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  1. NYC Schools Ms admissions - now that it is winding up - how did folks do? 2-24-2017 7:46pm (0 replies)
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  2. NYC Schools Would you send your DC to Rudolf Steiner for high school? 2-21-2017 4:16am (5 replies)
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    • sur eif it seemed like the right fit. too small for what i think my kid wanted but i know some kids who thrived there 2-21-2017 7:08am
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    • I think it probably is not a good fit for what DH and I like school style wise so no 2-21-2017 7:10am
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      • ^one dc is very sporty and loves math and science. The other looooves her traditional big public school. 2-21-2017 7:12am
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    • no 2-21-2017 7:11am
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    • I see the no people and think it is not a good wuestion - they do not have YOUR child. maybe it is right for YOUR kid and not theirs 2-21-2017 7:12am
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  3. NYC Schools Do you think high school waitlists move? in partic, LREI? 2-21-2017 4:02am (3 replies)
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    • I think so. Call and tell the admissions director you would absolutely accept the spot if offered and you kids loves loves the school etc etc 2-21-2017 7:09am
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    • What are your options if LREI doesn't move? Is it your D.C.'s fc? 2-21-2017 7:23am
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    • I think LREI will. Our downtown school has a few kids who got spots there who are making a decision after visits and I'm pretty sure they will release a couple of spots. 2-21-2017 7:24am
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  4. NYC Schools Riverdale vs Horace Mann...(more) 2-17-2017 10:21pm (3 replies)
    Culture at Riverdale vs Horace Mann - in terms of diversity, discipline, parent body, kids attitude, academics?
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    • meh very similar but HM is, in my opinion, better academically - for my tastes - but then academics is all we care about in schools. I understand other people are different about...(more) 2-17-2017 10:23pm
      this.
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    • Riverdale is genuine people, HM is people trying to buy respectability 2-17-2017 10:23pm
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    • My nephews went from from NYC public to riverdsle in ms. One went o choate for hs and the other stayed . Both went to Wesleyan. One is now at google and other a senior. Both...(more) 2-17-2017 10:43pm
      loved riverdale.
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  5. NYC Schools This post has been deleted. 2-17-2017 10:20pm (1 reply)
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    • I met a few guys at our school auction, they served drinks at it 2-17-2017 10:21pm
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  6. NYC Schools This post has been deleted. 2-17-2017 1:08am (28 replies)
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    • Work the waitlist for Riverdale and accept Grace if that doesn't work out. Congrats! 2-17-2017 1:09am
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    • well, where do you live? 2-17-2017 1:10am
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    • Browning. Grace is not a proper school yet, was just a glorifed nursery/lower school until 15 years ago, Calhoun has only become attractive since the influx of young families and...(more) 2-17-2017 1:10am
      limited spaces. Was always a school for problem kids with behavioral issues, violent student body, only private in the 80s to have metal detectors.
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      • ^^ 90s. 2-17-2017 1:11am
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      • you sound really ill-informed. i dont have a kid at any of these schools so not about that but wow you are wrong on every single count. i know kids at all these places, browning...(more) 2-17-2017 1:13am
        would be my last chouce by far unless i were an upper east side total twit. OP this is the danger of asking on an anonymous board, please do not make a decision based on anything any of us say. go back and revisit and let DC make an informed choice. talk to families iwth kids at these schools IRL. find the right fit. Grace is a wonderful school and the new high school is excellent. Calhoun is a great progressive school that walks the walk and has a real bision, great for the right kid. OR is an idiot.
