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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 [...]

The Child Mind Institute presented its annual Rising Scientist Award yesterday to 10 exceptional high school seniors from the New York City metropolitan area who have demonstrated both promise and interest in neuroscience. Recipients were honored at CMI’s annual On the Shoulders of Giants scientific symposium at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House in New York City. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 2013 Class at the Bank Street School for Children will attend the following high schools: Bard Beacon Brooklyn Friends Chapin Collegiate Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School Cushing Academy (MA) The Dalton School Elisabeth Irwin High School F. H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art Fieldston School Friends Seminary Hackley Heschel Horace Mann School [...]

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 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 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 things that many parents have enjoyed about Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn is the personal feel of the school. It wasn't one of the Manhattan or Riverdale "elite" schools. The school had a hometown feel and that made it charming. However, in recent years the school has increasingly started looking more and [...]

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 [...]

Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Twin Parks Montessori Schools focuses on providing a firm foundation for all children who enter its doors. Twin Parks Montessori Schools has three campuses/facilities: Central Park Montessori (1 West 91st Street at Central Park West) Park West Montessori (across the street from Central Park at 103rd Street) [...]

Serving children ages 2 through 5, The Park Preschool has built its educational model on the philosophy that children learn best through play. Founded in 1989, the school faculty seek to nurture each child's independent thinking skills by allowing them to fail and to succeed and offering encouragement along the way. Social skills are also [...]

Welcome to the final post in our Brooklyn private schools reviews list. We've previously showcased 63 private schools in Brooklyn. Today we'll point you to 32 more schools in Brooklyn. As always, we hope you find this list helpful in narrowing down the right private schools for you and your family. Poly Prep Country Day [...]

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