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Helpful Resources

Here you'll find dozens of informative books on schools, test preparation, and the Bay Area. Many of the parents visiting our site have found these books helpful. Titles are organized by the following topics:

bullet PRIVATE SCHOOLS
bullet BOARDING SCHOOLS
bullet PUBLIC SCHOOLS
bullet K - 12 EDUCATION
bullet ENTRANCE EXAMS
bullet RELOCATION GUIDE

PRIVATE SCHOOLS                      

GENERAL GUIDES:
bullet The Best Private High Schools and How to Get in by Frank C. Leana
bullet Everything You Need to Know and More! About Getting Your Child into Private School by Jeanie Farley
bullet Free Money for Private Schools by Laurie Blum
bullet How to Pick a Perfect Private School by Harlow G. Unger
bullet I'm Going to High School - A Guide to the Private High School Admissions Process by Alice Dickerson
bullet The Parents' Guide to Alternatives in Education by Ronald E. Kotzsch
bullet Peterson's Private Secondary Schools 2009
bullet Peterson's Game Plan for Getting into Private Schools by Lila Lohr
bullet Private Independent Schools 2008 by Bunting and Lyon
bullet The Handbook of Private Schools 2008
 
REGIONAL GUIDES:
bullet Finding a Preschool for Your Child in San Francisco and Marin by Vera R. Obermeyer et al.
bullet Parent's Guide to School Selection in San Mateo-Santa Clara County by Nancy Gill
bullet Private High Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (4th Edition) by Betsy Little
bullet Private K-8 Schools in San Francisco and Marin by Betsy Little and Paula Molligan
bullet Private Schools of the San Francisco Peninsula/Silicon Valley by Ellen Lussier

BOARDING SCHOOLS

bullet American Boarding Schools by Celeste Heiter
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The Greenes' Guide to Boarding Schools, 1st edition by Greenes

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

bullet Getting the Public School You Want: San Francisco by Susan Jacobson
bullet San Francisco Bay Area School Ratings by Mark Mastracci

K - 12 EDUCATION

bullet All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different? by Luis Benveniste et al.
bullet Basic Tools for Choosing a School: A Picky Parent Guide Quick Kit by Bryan and Emily Hassel
bullet Choosing the Right School for Your Child by Brandi Roth & Fay Van Der Kar-Levinson
bullet Getting the Best Education for Your Child: A Parent's Checklist by James E. Keogh
bullet How California Schools Work (McCormack's Guide) by Don McCormack
bullet How To Choose The Perfect School: What 21st Century Parents Need to Know about K-12 Education by Mary Lang
bullet Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child's School with Confidence, the Elementary Years, K-6 by Bryan C. Hassel et al.
bullet The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide from Preschool through 8th Grade by William J Bennett et al.
bullet The Kindergarten Survival Handbook: The Before School Checklist and A Guide for Parents by Allana Evolson
bullet What Every Parent Needs to Know About 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades: An Essential Guide to Your Child's Education by Toni S. Bickart et al.
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10 Traits of Highly Successful Schools: How You Can Know if Your School is a Good One by Elaine K. McEwan

ENTRANCE EXAMS

SSAT/ISEE:
bullet Ace's SSAT/ISEE Exambusters Study Cards (CD-ROM) by Ace's Academics Inc.
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How to Prepare for the SSAT/ISEE by Barron

bullet Cracking the SSAT/ISEE 2009 by Princeton Review
bullet Kaplan SSAT/ISEE, 2009 Edition by Kaplan
bullet Master the SSAT/ISEE 2009 by Peterson's
 
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM:
bullet Ace's COOP/HSPT CD Software Exambusters Study Cards (CD-ROM) by Ace's Academics Inc.
bullet Catholic High School Entrance Exam, 4th Edition by LearningExpress editors
bullet CliffsTestPrepTM Catholic High School Entrance Exams by Fred N. Grayson
bullet Cracking the COOP/HSPT (Princeton Review Series) by Jeff Rubenstein
bullet How to Prepare for the COOP/HSPT/TACHS by Barron
bullet Kaplan Catholic High School Entrance Exams, 2009 Edition by Kaplan
bullet Master the Catholic High School Entrance Examinations 2009 by Peterson's
bullet The Best Preparation for the Catholic High School Entrance Exams by Davis and Walsh

RELOCATION GUIDE

bullet McCormack's Guides Alameda 2006
bullet McCormack's Guides Contra Costa and Solano 2006
bullet McCormack's Guides Marin, Napa and Sonoma 2005
bullet McCormack's Guides San Francisco and San Mateo 2006
bullet McCormack's Guides Santa Clara Silicon Valley 2005
bullet McCormack's Guides How California Schools Work
bullet Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to And Living in the San Francisco Bay Area by Sabrina Crawford
bullet Newcomer's Handbook for San Francisco by Michael Bower
bullet Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley by Cristina Gold and Cristina Guinot
 

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