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NYC Schools Open Tomorrow; Alternate Side Rules Suspended Through Saturday

Update: Alternate side rules are now suspended through Wednesday, January 10. New York City public schools are open tomorrow (Friday, January 4), including for all scheduled after-school activities. Packer, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori remain on regular Winter Break. We suspect St. Ann’s does, too, but they’ve yet to update their January calendar. Having […]

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NYC Schools Closed Thursday, January 4; Alternate Side Parking Suspended

All New York City public schools (including P.S. 8 and M.S. 8) are closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, because of expected severe weather including snow and sustained high winds. Packer and Brooklyn Heights Montessori are closed for their normal Winter Breaks. No word on St. Ann’s; best to call (718) 522-1660 in the morning. AltSchool? […]

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Packer, St. Ann’s Get High Rankings In NYC Private High Schools Survey

In niche.com’s 2018 survey of the best private high schools in New York State, Packer Collegiate Institute (photo) is rated tenth in New York City and fourteenth in the state. It is followed immediately by St. Ann’s School, rated eleventh in the city and fifteenth in the state. They come in just ahead of Manhattan’s […]

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Packer Pumpkin Patch Tomorrow

Packer Collegiate Institute will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch event tomorrow, Sunday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 170 Joralemon Street. According to the Eagle: The street will be filled with bouncy rides, while the garden will be stocked with carnival games, treats and crafts. Inside, two spooky haunted houses will thrill […]

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Trash Fire at Packer

The trash is on fire in front of Packer on Joralemon Street right now… At around 8:10pm a fire truck arrived. It looked like the cardboard recycling pile caught fire. As I type the fire department is putting it out. If anyone has any more info, let us know or comment!

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Packer Collegiate Institute to Borrow $22 Million For Expansion

Bloomberg reports that Packer Collegiate Institute, the 170 year old private primary and secondary school located at Joralemon and Clinton streets, plans to issue $22 million in tax exempt 30 year bonds to be used to finance the acquisition and renovation of property at 100 Clinton Street. The building, which is at the northwest corner […]

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Former Packer Headmaster Jack Skillman Dies at 80.

The Eagle reports that Jack Skillman, who served as headmaster of Packer Collegiate Institute from 1968 to 1982, died in Maine, where he had resided for some time, last December 15. From the Eagle: Jack’s tenure at Packer played a pivotal and significant role in bringing the school into the 20th century. His leadership accomplishments […]

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A Community Farewell to Martha Atwater

Mourners overflowed Grace Church on Friday afternoon to bid farewell to Martha Carr Atwater, killed Friday, February 22 when a truck jumped the curb at the corner Clinton and Atlantic Avenues, striking her. Atwater, 48, lived on Remsen Street with her husband Tom and two daughters, Chloe and Olivia; an Emmy-award winning television writer and […]

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SAT Scores For 200 Students Nixed at Brooklyn Heights’ Packer Institute

Nearly 200 students who took the SAT collegiate entrance exam at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights on May 5 had their scores invalidated by the administrator of the test, according to an article in The New York Times. The reason: Some students were seated too closely together. The decision outraged school administrators, students and […]

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NYT Profiles Brooklyn Heights’ Packer Institute

“As a Private School in Brooklyn Raises Its Profile, Questions of Identity Arise.” That’s the exploratory headline for a Sunday New York Times profile of Packer Collegiate Institute, the Brooklyn Heights K-12 prep school that’s been located at 170 Joralemon Street since its founding in 1845. The 1,100-word NYT story explores the growing pains of […]

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