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NYC Private Hill Schools

planetxplanetx 3 replies2 threads New Member
Does anyone have an insight into what Fieldston, Riverdale and Horace Mann want to see for SSAT scores, knowing it's not the only thing that matters. Athlete and straight As but not the best test scores.
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  • parentofnicekidparentofnicekid 37 replies1 threads Junior Member
    All of these schools probably want to see high scores. HM and Riverdale are probably more grade and score focused. Fieldston will want to see that you care about social justice and activism. Also, I think Fieldston only has room for 15 of each gender for 9th grade entry. Riverdale and HM are larger. I suggest posting on Urbanbaby, either their General posts forum, or the NYSchools subsection. Many NYC area day schools are tough since the main entry point is K, although HM has a big MS entry. You are competing with public school kids, special needs kids mainstreaming back into the system and the K-8 grads. I think Trinity has the largest HS entry of the day school bunch in nyc. Athlete will help at all three and good grades are expected. I assume you are asking for next year’s cycle since I think it’s too late for this year.
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  • planetxplanetx 3 replies2 threads New Member
    Thank you. It is for this year and trying to figure out if she has a chance. Hoping for anecdotal success stories.
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  • fugui612fugui612 1 replies0 threads New Member
    My boy is on waitlist of Riverdale and Horaceman. What can we do to get off the list?
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  • parentofnicekidparentofnicekid 37 replies1 threads Junior Member
    You can’t really do anything. As a HS you are in a better spot than the K kids. There may be some movement when SHS and BS answers come back...like a teeny bit and very dependent on FP/FA and gender. If you can, I suggest you tell Riverdale and HM (if you can) that you are willing to stay on WL after the deadline.
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