Workshops and Panels

Last Updated: March 6, 2016

 

 
Every spring, Robin Aronow conducts two workshops, which are open-to-the-public. Her Life After Nursery Series includes: The Private School Admission Process and the Manhattan and Citywide Public School Admission Process. In the past she has also moderated a Private School Panel, but is taking a hiatus this spring. In the late fall, she moderates a panel of parents representing District 3 and Citywide Options schools. 

Please scroll down below to learn more about these workshops.  At this time, only the spring events are available for registration at the bottom of this page. Please also be aware that to have successfully registered for any of these events, you must receive confirmation from both Robin via Constant Contact and from Paypal in regards to your payment.  The Paypal site allows you to securely pay for the workshops using either a credit card or your Paypal account.  Please contact her if you have any problems with registration.
 
Please note that Robin also conducts both her Private School and Public School Life After Nursery School workshops onsite at businesses during lunchtime for their employees, at nursery schools or in homes for groups of parents. If interested in hosting such a workshop, please use the contact information below for pricing and date availability, or to get answers to any of your questions.  Descriptions of possible workshop topics appear below.

As Robin works with families entering the admission process for grades PreK-12th grade at ongoing schools, she also conducts workshops on applying to Middle and High Schools held at your elementary or middle school setting.  For more information on these possible workshops, please contact Robin using the information at the bottom of this page.
 
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PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSION EVENTS


Life After Nursery School:
An Overview of the Private School
Admission Process

April 6, 2016
West Side YMCA Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
5 W. 63rd St., New York, NY 10023
Sign-in 6:00-6:25 PM; Presentation 6:30-8:30 PM
Early Cost: $75 for one family member/$80 for two
    Includes a 40-Page Information Packet valued at $15
    on Applying to both Private and Public schools 
    

 
Robin Aronow conducts this overview workshop in which she discusses private school admission.
 
Workshop topics include:
  • Getting Started; Valuable Resources
  • New Schools
  • Admission Facts and Application Procedures
  • Timelines
  • What to Look For When Touring
  • Factors to Consider in Your Decision
  • Private vs. Public
  • Co-ed vs. Single Sex
  • Progressive vs Traditional
  • Testing and New Admission Screening Tools
  • Applications and Essays
  • Parent Interviews
  • Child Visits
  • References
  • ISAAGNY Reports
  • ISAAGNY Policy on First Choice Letters
  • Financial Aid
 

PLEASE CHECK BACK IN SPRING 2017 FOR THIS WORKSHOP
OR CONTACT ROBIN ARONOW TO PRESENT THIS WORKSHOP
NOW IN YOUR SCHOOL, BUSINESS OR HOME

 

PLEASE CONTINUE SCROLLING DOWN FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL WORKSHOP REGISTRATION.

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PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMISSION EVENTS

Life After Nursery School:
An Overview of the Manhattan and Citywide
Public School Admission Process

May 17, 2016
Ansche Chesed Synagogue
251 W. 100th St. at West End Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Sign-in 6:00-6:25 PM; Presentation 6:30-8:30 PM

Early Costs for Panel: $60 for one family member/$65 for two
    Available for purchase is a 40-Page $15 Information Packet
    on Applying to both Public and Private schools,
    if not received previously
 

Robin Aronow conducts this overview workshop in which she discusses Manhattan and Citywide Public School options and admission processes.  Workshop topics include:
  • Getting Started; Valuable Resources
  • Admission Facts and Application Procedures
  • Timelines
  • What to Look For When Touring
  • Factors to Consider in Your Decision: Standardized Testing, Progress Reports, Community Satisfaction
  • Public vs Private
  • Gifted vs General Education
  • A Myriad of Options
    • Zoned Schools in Districts 2-6 and Overcrowding
    • Lottery Schools in District 1
    • Non-Zoned Schools of Choice
    • Dual Language Programs
    • Charter Schools
    • Magnet Schools
    • Gifted and Talented
      • Hunter College Elementary School
      • Special Music School
      • Citywide Gifted and Talented Programs: Anderson, NEST+M, TAG, 30th Avenue, STEM, BIS
      • District Gifted and Talented Programs
      • Stanford-Binet and DOE Gifted and Talented Criteria
    • Special Education

SCROLL OVER THE WORKSHOP NAMED BELOW AND THEN CLICK ON IT WHEN IT IS HIGHLIGHTED

MAY 17TH MANHATTAN AND CITYWIDE OPTIONS PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW WORKSHOP

 
Life After Nursery School:
The District 3 and Citywide Options Panel


Please check back in the fall for registration for this panel.

Want more information on your District 3 zoned school? Exploring your public school options in District 3 or citywide? Planning on moving to or within District 3, but not sure to where? Went to the District 3 Fair but couldn't get a good enough sense of the individual schools or how they compare? Deciding between public and private?

Robin Aronow will be moderating a panel of parents from District 3 schools and Citywide Options who will discuss the special features of their schools.  General Education, Dual Language, Charter and Gifted and Talented Schools will be represented. Schools expected to present include
PS 9, PS 75, PS 84, PS 87, PS 163, PS 165, PS 166, PS 180, PS 191, PS 199, PS 452, Manhattan School for Children, Central Park East I, Upper West Success Academy, Harlem Hebrew Language Academy, and Hunter, Anderson, NEST+M, TAG and Special Music School. A spreadsheet comparing the features of each school will be distributed.

The Department of Education application process for Kindergarten will run December 7, 2015-January 15, 2016.  It is NOT first come first serve.
Come hear about these schools before you complete the application.
 
 
 
For more information, or if you are unable to attend these workshops or wish to sponsor ones at your nursery school, business or home,
please contact Robin Aronow at:
212-316-0186 or robin@schoolsearchnyc.com.