Feedback from happy parentS 

Thank you so much for your support, it's been a lifeline! KS

Thank you Elissa for all of your support. I only wish I had heard of you sooner so that I could have avoided some mistakes during this crazy fall. SA

Thank you for all your help. I would not have survived without your support. HM

Elissa thank you for such the great gift of this group. I have talked extensively @it and know it made this process manageable and dare I say enjoyable. VR

HS411 has been an excellent source of information and we have especially appreciated your clear and level headed approach and advice on a pretty opaque process. HS411 helped to clear up any nonsense and make the HS process more clear. Happy that we signed up. LO

Thank you for all the incredible information along the way! EZ

Thank you!  You have been so helpful through this truly challenging process. So much about it I would like to change...  But really could not be more appreciative of your thoughtful emails that come just at the right time. VS

Finding a passion, regardless of how long it may linger, is a gift. And you’ve shared this gift with others........even the better. BJ

Thank you for all your incredibly helpful information, Elissa. It's been such a better experience to be part of High School 411. ER. 

I have absolutely loved reading your advice.  I’m thankful of you. CL

I don't know how I would have navigated the intro and implementation of the NYC HS process without Elissa's sage advice and timely info. AP

Every time I think of how happy my son is in high school, I remember that I have you to thank for holding my hand through this process. AH

Thanks so much for your continued guidance on the high school process, well worth the price of entry for our 8th grader. KB

You are a dream to have in this process! JB

My daughter and I would have been lost without you. AH

I  wanted to thank you again for this incredible resource.  It’s been great to have a community during this crazy process! JG

Thank you for all the support, guidance and encouragements! SH

Please keep up the great work with Highschool411 - it made a huge difference in our journey to find the right high school. JK

Thank you so much for being there for me as I explored high school process for my son.  I don't know that I could have done it without your persistent support, guidance and expertise. You were my rock in terms of figuring out public/specialized high school systems. All worked out superbly and I just want to thank you for everything. SH

I just wanted to thank you and tell you that I couldn't have gotten through this process without you. There is no way I could have kept myself on top of everything and on top of the schedule if not for you. You are a lifesaver. JG

First of all, thank you so much for organizing this group. It was incredible and I don’t know how we would have navigated the process without you. MK

Thanks so much for all your help. I can not imagine going through this process without you and your service. LJ

Can not thank you enough for demystifying the process and making it so much more manageable.MM

I'm very grateful to you, Elissa  I would have been lost without your service. WC

This has been a very informative forum which helped us navigate the thorns of the process. RY

Your emails are truly so valuable and what kept me sane the 1st time around.  Thank you! MB

Thank you for having conceived up and so beautifully executed HS411! JC

Thank you so much for all your (much needed!) guidance. My daughter got into her top choice and it is largely because of you!!!! HA

HS411 has been a terrific resource and the best NYC bargain I can remember! MM

High School 411 is a life saver and the feedback helps us to feel more prepared and confident with the high school process. It's always level headed, insightful
and packed with good info
. LO

I'm telling you, your emails are my lifesaver. HG

You are doing such an amazing thing for us and in turn, our children. We would all be so lost without you! I hope you know that :) AH

You are our beacon of information and strategic planning. Thanks! AS

Kudos to you for making such a great resource available. KP

Thanks for being there for us! It's invaluable! JG

Your forum has helped me tremendously with information and overall mental support. LC

So happy to have found this service! MB

 Love receiving your tips and pointers;  always spot on! PM

Many thanks molto, molto for your excellent, level advice and information. LO

Thanks for always giving so much to so many. LS

I can't even start to imagine what would've happened had I not benefitted from Elissa's amazing high school admissions support. We all want to do the best we can for our children and Elissa helped to inform and mostly prepare me to be the best parent I could in this situation for my child. 
THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!  - EO

We found the email group to be extremely helpful in navigating the process and this was our second time through it!  The group was instrumental in keeping us informed every step of the way, from when to register for school tours/information sessions all the way through the final selection process. It was easy to bounce questions off the group and there were always helpful answers. It would be a mistake to not become part of a group like this if you have a child applying to public high school in NYC. - CC

Thank you again. You really are the best. I so appreciate the advice, guidance, and the community you have put together. - NB

Elissa's alerts and advice brought timely, experienced guidance and blessed perspective to a process that is rightfully renowned for being confusing, chaotic, disjointed, intimidating and unfathomable for the busy parent.   Unexpected Bonus:  the one thing I'll miss of this insane HS application ordeal is the mutually supportive parent community that came together at Elisa's email forum.  – GG

Elissa’s NYC HS blog was an enormous resource and also provided me with a community of like-minded parents - we were all in it together - from scheduling tours and interviews to inside knowledge like which entrance to go to for SHSAT test at Stuyvesant - no detail was too small - and all of it was so helpful -  thank you Elissa Stein - you really made the process transparent and easy - kudos to you! – GZ

