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No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man once said, “Know your enemy.”

Fortunately, we’ve been doing this for a while now, so we know a few things—almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at [email protected] and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.

Public Or Private? The Right Way To Choose An NYC High School

While the notion of private school may conjure up images of elite, ivy-covered buildings and polished students in uniforms, the truth is there’s a lot of variety among New York City area private schools. To help you decide on the best choice for your family, there are some generalities to consider when comparing private versus public schools.
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Admissions

SSAT/ISEE Prep and the Admissions Process: A 2021-2022 Overview

For many families, the independent, private, and boarding school admissions process can be intimidating—and that’s probably an understatement. Not only does each individual school have its own set of admissions policies and procedures, but many also include a requirement to submit either ISEE or SSAT scores. We're here to give you an introduction to these tests and the prep process.
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Admissions

10 Facts About the ISEE

Want to learn more about the ISEE? Here are 10 quick facts about the high-stakes admissions test that will help you better understand it.
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ISEE

The SSAT and ISEE: Which Test is Right for Me?

Though the SSAT and ISEE are similar in many ways, they also have some major differences. This makes the decision about which test to prep for an important one, so we want to give you a few things to keep in mind while you’re making your choice. Read on for more.
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ACT

Balancing Homework and After-School Sports

Most afternoons my children come home from school with their backpacks loaded with homework assignments. They both play multiple sports, and it’s always an ongoing struggle to find a way to balance homework and after-school sports before bedtime.

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