Scholarskills Special Report  A Guide to Independent Schools The best schools that you   ve probably never heard of Schola...
Scholarskills Special Report   1  A Guide to Independent Schools  1  A guide to Independent private schools that can help ...
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Introduction  What are independent schools  How do students get admitted to independent schools  Where are independent sch...
What are independent schools   Independent schools are perhaps the best private schools that most parents have never heard...
and in the    real world    should definitely consider applying to these schools. The New York State Association of Indepe...
What makes independent schools independent  Independent schools are independent in  Philosophy  each is driven by a unique...
Some independent schools are religiously affiliated and others are not. They vary in size and educational approach. Indepe...
   They are different in that curriculum is faculty determined, different in that teachers are accorded great freedom to t...
materials, to take advantage of new discoveries in learning, to dispose of practices which no longer serve their students ...
which do not meet parents  standards do not last because parents withdraw their children and with them financial support. ...
How do students get admitted to independent schools   Independent schools are very selective. They often require students ...
Admissions Tests for Independent Schools What is the ISEE   The ISEE is an admission test that has three levels    a Lower...
  What is the SSAT   The SSAT is a standardized test used by admission officers to assess the abilities of students seekin...
Upper Level SSAT - For children currently in grades 8-11 who are applying for admission to grades 9 through PG  Post Gradu...
ScholarSkills for S.T.A.R.S.  Programs such as ScholarSkills for STARS offer scholarships to students from low income hous...
Where are independent schools located   Independent schools are located throughout the five boroughs of New York, througho...
Brooklyn Bay Ridge Preparatory School www.bayridgeprep.org Lower   Middle Schools bayridgeprep bayridgeprep.org Tel  718.8...
Co-op School, The - Provisional School 718-576-6470 www.thecoopschool.org Grades K-7, Coed Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School...
Poly Prep Country Day School 718-836-9800 www.polyprep.org Grades N-12, Coed Saint Ann s School 718-522-1660 www.saintanns...
Manhattan Abraham Joshua Heschel School 212-595-7087 www.heschel.org Grades Nursery-12, Coed Academy of St. Joseph - Provi...
Bank Street School for Children 212-875-4420 www.bankstreet.edu New York, NY Grades Nursery-8, Coed Barrow Street Nursery ...
Brearley School 212-744-8582 www.brearley.org New York, NY Grades K-12, All Girls Brick Church School 212-289-5683 www.bri...
Buckley School 212-535-8787 www.buckleyschool.org New York, NY Grades K-9, All Boys Caedmon School 212-879-2296 www.caedmo...
Churchill School and Center 212-722-0610 www.churchillschoolnyc.org New York, NY Grades K-12, Coed City and Country School...
Cooke School and Institute 212-280-4473 www.cookeschool.org New York, NY Grades K-Age 21, Coed Corlears School 212-741-280...
Dwight School - Associate Member 212-724-6360 www.dwight.edu New York, NY Grades Preschool 2s-12, Coed Early Steps - Assoc...
Gateway School, The 212-777-5966 www.gatewayschool.org New York, NY Grades K-8, Coed George Jackson Academy 212-228-6789 w...
IDEAL School 212-769-1699 www.theidealschool.org New York, NY Grades K-12, Coed International Preschools 212-371-8604 www....
L  man Manhattan Preparatory School Associate Member 212-232-0266 www.lemanmanhattan.org New York, NY Grades PreK3-12, Coe...
Manhattan Country School 212-348-0952 www.manhattancountryschool.org New York, NY Grades PreK-8, Coed Manhattan High Schoo...
Oliver Scholars Program, The Association Member 212-430-6025 www.oliverscholars.org New York, NY Grades 7-12, Coed Parents...
Quad Preparatory School - Provisional Member 646-649-3913 www.quadprep.org New York, NY Grades K-12, Coed Ramaz School 212...
Robert Louis Stevenson School 212-787-6400 www.stevenson-school.org New York, NY Grades 7-PG, Coed Rodeph Sholom School 64...
School at Columbia University 212-851-4215 www.theschool.columbia.edu New York, NY Grades K-8, Coed Shefa School, The 212-...
St. Bernard s School 212-289-2878 www.stbernards.org New York, NY Grades K-9, All Boys St. Hilda s and St. Hugh s School 2...
Trevor Day School 212.426.3360 www.trevor.org New York, NY Grades Nursery-12, Coed Trinity School 212-873-1650 www.trinity...
Washington Market School 212-233-2176 www.washingtonmarketschool.org New York, NY Grades Pre-K, Coed West End Day School 2...
Queens Garden School 718-335-6363 www.gardenschool.org Jackson Heights, NY Grades Nursery-12, Coed Kew-Forest School, The ...
Yeshiva University High School for Girls 718-479-8550 YUHSG.org Holliswood, NY Grades 9-12, All Girls  SCHOLARSKILLS 4709 ...
Bronx Fordham Preparatory School 718-367-7500 www.fordhamprep.org Bronx, NY Grades 9-12, All Boys Horace Mann School 718-4...
Staten Island Staten Island Academy 718-987-8100 www.statenislandacademy.org Staten Island, NY Grades PreK-12, Coed  For m...
What is ScholarSkills for STARS   ScholarSkills for STARS  SFS  is a federally recognized 501C3 not for profit educational...
School Selection Help from Scholarskills  A Planning Guide for Parents     The Six Key Questions Parents Should Ask When L...
III. Uniqueness What are your children   s unique strengths and weaknesses  What weaknesses do you know of that need speci...
V. Structure Does your child need more or less structure in the learning environment  Is discovery-based or experiential l...
4 Steps to 4 4 Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills  Step One  Sentence Comprehension The first step i...
create coherent paragraphs by organizing and connecting sentences to illustrate and support a main idea. Step Three  Key W...
Step Four  Writing Skills  From Comprehension to Composition The fourth step is cultivating writing skills. Students shoul...
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