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  1. NYC Schools Middle School Interview attire for 10 year old boy...(more) 12-9-2014 11:55am (3 replies)
    My son has an interview for one of the hill schools for 6th grade entry. What should he wear? He has a suit and tie - is that OTT?
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    • It's fine if he's comfortable. 12-9-2014 11:55am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 12-9-2014 12:03pm
        Thanks, we were at another interview and other boys wore much casual clothing (sneakers, khakis). We are internationals so we wondered if we were too formal. I personally think it is best to be over-dressed but am second guessing myself.
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    • I could be wrong, but I think it's typically a blazer, tie and khakis. 12-9-2014 11:56am
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  2. NYC Schools What do you give SEIT for holidays?...(more) 12-4-2014 3:32pm (0 replies)
    how much do you spend on gifts? feel weird giving cash
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  3. NYC Schools Does my kid have any shot at ESMS? scores are low 3s 11-24-2014 3:23pm (50 replies)
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    • Yes, because the extra curriculars 11-24-2014 3:24pm
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    • probably not. why not think about yorkville east. i think that it is looks like a great school. 11-24-2014 3:24pm
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      • dc wants esm, thinks thats where her friends are going, im thinking of ranking 1st as a long shot and yorkville east as a reasonable choice 11-24-2014 3:26pm
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        • sorry- ranking esm 1st and yorkville 2nd 11-24-2014 3:26pm
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        • ah. that sounds good. i would def do that but do think that its a long shot. what elementary are you in? 11-24-2014 3:26pm
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          • 151- esm is our closest school 11-24-2014 3:27pm
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            • ah got it. maybe he will crush the interview and get in? 11-24-2014 3:28pm
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              • the interview would be a good experience IMO 11-24-2014 3:28pm
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        • be prepared to have dc struggle at esm and not be supported by the faculty and administration. they seem to only want kids who are "stars" 11-24-2014 3:27pm
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          • you're kidding, right? i know a lot of kids who go there and not one of them is a star. 11-24-2014 3:28pm
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          • op- i do worry about that- i wonder about the homework load 11-24-2014 3:29pm
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            • omfg. your kids must be really slow. 11-24-2014 3:30pm
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              • wtf. this is just mean. totally out of place on this thread. 11-24-2014 3:31pm
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                • esms is nothing like you all are imagining it. they do not take the all the top kids from the good gen eds 11-24-2014 3:32pm
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                  • that is totally besides the point - you are being insulting and a bitch. 11-24-2014 3:33pm
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                    • not at all. my point is the point. you shouldn't be intimidated by esms. it's not that hard a school. 11-24-2014 3:34pm
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                      • jesus. you are a nutter. 11-24-2014 3:34pm
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                        • because i know more about the school than you do? 11-24-2014 3:34pm
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                          • um. no. because you think she is intimidated by the school - rather than trying to think through the decision for her child. 11-24-2014 3:37pm
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                            • she's worried about "stars" and the homework load. her fears are unfounded. 11-24-2014 3:38pm
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                              • op- i am not worried about 'stars', just homework load- which is a valid concern IMO 11-24-2014 3:40pm
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                                • where is your dc now? my ps 6 friends say there is less work in ms than there was in elementary. 11-24-2014 3:40pm
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                                  • 151 11-24-2014 3:42pm
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                                    • you know your kid best, but what i have heard from friends is mostly disappointment that esms wasn't more rigorous. 11-24-2014 3:42pm
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                                      • interesting, thanks 11-24-2014 3:43pm
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              • she's not slow, she's young, doesnt have a good handle on math and has a low threshold for frustration- i want here to enjoy school, not suffer through it 11-24-2014 3:32pm
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                • esms is not some amazing, selective, academic school. 11-24-2014 3:32pm
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                  • ^^i'm not trying to put down your kid. i think your idea of esms's academic rigor are inflated. 11-24-2014 3:33pm
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                    • possibley inflated, im going on hearsay- i dont have first hand knowledge 11-24-2014 3:36pm
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                      • my dc was accepted there, and his class had a pretty big group go. they were no where near the smartest kids in the grade. 11-24-2014 3:37pm
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                        • and where did the "smartest" in grade go? 11-24-2014 3:49pm
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                          • salk, nest and private school 11-24-2014 3:53pm
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                  • well what is it in you opinion? 11-24-2014 3:33pm
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                    • a community school for a quite homogenous group of kids who were successful in elementary school, but are by no means geniuses. 11-24-2014 3:34pm
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                      • np- i doubt that- it has been highly sought after and can fill onthe first round- its not a community school 11-24-2014 3:36pm
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                        • it is sought after because upper middle class upper east siders want their kids to go there, and not wagner. and they don't want to commute to salk. it's a self-selecting group. 11-24-2014 3:37pm
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                      • no school is ALL geniuses...maybe hunter, anderson and nest come close but NO school has all geniuses. i had two kids at salk and not all are geniuses but some VERY VERY smart...(more) 11-24-2014 3:38pm
                        kids there. i am sure ESMS is the same.
