Schoolwide Resources:

Marcy Mann, Associate Head for Academic Affairs
February 21, 2015

Moving forward as we approach the start of second semester, some parents of 10th and 11th graders may be thinking about their child’s standardized testing responsibilities. In the coming months, PCS is offering three distinct forms of SAT/ACT prep, as follows:

1. Free sessions with Mr. Kurian will be offered on Thursday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Mr. Kurian has taught SAT Prep and has trained teachers for Kaplan Test Prep, and we are fortunate that he is willing to work with PCS students in an informal way after school. Interested students can come to as many or as few sessions as are convenient, and should speak to Mr. Kurian for more details.

2. Online SAT Prep with Mr. Wofsey mirrors our online summer course. It is a self-paced course which will be a complete review of all the topics covered on the mathematics, critical reading, and writing sections of the SAT exam. The course will begin on Monday, February 9, and the fee for this course is $1050. Interested students should see Mr. Wofsey for details, and to register, see me with a check made out to Professional Children’s School.

3. PCS teams up with the School of American Ballet, offering a formal, in-person class taught by Princeton Review. It is held on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons at the SAB dorm (W. 65th St.), beginning in early March and going right up until the actual SAT in early May. There are 12 sessions which include 18 hours of class instruction and four practice SAT tests. This class is limited to 14 PCS students and costs approximately $700. Precise dates will be available soon, and interested students should speak to Mr. Hirt, our College Counselor.

All of this is optional, of course, and we hope that you will keep in mind that the best preparation for standardized testing is good coursework and a well-rounded education. Your child’s studies at PCS put them on good footing right from the start.