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        • everything I said about Cahoun is accurate as well as the history of Grace, but thanks transplant. 2-17-2017 1:16am
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          • where did you go to school? 2-17-2017 1:16am
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            • SS girls 2-17-2017 1:17am
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              • no. name the school 2-17-2017 1:17am
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                • why? to make sure we don;t send our daughters there? she's a moron and too stupid to see how stupid she is. 2-17-2017 1:19am
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                  • she's fake. that's why 2-17-2017 1:19am
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                    • not fake in the least but the very mention of my school sends everyone into fits of frantic scathing remarks so its not worth it. But there you go, now you know the name. 2-17-2017 1:23am
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                      • give me a break 2-17-2017 1:24am
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                      • Nope not really but you sound dreadful and of all those choices Browning is the WORST but you live in some little upper east side bubble of nonsense. 2-17-2017 1:25am
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                      • LOL. you are so FOS 2-17-2017 1:26am
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                        • please test me loser. 2-17-2017 1:34am
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          • You seem to think because you gre up here your access to ancient info is meaningfu. So dumb. Schools evolve. Yes Grace High School is new, but they have sent a class to college...(more) 2-17-2017 1:18am
            now so not brand new. Not a proper school? The kids I know there love it and are doing great. I have visited the school within the past 2 years, have you? Same with all these schools. I have visited recently, not in the ancient recesses of my mind. Your advice is hideous. Browning is indeed old-school and wow that would so be my last choice.
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      • Calhoun was not known for having a violent student body in the 80s. not sure where you are getting your info. 2-17-2017 1:15am
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      • so what? Calhoun is completely different now, who cares what it was like 20 or 30 yrs ago. You have terrible advice. If you want to go by old stereotypes, Browning is for boys...(more) 2-17-2017 1:15am
        who didn't get into better schools or sort of dumb jocks -- is that true now? NO. But bejeezus, lady.
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        • ^and for the record I never heard anything like that about Calhoun, but I mean even if true, so what, nothing to do with the school now. 2-17-2017 1:15am
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          • It was true, those of us who didn't grow up outside of the city now the history of all of these schools and yes, it matters. 2-17-2017 1:16am
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            • np - I'm not a transplant and this was never Calhoun's reputation. No, it was not considered academically rigorous, but it was also not a place for violent kids 2-17-2017 1:17am
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      • Grace is not a proper school yet? OMG. YOu have decided this why? Who ARE you? Worst most ill-informed advice. 2-17-2017 1:16am
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        • manhattan where are you? 2-17-2017 1:17am
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          • I said WHo are you, not WHERE. I am in Manhattan with kids who have gone through the process recently. You are so ill-informed, what a joke. 2-17-2017 1:20am
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      • Noooooo. Please do not listen to this dum dum. My question is just that these schools are all over the map in terms of educational approach. What is your kid like? Do you want...(more) 2-17-2017 1:21am
        progressive or traditional? Is location meaningful? Your choices seem so scattershot, like you didn't think about the type of school best for your DC.
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    • Never heard of Masters School, what is that? I think it depends on your kid. I would probably choose Grace and want off the waitlist at LREI but would be happy with Grace, but...(more) 2-17-2017 1:26am
      that is me. DO not know you or your kid. I know people who love Valhoun, very progressive, and Riverdale if a big campus is desired.
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      • Masters School is a private school in Westchester. 2-17-2017 1:36am
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  7. NYC Schools Thoughts on Columbia Grammar & Prep?...(more) 2-16-2017 1:02pm (27 replies)
    Would love to hear from people that have visited and chose it (and why) or did not choose it (and why). TIA!
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    • Is that the one Baron goes to? 2-16-2017 1:03pm
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      • yes 2-16-2017 1:04pm
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        • or: Then no. 2-16-2017 1:04pm
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        • op--he is going to leave at the end of this school year, I thought?? Ugh I really hope so... 2-16-2017 1:05pm
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          • or: I don't think she is moving to DC 2-16-2017 1:05pm
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          • as a current parent there it has been a non issue 2-16-2017 1:05pm
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            • Ok, well good! Thanks :) 2-16-2017 1:18pm
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    • i have 2 dc that have been there since K one has graduated and the other is a junior in HS, if you have and specific questions i'd be happy to try and help 2-16-2017 1:04pm
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      • I guess I'm wondering if at this point in time you would consider it as good as Trinity or Dalton?...(more) 2-16-2017 1:09pm
        I didn't get a chance to look at other schools we were interested in bc DD has a late birthday so had to do pre-K applications instead of K.
