Completely revised with new profiles of more than 150 elementary schools and pre-kindergarten programs! For nearly 2 decades, parents have looked to Clara Hemphill to help them find a good public school for their child. This Fourth Edition features all-new reviews of more than 150 of the city's best public elementary schools, based on visits and in-depth interviews by the InsideSchools staff. This essential guide uncovers the "inside scoop" on schools (the condition of the building, special programs, teacher quality, and more), includes a checklist of things to look for on a school tour, and incorporates new listings of charter schools and stand-alone pre-kindergarten programs.
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I don't know what I would do without Clara Hemphill and her colleagues' well-researched and thoughtful reviews of NYC public schools. They are my ultimate go-to source for all reviews and data on particular public schools in NYC. I trust their opinions in general and, in this case, about the Best Public PreK and Elementary Schools across the city. I am thrilled the latest addition is out, as things change so quickly in the public school system, and that so many more schools have been added to the book, attesting to the increasing quality of NYC public schools. For anyone considering public school in NYC, and all NYC families with young children should be, this is a must-read book along with the website InsideSchools.org. Whether checking out your local zoned school, what other schools to list on your Kindergarten Application, or thinking about moving, this book will be a valuable resource. And as your children grow up, check out Best Middle and High School editions, as well. -Robin Aronow, School Search NYC