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Finding the right school for your child can be a daunting experience, and if you need help, support is available. Regardless of where you live in the country, you will likely find people to assist you.

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by Peter W.E. Becker, Head of School, The Gunnery 

Our teenagers are exhibiting a disturbing phenomenon. In terms of the content of the media they consume and to which they are exposed, they are growing up faster than ever. Yet, despite this, many cling to the safety net of childhood, exhibiting symptoms of “adultolescence.”

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The private and independent school application process in New York City is a journey that begins by asking questions that will determine if a school complements and supports your family’s educational objectives. There is no one-size-fits-all program so you need to pinpoint the right school for your family. To help prepare for the road ahead, we have compiled some common questions families ask when exploring their options:

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by Gina Malin, Executive Director, Parents League of New York and Ellen Birnbaum, Director of Early Childhood Programs, The 92nd Street Y

What can parents do at home to prepare for their child's visit to an independent school? How should they describe the visit to their child? What types of activities will children be doing during the kindergarten interview? Ellen Birnbaum, Director of Early Childhood Programs at the 92nd Street Y answers these questions and more.

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by MICHAEL GARY Director of Admissions, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Why boarding school?” This is the question I have been answering for almost thirty years, first as a student and now as a seasoned admissions director. The answers to this question are just as varied as the kids who decide to attend.