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  1. NYC Schools Bronxville moms -- What happd high school graduation? Were some graduates really mouthing off at the police during the procession?...(more) 7-1-2015 9:00pm (0 replies)
  2. NYC Schools Whats the esiest way for my DC to commute from UES to school in Riverdale? We don't have a car. Whats best, shortest way? thx 6-19-2015 4:20pm (4 replies)
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    • if its private, the schools run buses, an early and a late 6-19-2015 4:21pm
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    • Hop Stop and check and see what they say. There could also be express buses that I have no idea about but there are many of them on Madison Ave. 6-19-2015 4:29pm
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    • which school? I live in Riverdale 6-19-2015 11:01pm
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      • Actually, Its st. Margaret of Cortona, thanks 6-22-2015 12:30am
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  3. NYC Schools If my child transfers from public to private in 4th grade, is it a bad idea because we're missing NYS tests that yr? What if we want to apply to public middle schools? 6-15-2015 7:48pm (4 replies)
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    • ^I don't mean transfer. He was accepted to private for 4th. 6-15-2015 7:48pm
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      • ^What tests do middle schools look for from private kids? 6-15-2015 7:49pm
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        • Why are you moving him so many times. And no p,enty of private school kids apply to public for middle and hs 6-15-2015 7:51pm
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          • we *think we like this school for the long haul, but if we don't, 6th is a good entry point to switch 6-15-2015 7:53pm
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  4. NYC Schools If my child transfers from public to private in 4th grade, is it a bad idea because we're missing NYS tests that yr? What if we want to apply to public middle schools? 6-15-2015 2:28pm (6 replies)
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    • the tests are Spring of 4th grade. how late in the year would you transfer? 6-15-2015 2:29pm
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      • no, not transfer. he is finishing 3rd now, and we are considering private beginning 4th. 6-15-2015 2:29pm
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        • way too late! 6-15-2015 2:33pm
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    • you only want one year of private? 6-15-2015 2:29pm
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      • planning on trying out for 2 yrs and deciding 6-15-2015 2:29pm
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  5. NYC Schools Any thoughts about greene hill school in bklyn? 6-10-2015 6:10pm (0 replies)
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  6. NYC Schools Anyone have a child at CPE 2? 6-8-2015 9:32am (1 reply)
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    • I did, what do you want to know? 6-8-2015 5:01pm
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  7. NYC Schools Anyone have a child at Success Academy UWS or Harlem Hebrew? Thoughts? Currently in public and DS is doing OK but I don't think he will be able to hack it in the coming years...(more) 5-24-2015 8:16am (0 replies)
    without more individual attention
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  8. NYC Schools Anyone know how PS199 is with resources for IEPs (ADHD)? Verses 9 or 87? 5-9-2015 12:08am (0 replies)
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  9. NYC Schools Will the public middle schools reach out to accepted students before the fall? 5-8-2015 11:59pm (2 replies)
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    • Some do a student orientation. 5-9-2015 12:00am
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    • Whch school? 5-9-2015 12:03am
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  10. NYC Schools Anyone's dc get into WES? From what school? 4-28-2015 11:19pm (1 reply)
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  11. NYC Schools What are the best H.S.'s in the L.E.S? 4-28-2015 9:41am (0 replies)
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  12. NYC Schools Can anyone who lives or has lived on Riverside Blvd please comment in how you like it? Do you hate the wind in winter or do you get used to it?...(more) 4-27-2015 11:40pm (5 replies)
    Any buildings you recommend against? Tia.
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    • riverside drive? 4-27-2015 11:40pm
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      • No, the boulevard (63rd to 71st). 4-27-2015 11:44pm
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    • It's really crazy windy in the winter and it's a hike up to broadway (my mom lives there and loves her view) 4-27-2015 11:46pm
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      • I lived in Licoln Towers on WEA and that was already a hike, especially with groceries. 4-28-2015 12:04am
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    • I live on Riverside Drive and it can get windy here - and I have a park between us and the river. On Riverside Blvd, you're right against the highway, then the river. Personally I...(more) 4-28-2015 12:06am
      hate Riverside Blvd and that whole fucking complex of shitty shitty buildlings.
