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COVID disrupted Dalton's admissions procedures, bringing the process from in-person to Zoom. Like almost all other NYC schools, Dalton interviewed students and parents remotely during the last two years. Many families were disappointed they couldn't get a true sense of the school except through a computer screen.
In 2022-2023, Dalton is leading the return to an in-person process with its recently announced in-person child and parent interview for kindergarten admission. They haven't announced yet the process for middle and high school--many guess that remote and in-person elements will be merged.
The T&E test, developed during the pandemic for Zoom child assessment, has disappeared from Dalton's site.
Other NYC private schools are starting to announce their admissions revisions for this fall. Packer, for example, currently plans in-person kindergarten interviews for children and Zoom interviews for parents.
Schools are clearly trying to balance Zoom's convenience with the greater difficulty of assessing applicants, especially young children, through the screen.
Abacus Mom received this note today from our friend Irene Daria, who has helped some of our clients improve their reading skills.
For 15 years, Steps Tutoring has been offering private academic enrichment lessons in reading, math, grammar, writing, and test prep to children in the best public and private schools in New York City. Now, Steps has published its renown reading curriculum in a series of books called Steps to Reading that parents can use to teach their kids how to read at home.
“Reading is where all academic success begins,” says developmental psychologist Irene Daria, Ph.D, founder of Steps Tutoring. “Not all schools are strong at teaching phonics and, wanting to help as many kids as I can, I’ve published my reading curriculum in a series of fun and engaging books that anyone can use to teach a child to read.”
The books include:
Step-by-step instructions on how to teach:
The most frequently used sight words
Fun and engaging worksheets
Phonics Bingo and board games
Guides to phonics stories the children can read. The stories reinforce each lesson and make children feel so proud of themselves!
At last! We have the best update for you -- we received <elite private school's> admissions decision, and <child> has been accepted.
We are beyond thrilled for <child>, and we cannot thank you enough for all of your guidance along the way! We have truly enjoyed getting to know you over the last couple of years, and we have learned so much from you throughout the process, from the applications and essays to the interview prep, thank you notes and beyond. You helped us take what <child>and we as a family already have, but repackage and present ourselves in a compelling way. We know that this made all the difference, and we only wish that we had come to you sooner!
While we have every expectation that <child> will be calling <school> home for many years, we certainly look forward to staying in touch and intend to check in with you from time to time. In the meantime, if you have any words of advice for us as we prepare to join this new community, we are all ears -- we truly appreciate and have taken to heart all of the advice and recommendations you have shared with us along the way.
Thank you again for all of your support in making this opportunity possible for <child>!
From a new kindergarten family at a top NYC private school:
We have just accepted the offer and put down the deposit for <elite Manhattan private school>.
A little more than one year ago, we have zero knowledge of how private school works, let alone how competitive and tiring the admission process can be. Fortunately with your help, guidance and insight, we crossed finish line with a result that we are very happy with. Your service is top notch, and professionalism is impeccable, and we really appreciate that we have your expertise on our side.
Let us know if we can be of any help.
Again, thanks a lot for the help along the way.