If you lived anywhere else in the country, you would probably send your child to your neighborhood high school. In New York City, itas much more complicated than that. But what parent has time to research hundreds of school options? To help you choose a high school that is just right for your child, Clara Hemphill and her colleagues at Insideschools visited nearly all of the cityas 400 high schools. This essential revision of the critically acclaimed parentsa guide features new school profiles; invaluable advice to help parents and students through the stressful admissions process; and new sections on alternative schools, vocational schools, and schools for students learning English. Featuring interviews with teachers, parents, and students, this guide uncovers the ainside scoopa about school atmosphere, homework, student stress, competition among students, the quality of teachers, gender issues, the condition of the building, class size, and much more. aFor [this] third edition I looked for schools that spark studentsa curiosity, broaden their horizons, and help them develop into thoughtful, caring adults.a aClara Hemphill Praise for Clara Hemphillas Parentsa Guides! New York Daily News... aBrisk, thoughtful profiles of topnotch, intriguing schools.a Big Apple Parent... aHemphill has done for schools what Zagatas did for restaurants.a New York Magazine... aThoughtful, well-researchedabrequired reading.a The New York Times... aA bible for urban parents.aGirls wear uniformsacrisp white collared blouses and blue vestsaand the school emphasizes good manners, but it also has a relaxed feel. Classes offer ... Space is a problem, because PS 40, an elementary school, does not have science labs or lockers that are appropriate for older students. The middle ... Afterschool activities will include tutoring, drama, and student council. ... Prospective students and parents are asked to write short essays and must attend the schoola#39;s open house.
|Title||:||New York City's Best Public High Schools|
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Press -|