Monday, February 29, 2016


Dear NYC Parents -

I know it's hard to believe, because you haven't even finished filling out your child's Pre-Kindergarten application, and 2016 school placements have yet to be announced in their entirety, but the application season for Kindergarten 2017 (yes, 2017!) has already begun!

Don't get left behind! (Every year, the NYC Department of Education is flabbergasted about why more minority and low-income children don't sign up to take the test for gifted public schools and Hunter College Elementary. Maybe it's because they don't know how early you have to apply!)

The podcast below will tell you everything you should be doing starting now and heading all the way up to September 2017:

But wait, there's more!

Want to hear all the scoop in person? (I'll stop teaching parents how to work the system when all NYC schools are equally good.)

Come to a FREE "Getting Into NYC Kindergarten" workshop!

The first one of 2016 will be on Tuesday, March 15 at 6 PM on Lexington and 32nd St. Space is limited and pre-registration is required via

As an added bonus to help make this stressful year (more like 18 months) go a little smoother, check out the movie, "Kindergarten Shuffle."

Filmmaker Douglas Morse not only got his son into a highly competitive, citywide public school gifted program (the odds are, unfortunately, against you), he made an entire movie about it!

Listen to him talking "Kindergarten Shuffle" below:

And to get a 50% discount on purchasing the film (as well as two testing guides and an admissions guide) use the code "KINDERGARTEN" at

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