Middle School

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Middle school is the time where students discover what kind of learners they are. Our bloggers are here to help nurture these exciting discoveries. 

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  • Websites

    Home Page for the SSAT

    Have a look at the organization that administers the exam. The site is a central resource for learning about and preparing for the test. Learn about the test, register for the test and get practice materials.

    Home Page for the ISEE

    Have a look at the organization that administers the exam. The site is a central resource for learning about and preparing for the test. Learn about the test, register for the test and get practice materials.

    A Family Guide to Independent Schools

    This is an online list of the schools included in the Manhattan Family Guide, and provides tuition, enrollment, and contact information for each.

  • Books

    Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Selective Public Schools, 6th Edition, by Victoria Goldman

    This is the bible for families applying to New York City’s private schools. Now in its 6th edition, the perennially popular and consistently updated Manhattan Family Guide has listings for 80 elementary and high schools, as well as information on admissions procedures, programs, diversity, school size, staff, tuition, and scholarships. Essential. 

    The NYC Private School Admissions Handbook: An Insiders' Guide To The NYC Admissions Process From Nursery Through On-Going Schools

    A useful secondary book to the Manhattan Family Guide. This is more of a common-sense guide to getting through the admissions process, with a whole lot of "don't's," like "don’t answer your phone in the middle of an interview" to some very obvious "do's," like "do write a thank-you note to your interviewer." Worth a look for parents who are truly starting from square one.

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