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More Kids Applying to NYC Private Schools

Monday, March 07, 2011

More kids are trying to get into private schools, according to data released on Monday by the Educational Records Bureau.

Ten percent more children tested for admission to the city's private schools this year compared to the 2009-2010 school year.

Antoniette DeLuca, with the ERB, said 4,668 students took the test for the 2010-2011 school year.

"There has been a trend toward the number of students testing increasing over time," she said.

She pointed to changing demographics and the quality of the schools.

More students took the test this year than in the past six years. The increase reflects students seeking slots at elementary schools — pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade — in the Independent School Administration of Greater New York, a consortium of more than 130 private schools in the city.

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