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

Trevor Day School Nursery Expands

  Abacus Mom received this great news from Trevor Day School: Happy Spring! We are pleased to share that Trevor Day School’s Nursery program continues its exciting growth as a foundational step in our ongoing Nursery–Grade 12 school. We began this program to meet the growing needs of our families and our neighborhood, and we … Continue reading Trevor Day School Nursery Expands

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

2018-2019 NYC Private School Notification Dates

2018-2019 NYC Private School Notification Dates--results are almost here for NYC private school admissions. GRADE ENTERING NOTIFICATION MAILING PARENT REPLY DEADLINE NOT LATER THAN NOON ON Kindergarten Mail or email on Friday, February 8 Friday, February 15 2, 3, 4 year olds Mail or email on Thursday, February 28 Friday, March 8 Grades 1-8 Not … Continue reading 2018-2019 NYC Private School Notification Dates

ISEE Primary Replaces the WISC

The ERB has replaced the WISC test, which supposedly measures intelligence, with the Primary Level ISEE, an achievement test, for admission for applicants to 2nd-4th grade. The all online test (given on an ipad) is administered at the ERB New York Office in small groups. Registration opened online in mid August and testing began on … Continue reading ISEE Primary Replaces the WISC

The British International School of New York Grows Up-per

Abacus Mom received this note today from The British International School of New York. We are delighted that for the first time, a NYC school offers the IGCSEs and A-levels! Time flies when you're having fun! September 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of The British International School of New York (BIS-NY), the first and only … Continue reading The British International School of New York Grows Up-per

New York City’s Leading Private School Consultant for 20 Years

New York City's Leading Private School Consultant for 20 Years We are proud to announce that in 2019 Abacus Guide Educational Consulting will celebrate our 20th year helping students find and get into top New York City and Westchester schools. It's a been a very satisfying journey for everyone involved. As NYC's leading private school … Continue reading New York City’s Leading Private School Consultant for 20 Years

Guaranteed Top College Admission, Anyone?

A new private high school makes big promises. Inside Higher Ed reports on a new and dramatic change in a private high school's sell to families: <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp? t=ronp9b6ab.0.0.kmrmnsdab.0&id=preview&r=3&p=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.insidehighered.com%2Fadmissions%2Farticle%2F2018%2F05%2F29%2Fprofit-high-school-recruits-students-guarantee-admission-top-colleges%3Futm_source%3DInside%2BHigher%2BEd%26utm_campaign%3D0018e1ec38-AdmissionsInsider_COPY_01%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_term%3D0_1fcbc04421-0018e1ec38-233778881%26mc_cid%3D0018e1ec38%26mc_eid%3Dc8a9d6760e" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a top college admission guarantee. A private, for-profit high school in Orange County, California, Fairmont Private Schools, does not just "help" your child obtain admission … Continue reading Guaranteed Top College Admission, Anyone?