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RIISE Parent Power Conference 2014: Reasons to Choose an Independent School for School Choice! About RIISE RIISE = Resources In Independent School Eduration. RIISE builds bridges between families of color and the culture of independent schools with strategies for success through recruitment, retention and beyond. Location: Convent Avenue Bapist Church (420 West 145th Street @ [...]

RIISE Parent Power Conference 2013: What it Takes to Get In and Succeed at an Independent School About RIISE RIISE = Resources In Independent School Education. RIISE empowers families of color and independent schools to build networks and bridge the gap through a vibrant community built on a digital platform supported with live events. The [...]

In response to the media reports yesterday, Dalton's Head of School, Ellen Stein, sent the following email to the Dalton Community last night: Dear Dalton Community, Some of you may have seen recent reports about Dalton in the media. We would like to clarify the facts relative to these reports. In November 2012, a committee [...]

Dalton School Kerfuffle

The New York Post reported today (and subsequently picked up by the Daily Beast, Gothamist, Atlantic Wire, Business Insider) that the Dalton School sent out an email with the names of rejected students, those who withdrew, and those with pending applications to boosters and alumni. According to the article, The revealing e-mail went out as [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) 2012-2013 Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite The P.A.L. monthly workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for a [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) 2012-2013 Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite The P.A.L. monthly workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for a [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) 2012-2013 Workshop Series Register today at: Eventbrite The P.A.L. monthly workshop series helps parents of accelerated learners understand important topics relevant to their young child’s cognitive, social & emotional development. Experts and practitioners in the field of gifted and talented education and parent advocates will join our panels for [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting a series of events, workshops, and panels during Fall 2012 (check website for registration information): Boarding School Fair September 19, 2012 4:30 PM - 6:15 PM Loyola School, East 83rd Street between Park & Madison (free; open to public) Panel Discussion: The Boarding School Experience September 19, [...]

During the NYC preschool and kindergarten admissions process, when you speak to administrators about your child, you will inevitably be asked to describe him or her. You may be asked to provide an assessment of your child's strengths and weaknesses. You should be honest. Jenny Anderson of the NY Times asked three NYC private school [...]

NYC parents have a lot riding on their toddlers and preschoolers getting into the nursery school of choice. In some cases, a year of preschool can cost as much as college tuition (over $35,000), but that's only if you get in. Not all toddlers (or parents, for that matter) pass the interview process though. For [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) – PARENT WORKSHOP SERIES Register today at: Eventbrite Presented by * Jade’s Toy Box * NYC Private Schools Blog * NYC G&T Blog * TestingMom.com in Partnership with Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center We Invite You to Participate in a Dialogue about Education for Parents of Accelerated Learners The [...]

The P.A.L. (Parents of Accelerated Learners) – PARENT WORKSHOP SERIES Register today at: Eventbrite Presented by * Jade’s Toy Box * NYC Private Schools Blog * NYC G&T Blog * TestingMom.com in Partnership with Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A Dialogue about Education for Parents of Accelerated Learners The Workshop [...]

Too Young for School

One of the most important decisions we make for our children occurs before the first day of school. When will we send them is a question that is more important than most parents give it credit for. A quick and reflexive response detailing chronological age is not an appropriate response. Commonly, there is almost a [...]

Now that the NYC private school acceptance and rejection letters have been mailed out, some parents are thrilled and relieved and some are sorely disappointed. The children may not know or care what school they’ll be attending, but they are also feeling the effects of their success or failure to get into the right school. [...]

Having options is a basic factor in our society and having and selecting between your NYC Private School options is important even down to the very last minute of your decision. If your child has received an acceptance from their Top Choice school then there probably isn’t too much of a decision left. If, however, [...]

For the many parents with students applying to NYC Private Schools for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year, there are many News Stories and articles talking about the decrease in students applying to Private Schools all around. At it simplest, this means less competition in schools who have a stable seat offering that has always been [...]

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 [...]

There are many factors that have gone into creating the current school availability crisis in NYC Schools and crowding in the schools seems to be one of the biggest obstacles to overcome. Some of the reasons for availability shortages in NYC Schools are More children. The biggest single reason is that more families are moving [...]

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 [...]

If your family will be relocating to the NYC area in the near future, securing the right spot for your child’s NYC Private School education will most likely be one of your top priorities. NYC is an amazing city in which to raise a family. It offers a diverse sea of cultures and opportunities simply [...]

School interviews and parent essays are just some of the ways in which a clearer picture of your child is brought into focus for the school admissions staff. The best of the NYC Private Schools will adhere to the policy that scores do not mean everything. Just because a child scores in the top 98% [...]