Monday, June 19, 2017

About Kweller Prep

Developed by an Attorney at Law, Kweller Prep is an established business with a 15-year track record of success in preparing students for specialized middle-school, high-school, college entrance, and graduate school exams. With thousands of acceptances to specialized high schools and top colleges, Kweller Prep has built a time-tested learning center with unsurpassed performance. Our competitive advantage is the way in which we operate; we focus on each child individually to ensure success. Our rigorous program is designed for ambitious students to help them achieve their academic goals. Tutoring centers in Queens and Manhattan serve as learning incubators where parents, students, teachers, tutors, and counselors alike can learn from one another and grow. Nearly every tutor at Kweller Prep is the first one in his or her family to attend a Specialized High School or Top University on a scholarship.Kweller Prep was created by the vision of Frances Kweller, attorney at law. She was the first one in her immediate family to attend both a top university (New York University - Steinhardt School of Education) and Graduate Program (Juris Doctorate - Hofstra University School of Law). In short, Kweller Prep is designed to help get you where you want to go!

Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 SHSAT Handbook

http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/39E5EC65-FA08-4A2A-91AD-9F7334670B3D/0/20172018SpecializedHighSchoolsStudentHandbookENGLISH.pdf

Sunday, June 11, 2017

princeton Essay supplements 2017

Activities

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences that was particularly meaningful to you. (Response required in about 150 words.)

Summers

Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held. (Response required in about 150 words.)

A Few Details

  • Your favorite book and its author
  • Your favorite website
  • Your favorite recording
  • Your favorite source of inspiration
  • Your favorite line from a movie or book and its title
  • Your favorite movie
  • Two adjectives your friends would use to describe you
  • Your favorite keepsake or memento
  • Your favorite word

Essay: Your Voice

In addition to the essay you have written for the Common Application or the Universal College Application, please write an essay of about 500 words (no more than 650 words and no fewer than 250 words). Using one of the themes below as a starting point, write about a person, event or experience that helped you define one of your values or in some way changed how you approach the world. Please do not repeat, in full or in part, the essay you wrote for the Common Application or Universal College Application.
  1. Tell us about a person who has influenced you in a significant way.
  2. “One of the great challenges of our time is that the disparities we face today have more complex causes and point less straightforwardly to solutions.”
    Omar Wasow, assistant professor of politics, Princeton University and co-founder of Blackplanet.com. This quote is taken from Professor Wasow’s January 2014 speech at the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Princeton University.
  3. “Princeton in the Nation’s Service” was the title of a speech given by Woodrow Wilson on the 150th anniversary of the University. It became the unofficial Princeton motto and was expanded in 2016 to “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.”
    Woodrow Wilson, Princeton Class of 1879, served on the faculty and was Princeton’s president from 1902–1910.
  4. “Culture is what presents us with the kinds of valuable things that can fill a life. And insofar as we can recognize the value in those things and make them part of our lives, our lives are meaningful.”
    Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy and director of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, Princeton University.
  5. Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay.

Engineering Essay*

If you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, please write a 300-500 word essay describing why you are interested in studying engineering, any experiences in or exposure to engineering you have had and how you think the programs in engineering offered at Princeton suit your particular interests.
*This essay is required for students who indicate Bachelor of Science in Engineering as a possible degree of study on their application.

Friday, May 26, 2017

TRIP TO BRONX SCIENCE!

Who: Kweller Prep students and parents, friends and family (everyone up to 50 people)

What: Free bus trip from Kweller Prep Queens to the Bronx HS of Science

Where:  Kweller Prep Queens: 104-40 Queens Blvd; Suite 1C; Forest Hills. 

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:30 PM. 
Please arrive early to find parking. Bus will leave from Kweller Prep by 4:45 pm.
Estimated Departure from Bronx Science back to Kweller Prep Forest Hills is 7:45 pm

Why: Bronx HS is among the best specialized HS in NYC.
Come see why this school is worth the trip!  

RSVP for the free bus: Please reply to this email or to info@KwellerPrep.com with the parent's and child's names and cell phones by June 1, 2017 to confirm attendance. Students ages 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent. 
You can also meet us directly at Bronx Science High School by 6:00 pm.
Please arrive early to find parking. 

RSVP for the Bronx Science Tour: Parents and students need to fill out this form for Bronx Science's records in addition to emailing Kweller Prep by June 1, 2017: 




Afterschool Sign Up

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AqyznNZuhysrGWihm7KjGf1UWhT4Wx2mFU2NyIo7HiU/edit


Monday, March 27, 2017

Nest Middle School Admissions

MIDDLE GRADE ADMISSIONS

Thank you for your interest in the Middle Grades at NEST+m, a citywide Gifted and Talented program. As NEST+m is a screened school, all students must take our entrance exam to be considered for admission.
Enrollment Weighting 2016-17
NEST+m
Entrance Exam
Standardized Test Scores: English Language ArtsStandardized Test Scores:
Math
Student Course GradesAttendance and Punctuality
60%10%10%15%5%
Selection Criteria – The selection criteria ranges identified below may be adjusted based on the applicant pool.
  • Course Grades: English (85-100), Math (85-100), Social Studies (85-100), Science (85-100)
  • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (3.0-4.5), Math (3.0-4.5)
  • Attendance and Punctuality
Special Note (Updated 2.28.17): Please note that the 2017-2018 Middle Grades admission application process is now closed.

Admissions FAQ:
  1. Q: How many seats do you anticipate for the 2017-2018 school year?
    • A: We anticipate having approximately 47 open seats.
  2. Q: This school was not on my son’s middle school application list, what should I do?
    • A: NEST+m is listed in the City-Wide Middle School application. We are listed as “New Explorations into Science, Technology, and Math”.
  3. If my family and I did not attend the Open House, can we still apply?
    • Open House is not mandatory; this will not have a negative impact on the application.
  4. I forgot to add NEST+m on the Middle Grade application; can I register for the exam?
    • All students are required to rank us on the Middle School application; we will send invitations to the entrance exam based on the child’s ELA and Math scores, GPA, and attendance.
  5. I am a parent applying for middle school, should we mail our records and transcripts separately?
    • Once you turn in the completed Middle School application to your child’s guidance counselor, all required data is sent to us electronically. Please do not send paper copies.
  6. My child attends a private school, how can we apply?
    • You will need to request a Middle School application through the DOE Office of Student Enrollment.
  7. Do I need to fill out a separate application?
    • No, all students are required to rank us on the City-Wide Middle School application.
NEST+m Middle Grades Admissions Team