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                        • esms is less academic than salk, and attracts people who want to keep their ms kids within walking distance to school without going to wagner, which they perceive to be dangerous. 11-24-2014 3:39pm
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                          • who thinks wagner is dangerous, are you serious? 11-24-2014 3:40pm
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                            • do you have kids in ues elementary school? many people dread wagner and discuss it's issues. 11-24-2014 3:41pm
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                              • i do, but i dont have any parents to talk to about school stuff- so i dont hear any gossip 11-24-2014 3:42pm
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                                • there is a lot of umc angst about wagner. 11-24-2014 3:44pm
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                                  • the little bit that ihave heard, is from people who said it wasnt their first choice but it turned out to be a great school 11-24-2014 3:45pm
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                                    • - and a friends DH was a student teacher there in the music dept 11-24-2014 3:46pm
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                          • does your kid go there? if not, where is your kid? 11-24-2014 3:40pm
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                            • my kid was admitted there. and ended up in private school. i have 3 kids in the zone, all who went to local geneds. 11-24-2014 3:42pm
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                              • did any of them go to public middle school? 11-24-2014 3:46pm
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            • i think its a lot. we are ranking salk #1. 11-24-2014 3:31pm
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              • - we wont get in there, didnt tour and dont want the commute 11-24-2014 3:46pm
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    • I thought middle and high schools are no longer "permitted' to use state test scores as criteria for admission? 11-24-2014 3:50pm
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  4. NYC Schools Recommendations for private school consultants? Please no judgment and thank you in advance 11-19-2014 9:18am (3 replies)
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    • for questions like this one, i'd suggest trying urbanbaby. 11-19-2014 9:20am
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    • parents league is helpful 11-19-2014 9:24am
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    • applying to what grade? 11-19-2014 9:31am
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  5. NYC Schools Looking for private or public school recommendation for a high-IQ kids with ADD, Sensory & Executive Functions issues. 10-14-2014 5:20pm (3 replies)
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    • you need either toddler or SN, no one reads this board 10-14-2014 5:21pm
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      • ^6and age, and where you live, and DX 10-14-2014 5:21pm
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      • thanks 10-14-2014 5:31pm
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  6. NYC Schools Any Eastside Middle or Wagner Parents on? 10-14-2014 5:16pm (1 reply)
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  7. NYC Schools Are there any great zones middle schools, moving from out of state. Any advice? 10-14-2014 1:35pm (5 replies)
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    • Yes, there are. Where are you considering moving to? 10-14-2014 1:35pm
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      • ideally Upper Eastside but not hearing great things about Wagner Middle or ESM. Open to other areas of the city. 10-14-2014 4:55pm
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        • what are you hearing that's concerning? 10-15-2014 10:49am
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        • Who are you hearing from? Wagner is a great school that has an outdated rep people can not let go of. ESMS is not a zoned school. 10-15-2014 10:50am
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    • - no subject -...(more) 10-15-2014 9:22pm
      District 2 in Manhattan, Dist. 15 in Brooklyn
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  8. NYC Schools Middle Schools NYC: Wagner or Eastside Middle?...(more) 10-13-2014 9:28am (11 replies)
    We are planning on moving to the city this summer thinking we will rent an apartment on the Upper Eastside. I am overwhelmed by the idea of applying to middle schools, I have twin boys who will be entering 6th grade in the fall and definitely want them at a school together. Any advice?
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    • Both are good schools. Wagner is large, but well organized and has an outstanding instrumental music program. Eastside Middle is smaller and more "prestigious," but I know kids...(more) 10-13-2014 9:45am
      who have not been happy there because of academic pressure
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    • fwiw East Side Middle is very competitive - make sure they have the grades and scores to consider it as a real first choice 10-13-2014 9:58am
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      • this. my dc did the academic program at Wagner and had a much more "normal" middle school experience than some elementary school classmates who were streesed out at Eastside...(more) 10-13-2014 10:07am
        Middle.