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  13. NYC Schools Anyone have experience with the Ashley on West 63rd near Riverside? 4-23-2015 11:02pm (3 replies)
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    • Riverside what? There is no Riverside Drive or Riverside Park at 63rd Street 4-23-2015 11:05pm
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      • ^^Personally I hate all those new complexes in that area. I think it's an ugly neighborhood and far from amenities like the subway with no rewards 4-23-2015 11:07pm
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    • Is it a hotel? 4-23-2015 11:11pm
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  14. NYC Schools Thoughts on PS 333? TIA...(more) 4-14-2015 8:05pm (0 replies)
    Specially interested in HS placement info
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  15. NYC Schools Bronxville moms -- is it true that elementary school is more diverse than high school? 4-10-2015 10:33pm (1 reply)
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    • Lolololol. Don't move to Bronxville if you value "diversity" 4-10-2015 10:35pm
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  16. NYC Schools Can anyone post the link to the WSJ article on opposition to private school expansion in the UES and UWS? Thank you! 4-2-2015 11:38pm (2 replies)
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    • - no subject -...(more) 4-2-2015 11:41pm
      • op: Impressive :). I did do what was obviously an ineffective search because the link I used only let me read the whole article if I was a WSJ subscriber. Thanks! 4-2-2015 11:49pm
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  17. NYC Schools What does anyone know about Regis? 3-23-2015 5:52pm (2 replies)
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    • It's free. 3-23-2015 5:52pm
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    • It is only for Catholics and only for boys. So it's for a very limited group. 3-23-2015 5:55pm
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  18. NYC Schools Anyone want to start posting here instead of ub?? There's a search function and a moderator. 3-18-2015 10:37pm (13 replies)
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    • No moderator here babe 3-18-2015 10:39pm
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      • It's way better than urbanbaby. 3-18-2015 10:41pm
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        • Ita but if she's hoping for a moderator she's shit out of luck 3-18-2015 10:42pm
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          • Purple Goddess will not let YBM turn into what has happened to UB. Have you seen it? 3-18-2015 10:44pm
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            • Op: exactly. The ub site it like the Wild West now. I do not understand why they never moved here for the search function alone. 3-18-2015 10:46pm
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              • ^^^ the schools ppl I mean 3-18-2015 10:47pm
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            • Awful 3-18-2015 10:46pm
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    • Lol 3-18-2015 10:40pm
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      • This is the dead ybm schools board 3-18-2015 10:42pm
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    • This board is so much better than UB. I can't believe people are still there. 3-18-2015 10:42pm
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    • Hi, guys! I'm Sassy. I'm doing readings over in the Toddler board. 3-18-2015 10:47pm
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      • Hey Sassers 3-18-2015 10:48pm
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        • STM: Hey, love! How are you? 3-18-2015 10:55pm
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  19. NYC Schools What do the school safety patrols do in NYC? At the Italian School and see what must be St. B's parents "patroling." 3-8-2015 6:40pm (2 replies)
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    • patrolling area between subway and school. 3-8-2015 6:42pm
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      • op: Thank you. Funny how some schools have it and some don't. For the schools I see it at the kids don't strike me as the subway taking type. 3-8-2015 7:41pm
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  20. NYC Schools Thoughts on Cathedral (St John the Divine) HS placement? TIA 3-5-2015 10:49pm (0 replies)
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  21. NYC Schools Has anyone used Beth King or Ami Norris-Brilliant at Sinai for a neuropsych evaluation? Tia. 3-4-2015 12:39am (1 reply)
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    • Yes! I was perfectly satisfied working w Beth, Ami supervising. The only drawback was Beth was hard to get by phone and it resulted in many delays , and as a result dd didnt get...(more) 3-4-2015 6:11am
      her iep until January (we started the np eval in August!) i called Ami a number of times to ask Where, When, Whats going on and she took Beth off our case! Apparently thats an ongoing problem. But clinical-wise, i liked them both a lot. My dd was 15 when we went, and getting along w the tester was important
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  22. NYC Schools My friend just accepted a spot at K at a school. I just heard there was an incident last year where the 3rd grade teacher forgot 2 kids in the park and they had to find a...(more) 2-19-2015 8:32pm (14 replies)
    stranger to telephone the school. I find this appalling and am wondering if I should tell my friend so she is alert and proactive in dealing with the teachers regarding safety. Before I do this unpleasant thing though I wanted to see how many people thought this was bad--do I need to tell my friend?