Thanks again for all your wisdom and support and setting up the email chain that helped get us through the process. – LH

Thank you so much for everything you've done for our group by creating this list and your wise guidance to navigate this process. I feel privileged to get to know you and such wonderful parents here at Lab. I have many other friends at different middle schools and none of them got this kind of support as we got from our administration as well as from parents like you. It was a true collaboration. Well done Elissa! Thanks again. – Shira Maya

 You should patent yourself! - GG

This list has been indispensable to me. My first born is in Eight grade and I cannot tell you with how much dread I viewed the on coming High school application process last Summer. I knew enough to be afraid, very afraid. The paucity of clear information about the process, the dates, the tours, the schools, the applications. Which open house? when? where? why? Well your wonderful email list answered all my questions. For a while, in the early Fall I was on a 15 minute loop with your email thread. I would refresh I gmail to ensure that I didnt miss a drop of the brilliant information you and your cohort were dispensing. I dont think I would have gotten into the Brooklyn Tech open house if it werent for your email list! Your sensible voice and advice, before the SHSATs, throughout the tours, and now, as we await the acceptance letters has been priceless. I cannot thank you for leading the way with clear eyes and a calm voice.Thanks so much for all the insights and the calm voice of reason in truly one of the craziest processes I have witnessed, let alone had to participate in. - LSB

Thank you so much Elissa! I look forward to receiving the information! What a help, I am quite anxious about the HS process. - JB

Elissa, Thank you for the precious info as usual.  - EL

You are the best.  You have no idea how grateful I am that you have organized this! 

Elissa, Than you so very much for keeping your word and putting me on the list. I feel blessed that you did this for me. - CM

Thank you so much on every count!!! - AV

I find your emails calming and inspiring. Thanks again for all you do.  - BJ

 I just wanted to thank you so much for doing these emails. I feel truly honored and very privileged to be on this list . . . thank you very much! - EO

Thank you again for EVERYTHING! - AK

 Thanks! I cannot thank you enough for your guidance and help!!!! Don’t know how I would have done this without you. - MP

Thanks for all the HS help - it has made this process a lot easier. I know the next month and a half is going to be like running a sprint for the kids, but you've built a supportive community to get us all through. - GZ

Hey Lis, - You are a Goddess! - AJ

Hi Elissa, Thank you! What a wonderful idea. We can use all the guidance we can get :) - CS

Elissa, you are a powerhouse of a woman. How would I ever have negotiated this nightmare procedure without this list serve? With deep thanks
and gratitude and awe. - MMN

Elissa, Thank you SO much for adding me to your list! This is terrific information.  It’s people like you that make the NYC public-school-system go ‘round! Thanks again! - JE

Many thanks Elissa!  I am feeling much saner than I thought I would at this point in the process, thanks in large part to you. - SB

Thanks again for the invaluable help of this group. Judging from other parents questions I cannot believe how in the loop and forward we are. - FF

Elissa- All I say is thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you! - SK

Elissa, I just have to tell you that you are doing a remarkable job.  These listings are such a service to us as a community.  I am incredibly impressed and incredibly grateful. You are quite amazing. - EL

Elissa, You are a hero for doing this! This is a godsend. Thank you so much. - ST

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!! - JL

Love these reminders of how to stay sane in the process. - GG

RELIEF and gratitude come to mind! - SS

Thank you  for guidance and a wealth of information with the HS selection process, tours and so much more. - SL

Thanks again for your generous postings about the shsat stuff. We are SO grateful for your insights. - GL

Super, thanks Elissa, greatly appreciated!  Deep in-take of breath. - CI

Thanks again Elissa for all your guidance and support. - FN

Thanks so much. We are all lucky to have you to help us through this! - DR

You are amazing! Thanks! - LW

 Elissa, thank you so much for taking the time to do this. The process is overwhelming so I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all the tips and info. - KN

 Elissa. Thanks for doing all this. It's a lot if work and you pulled a community together. - VT

Fantastic stuff!!!! Thank you so much! - LS

Thanks for all this wonderful information. - EZ

Hi Elissa, Very big thank you for sharing this information.  Such a huge help as we embark on this daunting process. - LN

Thank you so much for all that you have been doing to keep us all in the loop on high school stuff.  Unbelievably generous and helpful of you. - RH

Thanks so much Elissa.You have been an amazon leader for all of us. - SK

Thanks so much for organizing and offering this to us other parents. - MP

Thank you so much Elissa!  I really appreciate it. This is so great. - SV

Mom's rock! Thanks for the info Elissa. - MN

 I am very appreciative of the effort you all have taken on. Parents unite! - RP

Gratefulness that someone (you) is doing this! - RO

Your forum has helped me tremendously with information and overall mental support. Lorraine Caruso