NYC Private Schools Educational Consultant / School Advisor Emily Glickman

Helping In-the-Know Families Get Into Private School Since 1999


Emily Glickman


"Emily Glickmanís agency, Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, helps parents win admission to private schools." 












Emily Glickman is an educational consultant and writer based in New York. She runs Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, a well-known firm that helps New York City families with admission to private school. Her clients include a cross-section of affluent New York City and Westchester society as well as relocating families from around the world. Families can reach Emily at her New York office by calling 212-712-2228 9am-8pm EST.

Working intimately with families for almost twenty years, as well as the mother of two young children, Emily has a unique perspective on todayís frenzied, competitive parenting scene. Her overall view: It's not easy being a kid today, and it's not easy being a parent. In her work as a writer and as a school advisor, Emily tries to help families find a navigable, thoughtful path.

Emily's clients are primarily families referred by existing clients, as well as individuals who find her through the media.  Private schools seeking insights on how to appeal to families and numerous banks and law firms with relocating and Manhattan-based employees have hired Emily for consulting assignments. Her expertise is regularly sought by local, national, and international media.

Before founding Abacus Guide in 1999, Emily was a manager at The Princeton Review. A life-long New Yorker educated at every level at Manhattan schools, Emily attended elementary school at Packer, high school at Hunter, and college and graduate school at Columbia. She serves as an alumni interviewer for Columbia University. 

Emily communicates regularly with hundreds of New York City and Westchester parents, students, heads of school, principals, admissions directors, teachers, and psychologists.  She strives to have the most up-to-date, comprehensive information about our region's schools so that she can best help parents and students. 

To learn about how to engage Emily Glickman as your family's school advisor, call us at our New York office (212-712-2228, 9am-8pm ) to discuss Emily's educational consulting programs, including structure, timing, fees, and fit with your family's needs.

To email Emily Glickman, write to eglickman(at sign) .  

From The New York Times:

Emily Glickmanís agency, Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, helps parents win admission to private schools. 

"Getting in is all about marketing," Emily Glickman said.  "I help parents present themselves in their best light."

Her services include editing applications and role-playing interviews. 

From The Wall Street Journal:

"As an educational consultant, I help families get into the New York-area high schools on your list <as well as many others>.  Every school cited is either elite private (taking only smart, top-performing students, often from well-connected, wealthy families), selective public (admitting only the highest achievers on standardized tests), or suburban public (accepting teens whose affluent, ambitious families can afford the high school taxes).  Of course these students will come out ahead in the college admissions race."  Emily Glickman

From a national magazine's "A-Z Guide to All Things Kid":

Emily Glickman, Director of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, has landed hundreds of children in premium kindergartens.  An expert in the New York area, Glickman helped students gain admission to Buckley (for boys), Chapin (for girls), and Horace Mann (coed), among others.  

From some of Emily's recent clients: 

"A quick note to tell you that <our child> was accepted into <well-known top-tier school>, our first choice. So great job.  Your help was tremendously appreciated...and you can look forward to us reenrolling <our younger child> this year.  - Entrepreneur, Investor, Dad

"We are happy to announce that <our child> has been accepted at <well-known top-tier school>, which is where she will be going come September.  Thank you again for the wonderful work that you did."        - Financial Business Executive, Mom

"You are a truly kind and helpful person in addition to being smart and shrewd - a difficult combination to achieve!" -College Professor, Mom

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