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This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. If you’re looking for a different kind of school, you’ve come to the right place. Fusion Academy is a non-traditional private school where every individual receives a completely customized, one-to-one education. Students in grades 6 through 12 can enroll full-time at Fusion, while students [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. You might think that he’s just a typical high school student, but Luke Gulley is also an extremely successful business owner. With an entrepreneurial spirit, at a young age he started his own lighting and entertainment company in Southern California. As impressive as his [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. As American teens reported greater levels of stress than adults in 2013, spending on prescription drugs for treating depression and anxiety in teens has also increased. Although these mental health issues have many causes, unresolved stress seems to be a prominent one. So what [...]

So often, we seem to find time to focus on deficits, weaknessess, things that go wrong, ways in which people seem unhelpful, etc. We often don't seem to find as much time to recognize strenghts, celebrate ways that things go right, appreciate people who are helpful, etc. If you are willing to spare a few [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. This concept seems so obvious: focus your attention on your child’s strengths. As parents we want our children to be successful, so it makes sense that we would encourage them in what they naturally do well. The problem is that it is very easy [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. This post was written by Brooke Nielsen, Director of Tutoring & Mentoring, Fusion Academy Solana Beach. When parents approach a tutoring company for support it’s because their child needs “help in biology,” “struggles with test taking” or “needs to learn organizational skills.” Rarely do [...]

The Blackboard Awards, which honors local schools, principals, and teachers of excellence from every educational sector—public, private, charter, and parochial—and from nursery through high school, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. They are currently accepting nominations for the Awards for schools and principals, taking place on Monday, November 19, at Fordham Law School. Submit your own [...]

The Parents League of New York is hosting numerous events, workshops, and panels during Fall 2012. Some events are free and open to the public, while others are only for members (check website for registration information). Here is the next event open to the public: Financing Your Child's Independent School Education: A Panel Discussion Date: [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. This post was written by Heather L. McKinney, M.A.Ed., a teacher at Fusion Academy. I can still remember the enthusiasm and energy I had during student teaching: I was surviving on far less than healthy amounts of sleep, which didn't seem to matter because [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. As our campus grows, I am fortunate to welcome new students to our Fusion family quite often. Some of them I have gotten to know quite well and others I know little past their name. One student in particular intrigued me. I saw him [...]

This post is from the NYC Private Schools Blog AdConnect Platform. Class size. It can be an unsettling thought to imagine your child getting lost in a sea of 20+ other students, desperately hoping that he or she is recognized as an individual and not simply a number. All too often, children can feel overwhelmed [...]

When the city of New York offered to buy an athletic field from a Queens private school, school officials said no. The Jackson Heights private school board thought that a private developer could come up with the money more quickly. But when that didn't happen, they went back to the city to renegotiate. And they [...]

If you'd like a couple of interesting reads on the subject of the evolution of private schools in the U.S., then I recommend this article, and this one, too. The first article is a sketch. It talks about how private schools came before public schools and were pioneered by the Catholic church in Florida and [...]

October 5 marks the 10th anniversary of International Walk To School Day. If you've never heard of it, the event was started by parents and teachers to encourage children to do more physically. Some of the reasons participants cite for participating in the walk to school tradition include: It's healthy - Indeed it is. More [...]

Talk to parents, teachers, and administrators of private schools in New York City and you are sure to get a variety of perspectives on what it means to educate a child in a private school. The question is furthermore complicated when you add sociological factors such as differences of religion and economic status. But most [...]

Nadya Suleman, who has earned the nickname "Octomom" for being only the second person in U.S. history to give birth to octuplets, was criticized heavily when news broke that she enrolled her children in private school and didn't have the money to pay for it. Now, she's having the last laugh. She'll be making a [...]

So often, we seem to find time to focus on deficits, weaknessess, things that go wrong, ways in which people seem unhelpful, etc. We often don't seem to find as much time to recognize strenghts, celebrate ways that things go right, appreciate people who are helpful, etc. If you are willing to spare a few [...]

Montessori schools can be found worldwide. There's at least a dozen in New York City alone. So, what is the Montessori teaching style and why is it so popular? History The Montessori method of education began with an innovative lady named Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). She believed that all children have an inner natural guidance for [...]

The Mary Louis Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY located in Jamaica Estates, NY. The mission of this Queens private school is rooted in "the mission of Jesus—to heal, redeem and liberate all people." Students must take the Test for Admission [...]

Generally special needs children are limited to programs for his/her disability and don't get a lot of opportunity to experience education as other children do, but the Churchill School and Center, located on 301 East 29th Street in New York City gives these children a unique opportunity. Teaching approximately 400 students, K-12, the Churchill School's [...]

Class and excellence. Those are only two of the words that describe the De La Salle Academy, a private independent non-sectarian middle school located in Manhattan. This school maintains an impressive roster of children from all 5 of New York's boroughs. What makes this school unlike most others is its caring for academic excellence, yet [...]