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 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

New York City Private Schools Closing

With all the new New York City private schools opening, it is not surprising that shortly after, some new New York City private schools are already closing. Manhattan is a tough market, and not every private school can make it. The Rocket Group, an education group that purchased the Mandell School in 2013, closed it … Continue reading New York City Private Schools Closing

Sign Up Now for The Makery’s March Pop Up Workshops at the 92nd St Y

This March, The Makery is partnering to create a special Pop Up at the 92nd Street Y during 7 Days of Genius.   The 7 Days of Genius Festival explores how we define genius and how the power of genius emerges across communities, cultures, and industries. Explore, experiment, and make something awesome.  Experience the genius of your inner maker! Now is … Continue reading Sign Up Now for The Makery’s March Pop Up Workshops at the 92nd St Y

The Problem with Rich Kids?

Dr. Suniya Luthar published a thought-provoking article in Psychology Today The Problem With Rich Kids Dr. Luthar writes that today affluent students are growing up under tremendous pressure to achieve in every domain: academic, athletic and personal.  She raises numerous insightful points about the ensuing costs to children and society.

Insideschools’ Superb Columnist Judy Baum (“Ask Judy”) is Dead

I am very sorry that Insideschools'  exceptionally helpful columnist Judy Baum ("Ask Judy") died on December 20th shortly after writing her last column, "What to Do Over the Holiday Break?" I never had the pleasure of meeting Judy, but I have been an avid reader and fan for many years.  Judy's columns, unlike much of … Continue reading Insideschools’ Superb Columnist Judy Baum (“Ask Judy”) is Dead

Your Child Should Take French, Says the French Government

Kirk Semple of The New York Times reports A Push for French in New York Schools, From France Semple reports: ... in the city’s public school system, the French dual-language program, in which half the classes are in French and the other half in English, is booming. Eight public schools offer a French/English curriculum for about … Continue reading Your Child Should Take French, Says the French Government

It’s Not The Happiness Project: Perfect Score Project To Be Published in February

I review books for Amazon, so I was able to get an advance copy of Debbie Stier's The Perfect Score Project  . The Perfect Score Project is about Debbie Stier's attempt to increase her SAT score, while at the same time motivate her unmotivated teenage son.  Since every week someone with an unmotivated son calls me … Continue reading It’s Not The Happiness Project: Perfect Score Project To Be Published in February