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  1. NYC Schools Speyer Legacy School...(more) 9-18-2018 3:56pm (25 replies)
    Hi Iíve seen some hating on Speyer on here. While I dislike the term ďgiftedĒ I do need a school that can truly offer accelerated learning/curriculum compacting. Live in Westchester so hunter/nyc GT not an option. Heard most private schools obv set a high bar for all but then donít offer much individualization. I know there are tons of great schools but is there any place who can deal with a 6yo who enjoys AP physics? Thanks
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    • There isnít anywhere in all of nyc that will offer AP physics to a 6 yo. You will need to homeschool. 9-18-2018 3:57pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 9-18-2018 3:59pm
        Thanks - I know they wonít do that but any place that knows how to teach a kid like that?
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        • Take ERBs and call the parents league 9-18-2018 4:00pm
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      • Which you must be used to it he's already doing AP physics 9-18-2018 4:01pm
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    • Lol. They are hardly accelerate 9-18-2018 4:02pm
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      • Accelerated for $48k. Itís a gimmick to get sucker parents with ďgeniusĒkids to part with their money. Try Anderson or hunter which are free and the kids are actually smart. 9-18-2018 4:04pm
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        • - no subject -...(more) 9-18-2018 4:07pm
          Thanks I know itís a lot of $ but we donít live in nyc so we canít access hunter or Anderson :(
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          • Try a school near where you live. 9-18-2018 4:08pm
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          • Neither of them will give you what you seem to be looking for, anyway. Try the for-profit schools, like Avenues. They're eager to please and may be more willing to promise you...(more) 9-18-2018 4:09pm
            something individualized.
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            • That school is even more of a joke 9-18-2018 4:10pm
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              • Yeah, but they might actually consider a curriculum individualized to one kid, which is what OP seems to be looking for. 9-18-2018 4:11pm
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        • Gimmick?...(more) 9-18-2018 6:02pm
          Is it really a gimmick? Do you know families that have had negative experiences?
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      • Accelerate...(more) 9-18-2018 4:05pm
        Thanks - you mean Speyer wonít? I donít mean literally skipping grades but having opportunities to move through content more quickly and do some subjects above grade content level. Do you have experience w Speyer?
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    • haha. Anyway, IRL I have never met anyone that sends DC there. 9-18-2018 4:03pm
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      • NP. I did and they pulled the kid out after a year or so, 9-18-2018 4:05pm
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        • Oh. I know Harvard, Yale, Princeton parents - they just send their kids to the existing schools. Hunter, Anderson, Brearley, I mean how much of an outlier is your kid most...(more) 9-18-2018 4:08pm
          likely
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    • You'll need to.check it out for yourself. The few kids I've met from there had parents who were very concerned that everyone know their child was.advanced. The kids themselves...(more) 9-18-2018 4:05pm
      seemed regular but I wasn't testing them..They could be geniuses.
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      • - no subject -...(more) 9-18-2018 4:08pm
        Yeah Iím actually not trying to advertise this issue which is why Iím on here! Just looking for the right fit. Thanks - checking it out in person but thought Iíd look on here too
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    • Homeschooling is your best bet, but you should reach out and speak to someone at Speyer before you get information here. 9-18-2018 4:08pm
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    • At that age, except possibly for very specific special needs, no school is worth that type of commute. 9-18-2018 4:08pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 9-18-2018 4:14pm
        Yes itís a huge decision. Thanks
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        • How would you do the commute? We live in Westchester during the summer, and we commuted for the first week of school. It took me 1-1/2 hours to get to the UWS. You will tire of...(more) 9-18-2018 4:17pm
          that very quickly.
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          • Helicopter!...(more) 9-18-2018 5:06pm
            Jk. Not sure if itís at all possible to make it work but want to explore all options. Thanks for letting me know your experience
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  2. NYC Schools Has anyone worked with 3 Degrees or Evolved Education for education consultancy into NYC private schools? I like different things about both and trying to work out which one to...(more) 9-15-2018 9:31pm (2 replies)
    use.
