If You Give Up Your NYC Private School Spot, Will You Lose a Year’s Tuition?

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both weigh in today about what happens when families who sign a contract for Manhattan private school then back out, often because the child has been admitted to a top public school.  A number of schools, including Mandell, Friends, York Prep, and Little Red, have sued … Continue reading If You Give Up Your NYC Private School Spot, Will You Lose a Year’s Tuition?

Little Red Schoolhouse: A Contract is a Contract

Susan Dominus' thought-provoking New York Times article, A School That Cost $20,000 Not to Go To, came out today.  The article discusses a decision made by Little Red Schoolhouse, a sought-after Village elementary school, to hold a creative family responsible for $20,000 in tuition money because they signed a contract that their child would enter … Continue reading Little Red Schoolhouse: A Contract is a Contract