Email today from my client last year whose son currently attends one of the top three Manhattan private schools:   (School name and identifying details removed to protect client’s confidentiality.)

Hi Emily:

I was thinking of you recently, and just got your newsletter, so I thought I would say hi!

<Child> loves <School>! He is doing very well socially, has made lots of friends, and has been commuting without too much difficulty.

Academically he is doing well also. He’s taking Mandarin, is in advanced math, and loves most of his classes. So far, the homework hasn’t been too bad; there was only one night where it was really hard.

We are really happy with the school. They seem to have a very cohesive group, and the other parents we’ve met have been really nice and welcoming.  I think we have made an excellent choice!

Thank you again for all of your help. We definitely couldn’t have done it without you. When I look back on this time last year, we were basically just beginning the process, and from there it turned into this giant mushroom cloud….we are glad to have all of that behind us.

 Hope you are having a good year.

 Best Wishes,