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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 [...]

To enter the Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship contest you have to have at least one year of higher education left to complete. That means that even high school students can enter. It also means your older sister can apply if she hasn't finished college. ;-) All kidding aside, the contest is open to anyone 16 [...]

Community Parents is a community Head Start program located in Brooklyn. Learning is an essential part of life that cannot be ignored, and for that reason Community Parents remains committed to early childhood education among its other services. Through planning and evaluation with staff members and parents, Community Parents Head Start is able to complete [...]

In Flushing, a neighborhood of Queens, there is a community center offering services to Queens residents of all ages. Among those services are early childhood education and learning programs for school age children. It is called Queens Community House. Queens Community House serves the Queens borough with 22 locations in 11 neighborhoods. The Queens Childcare [...]

Focus On P’TACH

P'TACH is a Jewish non-profit private school that delivers special education alternatives to Jewish children who have been disenfranchised due to their "learning differences." The school got its start in 1976 when a pressing need for special education in the Jewish community of Brooklyn was realized. P'TACH, which stands for "Parents for Torah for All [...]

We strongly recommend the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, which is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. The festival presents award winning films in various locations throughout the NY metropolitan area, as well as discussions and other engaging programs which bring together the [...]

Focus on The Lorge School

In 1961, a group of parents with special needs children founded the Lorge School for kids with emotional and learning disabilities. The school takes into account the special needs of each child as an individual, and by focusing on their strengths and talents the program can optimize learning and emphasize potential for academic, social and emotional growth. [...]

There have been so many reports and wonderful stories about courage and survival in Haiti after the devastating earthquake that many longed for the good news in stories. Many felt that the good news was found in the stories of those children who made it to NYC to live with relatives and friends and the [...]

As the planning stages continue to develop for new NYC Schools, more news is heard regarding new institutions that are replacing those slated to close. NYC Schools that were considered low-performing were given closure notices earlier this year and now we are hearing about new schools that will eventually be moving in. The Jamaica High [...]

In one of the most talked about lawsuits within the NYC private school community, Dr. Gabriella Johr, school psychologist, recently sued MetsSchools, Inc. and Claremont Preparatory School in Lower Manhattan. The case has implications for any institutions which employ mandated reporters in New York State and across the country. Met Schools, Inc. & Claremont Preparatory [...]