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        • No, it's not. Trinity is one of the best schools in the COUNTRY. It's second tier. 2-16-2017 1:10pm
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          • But even just considering grammar school (let's take high school out of the equation)? 2-16-2017 1:17pm
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            • Dalton and Trinity are TT. Columbia is not. 2-16-2017 1:19pm
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        • OR it definitely does not have the reputation or college exmissions of those schools. but i find the academics to be strong and the faculty to be very good 2-16-2017 1:13pm
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        • lol 2-16-2017 1:16pm
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    • We did not choose it but DS (now 6th grade) has several friends/teammates that go there and are happy there. Academics are decent without it being a pressure cooker. The social...(more) 2-16-2017 1:05pm
      scene is a bit intense and money driven but I am told it is easy enough to stay away from it.
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    • My alma mater. Very different now. All about $. Didn't send my dc there 2-16-2017 1:08pm
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    • Our friends send kids there. They said that it just did a big capital campaign and will hopefully get back to academics now. The Moms I see seem nice but to definitely be into...(more) 2-16-2017 1:09pm
      designer handbags.
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      • Just about every private in NYC is in a midst of capital campaign/expansion - Trinity, Collegiate, Brearley, Chapin, Fieldston, Riverdale...anywhere you go construction galore. 2-16-2017 1:10pm
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      • op--So the money thing is a turn-off for me. But isn't there a lot of $$ at all the TT private schools??...(more) 2-16-2017 1:12pm
        I figured if we don't feel it's a good fit, we can apply out for K... not ideal but we had to do all this from abroad so really the entire situation was not ideal!!
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        • There is a lot of money at all private schools, CGPS has more of flashy 'new money' which some people despise. 2-16-2017 1:14pm
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          • (code word - jews) 2-16-2017 1:15pm
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            • Dalton and all the hill schools have just as many if not more and do not have the same rep. 2-16-2017 1:19pm
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            • this. All my city friends send their kids thee. they are all jappy families. its a bit of a scene. I am not judging because those are my people but I imagine you would want to...(more) 2-16-2017 1:20pm
              know that
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              • I have a ton of Jewish friends in NY but not in this scene. Thanks for telling me! 2-16-2017 1:31pm
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          • I'm not into new money. Old money at least is restrained. (I'm from New England). 2-16-2017 1:26pm
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        • yes, there is money at every private school 2-16-2017 1:14pm
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  8. NYC Schools Anyone here know when in march the NYC DOE sends out K notification? 2-16-2017 11:11am (8 replies)
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    • they are totally not consistent 2-16-2017 11:13am
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      • Just looking for a general range from people who went through this last year. 2-16-2017 11:14am
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        • Np. It really changes every year. 2 years ago was April 2-16-2017 11:15am
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          • Ah. Ok thanks for responding anyway. I'll wait it out. 2-16-2017 11:16am
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            • Is your zoned ok? Does it have a wait list usually? 2-16-2017 11:17am
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              • Had a wait list last year, not sure this year. That's what I'm waiting for. 2-16-2017 11:18am
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                • Ah good luck! 2-16-2017 11:18am
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  9. NYC Schools Waitlist...(more) 2-15-2017 8:23am (0 replies)
    my child is wait listed for private school, is it/how often can i follow up with the school to check the status? I want to continue showing my interest without getting annoying.
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  10. NYC Schools Free resource. M SHSAT tutor friend put out 80 videos to prep students. youtube.com/channel/UCF7R0Bpt9HhNv3ZEDVhBX7w 2-12-2017 1:59pm (0 replies)
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  11. NYC Schools Https://www.behance.net/gallery/48720219/50USAFifty-Shades-Darker-(2017)-Online-Watch-FULL...(more) 2-12-2017 6:03am (0 replies)
  12. NYC Schools Http://www.kbrx.com/2017/02/12/4kusa-watch-fifty-shades-darker-2017-free-movie-full-putlocker/...(more) 2-12-2017 1:42am (0 replies)
  13. NYC Schools Http://www.1035espn.com/2017/02/11/ufc208ppvlive-watch-ufc-208-holly-holm-vs-de-randamie-live-streaming-comcastbrooklyn/...(more) 2-11-2017 12:46pm (0 replies)
  14. NYC Schools Wailisted for 1st grade, has anyone gotten accepted off the waitlist at 1st grade? 2-9-2017 8:49am (2 replies)
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    • Do you know where on the list? 2-9-2017 8:50am
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      • No, i wasnt told this, not sure if this can be asked. Can it? 2-9-2017 10:45am
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  15. NYC Schools Real vs polite waitlist?...(more) 2-8-2017 3:26pm (8 replies)
    Which one are we on for pre-k..says how great it was to meet DS by name, loved our family, but sorry too many applicants and not enough space?
