Mom Thanks Abacus Guide as Her Child Starts a New School 🥰

Last minute private school switchers thank Abacus Guide: Hi Emily, Thank you so much!  <Child's name> is loving school so far which really says it all. It is indeed a huge relief to be back in person at a school he looks forward to attending. Thank you so so much for your help. It was a pleasure … Continue reading Mom Thanks Abacus Guide as Her Child Starts a New School 🥰

NYC Private School News

Last minute exodus of NYC and some Westchester public school students to private school …parents may spring the tuition because they are upset about pandemic learning changes, potential funding issues and the dismantling of selective admissions in public education...we have been helping families with this processMeanwhile some private school parents concerned about increasingly politicized curricula … Continue reading NYC Private School News

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Expands PreK–Grade 2 Program to City Point for Fall 2021

BASIS Independent Brooklyn sent Abacus Mom their latest news about their expansion and how parents can register for an April Open House: Gifted and talented students get the best possible start to their education at BASIS Independent Brooklyn, a PreK–12 private school. The Early Learning Program offers students in PreK and Kindergarten an advanced, comprehensive curriculum that … Continue reading BASIS Independent Brooklyn Expands PreK–Grade 2 Program to City Point for Fall 2021

New NYC Private High School Parents Thank Abacus Guide 🥰

We received many emails from happy parents this weekend--some excerpts. **** Awww thanks Emily!!!!! I will absolutely keep you posted once we make a final decision. It’s been a true pleasure working with you too. We seriously couldn’t have gotten through this process without your help & I honestly don’t think we would have gotten … Continue reading New NYC Private High School Parents Thank Abacus Guide 🥰

New York City Public School Students Moving to Private School

Breakneck admissions changes in the New York City public schools...no G&T testing for kindergarten, no selectivity measures for middle school admissions, uncertainty over the Hunter test, contention over the Stuyvesant/Bronx Science/Brooklyn Tech test... have unfortunately driven more and more NYC public school parents to consider private school for the first time. At Abacus Guide, we're … Continue reading New York City Public School Students Moving to Private School

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 Public School Families Continue to Seek Out Private School

NYC public schools, which historically offer a lot: in many schools, strong academic instruction, true urban, inclusive communities, and the chance to go to school with your neighbors or with other bright kids, are sadly suffering due to Covid. Many public school parents are disappointed in current instruction, inadequate and aging facilities, and the lack … Continue reading NYC Public School Families Continue to Seek Out Private School

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

NYC Parents Seek In-Person Private Schooling

Paul Sullivan of The New York Times, writes in his Wealth Matters column Private Schools Hold New Attraction for Rich Parents that there has a huge uptick in families seeking private school education for their children. After all the uncertainty of the summer, when many families were not sure if they wanted in-person or remote education, … Continue reading NYC Parents Seek In-Person Private Schooling

New York’s 4-Year-Olds are mastering Zoom to get into elite NYC private school kindergartens

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 New York’s 4-Year-Olds are mastering Zoom to get into elite NYC private school kindergartens