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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 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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by DR. NED HALLOWELL Adult and Child Psychiatrist and Author

Childhood ought to be a time in which you find out what you love to do, what you are good at, and where you plug into the world most enthusiastically.

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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 Matthew Stuart, Head of School, The Caedmon School

I asked myself if we aren’t creating a generation of children who will spend hours “watching” and maybe use an occasional swipe across a screen, with the result that they will lack the manual dexterity and the eye-to-hand coordination needed to perform even simple functions later on like tying their shoes and buttoning their coats.