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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 [...]

Focus On Collegiate School

Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Collegiate School is an all boys school offering all day classes for kindergarten through 12th grade. With just over 600 students, class sizes are small. This allows the boys to develop close personal relationships with fellow students and with teachers. The mission of the school is to [...]

In 1964, the West End Collegiate Church, as an "expression of God's love for little children", founded the Playschool, which was built as a service to families in the neighborhood (368 West End Ave. New York City).  Despite being part of the church, the curriculum at the school is non-sectarian and offers tours of the [...]

I am writing to introduce e4, the Eco Expo for Environmental Education, that will be held this Saturday, April 24, at the Collegiate School. Collegiate is an all-boys independent school on the Upper West Side. I am currently a senior there, and am helping to organize this completely student-led environmental conference for the New York [...]

NYC private schools such as the Packer Collegiate Institute focus keenly on their diverse student body and history of academic excellence. Packer is a highly competitive school for admissions and is, in fact, the oldest independent school in Brooklyn. It was founded in 1845 in the historic district of Brooklyn Heights. Packer is a member [...]

ISAAGNY Board 2014

The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) is a not-for-profit organization that strives to further a spirit of cooperation among Member Schools by coordinating admissions practices and procedures in order to help ensure an orderly, fair, and professional admissions process and thereby serve the educational purposes of the Member Schools. There are [...]

"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 [...]

Lefferts Garden Montessori School is located in Brooklyn and provides a great experience for children from preschool through the end of elementary school. The elementary school, like the preschool, is divided into two classrooms. One classroom is for students ages 5-7 and the other is for students age 8-10. Elementary school students typically graduate to [...]

The Speyer Legacy School made the following announcement earlier this week: "The Board of Trustees of The Speyer Legacy School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard F. Barter as interim Head of School. Dr. Barter has been a stalwart supporter of Speyer and its mission from the outset, and has served as [...]

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 USCF National K-12 Grade Chess Championship was held on December 12-15, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Please find the team standings for all grades below (NYC public and NYC private schools in BOLD). About the USCF: "The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and [...]

The USCF National K-12 Grade Chess Championship was held on December 12-15, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Please find the 5th grade team standings below (NYC public and NYC private schools in BOLD). About the USCF: "The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess [...]

The USCF National K-12 Grade Chess Championship was held on December 12-15, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Please find the 4th grade team standings below (NYC public and NYC private schools in BOLD). About the USCF: "The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess [...]

The USCF National K-12 Grade Chess Championship was held on December 12-15, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Please find the 1st grade team standings below (NYC public and NYC private schools in BOLD). About the USCF: "The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess [...]

As we now do every year, we are are highlighting "Getting In ... Kindergarten," a documentary produced by Pamela French Films, aired on TLC in September 2007. It focuses on the New York City kindergarten admissions process. We previously highlighted Part 1 and Part 2. Below is Part 3. Among the NYC schools, topics, and [...]

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 [...]

ISAAGNY Board 2012-13

The Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) is a not-for-profit organization that strives to further a spirit of cooperation among Member Schools by coordinating admissions practices and procedures in order to help ensure an orderly, fair, and professional admissions process and thereby serve the educational purposes of the Member Schools. There are [...]

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 [...]