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    • its always real. just depends on if you will get off of it. what school? 2-8-2017 3:27pm
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    • things move, but usually not very much. if you can work the waitlist you have a much better chance. do you have a preschool director who can help? 2-8-2017 3:28pm
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      • ^also depends on school. 2-8-2017 3:28pm
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      • OP: applying from a nursery-5th grade school. am I able to use the admissions director for help if we're technically leaving in the middle? 2-8-2017 3:35pm
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    • you won't know unless you call. 2-8-2017 3:28pm
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      • can you just outright be like "how does it look" when you call? or is that pushy? 2-8-2017 3:32pm
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    • my dd got off waitlist from top tier highschool 2-8-2017 3:31pm
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    • OP: other thing is DS is Aug bday so would just turn 4 for pre-k. Is the waitlist a sign that we should hold back a year? We did w older DS but he has delays so was easy decision. 2-8-2017 3:34pm
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  16. NYC Schools Private school deposit and tuition...(more) 2-8-2017 12:06pm (13 replies)
    my dc got into a good private for middle school but won't hear from public schools until april. the private contract says once you pay deposit, you are committed for full year tuition even if don't attend. does anyone know if schools typically enforce that provision or just keep your deposit?
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    • Some absolutely do. 2-8-2017 12:07pm
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    • is that what it says? ISAAGNY contracts typically say they keep the deposit but let you off the hook for the rest if you tell them by May 1 or June 1 or some otther date. read...(more) 2-8-2017 12:07pm
      again. if not, call the school. this is not the first time they have dealt with this and they do have a process
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    • i know you will lose your deposit. because you will give up a spot they could have given to someone else, likely they will pursue the tuition as well. and rightly so. 2-8-2017 12:08pm
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    • depends how good of a school, the best ones will not hold you to it because they have a line 50 feet deep of replacements for that spots, somewhere like Avenues will keep your $$ 2-8-2017 12:08pm
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      • This is completely incorrect. 2-8-2017 12:09pm
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        • says Avenues mom. 2-8-2017 12:09pm
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          • Oh hardly. My kids went to what you'd call a "best" school and they held several families to the year's tuition after they withdrew. 2-8-2017 12:11pm
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            • I am on the board of a school and we struggle with this all the time, but we do hold people to the dealdines and deposit guidelines. that said if this is an iSAAGny school the...(more) 2-8-2017 12:14pm
              contract says the deposit is retained, not the whole tuition,typicaly by May 1 or May 15 or June 1...so she will only lose her deposit not the whole year. i thnk she's not reading it right, unless it's not an ISAAGNY school, which I do think avenues is not. HM is not either
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              • Yes, I agree with this. 2-8-2017 12:15pm
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              • This is correct, publics notify in April so you should not lose more than the deposit. 2-8-2017 12:23pm
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        • Its absolutely correct. 2-8-2017 12:09pm
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          • - no subject -...(more) 2-8-2017 12:19pm
            It is an ISAAGNY school but the contract says you are committed once you sign it and submit the deposit
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            • that's unusual and not in accordance with iSAAGNY rules. call them, you are not the first person to ask this question and there is no penalty for asking 2-8-2017 12:30pm
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  17. NYC Schools Http://www.957espn.com/2017/02/05/sb51lifoxtv-patriots-vs-falcons-live-stream-watch-super-bowl-51-online/...(more) 2-5-2017 11:39am (0 replies)
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  19. NYC Schools Http://www.kc1021.com/2017/02/05/cbswatch-super-bowl-2017-live-stream-falcons-vs-patriots-live-usa-feb-05-on-line/...(more) 2-5-2017 10:01am (0 replies)
  20. NYC Schools Http://www.987thesong.com/2017/02/04/putlocker-hdwatch-split-2017-online-movie-free-full/...(more) 2-4-2017 5:12am (0 replies)
  21. NYC Schools Feedback for 9th anyone?...(more) 1-31-2017 9:18pm (0 replies)
    Heard positive feedback from Browning.
