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

New Kindergarten Family at Top NYC Private School Writes Us 🥰

From one of our clients today, NYC Private School Kindergarten Notification Day. This is a great day for us at Abacus Guide as we hear from our delighted families. Dear Emily, We will write more later to properly thank you (and provide a full report), but we wanted to first let you know right away … Continue reading New Kindergarten Family at Top NYC Private School Writes Us 🥰

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 🥰

How to Prepare for the Thinking & Engagement (T&E) Assessment

Our friend Karen Quinn, co-founder of http://www.TestingMom.com , sent us this invaluable intel for AbacusMom readers. ** Recently, 27 independent schools in New York City announced that they would be giving the Thinking & Engagement Test to assess students for admissions to kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.   Schools participating in this exam are Allen-Stevenson, Berkeley … Continue reading How to Prepare for the Thinking & Engagement (T&E) Assessment

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

NYC Private School Kindergarten Results Posted

New York City private school kindergarten results are here! Abacus Guide parents are feeling joy. Three emails we received today: Hi Emily, Happy Kindergarten Notification Day!  We are thrilled to tell you that we just received an acceptance letter from <elite girls school> (our top choice)! Thank you for all of your help! *** I’m … Continue reading NYC Private School Kindergarten Results Posted

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

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

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