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    • Stop it 2-19-2015 8:33pm
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      • op: Meaning I am overreacting right? 2-19-2015 8:35pm
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        • yes, freak 2-19-2015 8:35pm
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    • what school? 2-19-2015 8:34pm
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    • except the kids weren't really in danger. they called and our society worked to keep them safe. 2-19-2015 8:35pm
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      • op: thanks, I wanted to hear that I overreacted and it wasn't a big deal 2-19-2015 8:35pm
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        • it's not a big deal. a kid in a park is normal. they got back fine. 2-19-2015 8:36pm
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          • Lol no not normal 2-19-2015 8:38pm
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            • right. a kid in a park is too bizarre for our world 2-19-2015 8:38pm
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            • Not normal at all! I am new to the city and only have very young kids, but is this accepted in a NYC private school? 2-19-2015 8:41pm
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              • my point is that it isnt dangerous 2-19-2015 8:43pm
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            • It's not anymore. But just a generation ago, kids went to the park alone 2-19-2015 8:41pm
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    • How many times did it happen that you feel compelled to be a busy body? 2-19-2015 8:35pm
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      • op: I only heard of this one instance and while this is a super close friend like a sister, so we are constantly "busy bodies" to each other, I would prefer not to worry her. I...(more) 2-19-2015 8:37pm
        am pretty sure this would bother her.
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  23. NYC Schools Westchester Schools...(more) 2-13-2015 11:24pm (5 replies)
    So decision time in Westchester -- top suburban public or private (ie hackley, rcd, or Brunswick). Assume $ not a factor -- mainly college admissions prospects...Please help!
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    • What's your public? 2-13-2015 11:26pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 2-13-2015 11:29pm
        scarsdale. so school is very good - it s more about the college leg up
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      • scarsdale. so school is very good - it s more about the college leg up 2-13-2015 11:29pm
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        • I would stay in Scarsdale. I'll bet their college matriculation is at least as good as Hackley or Brunswick. 2-13-2015 11:31pm
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          • no - its maybe 1/5 the % success rate at all tiers of colleges. 2-14-2015 12:02am
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  24. NYC Schools Question about black fraternities at Ivy Leagues: is it true that in th elate 80s, early 90s the black fraternities at Yale had each new member branded? 2-12-2015 8:17pm (3 replies)
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    • Branding the fraternity logo is done at many fraternities - both white and black. 2-12-2015 8:19pm
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      • Agree and at a number of schools, not just Yale 2-12-2015 8:23pm
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    • This has been a long tradition of black fraternities. It is a way to reclaim a practice that was done during slavery. 2-12-2015 8:25pm
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  25. NYC Schools Middle school decision help!...(more) 2-4-2015 10:48pm (32 replies)
    Good evening. Our dd received her middle school acceptances and we are very happy for her. We love all the schools (Dalton, Friends and Avenues) for different reasons and would love to have any feedback from current parents to help us decide where she will most at home. We are coming from a lovely public, so please, not a public/private debate. Thank you!
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    • Where do you live? What public school does she go to now? 2-4-2015 10:50pm
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    • This is a good time to check on Urbanbaby.com 2-4-2015 10:50pm
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    • is this a real post? why is Avenues still on the list when your DD was accepted to schools like Dalton and Friends? 2-4-2015 10:51pm
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    • - no subject -...(more) 2-4-2015 10:52pm
      we are at ps 397, our son will stay at the school through elementary
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      • - no subject -...(more) 2-4-2015 10:55pm
        Yes, perhaps surprisingly, real post. We looked at Avenues initially as a 'backup' and because we liked their best practices approach and World Course. Internationalism is important to us. Then, we were surprised by how much we liked them and how well thought out the curriculum is.
