NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - New York-based York Prep is a private school that offers courses for grades six through 12. As such, the school's faculty fields many questions from parents regarding college preparation, admission deadlines, and other details surrounding the application and acceptance processes. Over the years, York Prep has put a great deal of focus on college preparation -- despite the financial troubles that have arisen. Continuing to emphasize the importance of a university-level education has proven valuable for many students -- particularly as college admissions are reportedly rising. The Washington Times asserts that a number of top colleges are seeing an increase in applications for admission.
According to the article, Georgetown University experienced an increase in admissions by 5 percent from 2011 to 2012. The University of Virginia has also seen an increase in applications -- and in the number of students that it has accepted. The class that matriculates in 2012 will have 3,416 students, which is an acceptance rate of 12.1 percent.
Headmaster Ronald Stewart and his wife, co-founder of York Prep and College Counselor Jayme Stewart, are dedicated to assisting families in preparing for college admissions. While it is true that education is increasingly expensive, and that the economic troubles of the last few years have hindered the ability of many families to pay for college, it is also true that colleges are still accepting thousands of students each year -- and that scholarships, though oftentimes limited, are available. For this reason, a strong application is more important than ever before.
"We encourage our students to think about their college application years before they prepare to actually fill out the application packet," states Headmaster Ronald Stewart. "Not to put too much pressure on them, but to keep their focus on the ultimate goal of going to college. If they understand that their GPA is important, and that it is crucial that they participate in extracurricular activities, they can keep that goal in the forefront of their minds and create a strong academic and extracurricular background -- which is essentially what many colleges are looking for."
Jayme Stewart, York Prep's College Counselor, works with students to ensure that their essays are polished, their applications are complete, and that they are ready to apply to the colleges they have set their sights on. As such, York Prep provides an unrivaled college preparation course that helps parents and students work toward the next step in the students' academic career.
York Prep is a private school that was opened by Ronald and Jayme Stewart, who are currently the Headmaster and College Counselor of the school, respectively. With 350 enrolled students, York Prep offers a wide range of courses and schedules curriculum according to the strengths of individual students, thus creating a unique learning environment. With students in grades six through 12, York Prep is dedicated to assisting families in preparing for college while helping students build their academic skills.
To learn more about York Prep, visit yorkprep.org.