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Several years ago, we got the news during the month of February that we were moving in August from Sydney to New York. We had three children to place in schools and I knew absolutely NOTHING.

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by LARRY DONOVAN, Head of Lower School, Poly Prep Country Day School

I started teaching in independent schools twenty years ago. Until that time, I had lived and worked in fairly homogeneous environments. When I became a second-grade teacher at The Chestnut Hill School, an independent school on the outskirts of Boston, I was suddenly immersed in a setting with children, families and teachers from all sorts of backgrounds. I had students who spoke other languages at home, who practiced diverse religions, and who had half-siblings or stepsiblings around my age.

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Applying for kindergarten at NYC independent and private schools seems complicated, especially if you didn't grow up here. Or even if you did! This journey requires planning, patience, and persistence. Here are our top tips for navigating the process with a bit more ease and organization.

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by Molly H. King, Head of School, Greenwich Academy

Now more than ever the world needs the skills that engineers bring to the table. For starters, there is a pressing demand to address the fundamental human needs of food, shelter and care on a global scale. Prominent colleges and universities have joined industry in responding to this demand. University of Virginia Provost Tom Katsouleas shared with me that engineering, at its core, is simply about solving humanity’s problems.

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Many families will be hearing from preschools about admissions soon. Our Senior School Advisor Lisa Khakee provides insight into the New York preschool admissions process, from when to expect notifications to what to do if your child is accepted or is waitlisted at a NYC independent school.