2017 Summer Camp Fairs Coming to UWS & Harlem

The best summer camp fair uptown is back! This year, in cooperation with the Bank Street School for Children, we have expanded and will be hosting camp fairs in two locations: Upper West Side – Sunday, February 12, 2017, 12-3pm The Bank Street School for Children 610 W 112th Street Central Harlem – Sunday, March […]

Gearing up for the new school year? August is the new September.

We’re still in the dog days of summer and summer vacation is in full swing – kids are in camp, summer hours are in effect at the office and it’s hot — real hot. If school starts after Labor Day there is still one month left of summer for the kids. So why am I […]

Uptown’s premier summer camp fair is back!

Summer camp season is here! If you’re anything like me, you are overwhelmed at all of the camp options available and unsure about what program will be a good fit for your child. Camp fairs bring camps straight to parents allowing them to have face-to-face conversations with many camp directors in one place, within a […]

Gifted and Talented Admissions for September 2015

We’re thrilled to welcome Mrs. A, an elementary school teacher teaching in NYC public schools as a contributor. This week, Mrs. A shares her thoughts on G&T program in schools in low income neighborhoods. “Matthew, why don’t you come and join us for the nursery rhymes we’re learning.” I beckoned to my kindergartener who was […]

4th Annual Private School Admissions Panel

Mark your calendars to jump start your applications for kindergarten admissions to Hunter and NYC independent schools this year at our 4th Annual Private School Admissions Panel on Tuesday, August 26th @ 6:30 pm. Kindergarten is the main entry point for independent schools and the only time kids can enter Hunter Elementary School (entrance for […]

Value-Added: Single -Sex Education for Girls

By Kelly Bird Pierre Kelly Bird Pierre is the former Director of Enrollment and Admissions, K–12  at The Hewitt School and current Lower School Principal at Friends’ Central School She taught in co-ed lower school classrooms for 13 years before working in admissions at a single-sex school.   What is the value-added in a girls’ school?  It […]

Chloe The Yogi Brings Children’s Yoga To E-Books

Yoga is a language spoken all over the world and means many things to different people and cultures.  It even has it’s own carousel of yoga languages – Ashtanga, Vinyassa, Jivamukti, Kundalini – different ways to yoga, but all have the same positive benefits for your health. For my son and his friends, yoga has […]

Jump-Starting the School Admissions Process for Your Child

Our 3rd Annual Admission Panel took place last Tuesday in Harlem.  Admission Directors from Hunter College Elementary School, Convent of the Sacred Heart, The Calhoun School and St. Bernard’s School were on hand to answer questions and share some ‘words of wisdom’ on navigating the Hunter and private school admission process.  Rachel Christmas Derrick, former […]

2013 NYS ELA and Math Test Results Released

  The results for the 2013 New York State tests for ELA and math in grades 3 through 8 are out and the sky is falling.  This year’s test is brand new so comparisons to last year’s results can’t be done.   New York is the only state in the country to use new common […]

NYC Mayoral Election and Education

After serving three consecutive terms in office (12 years), New York’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg’s time in office will come to an end this year.  That means that New Yorkers will be going to the polls this year to elect a new Mayor.  WNYC has published an interactive map showing how people voted in the 2009 […]