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

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

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

Is it Harder for Asians to Get Into NYC Private School?

Over the years, many of my educational consulting clients have asked me if it is harder for Asians to get into NYC private school. Many have heard that it is harder for Asian-Americans to get into college.  This week, one of my clients referred me to the LA Times story:  For Asian-Americans, A Changing Landscape … Continue reading Is it Harder for Asians to Get Into NYC Private School?

NYC Private School Kindergarten: Testing Changes–What You Need to Know

Many NYC private schools are announcing they will not accept ERB scores next year for kindergarten entry. Instead, they will step up in-school testing/interviewing, looking to evaluate students' readiness for kindergarten, both academically and socially. From one Manhattan girls' school:  Hewitt, as suggested by ISAAGNY, will not be requiring, or accepting, the ERB ECAA test … Continue reading NYC Private School Kindergarten: Testing Changes–What You Need to Know

Accepted to Kindergarten at 3 Prestigious Brooklyn Private Schools and 2 in Downtown Manhattan

A note from an Abacus Guide Private School Admissions Support client from Brooklyn today: Hi Emily, We wanted to share the good news on our admissions - we were offered spots at five schools <names of schools: 3 prestigious Brooklyn schools and 2 prestigious downtown Manhattan schools>.  We will go with <Brooklyn school> and we … Continue reading Accepted to Kindergarten at 3 Prestigious Brooklyn Private Schools and 2 in Downtown Manhattan

NYC Private School Selection Client Emails Us

Today one of our Abacus Guide Private School Selection Program clients emailed us: Hi Emily - Thanks again for your time yesterday.  The session was incredibly informative and helpful.  It was a wakeup call, and gave us a much better sense of direction on what to prepare for. Best, <Manhattan Mom/Investment Banker> To start planning … Continue reading NYC Private School Selection Client Emails Us

International Baccalaureate: Arguments Pro and Con

Every year I meet many families who seek an international school for their children in New York City.  Many seek the International Baccalaureate program because it is accepted around the world: perfect for today's frequently relocating international transferee family. The New York Times has collected a very interesting assortment of articles about the renowned International … Continue reading International Baccalaureate: Arguments Pro and Con

Congratulations to Our Clients who Got Into Avenues the World School Today

Today (November 22nd) Avenues emailed admissions decisions to kindergarten families who applied Early Notification. One mom emailed Abacus Mom: You are the second person to know. <Husband> was the first. Thank you, thank you for helping us make our dreams a reality! More soon but wanted to give you this wonderful news. For help with … Continue reading Congratulations to Our Clients who Got Into Avenues the World School Today