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Elon Collins considers Farm & Wilderness

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Unlike most teenagers, I was never enticed by the idea of dirt, cabins, lakes and camp fires. Summer camp and sleepaway camp alike, were never on my mind, despite my peer’s eager countdown to the first day of camp by early May. I suppose I found being away and out of my element for as […]

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Admissions Now!


Admissions Now! Are You Applying?   What’s Your Vision?  Do You Have A Game Plan? Resources In  Independent School Education  Can Help It’s your right to dream big. An independent school education can transform the future for your child and your family. This summer RIISE has been helping families plan out their vision for excellence in […]

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[9.25] RIISE Co-Hosts BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

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Thank you! We are thrilled by the RIISE response to Friday’s Youth Night Premier of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. As of today, 9/22 our RIISE Box Office is officially closed. The performance runs through 9/27 at The Joyce Theater. If you are interested in Friday’s, or another night’s performance, please visit the Joyce Theater for tickets  […]

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2/28 & 3/1 – Outsmart the SAT! Bootcamp Registration Open

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Attention ALL Students and those who care for them! Catalyst’s SAT Bootcamp Is Approaching! You don’t have to be a genius to conquer the SAT (though it certainly doesn’t hurt). Catalyst’s SAT Bootcamp, a one-weekend seminar that arms students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll face on the day of the test, will teach you how […]

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Test Takers, here’s a Holiday Challenge from Saxonny Rich – Catalyst Prep


Holiday Challenge Saxonny Rich, Catalyst Prep I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We are in the thick of the holiday season and to me, this means that I’m thinking of friends and family a lot.  In honor of diversity, inclusion, and of course test prep, my holiday challenge to you is to read a […]

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Get with The Program! Computer Science Education Week

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by,  Tracy Gray, M.S. EdTech & Education Entrepreneur “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs   Today, December 8, 2014 marks the beginning of Computer Science Education Week. Millions of students in over 150 countries will explore computer programming with the goal of demystifying coding! […]

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11/22 – SAT Mock Test, Candid Conversation, and Pizza!


  Sitting for an SAT mock test is a great opportunity for juniors and seniors to simulate the testing experience in a proctored setting. The SAT is…wait for it…3.75 hours long, that’s 3 hours and 45 minutes, but we know you already know that.That’s a long time to be sitting, and thinking, and sweating, and […]

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Admissions Now! Quick Tips – Post #2

This week’s Quick Tips – Post #2 comes from one of our supportive advisors, who just so happens to have applied at least 4 times, for 4 different children…you’re right if you guessed that she has some organizational skills! Thanks, Liz! Organization, organization, by Elizabeth Perez Azerad, RIISE Multicultural Advisor I took a quick tally of the […]

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October 21 – Sticks & Stones Revisited – How to Protect Our Children


A special invitation to all prospective & current Greenwich Academy Families. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7p-8:30p Greenwich Academy – Young Assembly Hall 200 North Maple Avenue Greenwich, CT www.greenwichacademy.org RIISE invites you to a parenting evening where we: revisit bullying in 2014 what it can look like inside and outside of independent schools how it […]

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October 25 – Admissions Now! A Workshop

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Admissions Now! A Workshop Understanding the essentials of the Independent School admissions & recruitment process Admit to permit to exercise a certain function or privilege Oxford Dictionaries, www.oxforddictionaries.com, 2014 Recruit to attempt to enroll or enlist Oxford Dictionaries, www.oxforddictionaries.com, 2014   If you’re a family of color applying now or in the future, this workshop […]

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