Testimonials

I can tell you we have never met an educational consultant of Robin’s caliber. She is one of the most understated people you’ll meet but has some of the strongest knowledge of the private school system in NY. She superbly guided us as we relocated to NYC through the process of 1) making sure the kids were ready by assessing their capabilities and strengthening where needed 2) identifying the range of schools we should apply to that suited us 3) administering the process of applications, interviews, follow ups very closely in an efficient, effective and minimally intrusive way to us. My two older boys were applying to two non-entry grades which made admissions more challenging but ended up being accepted at top schools in NYC. My younger one got into an equally highly regarded nursery school.

 Almost every head of admissions and executive at the top schools we targeted knew Robin and had a lot of respect for her. Several went out of their way when they met with us to mention her. They work with her closely and know she only puts forward candidates that are the right fit for their schools. She is great! And I thought her fees were as humble as she if. Sometimes I work with lawyers that charge much more for much less unfortunately.

S.D. - Parent whose Family Relocated to NYC

We applied this past year to private K-12 and K-8 schools on behalf of our daughter, and we could not be happier or more grateful that we turned to Robin Aronow to guide us through the process.  My spouse and I are not originally from New York City and our daughter is our oldest child, so this was our first time exploring NYC private schools. Throughout the six month journey, Robin was a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with.   She was a calming influence in a stressful time, able to manage our expectations while advocating tirelessly for our child and our family.  She was always available when we reached out to her, and she often proactively reached out to us with ideas, insights & updates.  She provided excellent, detailed suggestions when we were preparing for parent interviews, finalizing our application essays, and selecting our list of target schools.  When it came time to narrow our search to our top choices, Robin introduced us to current parents at each school who were so gracious in answering our questions.  In the end, our daughter was accepted to several of our top choice schools.  We are delighted with the outcome of our search and would recommend Robin wholeheartedly to other parents.  You will be so happy you chose to have Robin in your corner! 

B.V. - Parent of Kindergarten Applicant

We were told by friends to not go through this process without Robin. They were right. Robin helped us identify the public and private schools that would fit our child and our family, helping us focus our search. She helped us to understand the nuance of the process during critical decision-making points. She even took time to visit our child at school, so she could really understand his personality and strengths, to better guide us. We made the absolute best decision for our family (which turned out to not be the obvious one!), with Robin’s help. We would work with Robin again through this process in a heartbeat!

T.F. - Parent of a Kindergarten Applicant

Robin was an amazing partner to us! She knew all the in’s and out’s of the process, had great relationships with the schools and most importantly kept us calm and focused on the right things. We were accepted at the majority of schools to which we applied, wait listed at all but one of the rest, and landed at our first choice!

R.G. - Parent of Middle School Applicant

We could not have successfully navigated the NYC private school process without Robin Aronow’s access, knowledge, and patience. We were very late to the game to switch schools for 10th grade. We ultimately had great options, and could not be more pleased with the results.

R.P. - Parent of High School Applicant

Robin has helped our kids with pre-school, middle school and high-school admissions. She has tremendous experience with both public and private schools and is very much “in the know.” Equally important, she is seemingly well regarded by admissions staff city-wide. Finally, she is honest and realistic about what she can deliver in terms of supporting you and your student(s) through the admissions process.

R.S. - Parent of Preschool, Middle School and High School Applicants
Robin is the best river guide imaginable for a relocating family. From expertly reviewing our kindergarten applications, to consolidating all our private school visits into a two-week period, communicating with admissions directors and answering our many questions, Robin truly held our hands from start to finish. And at the conclusion of the process, we were thrilled to accept an offer at our top choice private school. We couldn’t recommend Robin more highly, and would be happy to chat with any prospective parents considering her as a resource.
K.S. - Parent of Relocating Kindergarten Applicant

We have known Robin for many years; she has helped our children select good K, 7th and 9th grade schools. Her “value add” attributes are many, but most importantly, Robin knows NYC private and public schools and keeps a pulse of the latest changes as organizations evolve. It is matching your child to the right school that counts and Robin is highly adept at this skill. Robin also has a lovely way of engaging children in the change process, helping them present themselves in the best light. Finally, Robin is great at essay editing for parents! She insists that your own voice comes through, but is an excellent tweaker. Don’t miss a chance to hire the best consultant ever!

