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New York City Private Schools

Debbie Stier's 'The Perfect Score Project' and the New SAT

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

At a glance, the most noteworthy aspect of Stier's journey in The Perfect Score Project is just how much preparation she undertakes. It is unclear exactly how many test prep books Stier purchased, but 15 or so is a reasonable estimate.

It's About Time...

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

The ERB test has been around since our 20 years collectively in the admissions world! It has been a valuable tool used to help admissions directors get another glimpse of the student they are viewing for their school. Unfortunately, this test has been compromised in many ways.

How to Prep Your Child for the ISEE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Chuck Cohn

With a clear plan and a good head start, any student can walk into the test room feeling confident and prepared.

School Vouchers Have Little Effect On College Enrollment, With One Exception: Study

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

The offer of a voucher to attend private school in New York City had little overall effect on college enrollment, according to a study by researchers ...

What Justifies $400/hour Private Tutoring?

Alex Mallory | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Academic tutoring in major metropolitan areas frequently run from $200 to $700 per hour. However, more stunning than the hourly rate is the healthy market of parents willing to pay it.

There Are No Black Children Here

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices
Rebecca Carroll

Like most New Yorkers, my husband and I knew that finding an appropriate school for our son was not going to be a cakewalk. Negotiating the New York City school system is practically a rite of passage for parents who live here. But while most parents seek a school that satisfies traditional criteria such as high test scores and general academic achievement, I had an additional standard in mind as we explored nearly two dozen schools: I wanted to find a school for my son where he would would have peers and mentors who are black.

There's Plenty of Room for Another $40,000 per Year Private School

Alex Mallory | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The rich and powerful do not enjoy rejection, yet well-to-do New York City families continue to submit themselves to the always unpleasant, often humbling independent school admission gauntlet in record numbers. Why?

Behold: NYC's $40,000/Year Private School

Posted 08.20.2011 | New York

The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Riverdale Country School will charge $40,050 for high school students this coming year--the first time ...

How Educating A New York City Kid Can Cost You Over A Million Dollars

The Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City is home to some of the best schools in the country, but they don't come cheap. The economic downturn hasn't stopped colleges from going ...

Gossip Hurl: Real NYC Prepsters Trash New Bravo Reality Show

WSJ | Lucy Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Good morning, Upper East Siders: Bravo is turning its arriviste lens on the world of New York City private schools, and you may not be very happy abo...