What Are The Best Gifted & Talented Programs in NYC?

by NYC Private Schools on April 17, 2014

What are the best Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs in NYC?……..

Well, we all know that depends on YOUR child……and of course who you ask…..

So come find out more, as we go NAVIGATING NYC’s G&T OPTIONS: Parent Perspectives

Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] and our panel of parents from Hunter, Citywide, Districtwide, Twice Exceptional (2e) and independent schools on Tuesday, April 22 for Navigating NYC’s G&T Options.

How are Citywide schools different from a good general education or independent school program? What are the differences between Hunter, Citywide and Districtwide offerings? Given current class sizes, can a high-scoring gen ed public school help kids reach their highest potential? Do private schools better serve this population with their smaller class size and course offerings? Could your child be best served by a 2e program? Decide for yourself as you hear samples of a typical day in the life and pros and cons of each program.

This workshop is intended for adults only and will take place on April 22, 2014 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM at the Downtown Community Center, located at 120 Warren St in Tribeca.

Location & Details:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm-8 pm
This Workshop takes place at the Downtown Community Center at 120 Warren Street in Tribeca between West and Greenwich Streets.

Price: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
To Register for this Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palnyc-workshop-series-for-parents-of-accelerated-learners-spring-2014-tickets-8515950437
See our Blog @ http://palworkshopsnyc.org/
For questions, call 212.343.8881

Full disclosure: Shamir A. Khan, Ph.D., Founder & Publisher of the NYC Private Schools Blog is a Co-Founder of PALNYC.



Focus On Sinai Academy Center Math Program

by NYC Private Schools on April 16, 2014

Sinai Academy Center is a Jewish private school in Brooklyn that offers a strong academic curriculum for students from seventh grade through high school. The curriculum consists of the following core subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English
  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Athletics

Sinai Academy Center also offers students several elective courses, including Advanced Placement Psychology and AP Micro and Macroeconomics.

The educational philosophy of Sinai Academy Center places mathematics at the center of a solid education. Faculty believe that students grounded in a strong math program have more career options available to them. Students develop an analytical thinking process that can be used in a variety of ways and will inform their career choices as well as lifestyle choices later in life.

Students progress through the math program at Sinai Academy Center at their own pace. Honors students take the accelerated track and have the opportunity to take Advance Placement classes and complete regents courses sooner.

The standard math curriculum consists of Algebra in the ninth grade, Geometry in the tenth grade, Algebra II and Trigonometry in the eleventh grade, and Calculus in the twelfth grade. The accelerated math program consists of Geometry and Intro to Algebra II in the ninth grade, Algebra II/Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus in the tenth grade, AP Calculus AB in the eleventh grade, and AP Calculus BC plus Intro to Multivariate Calculus in the twelfth grade.

When the graduate from the Sinai Academy Center, students are well prepared for college.



Focus On B’Nos Leah High School in Prospect Park

by NYC Private Schools on April 15, 2014

The Prospect Park section of Brooklyn has a Jewish Yeshiva that offers girls a unique and rigorous academic curriculum beginning in preschool and carrying them through high school. It is called Prospect Park B’Nos Leah Yeshiva. The high school prepares students for college and beyond.

The full academic curriculum of B’Nos Leah High School includes Torah, Nevi’im, Kesuvim, Halacha, Yahadus, Safa, and Historia. These classes are taught by Rabbonim and Mechanchim.

Advanced Chumash is offered as an elective course.

Churban Europe offers a history of Europe before World War II. The course instructor offers a perspective on Europe from the Torah, along with personal narratives.

Faculty at B’Nos Leah High School also offers elementary and intermediate Yiddish. Students learn to speak and write Yiddish fluently.

Advanced course electives at B’Nos Leah Yeshiva High School include:

  • Biology
  • Writing
  • Literature
  • Music Appreciation
  • Choral Music
  • Calculus
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Graphic Arts
  • and Computer Applications

Students at B’Nos Leah are required to take three years of computer applications. They also participate in Gemach. The provides a myriad of supplemental academic activities and field trips to New York City locations. These include the New York Philharmonic, the New York Jewish Museum and Heritage, a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.

Students also participate in schoolwide activities and informal activities that are fun and educational.



Focus On B’Nos Leah Yeshiva Elementary School

by NYC Private Schools on April 14, 2014

Brooklyn is home to some of New York City’s finest private schools. Included on that list is Prospect Park B’Nos Leah Yeshiva, which consists of a preschool, an elementary school, and a high school.

B’Nos Leah Elementary School is known both for its students’ high academic achievements and the school’s work with special needs children.

