Tag Archives: Independent School

4.21 LATINX Youth Conference

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DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM HOSTED BY: LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE & ELISABETH-IRWIN HIGH SCHOOL 40 CHARLTON STREET NEW YORK, NY 10014 This annual youth conference is for self-identified Latin@ / Latinx adults and students in 5th – 12th grades who attend/work in a regional independent school. We are a pan-ethnic […]

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12.11.17~Enrolled at a Hilltop school? Your invited: How Students of Color Navigate Independent Schools

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Join Hilltop Schools for a panel discussion, How Students of Color Navigate Independent School Culture Monday, December 11, 6:30 pm,  Horace Mann School – Recital Hall Horace Mann’s Diversity Council, the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity (ICIE) along with the Black Parents Union (BPU) present a RIISE panel discussion to explore the social norms […]

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The Point of It All

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The point is they’ve developed in ways beyond my wildest expectations. Seriously, they blow my mind! Although I credit my family’s love and guidance, an independent school education has had a significant impact on my children’s progress. Since lower school, my 11th-grade daughter and my 8th-grade son have continued to remind us the reason for it all. Before […]

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[9.27] RIISE ROADMAP: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ADMISSION WEBINAR

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RIISE ROADMAP: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ADMISSION WEBINAR September 27, 2017 7pm-8pm This is an online event Participate in our digital workshop that will address five hidden steps toward a sane, productive and enjoyable independent school search process. You will learn: 1. how your Purpose can get you back on the right track when the road you’re on gets bumpy-and […]

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Women Who Lead In Independent Schools

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  RIISE HOS Podcast Series: Meet Léman Manhattan Preparatory School’s, Maria Castelluccio! Listen Heads of school lead in a big way at independent schools. They bear a tremendous responsibility in making sure it all comes together under the school mission. With the support of trustees, they are ultimately in charge of teacher-student recruitment & development, school […]

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You’ve Gotta BELIEVE—Awaiting the Decision

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      It’s about to get real in a hot minute! Keenly aware of where she will be this time next year with the independent school admission process, a mom of a three year old and a six month old is hyper-aware of the conversations buzzing around her, “…all the chatter in the nyc trains is about […]

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Lunch With Gina—That Girl, Sydney Robertson

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It was an absolute pleasure to catch up with Sydney at the close of her winter break from Wellesley College. She is That Girl for so many reasons. Sydney is an indy school grad (day and boarding school), a junior in college, and an up-stander headed into the financial industry.  Sydney agreed to this impromptu Lunch With Gina […]

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Mom Tell All—About That School Tour

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 *this is good info for that interview you may not have had yet! What was it like the day you arrived for the indy school tour? I was excited, as I am with every tour, to see how the children function in their school environments and also see the facilities. I was running late for […]

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RIISE Above The Rest!

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I had to borrow this quote from my nephew’s t-shirt because it’s in perfect alignment with how RIISE rocks. Having a growth mindset can inspire you to do what most won’t—contemplate and apply for an independent school education. It takes a certain amount of grit to consider and journey through the admission process. Please understand, […]

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Working at an Independent School as a Person of Color

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“Akim St.Omer is a graduate of Prep For Prep, LREI and Boston College who has spent his career working in various educational organizations, from non-profits, universities, charter schools and most recently independent schools. He views his professional and personal work as intersectional. Akim aims to bring diverse perspectives to the table to achieve a more […]

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