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Do you have a child that is going to be attending nursery or elementary school in New York City in Fall 2014? Are you stressed out with the lengthy and obscene process of trying to gain admittance to the limited number of schools? Do you feel the admittance process for nursery and elementary schools has [...]

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 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 [...]

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 Parents League of New York is hosting a fair and a panel for NYC parents interested in applying to Boarding Schools. The fair and panel are free of charge for all families. The event is divided into two parts. The first is a Boarding School Fair with representatives who talk informally with students and [...]

The Parents League of New York is once again hosting two fairs for parents interested in applying to either Boarding Schools or NYC Upper & Middle Private Schools (a Kindergarten fair will be held in Spring 2012). Both fairs are in NYC and are free of charge for all families. The fairs allow parents to [...]

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 [...]

The Mandell School will be opening classes for 5th and 6th grades beginning in the Fall of 2010. These classes will be housed in their new 60,000 square foot facility that opens in August at 795 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side. This new facility will include a black box theater, gymnasium, cafeteria, classrooms [...]

Your chances of getting your child into a private kindergarten spot can be as low as 10%. According to the New York Observer an estimated 60-150 kids from private nursery schools didn't land a kindergarten spot at all. To avoid losing that important spot in getting your child into the kindergarten of your choice, do [...]

A tour of your child’s potential NYC Private Schools can give you the opportunity to stand apart from the rest of the application crowd, in every way possible. You can make a wonderful and lasting impression of your self and your family, or you can make a very bad and unfortunately lasting impression of your [...]

The end of January is a time of waiting for the many parents with children applying to NYC Private Schools. After dotting all the Is and crossing all the Ts there is little else to do other than wait for the upcoming wave of acceptance letters. Of course, there is also the wave of rejection [...]

The NYC Private School Admissions season is hectic and hurried, for sure, but not all schools have a strict deadline. Rolling admissions are possible and are offered for some NYC Private Schools. Rolling admissions is an admissions process that does not use fixed deadlines or uses a window of admissions, which stays open until all [...]

October is a maelstrom month in the New York Private School world. The lazy days of summer are far gone, along with the more relaxed knowledge that the private school admissions process is ahead of you. It’s not. It’s here, and you and your child are in the excited thick of it. By the end [...]

The admissions season is in full swing as parents and older students are visiting schools, scheduling interviews and requesting admissions paperwork. One of the most exciting times during the admissions process is the School Open House. Sometimes called “Visitor’s Day,” and always a structured carefully, this day gives the best foot forward approach an entirely [...]

As a New York City and Westchester private schools educational consultant, I often feel like an anthropologist studying an exotic ritual. Never more than when I work with kindergarteners and their parents. Does it really make sense to you that four-year-olds should be ranked and judged? Should they be asked to leave preschool often a [...]

photo credit: spisharam - busy, on & offIf you are considering a NYC Private School for your young child next fall, (the 2010-2011 School Season) you will need to start planning for your child’s testing and application process now. The first steps for NYC Private School Applications Networking: For children applying for private school spots [...]

photo credit: swruler9284 There is a certain joy and exhilaration upon receiving the acceptance letter to the NYC Private School of your choice. Your child was accepted. It says so, right there, in black and white. The constant worry and the agonizing wait is over and you finally have the answer you were looking for. [...]

photo credit: ella novak As most families have received and responded to acceptances as NYC Private Schools by this point, the forums are alive with parents trying to find a pattern to the accepteds, declines and waitlisted. Interestingly, one of the most active subjects right now is the placement of pre-school children into Kindergarten programs [...]

photo credit: Symic Once the decision has been made and your child has been accepted and replied to a NYC Private School, there are a host of emotions that families, and their children, often face. Emotional Reactions to Private School Acceptance: Parents:The most obvious emotion for parents is one of pure relief. The long and [...]

photo credit: paulo.barcellos If your child has received acceptance letters to more than one NYC private school, you will then have to make the family decision of which school to send your child to. If your child is older, then he or she will obviously be more involved in the final choice, but for parents [...]

photo credit: visualpanic If your child was waitlisted at one of your top choice NYC private schools, don’t despair. You have options. There are many different scenarios for families with children in this situation, so let’s discuss a few of them, in order of best case to worst case. Scenario 1: Your child was waitlisted [...]