April 6, 2020

Families across the world have been unceremoniously plunged into a new way of life, and everyone is still trying to carve out a groove. But what does this mean for your kiddos who don’t fully understand this complete upheaval to their daily routine? “I want a snack, I...

February 23, 2017

Did you know that your child’s breakfast could make or break how he or she does on an exam? Think about the morning of your child’s last test. Did you just pour a bowl of Frosted Flakes and rush the kids out the door? Guilty! We have all been there. However, brain food...

January 25, 2017

By now, you may have heard about the new changes to the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT).  The SHSAT is the method of admission into eight specialized high schools in New York, and with that level of importance, we can imagine there are a few questions...

November 23, 2016

Marymount School of New York is an all-girls, private Catholic school. It is a college preparatory school focused on the development of lifelong skills of critical thinking and problem solving.

While Marymount is rooted in Catholic tradition, the school welcomes student...

October 18, 2016

Located in Chelsea, Avenues is a private school that believes education is about learning useful habits of the mind and important habits of the heart. Avenues is categorized as a “world school” and has a vision to expand to many different cities in the world in the fut...

October 5, 2016

Simultaneously strengthening the mind, character and community is the basic principle of Riverdale Country School, an academic institution in the Bronx. According to Dominic Randolph, head of the school, Riverdale is “trying to develop students who have MINDS that unde...

September 6, 2016

Bright Kids was originally founded to help students prepare for the Gifted and Talented exam and has qualified over 90 percent of students. Before deciding whether the Gifted and Talented exam is right for your child, it is important to know the following general infor...

August 12, 2016

Prestigious schools, award-winning teachers, intensive programs -- these things are all supposed to guarantee academic success for your child, right? Turns out, a child’s performance starts before he or she even first enters the classroom. Studies show the foundation f...

August 9, 2016

Applying to Kindergarten in New York City is a daunting process. Business Insider has even labeled one particular school as being harder to get into than Harvard. By far one of the most selective schools in Manhattan, Hunter College Elementary School accepts only 50 ne...

August 1, 2016

The Little House

“The Little House” is a classic children’s book written in 1942 by Virginia Lee Burton, who won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for this memorable story. This book tells the tale of a small house built in the countryside to last for generations. As each sea...

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