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Exploring NYC Public and Private School Admissions


Thursday, June 13, 2013
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM


Kimmel Center, Room 803

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Joyce Rittenburg
jar9@nyu.edu
212.998.9085

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NYC offers families a wide range of public and private educational options for elementary school-aged children.  In this session you will:

  • Gain an overview of NYC’s educational options.
  • Explore the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Build foundational skills to be able to assess a school or program type for goodness of fit for the child and family unit.  
Public school options including zoned schools, schools of choice, and gifted and talented programs are discussed. Private independent schools are also explored.


Instructors:  Roxana Reid and Terri Decker of Smart City Kids, an educational consulting group that helps families in New York City navigate the public and private school admissions process.


Roxana Reid is the director and founder of Smart City Kids. For the last ten years, she has assisted thousands of New York City families through the process of finding the best educational fit for their children.


Terri Decker is an education admissions specialist at Smart City Kids. She has over 15 years of professional and personal experience in New York City independent schools at both the ongoing and nursery school levels.