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[ - ] Don't waste your $$ on 3rd tier schools. Move to good zoned public (if not already in one) or try for g&t. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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General Topics 10.18.08, 10:29 AM Flag
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We loved the school when we toured and know people who are very happy there. People who say it's 3rd tier are just reciting an outdated reputation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:01 PM Flag
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There's always a pecking order and not every school is a tt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:03 PM Flag
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No, but the "3rd tier" designation is almost always used as a slur, as illustrated by OP. It's not "oh, it's not considered TT, but it's a really good school that a lot of people like." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:25 PM Flag
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I would totally choose Hewitt or Marymount for my dd over our zoned public (which is a very good one). I like the small classes and the nurturing environment. I'm sure the academics are perfectly fine, too. [ Reply | More ]
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np I would think more than 90% of kids in a prep school (even third tier) end up going to college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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In a GOOD zoned public you think 50% of the kids won't go to college? Completely and utterly false. Follow me. Let's use PS 6 as an example. It's a good zoned public. Those kids go on to respectable middle schools in D2 that have very good track records of getting kids into Specialized HS's and selective HS's. Those HS's have at least 97% of graduates going to college. Same would be true for any kid following a similar trajectory through a good middle school into one of NYC's top HS's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:23 PM Flag
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Maybe a quarter of the kids from PS6 will make it to specialized HSs, and that is generous. [ Reply | More ]
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why would you say that? it's not your money to waste. so many ppl have alot of money to waste. jsut cuz you don't, or have decided differently. I think you should MYOB unless asked. Did anyone ASK you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:07 PM Flag
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she's saying that because she got dinged from all privates and is bitter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.08, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] I need to buy a twin bed for dd. Is Pottery Barn Kids overpriced or worth the $$? Beds are like $800! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] What can anyone tell me about Rye Neck schools-namely the F. E. Bellows elem. school? tia. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 07:04 AM Flag
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It is very good blue ribbon school i.e. good academics but also very individual attention given small size, its for kids in grades 3,4 and 5 only. Kids in K-2 go to another school Daniel Warren. An average or above average child will thrive there vs. some schools where kids tend to get lost in the shuffle. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I was at dinner and MIL reached over and grabbed db from my lap and after a little while she refused to give db back. dh asked her and she said no multiple times. I reached and she moved away from me. What would you do? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] As was looking at college placement and it seems that recently Marymounnt was as good as CSH..with Marymount improving an dCSH declining a bit 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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General Topics 10.18.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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Also, CSH just got a new director of College Placement who came over from Saint Paul's. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What store/Where can I get a bugaboo footmuff in the city? I only see online where i can order and I want one today (It's COLD out there :-P TIA!!! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Assuming good ERBs, how much of a factor do you think going to a no-name preschool is in private admissions? Most dcs go to public, only a few to private, from this particular preschool. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] anything good to do today in city with kids ages 6,5,3? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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gocitykids.com has listings for every day of the year in a 5 boroughs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 09:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Took dc to "playdate" at one of the privates we are applying to for K. This was our first one. It seemed like the other two moms knew everyone! Turns out one mom already had a few kids at the school, but I don't know about the other mom. Everyone was hugging her and saying hello. Ugh. I felt completely dejected and like we will be rejected. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] can you get rid of lice (without driving yourself nuts) at home, or are the services (i.e. hair fairies) really worth it? Where can I find metal comb? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] does/did your psd try to steer you toward particular schools for ongoings? we're looking at a range and psd is saying low key places (cathedral, trevor, hewitt) would be a better fit for my shy dd. we don't have her erb scores yet. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They might not expect high erbs. Most have an idea of how a kid will do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 11:57 AM Flag
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Is your PSD pushing you to look exclusively at those places or just to consider them as well? If it's the latter, she's probably just trying to prepare you and make sure that at the end of the day you have an option you are satisfied with. Unfortunately, I think shy dcs do have a harder time in this process. Schools have 45 minutes to observe anywhere from 4 to 8 kids, and it's tougher to get a sense of what the child can do if they are reserved. Our dc was quiet at some playdates and that was pretty consistent with where she got dinged. But on the bright side, those are all really nice schools, and your dc would probably be happy at any of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 11:54 AM Flag
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Our psd said "I see her at X" just after we submitted applications. Was our fc (though we hadn't shared that with psd at that point). That's where dd ended up. [ Reply | More ]
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It seems like my psd isn't that helpful with people who have a reasonable chance at a variety of places but that she does try to manage expectations of parents whose dc's might be hard to place. [ Reply | More ]
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