Demystifying the SHSAT

The Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT) has been all over the news of late. What is this magical, mystical SHSAT test that evokes such strong emotions? Bring your questions and queries to PASSNYC’s community information event on Monday, September 24 from 6-8 pm where there will be experts who can share information about the […]

2019 NYC Public High School Admissions

The image above is how most people feel when it comes to NYC Public High School admissions. Can the process be any more complicated than it already is? I don’t think so. My child is a rising 7th grader so we (mostly me at this point) are fully immersed in the high school search. In […]

The 2019 Admissions Season Begins

A unique opportunity to meet directors from top New York schools. Reserve your spot now! Summer is drawing to a close so it’s time to think about school admissions for the 2019 school year. In New York City, school choice programs provide alternatives to parents who want to opt out of sending their children to […]

2018 Summer Opportunities, Activities and Resources (SOAR) Fairs

Our popular summer fairs are back with a new name, Summer Opportunities, Activities & Resources (SOAR) but the same quality events you’ve grown to love. This is our 4th year hosting fairs featuring summer camps and programs for families with kids in pre-k through 12th grade. Sure, you can look for summer programs online but […]

Getting started with 2018 Hunter & independent schools admissions

As the end of summer 2017 draws near it’s time to think about school admission for the 2018 school year. In New York City, school choice programs provide alternatives to parents who do not wish to send their children to the local public schools to which they are assigned. The day after Labor day is […]

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 […]