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Mom Thanks Abacus Guide as Her Child Starts a New School 🥰

Last minute private school switchers thank Abacus Guide: Hi Emily, Thank you so much!  <Child's name> is loving school so far which really says it all. It is indeed a huge relief to be back in person at a school he looks forward to attending. Thank you so so much for your help. It was a pleasure … Continue reading Mom Thanks Abacus Guide as Her Child Starts a New School 🥰

NYC Private School News

Last minute exodus of NYC and some Westchester public school students to private school …parents may spring the tuition because they are upset about pandemic learning changes, potential funding issues and the dismantling of selective admissions in public education...we have been helping families with this processMeanwhile some private school parents concerned about increasingly politicized curricula … Continue reading NYC Private School News

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Expands PreK–Grade 2 Program to City Point for Fall 2021

BASIS Independent Brooklyn sent Abacus Mom their latest news about their expansion and how parents can register for an April Open House: Gifted and talented students get the best possible start to their education at BASIS Independent Brooklyn, a PreK–12 private school. The Early Learning Program offers students in PreK and Kindergarten an advanced, comprehensive curriculum that … Continue reading BASIS Independent Brooklyn Expands PreK–Grade 2 Program to City Point for Fall 2021

New NYC Private High School Parents Thank Abacus Guide 🥰

We received many emails from happy parents this weekend--some excerpts. **** Awww thanks Emily!!!!! I will absolutely keep you posted once we make a final decision. It’s been a true pleasure working with you too. We seriously couldn’t have gotten through this process without your help & I honestly don’t think we would have gotten … Continue reading New NYC Private High School Parents Thank Abacus Guide 🥰

New York City Public School Students Moving to Private School

Breakneck admissions changes in the New York City public schools...no G&T testing for kindergarten, no selectivity measures for middle school admissions, uncertainty over the Hunter test, contention over the Stuyvesant/Bronx Science/Brooklyn Tech test... have unfortunately driven more and more NYC public school parents to consider private school for the first time. At Abacus Guide, we're … Continue reading New York City Public School Students Moving to Private School

New Kindergarten Parents Thank Abacus Guide 🥰

Emily, Thank you very much for all of your assistance and support through <child's name's> exmissions process this year! Particularly for being super communicative over the past couple of months and dealing graciously with our panic emails ? Below is the feedback we received and we are BEYOND THRILLED that <child> did get into <top … Continue reading New Kindergarten Parents Thank Abacus Guide 🥰

Breakneck Admissions Change Continues

Colleges drop SAT II Subject Tests and SAT Essay Requirements, upping importance of APs NYC Dept. of Ed. to end current Gifted and Talented Testing for 4-year-olds after 2021 Dept. of Ed. ends selective admissions for middle school and local geographic admissions for high school, Sci High test next week under fire All this public … Continue reading Breakneck Admissions Change Continues

Darrow School Welcoming City Students for Spring 2021

Abacus Mom received this announcement from the Darrow School, which is accepting applications for the Spring Semester. The Darrow School is a private co-education boarding and day school for grades 9-12 and Post Graduate. Located in the Hudson Valley, at the Berkshires' foothills, our 365-acre campus is at the center of world-renowned arts and culture. Founded … Continue reading Darrow School Welcoming City Students for Spring 2021