For the last five years or so, I have been getting calls from Chinese consultants assisting Chinese clients with American private school admission. A number of these consultants have sought to partner with me as they try to place a growing number of teens from China in American private schools. In New York, these students have often hoped to attend Horace Mann and Riverdale.

Jasmine Teng writes (and I have witnessed) that these children are now sometimes very young: The Children of Asia’s Elite Are Leaving Home Earlier Than Ever  Some families believe that an early introduction to American education is best, despite the possible psychological upheaval.