Admission to private schools in New York is the best way to provide a decent and prestigious education for a child from an early age. Children who graduated from prestigious schools in New York , as a rule, easily enter the selected colleges and universities, receive demanded occupations and high positions, build a successful career and become popular specialists. For Russian students, admission to elite schools in New York is also available - you just need to know a few rules and subtleties.
1) Deadline for applications.
Ideally, you should be concerned with collecting documents and submitting applications at least one year before the expected start of studies. This is due to the fact that the most rating and prestigiousprivate schools in New York are incredibly in demand, and the competition for each place is very high. Unlike public schools, which are free, but have a link to a certain area of residence, private schools have the right to accept students from any district - therefore, they want to enroll the maximum number of children.
2) Necessary documents.
In addition to the standard set of documents (passport, filled in application, passport-type photographs) you will need to show a report card with grades from the previous place of study (data for the last 2-3 years ), Letters of recommendation from teachers (mainly from teachers of English and mathematics). Also a recommendation from the class teacher and all the certificates, certificates, cups, medals, letters of gratitude - everything that highlights the student as a prospective entrant is useful. Remember that the most gifted and talented students can count on good scholarships and grants, which will save you the costs of training.
3) The level of English.
Obviously, to fully study at American school , you need to know the language almost at the level of the carrier. Private schools in New York will be asked to present a certificate of language proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL), often additional examinations and entrance tests are arranged. If you doubt the quality of your training, we recommend visiting language courses in advance (for example,summer camp or academic trimester ). Obviously, learning English in an English-speaking country will be much more effective than in Russia.
4) Tuition fees.
Private prestigious schools in New York are expected to be expensive: the cost of the academic year in them can reach $ 30000. The price depends on the rating and prestige, the reputation of the institution, its place in the ratings, the level of equipping the campus and the comfort of living conditions. Remember that for talented Russian students there is an opportunity to receive a scholarship or a grant - but before submitting an application and obtaining a visa you must confirm your financial solvency without additional support (statement of account, bank deposit, sponsorship letter, etc.).
5) Residence options.
The most prestigious private schools in New York usually take care of the comfort of their pupils in advance: they are provided with places in residences that are most often located in a separate building or in a nearby neighborhood . It is also possible to arrange accommodation in a host family: you can be absolutely calm, as all members of the family are carefully selected and constantly checked by the school staff. Bording for foreign students is an opportunity to be constantly in the cultural and language environment of the country, to learn more intensively and effectively.
New York City's private schools can give you the chance to build a successful career in one of the most modern and developed countries in the world - do not miss it! Smapse is ready to help you with the organization of all stages of admission. We will find the right educational institution and program for you, calculate the cost, help you arrange accommodation, guardianship, flight and transfer, help you to collect documents and submit a correctly filled out application, we will show you the specifics of issuing a study visa and will write you to the embassy. We are doing our best to make studies abroad more affordable!