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Lyceum Kennedy follows the international school model with a Japanese component and a French American school component. The French American School offers a rigorous international school curriculum from nursery school through high school. The model for the school is the French educational system. Cycle 1 includes nursery school, preschool, and kindergarten. Cycle 2, also known [...]

Summary from POV website: "American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from [...]

We are recommending the American Promise Documentary, which opens at the IFC Center & Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on October 18th, 2013 in NYC. Here is the film summary: The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper [...]

Preschool of America is a full service daycare, preschool and kindergarten. There are facilities located in three boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn). The school is open all year and accepts children from the age of 3 months through 6 years of age. Preschool of America is open from 8am until 6pm Monday through Friday. There are [...]

Occasionally, the NYC Private Schools Blog reprints (in full) academic mental health/child development/parenting press releases that may be of interest to our readers and their families. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) issued the following news release: "A new national report reveals that 45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older, or [...]

"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 [...]

The Waldorf education model got its start in Stuttgart, Germany in the early 20th century. It takes its name from the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Company where it was first used to educate the children of the factory workers, not from the name of the man who introduced it: Rudolf Steiner. Rudeolf Steiner wrote his first book [...]

Saint Demetrios Greek-American School, a Queens Private School located in Astoria, is the largest co-educational Greek-American School in the US. This private Pre-K -12th grade school houses about 600 students. The Upper Elementary, Junior High and High Schools are located on 30th Drive and the Lower School is on 33th Street in the heart of [...]

In Brooklyn there is a school with a unique vision and that exists within a fairly large U.S. network of schools. Basis Independent Brooklyn is a K-12 preparatory school that is part of the BASIS group of schools, which established itself in 1998 for the sole purpose of changing American education. They've done that. The [...]

Basis Independent Brooklyn is a unique school with a unique approach to challenging students to be their best. BASIS was founded in 1998 by veteran academicians who wanted to increase the standards in American education, and they've done just that. The pillars of education at Basis Independent Brooklyn are: An accelerated, rigorous curriculum Student accountability [...]

Avenues: The World School is a part of the growing and ever-expanding trend of international schools, many of which are popping up all over New York City. Avenues: The World School is a part of a worldwide network of schools that will eventually exist in several countries and different parts of the world, including: Latin [...]

Aquinas High School, based in the Bronx, is a Catholic school serving girls from ninth through twelfth grades. The school was founded in 1923 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkhill and is committed to both academic excellence and spiritual guidance that leads girls into full maturity. Aquinas High School has been recognized as an outstanding [...]

The Yeshiva University High School for Girls offers a ninth through twelfth grade program that consists of Judaic Studies and General Studies tracks. The school is located in Queens and exists to lead girls into a better understanding of Torah and to love the values of the Torah. The idea is to turn young girls [...]

The School Choice Group (SCG), the leading global education consultancy headquartered in New York, in collaboration with the Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC [PALNYC], announced yesterday the second annual Michael Perelstein Memorial Scholarship Fund Discover Your Passion competition winners. This competition is targeted toward New York City students from 2nd through 8th grade who show [...]

St. Francis of Assissi School is a Catholic private school in the borough of Queens. The school offers a traditional curriculum with religious instruction for students age 2 up through eighth grade. Starting in sixth grade, students begin to change classes three times a day and prepare for high school. The curriculum is a traditional [...]

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Located in Astoria, Queens is the largest co-educational Greek-American private school in the United States. Saint Demetrios offers a stable pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum designed to prepare students for college and for life. The school opened its doors in 1957 and is run by the St. Demetrios Church at the same location. The curriculum [...]

The Razi School is a Muslim school located in Queens. Faculty begin educating Islamic students in pre-kindergarten and the curriculum runs through high school. The school offers tremendous academic opportunities for students in Queens and the surrounding communities. Preschool at Razi School consists of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. In pre-kindergarten, teachers prepare students for entry into [...]

Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School opened its doors in 1967. The school offers a bilingual education to students in nursery school through sixth grade. Students get a traditional American curriculum delivered in both English and the Armenian language as they also learn more about the Armenian culture. Teachers start teaching math as early as nursery [...]

New York City has plenty of organizations devoted to the education of children, special needs, religious instruction, and the development of academic, motor, social, and other important skills. But The Partnership for Inner-City Education is a unique program whose mission is grounded in Catholic values. A 501(c)3 organization, the Partnership focuses its attention on Catholic [...]

Located in Staten Island, New York, St. Joseph Hill Academy is a traditional Catholic school that follows the New York state Common Core Standards and includes its own religious instruction to build up students' faith. The school has an elementary school program and a high school program. The high school is an all girls school [...]

The international school is one of the most unique educational models on the planet. There are a few examples in New York City alone. One of those is Lyceum Kennedy. Within the Lyceum Kennedy framework there is a Japanese school and a French-American school. Both are bilingual schools with specific language training in their respective [...]