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

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

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

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

Parent with Child at Top Riverdale Private School Writes

From a client today whose child will be starting a top Riverdale private school this fall: Looking at the whole process in retrospect, I just wanted to thank you for giving scaffolding to the otherwise-chaotic-appearing admissions season. Your "bedside manner," your knowledge about the school and your faith in us as a family made us … Continue reading Parent with Child at Top Riverdale Private School Writes

NYC Top Private School Consultant

Abacus Mom, a NYC top private school consultant, was thrilled to get these two emails from happy clients recently. Hi Emily, I just want to reach out and tell you that your advice from the past two years has been amazingly spot on. The classes and tutoring and clubs that you suggested after hearing about … Continue reading NYC Top Private School Consultant

How Many Times Can You Take the ISEE?

How many times can you take the ISEE when you are applying to NYC private middle and high school? The Educational Records Bureau, taking advantage of an easy source of additional revenue, has changed their testing rules so students applying to 5th - 12th grade can take the ISEE one to three times per admissions season. From … Continue reading How Many Times Can You Take the ISEE?

NYC Private School Admissions Corporate Talk

I am now giving NYC Private School Admissions Corporate Talks, speaking to professional parent groups about NYC Private School Admissions -- How to Get Into Lower, Middle and High School. I have been in the admissions field now for over 20 years (!), so I am excited to share my expertise about NYC private schools … Continue reading NYC Private School Admissions Corporate Talk