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
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 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 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
Paragraph 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 … Continue reading Trends in College Admissions
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 private, for-profit high school in Orange County, California, Fairmont Private Schools, does not just "help" your child obtain admission or brag about prior graduates' success. They actually guarantee … Continue reading Guaranteed Top College Admission, Anyone?
Education Donor Stephen Schwarzman Likes to See His Name on Buildings
Ignoring Maimonides' teaching that it is best to give charity anonymously so that the ego is not involved, Blackstone private equity CEO Stephen Schwarzman gives only on condition that he is recognized. Hence, his $100 million gift to the New York Public Library resulted in the renaming of the main branch, a historic edifice, as … Continue reading Education Donor Stephen Schwarzman Likes to See His Name on Buildings
NYC Private High School Admission: Clean Sweep!
We were thrilled to hear from an Abacus Guide high school client yesterday: Emily, Acceptances across the board!!! We are stunned and thrilled!!!! thank you for all your help!!!
NYC Private School Notification Dates
NYC private school notification dates...results are almost here! Kindergarten Notification Date Mail or email on Friday, February 9 Respond by Friday, February 16 On-Going Schools, 2, 3, 4 year olds only, Notification Date Mail or email on Wednesday, February 7 Respond by Tuesday, March 6 2, 3, 4 year olds, Notification Date Mail or email … Continue reading NYC Private School Notification Dates
$50,000 Private Schools Tuition in NYC
$50,000 private schools tuition in NYC is now becoming more common as private schools' tuition increases, again. Trinity School and other NYC private schools' tuition plus fees now equal more than $50,000 according to Leslie Brody of the Wall Street Journal. John Allman of Trinity says he believes the tuition system is broken: "we're stymied … Continue reading $50,000 Private Schools Tuition in NYC