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    • Are you applying to K? Unless you are applying from far away I would avoid. 9-15-2018 9:33pm
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      • We are applying for 2nd grade. Very interested to hear why you recommend staying away and what you mean staying away from. Thanks!! 9-17-2018 1:33pm
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  3. NYC Schools Any thoughts/experiences with Zinc, Brownstone, or Pinnacle for ACT tutoring? Thanks in advance. 9-10-2018 2:57pm (0 replies)
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  4. NYC Schools What are good NYC area elementary and middle schools for boys with ADHD? So far looking at Dwight Englewood, Birch Wathen, Grace Church. 9-9-2018 11:18am (1 reply)
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  5. NYC Schools My son started 4th grade and I think he ended up in a class which kids are not too academically inclined. Why do I think this? Because the smarter kids that were with him in 3rd...(more) 9-5-2018 4:21pm (10 replies)
    grade, are in the other 4th grade class. Is there anything I can do about this?
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    • No. 9-5-2018 4:22pm
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    • you have got to be joking 9-5-2018 4:22pm
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      • is a serious question. The kids look lovely and well behaved. This is just a concern. 9-5-2018 4:24pm
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    • maybe he's not that smart 9-5-2018 4:22pm
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      • He is, but he does not focus. Got a 2 in math because he could not show his work, but can do 6t grade math in his head and come up with the right answer. 9-5-2018 4:23pm
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        • then he's not cutting it among the smart kids then 9-5-2018 4:24pm
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    • you are misguided on the smarts of the kids in his grade. i promise you there are much smarter kids in his class. you are basing this on slim knowledge of a few loud smart kids 9-5-2018 4:23pm
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    • more attention for him. he is better off 9-5-2018 4:23pm
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      • hmm, good point. 9-5-2018 4:25pm
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    • they try to balance things out. maybe your kid is so smart they put him in to represent about 3 smart kids in the other class. 9-5-2018 4:33pm
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  6. NYC Schools I'll say it, this new desegregation program for District 15 looks so rash. The Upper West Side plan, which doesn't get rid of screening looks so much better. Can't stand the new...(more) 9-4-2018 10:27pm (8 replies)
    commissioner
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    • Chancellor 9-4-2018 10:28pm
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      • op: yes, typo 9-4-2018 10:33pm
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        • No - calling someone a "commissioner" instead of "chancellor" is NOT a typo. What do you think that typo means? 9-4-2018 10:35pm
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          • i think it means i'm tired. but seriously, how will g&t schools adapt fast enough to bring all students up to speed? how will underperforming schools suddenly challenge kids who...(more) 9-4-2018 10:41pm
            would have gone to a g&t MS like 51? i think the income/ell quota is fine, but they should keep some screens
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    • You don't live in NYC, do you? 9-4-2018 10:30pm
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      • op: I live in district 15 9-4-2018 10:32pm
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    • I think he's awesome. Screw those snobby G&T parents. 9-4-2018 10:34pm
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    • maybe you should head up there 9-4-2018 10:34pm
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  7. NYC Schools Reviews for The Town School, NYC...(more) 9-1-2018 12:58am (2 replies)
    Looking to apply for our 7 year old to start their next year and would love to hear experiences! Do all the kids respect each other/get along?
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    • I just went through this process and this school remains a mystery to me. It was on no ones radar at our UES pre-school. 9-10-2018 2:25pm
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      • Can I ask what your impressions were? I assume you decided to go else where. 9-14-2018 10:51pm
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  8. NYC Schools Summer camps - sleepaway...(more) 8-12-2018 8:49pm (14 replies)
    My daughter's friend goes to a rather expensive camp every summer. The mother is pressuring me to send my daughter but it's so pricey! We could go to Europe for the same amount of $. How do I get this woman off my back? Plus, my DD is ambivalent about it. Ugh.
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    • "Thanks, but it doesn't work for us." 8-12-2018 8:50pm
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      • Her reply when I said that, "This far in advance? Start saving now." 8-12-2018 8:52pm
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        • "Fuck off, Nancy. Our decisions are none of your business." 8-12-2018 8:52pm
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          • (Clearly no one at camp likes Nancy's kid which is why she is recruiting) 8-12-2018 8:53pm
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          • ^or, you can just stare awkwardly at her and say nothing. 8-12-2018 8:53pm
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        • she sounds OBNOXIOUS. 8-12-2018 8:53pm
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    • tell her exactly that. "If we're spending that much we would rather do a family trip to Europe." 8-12-2018 8:50pm
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    • Why are you entertaining the conversation? Just tell her no, you guys have other plans. 8-12-2018 8:53pm
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      • OP: I have. She's a nudge and I see her a lot because the DDs are close so while I'm assertive, No doesn't mean no to her. 8-12-2018 8:57pm
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        • Go with the FUCK OFF approach I suggested above. 8-12-2018 9:03pm
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          • Yeah...You're probably right but something tells me that won't fly and could be very upsetting and disruptive. I see this woman A LOT so need to not be total a-hole (even though...(more) 8-12-2018 9:05pm
            she is).
