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The Calhoun School is one of the world's most famous progressive private schools. Located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the school, which is also well-known for its strong commitment to diversity, has been notified that it will receive a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to produce a 3-part multimedia project titled "What Kids Of [...]

Horace Mann, the NYC private school in Riverdale, received some unwanted publicity this past week. So far, articles have been published in The New York Times and Gothamist about an assembly that occurred on Tuesday at the school. Visiting poets and professors Denise Duhamel, M.F.A. (Associate Professor at Florida International University) and Maureen Seaton, M.F.A. [...]

We strongly recommend the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, which is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. The festival presents award winning films in various locations throughout the NY metropolitan area, as well as discussions and other engaging programs which bring together the [...]

"A recent study by Merikangas and colleagues published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) shows that only half of adolescents that are affected with severely impairing mental disorders ever receive treatment for these conditions. The researchers found that approximately one third of adolescents [...]

Located at 5 West 93rd Street in Manhattan, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School is a serious grammar and prep school that focuses strongly on the liberal arts, particularly music, drama and art.  English, language arts, foreign language instruction, mathematics, the sciences, current and historical social studies, physical education, technology, and the fine arts are all included [...]

Mount St. Michael Academy

This story of Mount Saint Michael Academy is dedicated to the generations of "Mounties" and to the countless women and men, lay persons and Marist Brothers who have labored to make the Mount a Catholic school of excellence fulfilling the educational challenge of Saint Marcellin Champagnat “to make Jesus Christ known and loved" among the [...]

Horace Mann SchoolThe Horace Mann School is located at  231 West 246th Street in the Bronx, NY.  The school's community is diverse with students preparing to lead a life of giving and caring, to become great in whatever skills they choose.  The school believes in offering a caring environment in which mutual respect, mature behavior, and the [...]

Located at 1 East 65th Street in New York City is Temple Emanu-El, which boasts a Nursery School and Kindergarten dedicated to providing children a warm and loving environment that can aid children in developing to their fullest potential physically, emotionally and intellectually. Our goal is for each child to have a positive, happy school [...]

The Trinity School is a college prep co-educational day school for K-12, located at 139 West 91st Street in Manhattan. At Trinity School, the relationship between student and teacher is at the heart of the school and effects everything in your child's education. The Trinity School "obligation:" We must ask our young people what they believe in so they can [...]

The Spence School is an all-girls school located on 22 East 91st Street in Manhattan. The school's mission is to educate young girls and women in an academic program of liberal arts and sciences as well as athletics, to develop high standards and character. The School creates an environment that fosters the growth of self-confidence, [...]

St. Luke's is a small school that is able, due to its size, to focus on each child individually and offer a familial feeling. With this closeness comes comfort and children respond to their learning in a more positive manner, able to feel a part of the classroom and the others. Though small, St. Luke's [...]

In part of the Borough of Manhattan lies a narrow island running from Manhattan's East 46th to East 85th streets. On this tiny island is the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery. The nursery, organized in 1975 by a group of Island parents and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1979, is a place where children can experience [...]

In 1939 and 1940, Clark and Clark published several studies on children’s self-perceptions related to race. Their studies found that both black and white children preferred white over black dolls; when given a choice, opted for a lighter shade of skin; gave the color “white” positive attributes; and gave the color “black” negative attributes (Clark [...]

All Souls School

All Souls School is an early childhood school that educates children from two-and-a-half years old through five in a diverse environment that includes families of different racial, religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. A faculty made up of teachers with strong credentials develop programs that utilize a variety of learning modalities to engage children's imaginations, to [...]

Press Release from The American Academy of Pediatrics: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Minority children often encounter racism in their daily lives, and those who experience discrimination more often have more symptoms of depression, according to a study to be presented today, Sunday, May 2, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British [...]

The Prep School Negro, directed by André Robert Lee, is a powerful and thought-provoking documentary currently making its way around the country in outreach workshops. After each showing, André engages the audience in a Q & A session and discussion. Here is a summary of the film from its website: "André Robert Lee and his [...]

The wildly popular leader of Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Mark J. Stanek, has announced his plans to the leave the school and NYC in favor of heading back home to Boston. He was hired on to be the head of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in 2008 and will be completing his 2 year contract [...]

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Shamir A. Khan, Ph.D., Founder & Publisher, NYC Private Schools Blog Shamir A. Khan, Ph.D. is a New York City psychologist with over 15 years of experience across the fields of psychology, education, research, business, and online publishing. In his Midtown Manhattan clinical practice for adolescents, adults, and couples, Dr. Khan primarily works with underserved [...]

The Fieldston Schools educational mission and vision are an important part of the allure of the school itself. Every year the spots open at this private high school in NYC are among the most competitive. The goal the Fieldston School is to develop individuals who will be competent to change their environment to greater conformity [...]