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Why NYC Admissions Solutions?

Our clients have secured admission to many top public and independent schools within the NYC area, including: Regis, Beacon, Bard, Horace Mann, High School of American Studies at Lehman College, LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Brooklyn Friends, Poly Prep, Edward R. Murrow HS, Berkeley Carroll, Brooklyn Latin, Hackley, Millennium HS, Rye Country Day, HS for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College, NYC iSchool, Trevor Day, Little Red Schoolhouse, Packer Collegiate, NEST+m, and many other public and independent schools.

We can help you…

  • improve your child’s chances of securing admission to a NYC public or independent school of choice – including the elite Specialized High Schools.
  • save hours and potentially months of your precious time trying to understand and navigate the admissions process.
  • gain confidence and peace of mind.
  • get personalized attention from an expert who knows NYC public AND independent school admissions.

Our Mission

To be the most respected and trusted independent resource for NYC school admissions, and to foster peace of mind and confidence by providing personalized, affordable and accurate expertise to families seeking placement in NYC schools.

A Peek Inside NYCAS

Our Founder and President, Maurice Frumkin, has worked with hundreds of NYC families, has trained hundreds of school guidance counselors, and has reviewed thousands of school applications. He has extensive firsthand knowledge of the NYC high school admissions process — including admissions to the elite NYC specialized high schools requiring the SHSAT. Maurice started NYC Admissions Solutions because he wanted to help NYC families navigate the complex system of choice that is NYC school admissions.

Meet the Team

Maurice Frumkin

Maurice Frumkin

Founder & President

NYC Admissions Solutions’ Founder and President, Maurice Frumkin, is former Deputy Executive Director of High School Enrollment with the New York City Department of Education.
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Jen Chassin

Jen Chassin

Senior Admissions Associate

Jen Chassin works with New York City families to help them navigate the public and private high school admissions process.
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Bentley Kapten

Bentley Kapten

Senior Admissions Associate (early childhood, alternative placements, G&T, and special needs)

For the past decade, Bentley Kapten has honed his abilities to set measurable goals, oversee systems, and lead teams by building relationships with families & community stakeholders to positively impact educational outcomes for students. 
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Dana Ponsky

Dana Ponsky

Senior College Admissions Counselor

Dana Ponsky works closely with students and their families in grades 9-12 to inform them about and support them through the college admissions process.

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Willow Joffee

Willow Joffee

Senior Admissions Associate

Willow Joffee partners with NYC families to support them through both the public and private high school admissions process. 

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Kimberly Roa

Kimberly Roa

Executive Assistant & Program Manager

By providing administrative assistance, Kimberly Roa is involved in all aspects of the NYCAS process.

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Wendy Federico

Wendy Federico

Special Education Admissions Counselor

Wendy Federico is a former admissions director at two of the top NYC special education schools with over 30 years of experience.

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Desiree Jones

Desiree Jones

High School Admissions

Desiree Jones has several years of experience in high school admissions as well as a background in college and career counseling, youth development, and teaching.

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