Education News: Universal Pre-K

By Mia Weber

Mayor de Blasio recently sat down for a round-table discussion with teachers and bloggers about the changes coming to New York City’s Pre-K landscape

BpOV0skIgAABN_Y Last Tuesday, June 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, Richard Buery, attended and participated in a round-table discussion on the Mayor's universal pre-K goals and programs (a top priority of de Blasio's administration). The discussion with educators, administrators, and bloggers (including Amy Oztan of Selfish Mom, Isabel Kallman of alphamom, and New York Family's [more]

Sponsored Scoop: New Private School Opening This Fall!

By New York Family

BASIS Independent Brooklyn has a rolling admissions process & has plenty of great informational events coming up in June

basis BASIS Independent Brooklyn has a rolling admissions process;  they are continuing to accept applications for Fall 2014 in grades K-10. Throughout the month of June, BASIS will be hosting several great events offering info about their school! Friday – 6/6 - 9 am K-10 Prospective Parent Information Session: Meet Our School Leadership! Monday – 6/9 - 6 pm K-10 Prospective Parent Information Session: Meet Our [more]

Applying To Nursery School In New York City

By Eric Messinger

New York Family’s Editor Weighs In On The Nursery School Admissions Process

Epiphany Community Nursery School Epiphany Community Nursery School Editor's Note: For more on nursery schools in New York City, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our comprehensive preschool directory, and a glossary of school philosophies to help you with your search. If you’re interested in applying to private nursery school in the city, then chances are you’ve heard some anxious rumors and reports [more]

Nursery School Glossary

By Emily Murphy

A guide to deciphering preschool philosophies and terms

York Avenue Preschool York Avenue Preschool Editor’s note: Please be aware that all definitions are broad and may not be completely applicable for every school.   We have compiled a helpful glossary of nursery school philosophies. If you aren’t sure what Reggio Emilia, Emergent, Progressive, or other like-wise terms mean, familiarizing yourself with our glossary will be a good step in the [more]

Our Comprehensive Directory Of The Best Nursery Schools In New York City (Part 2)

By New York Family

Great preschools on the Upper East Side 60s-90s and the Upper West Side 60s-100s.

York Avenue Preschool York Avenue Preschool Edited by Emily Murphy This is the second half of our ultimate nursery school directory, which includes preschools on the Upper East Side 60s-90s and the Upper West Side 60s-100s. For more on nursery schools in New York City, check out Part 1 of our preschool directory, a glossary of school philosophies, and a helpful tips on [more]

New York Family Partner: Ask The Admissions Expert

By New York Family

Beginning Your Public School Search

admissions By Hélène Côté, School Consultant and Research Associate with School Search Solutions, a division of the School Choice Group. All NYC parents—whether they’re ultimately interested in private school or public school for their children—should understand their public school options. Here’s an overview. STEP 1. FINDING YOUR ZONED SCHOOL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Your child is guaranteed a seat in a public school, typically the one for [more]