New NYC private schools are opening at a rapid pace. Miriam Souccar of Crain’s New York writes in For-Profit Schools Flooding New York’s Education Market:
A record number of new NYC private schools are flooding the New York market, while existing schools are expanding at a rapid pace. The boom comes in response to skyrocketing demand from a growing number of familiesâ€”and larger families at thatâ€”who are choosing to raise their kids in the five boroughs.
â€śIâ€™ve been in practice since 1999 and Iâ€™ve never seen so many new schools opening at once,â€ť said Emily Glickman, head of Abacus Guide Education Consulting, a firm that helps parents with the application process. â€śThe for-profit education market is looking to open schools in affluent places, so it makes sense that New York families are being courted.â€ť
Souccar profiles Wetherby Pembridge, Nord Anglia, AltSchool, Portfolio School and BASIS, all new NYC private for-profit schools with diverse missions. Â Wetherby Pembridge and Nord Anglia offer the British curriculum, AltSchool and Portfolio offer customized curricula, and BASIS is focused on STEM.
In my own practice, I have worked with clients interested in applying to both Wetherby and BASIS.