Individual Consultations

Robin is available to consult with families on the admission processes to schools in New York City, nursery through 12th grade.

I am available to consult with families on the admission process to schools in New York City, nursery through 12th grade. My goal is to make the schools admissions process less daunting by providing concrete information; answering specific questions about the admissions process and particular schools, both private and public; helping to successfully navigate the processes and providing emotional support for families with their decisions as to which schools to apply and ultimately send their children. Please note that I consult on private ongoing schools throughout New York City, but private nursery schools and public schools in Manhattan only, as well as citywide public options.

I have four billing options, which are outlined below for your consideration. Parents may consult with me in my office, or by phone, Skype, Botim or e-mail. Ideally, I would like to make myself available to answer brief questions at no charge. However, I have learned that a “quick question” over the phone or by e-mail, most often turns into a lengthy conversation. I thus now charge for in-office, phone and e-mail consultations.

I am knowledgeable about the areas being tested and types of questions on the AABL (Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners required by a limited number of private schools and administered by the ERB), the ISEE Primary (Independent School Entrance Exam) for grades 2nd to 4th, the SRT (School Readiness Task, administered by select private schools during child visits), the S-B (Stanford-Binet, required for Hunter College Elementary School), and the OLSAT and NNAT (Otis Lennon School Ability Test and the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test required by NYC Department of Education Gifted and Talented Programs), as well as the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam), SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test), and SHSAT (Specialized High School Admission Test) for upper grades.  However, I do not provide test preparation. Do note that these tests are subject to change at any time.

To help you in your decision process about choosing a consultant or whether you need one at all, I am happy to discuss with you, at no cost, how I work, my experience and how I may be of assistance, via a brief phone call or e-mail. Please note that once these communications become geared toward providing information and advice regarding issues relating to a particular child’s educational needs or about particular schools, they fall under my consultation realm.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about my services or fees. I look forward to working with you, if you are ever in need of my services.

Robin Aronow

Robin Aronow

FOUNDER OF SCHOOL SEARCH NYC

Following a phone, email or office consultation, you are welcome to pay for the Straight Billing Option I using a credit card or Paypal account by using the Paypal buttons below. My Billing Options Packages II, III and IV require a signed contract and payment by check.  Please note that rates are subject to change.

Billing Option I

Straight Billing

Straight Billing
Based on time spent

Please schedule an appointment at robin@schoolsearchnyc.com prior to paying. Payment charged is based on time spent. My straight billing is as follows with the minimum bill being $175:

30 minutes: $175
45 minutes: $260
60 minutes: $350
75 minutes: $435
90 minutes: $525
105 minutes: $610
120 minutes: $700

See below for additional Individual Consultations package options. For more information, please contact Robin at: robin@schoolsearchnyc.com or 212-316-0186.

Two 60-Minute Sessions and Unlimited
Brief Phone Calls or E-Mails

For this option, there is a one-time fee of $1600, which includes two 60 minute office visits or full phone sessions, and unlimited phone calls or e-mail correspondences of under 10 minutes each. When phone calls or e-mails run longer than 10 minutes, a new fee will be negotiated. Application review and/or parent interview preparation may substitute for one of the sessions. Please note that this one-time payment is not refundable in any amount even if allotted time is not fully used. Signed contract and payment by check are required at initiation of service.

To purchase this package, please contact Robin at: robin@schoolsearchnyc.com or 212-316-0186.

Billing Option II

Two 60-Minute Sessions and Unlimited Brief Phone Calls or E-Mails

Billing Option III

From Start to Finish

From Start to Finish

For this next option, there is a one-time fee of $7800, which includes unlimited office visits, phone calls, and/or e-mail correspondences; consultations with professionals; conversations with schools where appropriate; interview preparation, and application and report reviews. This fee is per child; please contact me for pricing for twins/triplets or children of different ages applying at the same time. Please be aware that international clients may experience a surcharge due to added time expenditures. Please also note that this one-time payment is not refundable in any amount. Signed contract and payment by check are required at initiation of service.

To purchase this package, please contact Robin at: robin@schoolsearchnyc.com or 212-316-0186.

Late Start Relocation or
Late Start Changing Schools Service

This option is for those families who are seeking a new school placement for their child or children for September, but learn late in the process after admission decisions are already made. The reason for the late start is due either to a family recently learning it will be moving to NYC or to a sudden desire to change schools within NYC. Due to the abbreviated time period, for this one-time fee of $5,800, this option includes contacting schools to see which may still accept applications, as well as the services listed under Start to Finish, above. This fee is per child; please contact me for pricing for twins/triplets or children of different ages applying at the same time. Please be aware that international clients may experience a surcharge due to added time expenditures. Please also note that this one-time payment is not refundable in any amount. Signed contract and payment by check are required at initiation of service. The exception to this fee is if my outreach to ongoing schools indicates there are no openings at the required grade level(s) and then the consultation will be charged by the amount of time spent assessing needs and options.

To purchase this package, please contact Robin at: robin@schoolsearchnyc.com or 212-316-0186.

Billing Option IV

Late Start Relocation or Late Start Changing Schools Service

Please note that rates are subject to change.

I look forward to working with you, if you are ever in need of my services. Following a phone, email or office consultation, you are welcome to pay for the Straight Billing Option I using a credit card or Paypal account by using the Paypal “Add to cart” buttons. My Billing Options Packages II, III and IV require a signed contract and payment by check.

For more information, please contact Robin Aronow at:
robin@schoolsearchnyc.com or 212-316-0186.