, on the other hand, is a surprising sum of money to lighten the load of college tuition. Read the rest of this entry »