Here are some organizations and resources that can advise you on navigating tuition, understanding state school evaluations, zoning, and more--a great way to further your own knowledge on this important journey for you and your child(ren).
Journalists, public school parents, and public school advocates dedicated to providing quality independent information about New York City's public schools. The staff visits hundreds of schools each year and conducts invterviews (principals, teachers, students and parents) and observes what's happening in classrooms, cafeterias, hallways, etc...
• Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York
Learn more about the benefits of independent school education and how the admissions process works, and search their database for schools that fit your needs.
• National Association of Independent Schools
NAIS represents approximately 1,400 independent schools and associations in the United States, and affiliates with independent schools abroad as well.
• New York State Association of Independent Schools
NYSAIS is a voluntary association of about 180 independent nursery, elementary, and secondary schools. Affiliated with NAIS and the New York State Coalition for Independent and Religious Schools, it provides information, counsel, and professional development.
• The Parents League of New York
A not-for-profit organization affiliated with 300 independent schools, including New York City preschools, K-12 day schools, and boarding schools. Their advisory service offers unbiased reviews of all their affiliated independent schools.
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• Inside Schools
Gives you the scoop on how to apply to public elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as information on special education.
• NYC School Help, Joyce Szuflita
Says educational consultant, mother of twins, and Brooklyn native: "I scour the internet, tour the schools, and interview the players to give you the clearest, well rounded grassroots and official information that can be found." Get tickets to one of her scheduled talks or make an appointment for a private consultation.
• Private School Admissions Advisors
A team of educational advisors from Pinnacle Educational Center and BHA Education Consultants who provide private school admissions counseling and placement to assist students and their families prepare for admission to U.S. independent day and boarding schools.
• School Fisher
An independent source for information on NYC elementary schools and real estate.
• School Search NYC, Robin Aronow, Ph.D.
A website for New York City parents to learn about private schools and public schools. Aronow, a clinical social worker, expanded her practice in the direction of educational consulting 12 years ago. Offers consultations, workshops, panels, relocation services, and more.
• Connecticut State Department of Education
The administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education, offering comprehensive information to teachers, administrators, parents, students of all ages, and more in CT.
• New York State Department of Education
Part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States.