As Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, and Westchester private schools compete to increase their standings as measured by top college acceptances, the race is on to recruit the cream of the crop of rising 9th graders.

My star 8th grade clients have been accepted to multiple top private high schools and now need to make their choice by March 14th.  Unlike poor kindergarten applicants, who have barely a week to decide with no opportunity to revisit, high school applicants are asked to revisit, as well as chat with student ambassadors, teachers and coaches.  My clients have received admit letters with confetti pouring out, personalized slide shows, and welcome videos.  It feels good after all the stress they’ve been through!