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All nonprofit NYC private schools are required to file Form 990 each year with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition, these schools are required by law to make the forms from the last three years available to anyone who requests them. Many websites such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the Foundation Center provide copies [...]

Brearley Gets A New Headmaster

Manhattan's all-girl private school Brearley has spent six months looking for a new head and has finally announced who that will be. Jane Foley Fried will be the next head of school and that has a lot of people in the community excited to look toward the future. Ms. Foley comes from Phillips Academy in [...]

Self confidence and competence describe the girls at the Brearley School, located in the Gracie Point neighborhood nearby Carl Shurz Park on New York's east side. Brearley girls solve problems by evaluating what they hear and read and see, developing the foundation of their learning. Head of the school, Stephanie J. Hull, Ph.D. states "Balancing their [...]

The Brearley School is an independent all girls NYC School that was founded in 1884 with the mission to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys. The current mission statement defines the school as a place to prepare students for active, responsible citizenship in a democratic society. This [...]

"The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students [...]

The MATHCOUNTS Manhattan chapter competition is an annual showcase for the knowledge, skill, speed and teamwork of the top Mathletes from middle schools throughout Manhattan. By participating in MATHCOUNTS, these schools demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence and provide their students with an incredible opportunity to strive through friendly competition. Here are the 2014 Results: [...]

All nonprofit NYC private schools are required to file Form 990 each year with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition, these schools are required by law to make the forms from the last three years available to anyone who requests them. Many websites such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the Foundation Center provide copies [...]

"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 [...]

The Siemens Foundation recently announced the 2013 Semifinalists and Regional Finalists in the prestigious Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students. On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Siemens Foundation will announce the individual and team winners and present them with scholarships ranging from $10,000 to [...]

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 [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting a fair and a panel for NYC parents interested in applying to NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day Schools. The fair and panel are free of charge for all families. The event is divided into two parts. The first is an NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day [...]

Started in 1955, The National Merit Scholarship Program, is scholarship/recognition competition for high school students who take Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Approximately 1.5 million students take the test. Today, September 11, 2013, approximately 16,000 of the highest scorers (designated on a state representation model) were named Semifinalists. In New York State, 1020 [...]

The NYC Private Schools Blog has been focusing on Form 990 for all nonprofit NYC private schools for the past few days. These schools are required by law to make the forms from the last three years available to anyone who requests them. Many websites such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the Foundation Center provide [...]

"The Math League has Math Contests for Grades 4 through 8, Algebra 1 students, and High School Students. Over one million students from the United States and Canada participate in Math League Contests each year. Every contest has questions from different areas of mathematics. The goal is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics [...]

The Cathedral School's 2013 Class have been accepted to the following high schools*: Berkeley Carroll School The Brearley School Brooklyn Friends School The Browning School Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School Convent of the Sacred Heart The Dalton School Dwight-Englewood School Ethical Culture Fieldston School Fordham Preparatory School Friends Seminary Grace Church School Hackley School Horace [...]

RIISE Parent Power Conference 2013: What it Takes to Get In and Succeed at an Independent School About RIISE RIISE = Resources In Independent School Education. RIISE empowers families of color and independent schools to build networks and bridge the gap through a vibrant community built on a digital platform supported with live events. The [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting the 2013 NYC Independent School Kindergarten Fair (Boarding Schools and NYC Upper & Middle Private Schools fairs will be held in Fall 2013) and a Kindergarten Admissions Panel Discussion immediately following the fair. Both events are free of charge for all families. Representatives from Parents League member [...]

Heads of independent schools across America have united to call on President Obama and national policy leaders to "do everything necessary to stem this tide of senseless gun violence." This group, "Heads of Schools Against Gun Violence" (HOSAGV) has launched a website, Heads of Schools Against Gun Violence, established Twitter (@HOSAGV) and Facebook accounts, and [...]

Started in 1955, The National Merit Scholarship Program, is scholarship/recognition competition for high school students who take Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Approximately 1.5 million students take the test. In September 2012, approximately 16,000 of the highest scorers (designated on a state representation model) were named Semifinalists. In New York State, 1059 students [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) 2012-2013 Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite The P.A.L. monthly workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for a [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting a fair and a panel for NYC parents interested in applying to NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day Schools. The fair and panel are free of charge for all families. The event is divided into two parts. The first is an NYC Middle & Upper Independent Day [...]