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

Another Grateful Client Writes Us 🥰

From a new kindergarten family at a top NYC private school: Hi Emily, We have just accepted the offer and put down the deposit for <elite Manhattan private school>. A little more than one year ago, we have zero knowledge of how private school works, let alone how competitive and tiring the admission process can … Continue reading Another Grateful Client Writes Us 🥰

Avenues Offers Impressive Schooling Options

Abacus Mom received this announcement from Avenues: The World School: Avenues: The World School is Reinventing Education for a Fast-Changing World.  The world has changed profoundly this year, and with it, the ways in which we educate our children. In this quickly-changing landscape, Avenues: The World School is uniquely positioned to serve students and families. … Continue reading Avenues Offers Impressive Schooling Options

NYC Private Schools Rely on Zoom Admissions

New York’s 4-Year-Olds are mastering Zoom to get into elite NYC private school kindergartens, writes Amanda Gordon of Bloomberg. Gordon comprehensively covers the extreme lengths some parents are going to, including hiring test prep tutors and video editors, to help their children master private schools' video requirements for kindergarten applicants. In 2020-2021, due to Covid … Continue reading NYC Private Schools Rely on Zoom Admissions

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

Avenues School Ready for 2020 Pandemic Teaching

The most expensive high school in America may have the best reopening strategy says Jessica Dickler of CNBC. Dickler writes: By offering online school, tutoring and a Hamptons outpost, Avenues “has come up with three real possibilities,” Emily Glickman of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting said. Of course, all of that comes at a big cost. … Continue reading Avenues School Ready for 2020 Pandemic Teaching

NYC Private Schools Fall Enrollment Hit

Jessica Dickler, of CNBC warns: As wealthy families flee, New York City’s private schools brace for an uncertain fall. Dickler writes: When the coronavirus crisis hit New York, many of the city’s wealthiest families went elsewhere. Without knowing what the fall will look like, some are debating if they will return to New York at … Continue reading NYC Private Schools Fall Enrollment Hit

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