NYC Gifted and Talented Program and Testing

Update: Free Seminar: NYC Gifted and Talented Testing and Getting Into Private Schools – 2nd Session Added

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We only have a few spaces available for our free information session on Thursday, October 7 at 7pm in Tribeca so we’ve decided to do another information session on Friday, October 8 at 7pm downtown/Tribeca area due to overwhelming response. You must email me at to pre-register for one of the sessions. The same material will be covered at each session so need to attend both.

FREE INFORMATION SESSIONS: Insiders Guide to the Kindergarten Admissions Process in New York City – Private Schools and Gifted and Talented Programs for pre-k to 2nd grades

Thursday, October 7 at 7pm in Tribeca

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response we added a second session on:

Friday, October 8 at 7pm in Tribeca/Downtown area.

It’s that time of year again for parents in NYC to begin thinking about the many options they have available for their child who is going into kindergarten within the next 2 years or testing for gifted and talented for pre-k to 3rd grade.  Is private school the only choice for you? Should you consider both private schools and the NYC gifted and talented programs for pre-k through 3rd grade? Or should you think about a good public school in your area? No matter which option you’re considering, this is a “must attend” seminar for any parent who has a child going into kindergarten within the next 2 years or testing for the G&T program pre-K to 3rd grade.

Join Karen Quinn, former private school placement adviser, best-selling author of The Ivy Chronicles and Testing For Kindergarten, along with Michael McCurdy, writer of this blog and NYC gifted and talented parent expert, as they share insider secrets that will boost your child’s chances to get admitted to the public, private, or gifted and talented school of your choice.

During this informative session you’ll discover:

  • Insights to the myriad of tests given to children – ERB/WPPSI, OLSAT test, Bracken Test BRSA & Stanford-Binet
  • The 7-Abilities every test assesses and your child must have to succeed in kindergarten and beyond
  • How to prepare your child for kindergarten testing without spending a fortune and stressing out the family
  • Private school processes and procedures
  • Gifted and talented vs. general education – pre-k through 2nd grade
  • Time lines and deadline for school applications
  • All the different options you have available to you as a NYC resident
  • How the system works and how to effectively navigate through it

As a special bonus, Karen will be giving away an autographed copy of her newest book Testing for Kindergarten. She’ll also demonstrate her newest game – IQ Fun Park, which takes the chore out of preparing your child for testing! Not only that, Karen and Michael plan to reveal their newest initiative that will help parents once the session is over.

The event is Thursday, October 7 at 7pm in Tribeca – near Chambers Street and Westside Highway.We only have a few seats left for this session so we’re having a second session on Friday, October 8 at 7pm in Tribeca/downtown area.

Due to overwhelming response we will give the exact location when you pre-register/RSVP if space is still available. Email to RSVP for this “must attend” event for all parents of young children.

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