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The Class of 2013 at The Dwight School have decided to attend the following universities and colleges (numbers indicate attendance by more than one student): Barnard College (2) Boston University Bowdoin College Brandeis University Brown University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Colgate University Cornell University (2) Duke University Elon University Emerson College (3) [...]

Congratulations to The Dwight School’s Chancellor and Headmaster, Stephen H. Spahn, who is being honored with the Lewis Hine Distinguished Service Award from the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) for “his own visionary educational “spark” that has lit and transformed the lives of thousands of young people and their families.” As the leader of the [...]

Teaching Pre-K through 12, The Dwight School in New York, located in Manhattan's upper west side on 291 Central Park West, became the first school in North America to offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Not only that but the school can boast another first when, in 2005, Dwight once again became the first [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

"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 [...]

The Mandell School's 2013 Class have been accepted to the following high schools*: Avenues World School Berkeley Carroll Bronx Science Brooklyn Friends School Brooklyn Tech Darrow School Eleanor Roosevelt High School Emma Willard School Grace Church High School for Fashion Industries Léman Manhattan Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School Loyola School Middlesex [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

One of the hallmark catchphrases of our time is "eco-friendly," also known as "green." These terms are used to designate an institution that is environmentally conscious, or a product whose manufacturer considered the environmental impact that product would have. Organizations that have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint and to make policies that help [...]

Kid's Korner Preschool was established in October 1993 as a play-based school where children could develop according to their natural abilities. Children are encouraged to develop a sense of self as they move through "learning centers" throughout the day. Students graduating from Kid's Korner Preschool have gone on to other private schools throughout New York [...]

NYC Private Schools Blog has reviewed many different private schools in all five boroughs of New York City. Below is a partial list of Manhattan private schools, which include Manhattan preschools, Manhattan nursery schools, Manhattan elementary schools, Manhattan middle schools, Manhattan high schools, Manhattan religious schools, Manhattan independent schools, Manhattan nonprofit schools, Manhattan for profit [...]

NYC Private Schools Blog has reviewed a lot of private schools in all five boroughs of New York City. In Manhattan alone we have covered more than 100 private schools. Those include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, religious schools, independent schools, nonprofit schools, for profit schools, and special education schools. We have broken up [...]

Congratulations to the NYC Private School & Public School Teachers who won the 2011 Blackboard Awards! The Blackboard Awards, from Manhattan Media, highlight and celebrate the outstanding achievement of schools, teachers, and principals in NYC. Here are the 2011 Outstanding Teachers (along with a link to their profiles from the Blackboard Awards site): Special Categories [...]

TEDxNYED is an all-day conference that is being streamed live from The New York Academy of Sciences today, March 5, 2011. The NYC based conference focuses on empowering innovation in education. You may watch and participate here. TEDxNYED Organizers include: Karen Blumberg, Co-Curator The School at Columbia University Basil Kolani, Co-Curator The Dwight School Dan [...]

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The Parents League of New York is hosting two fairs for parents interested in applying to either Boarding Schools or NYC Private Schools. Both fairs are in NYC and are free of charge for all families. The fairs allow parents to learn more about NYC Independent Day Schools and Boarding Schools. Each event is divided [...]

We are excited to announce that Mark B. Benerofe, Director of Camp Winadu and President of the CampGroup Family of Camps, will join us as a regular blog contributor in the areas of outdoor education and children’s development through athletics. Shortly after graduating Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Mark served as a [...]

Many people ask about the NYC Private Schools that include celebrities in their past ranks. Often, the most popular requests for Private Schools attended by celebrities center around celebrities that have a definite NYC presence, and few have the punch of New York’s own Robert DeNiro. Robert DeNiro attended Rhodes Prep in NYC. There are [...]