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NYC Private School Notification Dates 2022-2023

GRADE ENTERINGNOTIFICATION DATEPARENT REPLY DEADLINENOT LATER THAN NOON ONKindergartenNo earlier than 8:30am on Thursday, February 9thThursday, February 16th2, 3, 4 year oldsNo earlier than 8:30am on Thursday, March 2ndThursday, March 9thGrades 1-8No earlier than 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 14thFriday, March 3rdGrades 9-11No earlier than 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 1stThursday, March 16th

NYC Private School Enrollment Down at Less Competitive Schools

Nic Querolo writes in Bloomberg that NYC private school enrollment is down by 2.2% whereas suburban school enrollment and Florida school enrollment are up. Emily Glickman, founder of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, said she has seen her private school consulting business continue to grow with increased interest in the city’s top tier private schools, like … Continue reading NYC Private School Enrollment Down at Less Competitive Schools

College Admissions Landscape May Change

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall in a high-stakes affirmative action lawsuit brought against Harvard and UNC that could end race-conscious college admissions in the United States. If this happens, legacy preference may also end, dramatically changing the college admissions landscape. Will what happens in college admissions trickle down to NYC private school admissions? … Continue reading College Admissions Landscape May Change

NYC Private Schools Make Families Decide, Quickly

The new ISAAGNY notification and reply deadline doesn't give families a lot of time to make decisions about where to send their children to private school. About a week for nursery and kindergarten and two weeks for 1st grade and up! GRADE ENTERINGNOTIFICATION DATEPARENT REPLY DEADLINENursery/Pre-KNo earlier than 8:30am on Thursday, March 2ndNo later than … Continue reading NYC Private Schools Make Families Decide, Quickly

T&E Discontinued

NYC private schools are releasing their admissions requirements for 2022-2023. The T&E Assessment, the  online test for kindergarten applicants required by many elite NYC private schools in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and used by the schools for two years, is notably absent. Instead, for the most part, kindergarten applicants are being invited into school … Continue reading T&E Discontinued

Dalton Ditches T&E, Returns to In-Person Interviewing

COVID disrupted Dalton's admissions procedures, bringing the process from in-person to Zoom. Like almost all other NYC schools, Dalton interviewed students and parents remotely during the last two years. Many families were disappointed they couldn't get a true sense of the school except through a computer screen. In 2022-2023, Dalton is leading the return to … Continue reading Dalton Ditches T&E, Returns to In-Person Interviewing

NYC Private Schools, Public Schools and Colleges Latest News

Calhoun School and Metropolitan Montessori School announce merger for Fall '23.Elite private schools thrive, while smaller, less fancy-pants schools are in some cases struggling for enrollment and calling us for advice...Public school changes continue at a rapid clip: Mayor Adams has now expanded G&T programs to include every district and added 1000 seats at 3rd … Continue reading NYC Private Schools, Public Schools and Colleges Latest News