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Tales Outof School Inside 15 of the city’s most selective private schools illustrated by EDSON ALVES AND JUSTIN WINSLOW

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ew York private schools are like tribes, with their own uniforms, dating rituals and ever-evolving slang, which these days is texted or BBMed more than actually spoken. “Gossip Girl” has televised the exaggerated abundance of high-fashion-addicted Manhattan school kids to the world, and the over-the-top looks of the GG gang are not that far from what students are actually sporting today. Still hard to get into (but even harder to graduate from—just ask Paris Hilton, who briefly attended Sacred Heart before eventually getting her G.E.D.), New York’s world of pricey private schools is a true secret society. Here, we pull back the curtain and give you a peek. Take out your No. 2 pencils, class has started. —Peter Davis

Profile for AVENUE Magazine

AVENUEinsider September 1, 2010  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...

AVENUEinsider September 1, 2010  

Founded in 1976, AVENUE is a must-read among the city’s most discerning, stylish and savvy audiences. As Manhattan’s oldest society magazine...