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  22. NYC Schools Does anyone know anything about St. Luke's school in the west village? Can you tell me more about it? 1-30-2017 2:32pm (6 replies)
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    • I know people who sent their kids. WHat is your question? Seems like a nice, low-key neighborhood school. WOuld also look at Little Red, VCS, Grace and C&C. 1-30-2017 2:38pm
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      • Academics good? 1-30-2017 2:41pm
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        • I guess I don't really know enough. Sorry. 1-30-2017 2:43pm
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          • That's okay! 1-30-2017 2:43pm
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            • It is very sweet, good school but gentle. I live close to it. 1-31-2017 7:43pm
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              • also the school is being ecpsnded. My neighbors went thete snd liked it,nolder one st bucknell college and ypunger one nowvat grace church hs 1-31-2017 9:45pm
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  23. NYC Schools Does horace mann notify all grades the same day (e.g., K, MS, HS)? 1-30-2017 11:15am (2 replies)
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    • No. Different timelines 1-30-2017 11:19am
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      • on website for each it says "first 2 weeks of feb" 1-30-2017 11:28am
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  24. NYC Schools 1st grade admission...(more) 1-27-2017 1:53pm (3 replies)
    has anyone had luck getting accepted into Poly, BC or Packer 1st grade, since they only take very few kids at this stage? If so, when did BC interview? We haven't heard anything from them yet, since it is so late in the season I am assuming we have no chance.
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    • can't you get into POly whenever you want? 1-27-2017 1:54pm
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    • you are trying to get in for this year? just call admissions and ask for an update at this point 1-27-2017 1:55pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:59pm
        they told me that they still do not know. My question is do they really not known yet at the end of January or they are just not interested in us? Wondering when people that got in at non entry points were called
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  25. NYC Schools Admission to 1st grade...(more) 1-27-2017 1:52pm (16 replies)
    Please tell me what are the chances of getting into 1st grade to Poly, BC and Packer? When does BC interview for 1st grade? It seems so late in the application process, so wondering if there is still hope to hear from them if haven't so far.
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    • can't you get into POly whenever you want? 1-27-2017 1:52pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:55pm
        how is that?
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        • fair to middling 1-27-2017 1:55pm
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    • have you contacted them? there is always slight attrition in the first grade class because people move or realize they can't really afford private. 1-27-2017 1:53pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:56pm
        that is right, all say based on attrition, but I am wondering when they actually determine that spots open up? I am trying to figure out if at this point they aalready known about attrition or still too early
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        • it can happen at any time, the best thing you can do is follow up regularly and make it clear that you would jump at the spot if offered. 1-27-2017 1:57pm
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        • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 1:59pm
          how much is "too much" following up?
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          • when was the last time you checked in? 1-27-2017 2:02pm
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            • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 2:22pm
              a couple of weeks ago
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    • If it's helpful, our contracts and deposits for next year were due on the 25th. They should know next week if there are spots should kno 1-27-2017 2:01pm
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      • np: nyc private, and ours aren't due until late feb 1-27-2017 2:03pm
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        • I'm in one of the schools she listed. Came as a surprise to me and my wallet too but it is usually a week or two later 1-27-2017 2:07pm
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          • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 2:22pm
            what do you mean a week or 2 later?
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      • - no subject -...(more) 1-27-2017 2:21pm
        that is very helpful! thank you so much!!!
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      • BC...(more) 1-27-2017 2:24pm
        does BC usually have a few spot available for 1st grade or that would be unusual?
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    • - no subject -...(more) 1-28-2017 7:16am
      following up, to those that entered BC in 1st grade, do you remember when your interviews were?
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