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

BASIS Independent Schools Expands to Four Campuses in New York City

BASIS Independent Schools has expanded! BASIS sent Abacus Mom this information about their new campuses: BASIS Independent Schools Expand to Four Campuses in New York City New Chelsea Upper School Campus and Downtown Brooklyn Lower School Campus Slated to Open Fall 2021 BASIS Independent Schools, the world-acclaimed network of private schools, announced the expansion of … Continue reading BASIS Independent Schools Expands to Four Campuses in New York City

COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effects on NYC Private School Admissions

How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting NYC and Westchester private school admission? While families are tied up now trying to stay healthy and provisioning, eventually this too shall pass. Whatever happens, the fall 2020 NYC and Westchester private school admissions cycle is not canceled. NYC private schools are starting to plan what the 2020-2021 admissions … Continue reading COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effects on NYC Private School Admissions

Free NYC Private School Admissions Newsletter

Every month, we send out our exclusive NYC Private School Admissions Newsletter.  A former client emailed us back: Thought you might like to know that <son's name> finished his 9th grade in good standing, with a high GPA for the year, even with all the time management struggle with honors classes, after-school sports, and outdoor activities. His … Continue reading Free NYC Private School Admissions Newsletter

NYC Private School Admissions Consulting

NOW is the Time: NYC Private School Admissions Consulting... If your child will be going through the NYC private school application process for 2021 Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale or Westchester private school admission, now is your time to get started getting help. With some families thinking of relocating due to the COVID pandemic, we are also … Continue reading NYC Private School Admissions Consulting

Whittle School to Open in 2020

Education entrepreneur Chris Whittle, a co-founder of Edison Schools and Avenues, is  founding a new Brooklyn school this fall, named, appropriately enough, "Whittle School". The initial description of the school sounds a lot like Avenues: Whittle School plans capacity for 90,000 students in 15 countries, with much of its leadership from China, India and the … Continue reading Whittle School to Open in 2020

NYC Private School Notification Dates 2019-2020

GRADE ENTERING NOTIFICATION MAILING PARENT REPLY DEADLINE NOT LATER THAN NOON ON Kindergarten Mail or email on Friday, February 7 Friday, February 14 2, 3, 4 year olds Mail or email on Thursday, February 27 Thursday, March 5 Grades 1-8 Not before Tuesday, February 4 Tuesday, February 25 Grades 9-11 Not before Thursday, February 13 … Continue reading NYC Private School Notification Dates 2019-2020

What is Happening at BASIS Independent?

Recently, families have called me with concerns that BASIS Independent Schools, well-regarded private schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan, have just been bought by a China-based investment firm. The Wall Street Journal covered the story: Parents Voice Concern Over Sale of BASIS Independent Schools. I asked BASIS for their perspective. Here it is: Since the opening … Continue reading What is Happening at BASIS Independent?

NYC Private School Admissions Trends in 2018

NYC Private School Admissions Trends in 2018 What We Noticed This Year ISEE and SSAT: My students applying to NYC private schools are taking these tests more than once, and typically seeing score gains on the second administration.The ISEE is required for admission to NYC private middle or high school--you can also take the SSAT, … Continue reading NYC Private School Admissions Trends in 2018

Trends in College Admissions

Trends in College Admissions An Eventful Year Are SAT Subject Tests (SAT IIs) on their way out? Today, few institutions require the tests, and many require them only of STEM and engineering applicants. What this means is that for many students, 11th grade is not the nightmare it used to be. For more information: Are the … Continue reading Trends in College Admissions