The school is an all girls Jewish school that emphasizes maturity and growth along natural lines. Students learn to love learning, develop sensitivity toward others, and develop midos tovos and derech eretz. The curriculum is rich and challenging.

The elementary school curriculum at B’Nos Leah includes:

  • Math and science enrichment
  • Language enrichment
  • Computer lab
  • Project Yud Beis
  • A program titled “You Can’t say you can’t play and no child left out”

Project Yud Beis is an opportunity for students to prepare for Bas Mitzvah. Girls focus on who they are and aspire to be. The project includes hashkafa discussions, guest speakers, and creative arts and crafts projects. The project is a yearlong project that incorporates a scrapbook.

Students are guided in their quest to pick up critical thinking skills, mast the English language, and learn to think scientifically and mathematically.

Students trace Jewish history, learn about healthy eating and living, and learn to socialize with others as the work with their mentors in other grades. Students also receive opportunities to perform valuable community service.



Focus On B’nos Leah Yeshiva Preschool

April 13, 2014

B’Nos Leah Yeshiva is a private school located in Brooklyn. The school consists of a preschool, an elementary school, and a high school. Located in the Prospect Park area in the Flatbush neighborhood of NYC, the preschool includes a variety of Jewish learning programs, such as: Parsha Middos Field trips every month to area museums, […]

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Focus On Phyl’s Academy Elementary School

April 12, 2014

Phyl’s Academy Preparatory School is an early childhood and elementary school program located in Brooklyn. The elementary school is designed to take children from first grade through sixth in preparation for middle school and high school. Students in elementary school take frequent field trips and engage in stimulating and extensive investigation and discovery projects. Faculty […]

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Focus On Phyl’s Academy Preschool

April 11, 2014

Phyl’s Academy Preparatory School, based in Brooklyn, is an independent school with a nurturing environment designed to turn young children into lifelong learners. The school offers a preschool and an elementary school. The early childhood program at Phyl’s Academy Preparatory School consists of a Universal Pre-K program and a kindergarten program. Faculty use hands-on activities […]

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Successful 17-year-old Business Owner Fits In Full-Time School – Successfully!

April 10, 2014

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. You might think that he’s just a typical high school student, but Luke Gulley is also an extremely successful business owner. With an entrepreneurial spirit, at a young age he started his own lighting and entertainment company in Southern California. As impressive as his […]

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Focus On Parkway Upper School

April 10, 2014

Located in Brooklyn, Parkway School offers a unique educational model for students in nursery school through eighth grade. The early grades are divided into a preschool program, called lower school, while older students attend middle school and upper school. The upper school program is designed for students in grades six through eight. Students in Parkway […]

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Focus On Parkway Elementary School

April 9, 2014

Parkway School in Brooklyn is a school dedicated to leading young children to maturity through a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares them for high school and beyond. The school has programs for preschool children, elementary-age children, and students in middle school. The elementary program at Parkway School is designed for students in kindergarten through fifth […]

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Focus On Parkway Preschool

April 8, 2014

Parkway Schools is a Brooklyn-based private school with two campuses. Consisting of a lower school, a middle school, and an upper school, Parkway School seeks to encourage children to pursue a lifelong love of learning. Students wear uniforms as they engage with a rigorous academic program. Parkway Preschool is a program designed for children ages […]

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Thank You To Our March 2014 AdConnect Platform Sponsors

April 7, 2014

NYC Private Schools Blog thanks our March 2014 AdConnect Platform sponsors: Sara’s Homestay. Sara’s Homestay is an accommodation and student service provider which started operations in 2001. Since the Company’s founding, it has rapidly grown, serving over 10,000+ students per year originating from 40+ different countries. Sara’s is now one of the market leaders in […]

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Focus On Our Lady Of Grace Middle School

April 7, 2014

Our Lady of Grace School is a Brooklyn Catholic school with educational programs for children from nursery school through eighth grade. The early grades are included in the preschool program, which feed into the elementary school and ultimately end up in middle school. Our Lady of Grace Middle School consists of six through eight grades. […]

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PALNYC FREE Math Workshop for Parents/Educators – Beyond Flashcards: Logic

April 6, 2014

Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC] in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU’s Courant Institute for our FREE 4-Part Math Series. CMT’s Mark Saul and Sian Zelbo will show parents and educators what’s Beyond Flashcards: Exploring Mathematics with Children. What kinds of activities help children develop their mathematical abilities? This […]

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Focus On Our Lady of Grace Elementary School

April 4, 2014

One Catholic school in Brooklyn, Our Lady of Grace, seeks to establish a strong academic curriculum for its students while teaching them about spirituality and preparing them for life. The school uses SMART technology in all its grades from preschool through middle school. The elementary school program consists of grades one through five. The first […]

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