Over the twelve years in which we have practiced, families frequently come to us for our NYC private school ranking of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale and Westchester schools.  Families want to know: what do we get for our yearly tuition?  How does each New York City private school rank in terms of education and college admission?

Here’s the story:

  • Unlike the public schools, private schools don’t participate in and publish yearly testing results.  So there is no apples-to-apples private school student performance ranking publicly available.
  • From time to time, magazines and newspapers publish private school rankings based upon various criteria that usually center upon admission to top colleges.  At Abacus Guide, we collect this college rankings data for private schools.  However, we find this ranking data problematic and misleading for very specific reasons.
  • We exclusively compile Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, and Westchester private schools rankings based upon our confidential analysis of how difficult the schools are to get into, and what kind of ERB results the schools typically require from applicants. 

We share all of this confidential information only with our private clients.  If you’re interested in becoming one, call 212-712-2228 or info(at)abacusguide.com .  Hurry:  Our 2011-2012 schedule is first-come, first-served, with preference given to families referred by existing clients.