NYC Private Schools Make Families Decide, Quickly

The new ISAAGNY notification and reply deadline doesn't give families a lot of time to make decisions about where to send their children to private school. About a week for nursery and kindergarten and two weeks for 1st grade and up! GRADE ENTERINGNOTIFICATION DATEPARENT REPLY DEADLINENursery/Pre-KNo earlier than 8:30am on Thursday, March 2ndNo later than … Continue reading NYC Private Schools Make Families Decide, Quickly

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

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

NYC Private Schools, Public Schools and Colleges Latest News

Calhoun School and Metropolitan Montessori School announce merger for Fall '23.Elite private schools thrive, while smaller, less fancy-pants schools are in some cases struggling for enrollment and calling us for advice...Public school changes continue at a rapid clip: Mayor Adams has now expanded G&T programs to include every district and added 1000 seats at 3rd … Continue reading NYC Private Schools, Public Schools and Colleges Latest News

Middle School Private School Mom Writes Us 🥰

Hi Emily, At last! We have the best update for you -- we received <elite private school's> admissions decision, and <child> has been accepted. We are beyond thrilled for <child>, and we cannot thank you enough for all of your guidance along the way! We have truly enjoyed getting to know you over the last … Continue reading Middle School Private School Mom Writes Us 🥰

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 🥰

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 🥰

Thank You Note from Mom as Child Thrives in New School 🥰

From a client today: Hello Emily, just a note to say that we have been absolutely thrilled with <top coed private school>! <Child's name> has made friends with *everyone* and is loving math, this one is hard for me to believe, but she insists it's true. She has been ecstatic just being back in school … Continue reading Thank You Note from Mom as Child Thrives in New School 🥰