The director works closely with families as they prepare to leave the school to move on to independent or public schools
For families exploring the independent school option the exmissions process starts the spring before the year when they will be applying out for their children. The director has an informational meeting with all the families where she discusses the various facets of the process: the applications, school references (the ISAAGNY report), school visits for children, and parent interviews. After that meeting she meets with each family individually to discuss their thoughts and criteria about their child’s future schooling.
In the fall the director continues to meet with each family regularly to discuss the on-going schools to which they have applied. The experienced teachers write the children’s school reports based on their classroom observations. The director reads and signs each report.
For parents considering public schools, Dr. Robin Aronow, an educational consultant, holds a group meeting with parents in late September to share the most current information about the public school application process, gifted and talented options, and Hunter College Campus Schools. Dr. Aronow continues to share information about public schools with the director throughout the school year that she then passes onto parents who have indicated interest in public school for their children. The director meets with families as they visit public schools and explore the public options.