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            • "Nancy, I don't want to be rude, but you really need to stop pushing this camp on me. I don't want to hear about it again." 8-12-2018 9:07pm
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        • Change the topic each time immediately and don't respond about the camp. 8-12-2018 9:04pm
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          • I think I'll pretend I didn't hear it and change the subject or go to the ladies room. 8-12-2018 9:07pm
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  9. NYC Schools Dd will start high school at LaGuardia in a month. Excited for her getting into her first choice of HS, the neighborhood she will be in everyday and the whole experience being...(more) 8-8-2018 10:30pm (25 replies)
    going to school in Manhattan. So different than my whole hs experience
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    • Congrats and much love to her! 8-8-2018 10:31pm
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      • Np: you seem nice. Wishing you good things :) 8-8-2018 10:47pm
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    • I believe itís in queens 8-8-2018 10:32pm
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      • UWS 8-8-2018 10:33pm
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      • LaGuardia hs is in upper west side, right next to Lincoln center 8-8-2018 10:33pm
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      • Performing Arts HS AKA "Fame" school 8-8-2018 10:34pm
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        • Oh I was thinking of frank Sinatra HS 8-8-2018 10:34pm
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      • Laguardia Community College is in Queens 8-8-2018 10:36pm
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        • and Laguardia airport 8-8-2018 10:54pm
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    • I could've written the same thing last year at this time. It is an amazing place. I went to a suburban HS so our experiences are completely different too. Sometimes I...(more) 8-8-2018 10:33pm
      can't believe she walks through Lincoln Center everyday to get to school.
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      • Ditto! 8-8-2018 10:34pm
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        • :) I wonder if our kids are friends 8-8-2018 10:34pm
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          • DC is counting down the days until school starts again. I never felt that way! 8-8-2018 10:35pm
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            • Mine isn't because she is at sleep away and it is her last year so she is sad. Hopefully, that will change when school starts. 8-8-2018 10:38pm
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              • Aw, why the last year? 8-8-2018 10:41pm
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                • They can't go after age 15. She has been going since she was 8. 8-8-2018 10:47pm
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    • Congrats, my dd finished lag last year. It was a great experience for her. Although, there are issues. 8-8-2018 10:41pm
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      • Please tell what issues. I assume every school has issues 8-8-2018 10:47pm
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        • It's a big school, so some teachers and adminstrators ignore emails. Some teachers play favorite for the boy. Schools is so big, students can kind of rome. I had issues with lack...(more) 8-8-2018 10:53pm
          of response, not every teacher was great and caring, although some were. Bascally, dc has to know how to navigate a big school.
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      • Where is she going to college? 8-8-2018 10:49pm
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    • how will she get there? not in nyc I just wonder about these things 8-8-2018 10:42pm
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      • Almost all kids including mine take subway to school by the time they go to hs 8-8-2018 10:46pm
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    • from Chicago, what is it like at that high school? What performing arts are your kids into specifically? do they try out? 8-8-2018 10:47pm
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    • Is that the Fame school? 8-8-2018 10:49pm
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  10. NYC Schools Http://www.nalehko.com/comment/36578...(more) 8-2-2018 10:43am (0 replies)
  11. NYC Schools Whatís the best MS for an artistic dc thatís not specifically a performing arts school? In manhattan or Brooklyn preferred 7-26-2018 7:21pm (3 replies)
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    • Baruch has a strong visual arts program, Wagner too. 7-26-2018 7:30pm
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    • Brooklyn School of the Arts 7-26-2018 7:30pm
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    • 51 and New Voices in D15 8-12-2018 11:17pm
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  12. NYC Schools Https://www.limouzik.com/forums/topic/total-sportekliverpool-vs-borussia-dortmund-live-streaming/...(more) 7-22-2018 2:30pm (0 replies)
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  13. NYC Schools Https://wkvedu.com/forums/topic/watch-shogun-vs-smith-live-stream-online-ufc-hamburg/...(more) 7-22-2018 3:37am (0 replies)
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  14. NYC Schools Anyone with a kid in Ethical Culture? Would love to hear your thoughts on the academics there. Have heard really great things but also that some parents are unhappy with academics 7-4-2018 2:48am (0 replies)
