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The Class of 2013 at The Spence School have decided to attend the following universities and colleges (numbers indicate attendance by more than one student): Amherst College (2) Bard College Boston College Bowdoin College (4) Brown University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University (2) Case Western Reserve University City University of New York Colgate University Columbia [...]

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 Spence School, a popular and well-respected all-girls school, has recently made a huge lot purchase. A lot of speculation has occurred since the announcement was made. The lot, purchased from Hertz Corporation, sold for $26.1 million. It is possible that the school has plans to build a sports facility on the lot. That certainly [...]

The Spence School is an all-girls school located on 22 East 91st Street in Manhattan. The school's mission is to educate young girls and women in an academic program of liberal arts and sciences as well as athletics, to develop high standards and character. The School creates an environment that fosters the growth of self-confidence, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Congrats to all the winners at 2013 Science Olympiad New York City Regional Competition! What Is New York State Science Olympiad? New York State Science Olympiad (NYSSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of science education in grades 5-12, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically literate [...]

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 [...]

Join The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) Workshop Series and The Speyer Legacy School for a Conversation with Rena Subotnik @ The Speyer Legacy School: Topic: Shifting from the Best of Gifted Education to Talent Development: Implications for Identification, Education, and Psychological Support Inside and Outside of School When: Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 8:45 [...]

Focus On The Parents League

For almost 100 years The Parents League of New York has been an educational source for parents looking for an independent school to which to enroll their child for the best education they could hope for. Since then, the league has grown and expanded its offerings to parents all over New York City. We believe [...]

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 [...]