Over the years, many of my educational consulting clients have asked me if it is harder for Asians to get into NYC private school. Many have heard that it is harder for Asian-Americans to get into college. This week, one of my clients referred me to the LA Times story: For Asian-Americans, A Changing Landscape … Continue reading Is it Harder for Asians to Get Into NYC Private School?
With the debut of the AABL test and the KRT test in 2014, NYC families applying for kindergarten are naturally seeking AABL test prep and KRT test prep for their preschoolers. Despite the claims from the test makers that the AABL and KRT tests are not preppable, as always, children who have been pre-exposed to … Continue reading AABL Test Prep and KRT Test Prep Now Available for NYC Kindergarten
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ISAAGNY, the Independent Schools Association of Greater New York, has published a chart for NYC private school kindergarten admissions, confusingly titled ISAAGNY ERB Chart. What ERB test are they talking about? Is it the ECAA kindergarten test? It seems so, because the columns are titled "ECAA". ECAA stands for Early Childhood Admission Assessment (ECAA). What … Continue reading NYC Private School Kindergarten Admission 2014: Who Requires the ERB?
Big news that the old NYC private school ERB--the WPPSI--is being replaced with a new ERB--the AABL (Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners) at Horace Mann and Riverdale. As the summer approaches, we will see which other private schools will follow. From Horace Mann's site: Horace Mann School requires the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Admission Assessment for … Continue reading New NYC Private School Kindergarten ERB Test Announced for 2014-2015
Many NYC private schools are announcing they will not accept ERB scores next year for kindergarten entry. Instead, they will step up in-school testing/interviewing, looking to evaluate students' readiness for kindergarten, both academically and socially. From one Manhattan girls' school: Hewitt, as suggested by ISAAGNY, will not be requiring, or accepting, the ERB ECAA test … Continue reading NYC Private School Kindergarten: Testing Changes–What You Need to Know
At this time of year, I regularly take calls from parents whose children got waitlisted or worse, rejected, everywhere. Typically the conversation starts like this: Caller: "Hi, this is Jane Jones. My child got waitlisted everywhere. I just heard about your service from my friend Mary Cohen. She said she used you and her son … Continue reading Are You Too Late to Apply to New York City Private School?
The Hackley School, one of Westchester's most prestigious private schools, has acknowledged that a teacher sexually abused students in the 1960s: Hackley School Tells Parents of Accusations of Abuse From the ’60s Joining alumni from Horace Mann and Poly Prep who protested sexual abuse at those schools, Hackley alumni are informing the school administration. Hackley has … Continue reading Hackley School Admits Sex Abuse by Teacher in the 1960s
We are thrilled to announce that so far today our clients have been accepted to 2nd -8th grade at Dalton, Riverdale, Sacred Heart, Marymount, Nightingale, Avenues, UNIS, Berkeley Carroll, Brearley,Trevor Day, Friends Seminary, Poly Prep, Fieldston and more NYC private schools... Keep up the good news! From one client: "Emily, you made all the difference … Continue reading Great Day Here Today at Abacus Guide Educational Consulting
For fifteen years, I have helped rising Manhattan, Brooklyn and Westchester high school and middle school students get into their dream NYC private schools. Very often my students receive multiple accceptances. What's my secret? I help families identify the NYC private schools where I think their children have the best shot of admission. At this … Continue reading How Can I Help My Child Get Into NYC Private High School or Middle School?