For most Americans, Thanksgiving is a time of pleasure and company, tables heaping with food and surrounded by families and friends. But for a select few, this time of year brings on a feeling of envy and dread: You only get one chance to provide your children with entrée into elite society—and we’re not talking about dark meat. That’s right, frenzied mothers and fathers throughout Manhattan are working around the clock to finish their kids’ applications to top private schools. This is not child’s play.
Ralph Gardner has a story in the Wall Street Journal‘s Greater New York today about Central Park’s Great Lawn: the place where kids from all the private schools uptown go after class to smoke and drink 40s of malt liquor. The kids also enjoy the occasional frozen margarita from the man who sells bottled Read More
There is nothing met with more enthusiasm among America’s achievers than a semi-meaningless list: this explains the continued existence of U.S. News & World Report.
But why stop at colleges, and graduate programs? Sensing an opening, Forbes has published a list of the nation’s top prep schools. You will be relieved to learn Read More
In a few weeks, the Upper East Side girl’s private school Brearley, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, will be swarmed by media stars.
On May 8, News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch will serve on a panel, as will his daughter Elisabeth Murdoch, a Brearley grad, sources told the Transom. Let’s hope Rupe’s gotten over Read More
The all-girls Brearley School has agreed to buy the 12-story, 57-unit building at 85 East End Avenue, just across the street from its building at 610 East 83rd Street.
The school had been eyeing the building for years, and now plans to renovate and remodel it for academic uses, according Read More
No Laughs at Dalton, Trinity; East Side Gets Stooped
One day last spring, the senior girls at the Brearley School brought farm animals to the school. They put rabbits in classrooms and chickens in the administrative offices. The girls were just having fun, of course, in the tradition of “senior prank day” at New Read More