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  15. NYC Schools Anyone have a child at Bay Ridge Prep's HS? 6-13-2018 5:40pm (0 replies)
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  16. NYC Schools Trying to get arms around a list of nyc private schools for entering 6th grade to explore - strong academics, love athletics, has done well socially to date...not tied to it...(more) 6-5-2018 11:44am (5 replies)
    needing to be an absolute
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    • birch or columbia 6-5-2018 11:45am
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      • Birch is the opposite of strong academics 9-10-2018 2:26pm
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    • try them all, no? Trinity, Collegiate, Trevor, Columbia Grammar, Riverdale, Fieldston, Hunter 6-5-2018 11:45am
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      • It's columbia prep for 6th 6-5-2018 11:46am
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    • NYCschoolHUB...(more) 6-9-2018 9:11pm
      there's a great new site with all the perfect information about private schools: NYCschoolHUB.com
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  17. NYC Schools What is the equivalent of a 3 on the ELA's to the ERB's scoring? 5-22-2018 12:54pm (0 replies)
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  18. NYC Schools Need to buy teen boy clothing and am at a loss. Ideas please. 5-3-2018 3:34pm (1 reply)
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    • what does he like, style wise 5-3-2018 3:35pm
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  19. NYC Schools PS59 or D2 G&T PS11 / PS 33?...(more) 3-27-2018 4:09pm (2 replies)
    My DC got a 97 on the G&T. We are zoned for PS59. Should we consider PS11 or PS33, or are we better off going gen ed with PS59? My thinking is that with a 97 those are the only two G&Ts worth considering. Thoughts?
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    • 97 is a big fucking zero in G+T placements. Kids with 99 get placed and there are plenty of those to fill all the available seats 3-27-2018 4:30pm
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      • Only in citywide. In district G&T kids get placed with much less... 3-27-2018 4:55pm
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  20. NYC Schools Good D2 Gen Ed or D2 G&T?...(more) 3-27-2018 2:56pm (2 replies)
    Is there anyone on here that has ever left a vey good D2 Gen Ed for a D2 G&T (not Citywide or LL)? If so, any regrets? Would you recommend? Thanks!
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    • I had dc at LL. Unless you are affirmatively unhappy with your school, I wouldn't bother. there's something nice about dc having friends in the neighborhood/in your building. 3-27-2018 2:59pm
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    • Totally depends what 2 schools you're talking about. I We were at PS 158 and lived 2 blocks away. My one DD made the cut but not for LL or Anderson so they gave us the choice of...(more) 3-27-2018 3:00pm
      one in Chinatown, downtown West and Roosevelt Island so we stuck with 158. I felt being in the Community was aamore important at that age
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  21. NYC Schools If you want to see your child's school record, would it be at the school or the district office? who would you make the request to? 3-25-2018 8:51pm (4 replies)
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  22. NYC Schools Whyte vs Browne LIVE Stream...(more) 3-24-2018 12:34am (0 replies)
  23. NYC Schools Laguardia or TT private that has a strong arts program? 3-17-2018 7:14am (3 replies)
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    • If you can afford it, the TT private, no question. The only reason not to do the TT private other than financial concern is if you think dc will have difficulty handling the...(more) 3-17-2018 7:30am
      academics.
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    • Iíd go with lag for every reason there is 3-17-2018 7:38am
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    • Tough call depending on the private and what "studio" at Laguardia? And how dc is about the arts? And how academic the dc is? I know lots of arty kids at TT privates and at...(more) 3-17-2018 7:46am
      Laguardia. I even know a family with one child at each.
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  24. NYC Schools Thoughts on Bronx Science? Anyone have kids there? Academics, workload, social life, etc? Also we live on UWS. Is the private bus a necessity? thanks! 3-10-2018 12:39pm (7 replies)
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    • Our DS just got in too from UWS. Do you have DS or DD? Our concern is size -- currently at small K-8. 3-10-2018 12:53pm
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      • DD. Will you be at the open house on Thursday? 3-10-2018 1:36pm
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        • Unfortunately we will be away. 3-10-2018 2:25pm
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          • Same poster: the parent coordinator, whose email is on the website is really nice and helpful. She answered some of my questions. 3-10-2018 3:08pm
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      • Do you have another option? 3-10-2018 2:30pm
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        • the other option was Clinton. We toured both and decided on BS--it had so much more to offer. 3-29-2018 6:50pm
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    • Too far, sorry. 3-10-2018 1:43pm
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  25. NYC Schools Public high school letters...(more) 3-3-2018 9:52am (0 replies)
    public high school letters will be ready this coming Wednesday.
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