Sponsored Scoop: New Nursery Class at Popular UWS School

By New York Family

The Alexander Robertson School offers STEM programs and much more

ars The Alexander Robertson School on the Upper West Side is offering a new nursery class (including a new Pre-K program and a growing Kidnergarten), as well as a thriving STEM curriculum. Interested in learning more and applying to Alexander Robertson? Check out alexanderrobertson.org, call 212-663-2844, or email admissions@ alexanderrobertson.org for more info! [more]

Smart City Mom

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl

Savvy And Sympathetic, Roxana Reid Has Created One Of NYC’s Premiere Admissions Consultancies

Smart City Kids Founder Roxana Reid Smart City Kids Founder Roxana Reid “I was not in the circle of know,” says Roxana Reid, founder of Smart City Kids, of her initial attempt, years ago, to find the right kindergarten for her now 22-year-old son, Armani. It’s a surprising personal statement coming from a woman who is now well-known and well-regarded for her expertise [more]

And Away They Go: A Guide To Boarding Schools

By Lorraine Duffy Merkl

10 things parents should know about boarding schools.

Purnell School, Pottersville NJ, All Girls Grades 9-12 Purnell School, Pottersville NJ, All Girls Grades 9-12 “There was a day when ‘boarding school’ meant you dropped your kids off in September and picked them up in May,” says Tom Sheppard, the director of admissions at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. There are also the clichés that depict boarding schools as playgrounds for the [more]

A Big Change In Private School Admissions In New York City

By Eric Messinger

The ERB may be on the way out, but tutoring very young children probably isn’t.

Photo by Alberto G. There’s been a flurry of testing-related news in the last couple of months for both private and public schools. Of course, the news is always presented by educators as progress, though parents often find it unsettling. From their point of view, testing changes often feel like a case of “the devil you know” [more]

New & New-ish Nursery & Private Schools In NYC

By New York Family

11 city schools to put on your radar.

Avenues The Day School at Christ & St. Stephen’s Ecole Internationale de New York Fusion Academy The Goddard School (search Manhattan, Upper West Side) The International Preschools (opening new division on the Upper East Side) The Learning Experience (search Manhattan) Léman Manhattan Preparatory School The Mandell School (opened new nursery school divisions near Lincoln Center and in Tribeca) The Montessori at Flatiron Upper West Side Playgroup To read our roundtable on nursery and private school admissions, [more]

Rethinking Nursery and Private School Admissions

By Eric Messinger

What a group of prominent school directors really want parents to know about nursery and private school.

Epiphany Community Nursery School An unexpected detour happened at the start of our roundtable on nursery and private school admissions in the city. I came with the intention of moderating a panel on nuts-and-bolts matters like application timelines and school interviews. But the distinguished panel of school directors and admissions consultants had a much better idea. Instead, [more]