Early adolescence is a time of remarkable physical, mental and social growth. Children begin to distance themselves from adults and turn to their peers to learn about the world. Middle schools need to provide a strong sense of community with an academic setting that accommodates the unique learning styles of 11 to 14 year old children. This section will help you learn about the different types of middle schools in New York City as well as help you navigate the public and private middle school admissions process.
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We hope that you have found the school finder and comparison tool with profiles of over 2,000 public and private schools useful. We also offer more individualized services to clients. More specifically, we provide the following services:
Individual Consulting: We have developed a six-step process to help reduce parents' anxiety and save them time when applying to private or public schools as well as to enhance your child's chances of being accepted to a school of your choice. Please click on the Individual Consulting tab above for more detailed information about this service.
Workshops: We regularly offer workshops to help parents learn about the logistics of the private and public school admissions process. All participants return home with material that summarizes the information presented at the workshops as well as handouts to help them prepare for the school tours, student and parent interviews and entrance exams. Please click on the Workshops tab above for more detailed information about this service.
Eduprofile: Parents are asked to complete a survey regarding your child's educational profile as well as your family's academic goals and practical concerns. We use the results from the questionnaire to create a document that describes your child's educational profile as well as lists schools that we think meet your child's and family's needs. Please click on the Eduprofile tab above to learn more about this service.
The private and public school admissions process can be overwhelming. The parent guide is the reference you need to understand the logistics of applying to school and offers tips to improve your chances of getting into the school of your choice. More specifically, the guide helps parents:
- Understand your child's and family's educational profile
- Identify schools that meet your child's and family's needs
- Understand the timeline and logistics of the private and public school admissions process
- Learn time-saving tips to help you navigate the admissions process more efficiently
- Learn stress-saving strategies to enhance your chances of getting into your favorite school
There is a separate parent guide for nursery, elementary, middle and high schools.
We provide individual consulting services to parents who would like help navigating the public and private preschool admissions process. More specifically, we can help parents with any one or more of the following steps:
Step 1) Develop your child's and family's educational profile
Step 2) Identify the schools that meet your child’s and family’s needs
Step 3) Understand the logistics of the admissions process
Step 4) Prepare for the school tours as well as the parent and student interviews
Step 5) Complete the application and write a compelling essay
Step 6) Select the best school for your child and family
We regularly offer the following 2-hour information sessions:
- Navigating the nursery school admissions process
- Navigating the private school admissions process
- Navigating the selective public school admissions process
These workshops provide parents with tips regarding 1) how to identify the schools that meet your child's and family’s needs, 2) the logistics of the admissions process, 3) touring schools, 4) parent interviews, 5) preparing your child for interviews, 6) writing a compelling essay, and 7) juggling acceptances and wait-list offers. Workshop attendees will receive handouts summarizing the information presented in the session as well as handouts to help prepare parents for the school tours, interviews and the entrance exams.
To learn more about the workshops, please call us at (646) 327-1420 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have created a survey that will help us determine your child’s educational profile as well as your family’s educational goals and practical concerns. More specifically, the survey asks questions about your child’s basic learning capacity, skill development, learning styles, motivation to learn, social temperament and disabilities. In addition, the questionnaire asks parents about the importance of various school characteristics (e.g., educational approach, teaching methods, classroom behavior management approach, school community) as well as any practical considerations that are important, including the school’s type, location, schedule, transportation, and cost. Once we have reviewed the survey results, we will send you information about your child’s educational profile as well as a list of schools that we think will meet your child’s and family’s needs.