ISAAGNY, the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York, has always been THE group for elite NYC private schools. This group, made up of admissions directors and heads of school, sets admissions policies, timelines, and testing for member schools. New schools' rite of passage has traditionally been to gain ISAAGNY membership. Fascinatingly, new kid … Continue reading Horace Mann Has Left ISAAGNY and Plans to Continue Administering the ERB
Diane Hess of Crain's New York breaks the need-to-know timing news that the private school organization ISAAGNY will announce a replacement test for the ERB in late March: ERB Exam-prep firms cram for new test In her article, Hess recounts the dramatic birth and growth of NYC private school kindergarten ERB test prep. Only five years … Continue reading ERB Replacement Test for NYC Private School Kindergarten to Be Announced Late March
Want to read about wild parties? No need to follow Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, or Justin Bieber. Unluckily the tabloids now consider NYC private school parties pressworthy, and give them the full gossip treatment. From the New York Post: Posh high schools battle boozy sex ragers Elite private school parents turn blind eye to parties. … Continue reading Wild Parties at NYC Private Schools?
In the thick of admissions season, as I read NYC private schools' websites and brochures, I am struck again and again by how often elite schools emphasize their "diversity". Certainly private schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale and Westchester are trying to broaden their ethnic makeup, and reach kids who live in different places and have … Continue reading NYC Elite Private Schools are Not Really “Diverse”
Sophia Hollander of The Wall Street Journal reports Horace Mann Airs a Case of Sabotage Director of College Counseling Says Untrue Information About Student Sent to Schools Students may sometimes fantasize about knifing competitors in the back, but fascinating and depressing that someone actually did it this year. Horace Mann's college counselor transparently addressed the situation … Continue reading Horace Mann Student’s College Applications Undercut by Saboteur
Today Javier C Hernandez of The New York Times wrote what is sure to be the most hotly discussed article of the fall: Private Schools Are Expected to Drop a Dreaded Entrance Test Is the ERB indeed dead? This is HUGE NEWS. Uncertainties abound: How many New York City private schools will actually drop the … Continue reading The Kindergarten ERB is Dead? Long Live the ?
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According to Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg, N.Y.'s Horace Mann School Sues Insurers Over Coverage New York City prep school Horace Mann sued units of American International Group Inc. (AIG) saying they refused to defend and indemnify the school for damages stemming from sex-abuse claims by former students against teachers. The Bronx school sued AIG’s Granite State … Continue reading One More Criterion for Choosing a NYC Private School: Who’s Its Insurer?
As usual, Abacus Guide's Private School Admissions Support Program is now sold out for 2014 kindergarten admission. Please contact New York City's best educational consultant for help with admission to older grades only. For the time being, we are still accepting clients for middle school and high school admission. If you'd like help fo 2015 kindergarten admission, … Continue reading Private School Admissions Support Program for NYC Kindergarten is Full
The New York Post, home of the "crazy rich New Yorker" article--recent examples are New Yorkers who pay disabled people to help them cut the line at Disney World and New Yorkers who pay nannies to fulfill their private school volunteering duties--has a new one today: Rich parents hire play-date consultants to help kids play better … Continue reading Do New Yorkers Really Have to Pay to Teach Their Children to Play for Private School Playdates?