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Ever wonder who among the famous and celebrity class went to which school? If you're like the rest of us, you have. And in New York City, we have a lot of private school alumni to be proud of. Today's spotlight is on Claire Danes. Claire Danes was raised in New York City and actually [...]

Nazareth Regional High School is a private school located in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the school isn't doing well financially and is slated for closure in June. But ... several alumni have come together to help the school stay alive. More than 2,500 alumni from the Brooklyn private school gathered to discuss [...]

While most of the most important discoveries and achievements in our world are usually those left unreported and unread to the masses, generally recognized fame does come in many forms. From the highly recognized to the highly recognizable, many famous persons are often cited as NY Private School graduates. Here are some of the most [...]

The Headmaster & Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Poly Prep Country Day School issued the following statement on Feb, 21, 2014. It is reproduced here in full: "As many of you know, a year ago Poly Prep reached a settlement with survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by Coach Phil Foglietta during his tenure [...]

"The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science. Annually, students entering the Intel STS compete for [...]

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Please contact shamir@shamirkhan.com directly to obtain a discount code for NYC Private Schools Blog readers (or if your need a scholarship to attend for free). If you a school administrator, please [...]

In response to the media reports yesterday, Dalton's Head of School, Ellen Stein, sent the following email to the Dalton Community last night: Dear Dalton Community, Some of you may have seen recent reports about Dalton in the media. We would like to clarify the facts relative to these reports. In November 2012, a committee [...]

Dalton School Kerfuffle

The New York Post reported today (and subsequently picked up by the Daily Beast, Gothamist, Atlantic Wire, Business Insider) that the Dalton School sent out an email with the names of rejected students, those who withdrew, and those with pending applications to boosters and alumni. According to the article, The revealing e-mail went out as [...]

RIISE Town Hall 2012 When: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Where: Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY Why: Share & Support our Diverse Experiences Who: Prospective & Current Parents, Students, Faculty, and Alumni 6:00-6:30p Mingle/Lite Fare 6:30-8:00p Town Hall 8:00-8:30p Afterthoughts REGISTER Today This highly anticipated Town Hall will give voice to what the recent New York [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting news releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. We have included this particular release given the current sex abuse allegations by alumni of NYC private schools, Poly Prep Country Day School and Horace Mann School. The University [...]

A New York City high school senior has won a very prestigious award from Princeton University. Ayisha McHugh, from Poly Prep graduating class of 2012, won the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for her community service work in starting an organization that enables students to safely discuss race, gender, identity, and diversity issues. Her organization [...]

How do cash-strapped private schools raise money? Some send out their army of fundraisers to appeal to alumni and devoted benefactors. Others hold fundraisers or raise their tuition. Garden School in Queens, NY is selling off land. The interesting thing about this deal, however, is the buyer. The school is selling 29,000 square feet of [...]

Park Slope Schoolhouse Child Care Center is an integrated early childhood development center located in Brooklyn. Faculty have designed a curriculum to meet the developmental needs of nursery school age children so that small children can grow according to their natural development patterns. The hope is to foster social, cognitive, emotional, motor skill, and sensory [...]

Religious schools come in all kinds of flavors. As well do Christian day schools. Park Avenue Christian Church Day School bills itself as a nonsectarian private school that offers curricula for children two years and seven months through five years of age. That makes it a school worthy of consideration for people serious about their [...]

Sometimes, NYC private school alumni have good news to share. Today, it's real good news. A former student at Poly Prep Country Day School is engaged to be married this coming October. The announcement was made at SILive.com. Leah Lyle Horowitz is an actress who just finished playing a part on Broadway. The role she [...]

In wake of the Penn State University and Syracuse University sex abuse allegations, the lawsuit against Brooklyn's Poly Prep (posted by the NYC Private Schools Blog in 2009 "Allegations of Abuse Against Poly Prep Country Day School") once again gains media attention. Here is a listing of important documents and recent articles concerning the lawsuit [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform Although I'm usually not keen on juried art/creative competitions, Scholastic's annual event tailored to U.S. and Canadian high school students has a broadly inclusive scope. Chosen by an illustrious and accomplished jury from 185,000 submissions, the high level of talent on display at the [...]

For the last few days, the NYC Private School community has been consumed by allegations by a Trinity parent against the Trinity School, the #1 Prep School in America, according to Forbes. Here is the Trinity School's official response, posted on April 15, 2011 on the school's website: Dear Alumni, You may have read or [...]

Not every private school in New York City has a Wikipedia entry, but St. Margaret Of Cortona School does. St. Margaret Of Cortona is located in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx. A co-ed elementary school that serves preschool through eighth grade, considers itself a place that nurtures hearts and minds for the service of [...]

While most were indulging in chocolate and writing love letters this Valentine’s Day, the high school students of The Dalton School engaged in an entire day of education about the culinary, social, economic and environmental aspects of food and eating in America today. The Dalton Food Symposium brought together farmers, chefs, food writers, community activists, [...]

Our Lady Of Hope Elementary School is situated in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens, NYC. Educators see their mission as much of a mission as it is anything else and their commitment is to providing the best elementary education possible in light of their Christian calling. The teaching of Catholic values is paramount. The [...]