The Brearley School Admissions Essay for Parents

Oh to apply to high schools in the Big Apple! The Brearley School, a tony all-girls prep school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has instituted a new requirement in its admissions process. No, it’s not a new test. It’s not a new interview. Students will not have to sing, play … 

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More NYC Admissions Changes

Out with the old and in with the new. New New York City Mayor Eric Adams has done away with former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s changes to the admissions process to the city’s specialized high schools, which include the likes of Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech. The new changes … 

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Applications to Palm Beach Private Schools Soar

Are you a New Yorker who recently relocated to Florida? If so, and you’re stressed out about enrolling your children in top private schools, particularly in the Palm Beach area, know that you’re not alone. With the influx of so many New Yorkers to Florida, a state that does not … 

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Lowell High School Admissions Process

In a sign of the times, Lowell High School, arguably the top public high school in the city of San Fransisco, has done away with a lottery-based admissions process it put in place during the pandemic. The school has reverted to a merit-based admissions process, one based on students’ grades … 

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Boarding School in Japan

There’s a new trend among wealthy parents of high schoolers in China: many are sending their children to boarding schools in Japan. Apparently, these parents are kicking back at the Chinese government for imposing state-approved curricula in high schools across China this past December aimed to inspire patriotism and quell … 

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Record Applications to Harvard-Westlake

As many elite universities report record number of applications this year, some top private high schools are also announcing new application benchmarks. This is the case at Harvard-Westlake School, an elite independent preparatory day school in Los Angeles that has long served as a feeder school to America’s elite universities. … 

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A Victory for Asian Americans at TJ

In a major victory for Asian American families whose children seek to attend the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a federal judge today put the kibosh on changes to the school’s admissions process that have adversely impacted the representation of Asian American young people at the magnet … 

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New York City’s New School Admissions System

Oh to be the parent of a child in New York city currently applying to the top-ranked public high schools in Gotham. The New York City Department of Education has unveiled a new school admissions system and let’s just say that some folks are happy about it — and some … 

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Suit Against Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, an elite American magnet school in northern Virginia and home to many Ivy Coach students past and present (hey, when one of our students makes headlines for earning admission to each of the eight Ivy League schools in addition to Stanford, word … 

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