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School consulting for Brooklyn parents

We offer school info sessions for families in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Gowanus and BoCoCa who consider preschool and elementary school in our neighborhood. We offer private sessions for families and public school talks covering:

  • Local preschools & daycares
  • Local public schools (zoned and non-zoned)
  • Local Charter schools
  • Local private schools
  • Middle school options

Public talks about preschool and daycare

In these info sessions for families considering preschool, daycare and 3K for All in our neighborhoods we cover everything you need to know about local preschools and daycares, programs, application details and deadlines, waitlists, free 3K for All options, languages and more. Info sessions are 2 hours long and cost $25 per participant (including a digital copy of our Preschool Guide $20 value). Download the recording of our last public talk in October 2022 here.

Public talks about elementary school

In these info sessions for families considering Pre-K and Kindergarten in private, public and Charter schools in our neighborhood we cover everything you need to know about local zoned schools, un-zoned schools, Charter and private school options, application details and deadlines, waitlists, free universal Pre-K options, languages and dual language programs, Gifted and Talented programs and more. Info sessions are 2 hours long and include digital copies of our Preschool and Charter School Guides. Tickets for our next public talk on Tuesday, October 17 at 7.30 pm here.

Public talks about middle school

In our middle school fair with independent schools for parents with current 5th Graders (born in 2012), Brooklyn Bridge Parents presented an overview of the different middle school options in Brooklyn and beyond including public, Charter and private schools. Afterwards, nine independent middle schools gave insight into their programs, academics, languages, admissions details, financial aid and more including Avenues, BASIS Independent Brooklyn, Brooklyn Independent, German School Brooklyn, Greene Hill School, Hannah Senesh, Leman Manhattan Preparatory School, Speyer School and Workshop Middle School. Watch the recording here.

CEC 13 and District 13’s public middle schools held a a free virtual middle school fair for families with 5th Graders on November 1, 2022. Hear about the admissions process from an Office of Enrollment representative and meet all 9 principals from District 13 middle schools. Each principal shared an “Elevator Pitch” about their program, academics, languages, social-emotional learning and more. Watch the recording of the info session about the District 13 public middle schools here.

Private sessions

For a two-hour individual consultation we can meet virtually, in your home, office or a quiet coffee shop. Each consultation includes a digital copy of our preschool guide ($20 value), Charter school guide ($20 value) and private school guide ($20 value).

We will provide personalized insight for:

  • Local private preschool options
  • Paid-for and free Pre-K options
  • The new 3K for All program
  • Insight into your zoned school and the District you are zoned for
  • The difference between private, public and Charter schools
  • Kindergarten & elementary school in zoned public schools
  • Kindergarten & elementary school in un-zoned “choice” public schools
  • How to rank schools in your public school application for Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten & elementary school in local Charter schools
  • New York State test results of local public and Charter schools
  • Private school options
  • Languages and Dual Language programs at local schools
  • Gifted and Talented programs in public schools
  • Application deadlines

Email or call 917-592-8858 for pricing and to schedule a consultation.

What parents are saying:

“I just attended your info session tonight and wanted to say how wonderful it was. You have a mastery of a very challenging and complicated process , and did a fantastic job at presenting a clear approach to neophytes such as myself.” Seth P. – Clinton Hill

“I must admit, I was dreading Tuesday’s presentation, but of course I felt it necessary so that I could understand the system. Your presentation, however, was really engaging and encouraging! I also especially enjoyed your remarks about embracing the amazing diversity NYC offers. All of your information was truly helpful and the experience has set my mind at ease.” Sara T. – Brooklyn Heights

“Many thanks again for your help with navigating all of this. You’ve saved us so much time and energy! We definitely feel much better moving forward!” Jennifer H.” – Cobble Hill

“My wife and I found the presentation so helpful. You did an impressive job, synthesizing the info, simplifying it, and making it engaging too! Not easy.” – Heidi T.-W. – Downtown Brooklyn parent

“I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic session yesterday. You helped distill what can be a very anxiety-filled process into the key takeaways parents need to know. Even though our daughter has only just turned 2, I’m very glad we’re now prepared with all of this info. I’ll be sure to recommend you to other parents in the neighborhood.” – Caroline Z. – DUMBO, Brooklyn parent

“Your presentation was so informative and interesting last night. I now have a few more schools on my list to tour.” Rachel A. – Brooklyn Heights parent

“I found the presentation to be extremely informative and helpful. Thank you for organizing it and these guides.” Greg M. – DUMBO, Brooklyn parent

“Your knowledge on Brooklyn schools is very impressive and you laid it out in an easy to follow format. It definitely provided clarity on a “mysterious” process. I’ll recommend your session to others in my building with young kids.” Agaja R. – Downtown Brooklyn parent

“It was a really good introduction to the application process, different options with regards to pre-k and kindergarten, and school overview. For me, one of the best parts was your insider take on each of the schools.” Saul L. – DUMBO parent

“The balance of Q&A and information you gave us was excellent and we covered so much in 2 hours. You did this in a relaxed setting – I was bracing myself for an intense environment of crazy Brooklyn parents and it was the total opposite. The session has had a direct impact on my choices for my son, so I’m very grateful for that.” Olly J. – Downtown Brooklyn parent

Super informative and exactly what we were hoping for! This was the best overview and introduction I’ve heard, you made a complex and daunting landscape appear much more navigable and open. We are a British couple with 3 young kids, 2 born in BK, and it was great to know that the whole scenario really is as maddeningly different from back home in Europe as we thought – it’s not just us! – but also that you can find a way through it all and stay sane.” Toby S. – DUMBO Parent

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