Careful planning, perseverance, energy, and patience are all required
New York City boasts an incredible array of wonderful schools, private and public, to suit just about any child. Virtually every major religious tradition, learning style, and classroom environment is well-represented among the hundreds of schools in New York City and its environs.
Of course the city’s education landscape also presents many challenges. If one is interested in independent (private) schools, there are steep costs, stiff competition for seats, reputations that don’t always match reality, and a plethora of misinformation regarding “secrets” of the application/admissions process. For those looking at public schools, the challenge is to understand residency requirements, admissions lotteries, deadlines, Gifted & Talented programs, and the complexities of charter and magnet schools.
Ironically, the proliferation of available information on the web has, in some ways, made this task more rather than less-complicated. Which statistics matter most? How do you reconcile contradictory advice from friends and family who are supposedly “in the know” about one school or the other? What are the most important factors in making your decision?
The shear number of choices can be daunting (take a look at this partial list to get an idea). Unlike many New York area school search consultants, the School Choice team has placed children in the obvious choices as well as hidden jewels across the greater NY area. We know that it is not just about relentlessly pursuing a few name schools; rather, it is about understanding the nuances of vastly different schools so that we can find just the right fit for your child.