P.W. & B.S. - Parents of Preschool, Middle and High School Applicants

The playing field of the American school system is insurmountable unless you get in touch with someone like Robin. She quickly figured out who our daughter was and made sure to find the right schools. Despite the distance between Europe and the US, it was easy to work with Robin. She was always available and just as dedicated as we were to get our daughter to the right school. And she did. Thank you Robin!

S.M. - Parent of International High School Applicant
Having grown up outside of New York City, my wife and I were extremely nervous as we began the nursery school search process. We had friends who had shared anecdotes about nightmarish admission interviews and play dates, and about how important it was to have connections or “know people” in order to gain admission to a top school. Based on the recommendation of a friend, we visited Robin a couple of months before the application season began. Within our first five minutes together, Robin put us completely at ease. She walked us through each and every step, completely demystifying the admissions process. Robin guided us through various nursery school options, highlighting differences in educational philosophies between different schools and helped us come up with a well-thought-out list. She was with us through the entire process and was always accessible, whether it was to review an application essay or simply to give us a last minute pep-talk before a school interview or play date. The fact that Robin is so highly-regarded by the admissions staff at schools across the city is such a huge plus. She was able to follow up with admissions directors at our top choice schools, helping convey our interest to them while also understanding a bit more about where we stood in the admissions process. When it came time to decide between different schools, Robin was by our side again and helped us make a well-informed decision. I am happy to say that our son was accepted at the majority of schools to which we applied, including one of our top choices! There is no way we could have accomplished this without Robin’s expert guidance and we look forward to working with her again during the Kindergarten admissions process! She truly is the best!
R.S. - Nursery School Applicant

Robin Aronow provides several valuable services to my school: public school email updates, public school admission workshops and admission consultations for my families. Robin offers very timely, very informative updates about public schools and the admissions process. She is knowledgeable, thorough and inspires confidence as she helps parents navigate a process that can be confusing. Her frequent electronic updates allow me and the parents at my school to stay on top of the process. Robin facilitates a general information session for parents that gives an incredible overview of the city schools. She also meets individually onsite with my parents by appointment. I highly recommend Robin Aronow and School Search NYC.

M.B. - Director of West Side Nursery School

Robin Aronow is our Public Schools guru! We rely on her email updating service to keep us up to date and give our families the inside skinny on all things zoned, non-zoned, G&T, and Hunter. Her workshops provide a wealth of information on both the Private and Public process. Robin remains my go-to source, not just for her depth of knowledge, but also for her warmth, wit, and compassion. She is a true NYC gem!

M.D. - Exmissions Director of Upper West Side Nursery School
You have been so helpful to our families regarding essential information for Kindergarten.  My questions about schools and deadlines are responded to with accuracy and in a timely fashion. Parents love your workshops.  They have gained a wealth of information from attending and the school listing handouts are helpful to families trying to figure out their zone and catchment school.
E.K. - Director of Upper West Side Nursery School
Dr. Robin Aronow helps parents navigate NYC’s numerous school options and complicated admission processes. She is calm, measured and knows both the public and private school systems extremely well. Robin culls and disseminates the most current information available, helps families assess their choices, and assists both parents and administrators, as they ultimately find the right matches for their children and their students.
M.F. - Director of Downtown Nursery School

Dr. Aronow is a valuable resource for our families interested in public school options. Her information session provides an excellent overview of the public school application process. Her regular email updates keep us well informed throughout the admissions season. I highly recommend Dr. Aronow’s services to both nursery school directors and NYC families.

J.V. - Director of Upper East Side Nursery School

Every year I encourage my parent body to sign up for Robin’s email updating service. No one knows the “ins” and “outs” of the public school system like she does. Her communications are invaluable to anyone curious about the Public kindergarten process. Parents who have access to the information Robin provides have an incredible advantage in what can sometimes be a stressful process.

J.K. - Director of Upper East Side Nursery School
Robin Aronow has been an indispensable resource on exmissions information for our school since 2005.  Her emails are not only timely and informative, but include the reassuring perspective of a seasoned school admissions professional who has weathered many changes with the DOE and in independent school admissions. Whenever I’ve had a specific question, Robin has responded promptly and accurately.
K.G. - Director of Upper West Side Bilingual Nursery School
Robin is a wealth of knowledge on the NYC private/public schools, PreK-12th grade. She is extremely detailed and thorough and provides insight to the school admission processes that you would not be able to get doing your own research. Both employees and clients have found her sessions extremely beneficial and a great perk that we offered to them. As such, we have asked her back over the years and the feedback is always positive.
E.L. - Co-Chair of Parenting Network of a Global Bank

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