A Big Thank You to State Senator Jeff Klein from Riverdale and Westchester Private Schools

I want to give a special thank you on behalf of Riverdale and Westchester private schools and educational consultants everywhere to State Senator Jeff Klein. Klein voted for the New York State Legislature's tax cap on budget levy increases by school districts and local governments.   Because the bill did not include relief for local governments … Continue reading A Big Thank You to State Senator Jeff Klein from Riverdale and Westchester Private Schools

Manhattan Families Applying to Westchester and New Jersey Private Schools

For many years, some Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey families have opted for New York City private schools.  Now Winnie Hu of The New York Times breaks the news that the phenomena goes both ways: Private Schools in Suburbs Tap Manhattan Market.  Suburban private schools like Hackley, Dwight-Englewood, and the newly expanding Mohawk are offering … Continue reading Manhattan Families Applying to Westchester and New Jersey Private Schools

Wasn’t My Westchester House Supposed to Be in a Good School District?

More Westchester families are disturbed by local public school budget cutbacks.  Moms and dads are increasingly well educated about curriculum, and in some areas are protesting how math and other subjects are taught, or which classes or technology is offered in public schools.  Many Westchester families are fed up that they bought houses in what … Continue reading Wasn’t My Westchester House Supposed to Be in a Good School District?

Top Westchester Public Schools Cutting Funding>>>More Demand for Riverdale and Westchester Private Schools

I felt sick today reading Louis Uchitelle's excellent Times article, Even in Wealthy Town, Schools Feel Pinch.  Uchitelle details how some in top Westchester public school district Bronxville, one of Westchester's most affluent towns, are fighting school tax and teacher pay increases.  Uchitelle writes: But even here — as in other affluent enclaves — corners are … Continue reading Top Westchester Public Schools Cutting Funding>>>More Demand for Riverdale and Westchester Private Schools

Top NYC Public Schools, Top Westchester and Connecticut Schools and Homes

The New York Times had two interesting articles recently about real estate and public schools. Like most of my clients say, Parents' Real Estate Strategy:  Schools Come First.  Author Christine Haughney writes of the central problem now facing many NYC parents: Families like the Binstocks helped raise the tide of New York real estate prices in … Continue reading Top NYC Public Schools, Top Westchester and Connecticut Schools and Homes