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        • What does SP stand for at Wagner? 10-13-2014 10:10am
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          • special progress--it's the academic track 10-13-2014 10:11am
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            • Is the gen ed track then called GP? Trying to sort it all out. What do you have to do to get into the SP track? 10-13-2014 10:12am
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              • need 3s and 4s on NYS math and els tests. not sure how this works if you're moving to nyc from out of state 10-13-2014 10:17am
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                • they cant select students based soley on test scores anymore 10-13-2014 12:48pm
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                  • what are they going to do now? test scores + grades + attendance... or are they interviewing for screening? 10-13-2014 1:29pm
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    • Anyone hear how the new middle school that just started this year in the PS158 building is doing? 10-13-2014 10:11am
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    • Wagner would be your zoned school. I dint know how the process works for people moving over the summer 12-2-2014 9:55pm
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  9. NYC Schools Who is responsible when there is a leak between apartments that caus...(more) 10-5-2014 9:46pm (4 replies)
    Causes damage to the apt leaked into?
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    • coop or condo? 10-5-2014 9:47pm
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      • Coop 10-5-2014 9:48pm
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        • the building. you only own inside the walls 10-5-2014 9:49pm
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          • Op: thanks. I'm so upset, we just renovated. 10-5-2014 9:50pm
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  10. NYC Schools What does being a parent volunteer at your child's recess time entail? 9-28-2014 12:09pm (3 replies)
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    • Watching them for 25 minutes. 9-28-2014 12:11pm
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    • op: I'd like to introduce the idea on my children's school. I think they won't want the kids to have their parents help because it would be a second good bye, so I was wondering...(more) 9-28-2014 12:15pm
      Wondering how other schools handled that.
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      • This is not a role for a parent IMO. Teachers should be supervising and helping dc as needed. Not all parents are equipped to handle and just as importantly step back and let...(more) 10-8-2014 5:50am
        kids handle the play time.
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  11. NYC Schools Do all NYC private Ks have school playgorunds? 9-25-2014 9:27pm (0 replies)
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  12. NYC Schools Nyc public high schools for tech savvy ds?? anything besides iSchool, Brooklyn Tech and Academy for Software Engineering? 9-22-2014 7:32pm (1 reply)
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    • tech high schools...(more) 10-15-2014 9:23pm
      try HSMSE, Stuy, Academy for Software Engineering, Staten Island Tech
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  13. NYC Schools I am a little surprised at how many NYC private schools use public playgrounds for recess. 9-18-2014 10:02pm (0 replies)
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  14. NYC Schools Has anyone considered or have their ds at St.Bernard's School? Comments? 9-9-2014 1:46pm (2 replies)
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    • I dont have a boy but its a very prestigious school. Whether or not i deserves to beI dont know 9-9-2014 1:46pm
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    • UB 9-9-2014 1:48pm
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  15. NYC Schools Has anyone worked with educational consultant Dana Haddad? Feedback? We are considering using her for our ds. 9-9-2014 1:40pm (1 reply)
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    • you haven't tried toddler yet! 9-9-2014 1:41pm
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  16. NYC Schools Any ESMS parents on? Starting 6th next month. should i be expecting any kind of letter or anything before 1st day or we just show up? 8-21-2014 10:13am (0 replies)
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  17. NYC Schools Private school bus transportation...(more) 8-19-2014 4:08pm (0 replies)
    Does anyone know of any private school bus companies that transport kids from afterschool programs to home besides NYC Kids taxi?
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  18. NYC Schools Transportation...(more) 8-19-2014 4:08pm (0 replies)
    Does anyone know of any private school bus companies that transport kids from afterschool programs to home besides NYC Kids taxi?
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  19. NYC Schools Funded School TOO far...(more) 7-19-2014 10:12pm (2 replies)
    daughter received placement in NJ school, too far for daughter to travel. CSE says they will give limited travel time, but it will take 6 months. Due to medical needs she can not be on bus for more than 1/2 hour. Has anyone had this same issue or similiar????
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    • repost on SN board and you should get some helpful responses. good luck! 7-19-2014 10:13pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 7-19-2014 10:53pm
        thank you
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  20. NYC Schools Anyone know what's going on in hunter area /66th parkish? Lots of fire trucks heading that way. 5-4-2014 4:48pm (1 reply)
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  21. NYC Schools Has anyone worked with Vanessa Wilcox? 4-28-2014 11:27pm (0 replies)
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  22. NYC Schools Well, i thought about the army. dad said, "son, you're fucking high." 4-16-2014 7:02pm (0 replies)
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  23. NYC Schools This.is.a.test 4-16-2014 6:52pm (0 replies)
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  24. NYC Schools This_is_a_te.st 4-16-2014 6:51pm (0 replies)
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  25. NYC Schools What's midwood high school (bklyn) like? 3-28-2014 7:22pm (5 replies)
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    • too many jews 3-28-2014 7:23pm
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    • I live around the corner. It's supposed to be very good but there are way, way too many violent fights after school...especially with girls. 3-28-2014 7:26pm
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    • thanks. a friend's kid is going there in the fall. I think he is a jock, not much of a student, so was wondering how he'll do there. 3-28-2014 7:29pm
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