Did I mention I'm thankful for NY Magazine? They take a break from their parenting snuff genre to do a long, remarkably sensible article on how parents should approach the private kindergarten admissions process in New York City.
Well, it's as sensible as paying $25,000/year for kindergarten, and living in New York City and being determined to send your kid to an Ivy League school [or, and this capitalization was new to me, an "Ivy Equivalent"] can be. [So yes, Rest-Of-World, I'm sure it sounds insane. Next topic.] Welllll, maybe just one more thing:
So go ahead and shoot the moon with a Dalton or Collegiate, but balance that with selections from the cityís many other high-quality schools, preferably ones that fit your kidísóand your ownóstyle.Wow. I mean-- wow. Because it's right and "fits" best for your kid is second only to connections-based admissions and a generalized notion of "top tier" in choosing schools? What is this, the Seventies? There's a major social revolution afoot in NY Magazine-land, mark my words, friends. Er, I mean, comrades.
Cracking the Kindergarten Code [nymag]