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    • I happen to know people who "fell back" on friends when their son couldn't get into his first two publis MS choices ....I think it's a known safety school. Unlike Dalton 2-4-2015 10:53pm
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      • Friends is pretty rigorous for hs. My dc has a few friends that are there. Nits not like it used to be 2-4-2015 10:54pm
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        • This kid has serious organization/study/executive function issues 2-4-2015 10:55pm
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          • What grade did he start in? My friend is in admissions at friends and I know for a fact that they do not take those kinds of issues owing them 2-4-2015 10:57pm
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            • um. Right. I made this up. Wtf?? And follow along - it was ms admissions, so 6th grade 2-4-2015 10:58pm
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              • On relax doll! 2-4-2015 10:59pm
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                • I am relaxed. He was accepted last year and is in his second semester. What else can I tell you about him to prove that he is real? 2-4-2015 11:06pm
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                  • Did I say you were lying? Please point to where I said that. Like I said its time to relax now 2-4-2015 11:08pm
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            • is that how your dd got in? 2-4-2015 10:59pm
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              • My dd? I don't have a dd or a child at friends. Did you see me say my child goes there 2-4-2015 11:00pm
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                • Go away, troll 2-4-2015 11:01pm
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                  • I am the troll? I think you are very confused here 2-4-2015 11:02pm
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                    • I'm not even a little confused. Enjoy your post, troll. 2-4-2015 11:03pm
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                      • You are clearly confused. 2-4-2015 11:03pm
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    • - no subject -...(more) 2-4-2015 11:06pm
      Perhaps I should say that we are less concerned with whether schools are safeties, or whether they have lesser reputations...or whether they take x2e kids ready to mainstream....and more interested in which one will be the best fit for dd. She is bright, but not an alpha type. She is a generalist, a thinker, but not precocious...any insights into whether each school is a pressure cooker, how much hw in high school, commitment to service learning and diversity (walk the walk as opposed to talk the talk?)
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      • Didnt you get a sense from touring, dd spending the day. 2-4-2015 11:10pm
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        • yes we got a good sense, but herein lies the problem...we like all 3 for different reasons...no one perfect place....just looking for additional insight....revisit days are coming...(more) 2-4-2015 11:12pm
          up
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          • Well as far as service learning I think Friend is the most into tht of any of the schools. I wouldn't consider avenues with those other two as options. It's still new and there...(more) 2-4-2015 11:14pm
            Are still growing
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            • >>>pains from everything I have heard. I think you will get a better idea after dd spends the day. 2-4-2015 11:16pm
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              • we are coming from a 'new' public so I've had my fair share of growing pains and feeling edgy about doing a new school again....but I really like the people...so personable, the...(more) 2-4-2015 11:23pm
                iddle and high school heads are from Dalton, and they believe in the school (and yes, I think it's beyond the pay day....it's the ability as an educator to perfect your craft....)
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          • is the general consensus that we would be nuts to turn down Dalton? Even if it is a pressure cooker? 2-4-2015 11:15pm
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            • I know a few people who turned it flown. It's not for everyone. You know your child best and what will work and maybe you don't want that atmosphere 2-4-2015 11:18pm
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              • so that's my gut ...but dd loves it....dh thinks she would do best at Friends, but she thought it was 'stuffy'... 2-4-2015 11:20pm
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                • She thought friends was stuffy? That's interesting. I didnt get that impression at all when we toured, but maybe after dd spend the day she will feel differently. I guess you...(more) 2-4-2015 11:23pm
                  Need to decide how much you want dd to be involved in the decision. She needs to be comfortable but you are the parents and ultimately know what's best. She is still young.
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                  • yes indeed, trying to find a good balance....we want her to learn to trust her instincts, but with grown up guidance....not just us, but her current teachers etc.... 2-4-2015 11:25pm
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    • Dalton without a doubt. If you are downtown and like Friends a lot that would be a close second. I wouldn't consider Avenues with those two other options 2-4-2015 11:26pm
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      • yes, we are waaaaaaaayyyyyyy downtown....peeps, I gotta say, I'm skittish about the new-ness of Avenues, But I do think they are going to be amazing in a few years 2-4-2015 11:28pm
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