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  1. NYC Schools Have you or anyone you know gotten off a private HS waitlist in nyc this year? Which school? 3-9-2021 9:14am (4 replies)
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    • Fieldston has moved 3-9-2021 9:15am
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    • Horace Mann, Dalton, Riverdale have all moved. 3-9-2021 10:12am
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    • Opened a seat at Trinity,St Ann's and Friends this week. 3-9-2021 6:20pm
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      • Where is your dc going? 3-9-2021 7:20pm
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  2. NYC Schools This post has been deleted. 3-6-2021 4:48pm (0 replies)
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  3. NYC Schools This post has been disliked 3 times. showI hate that obnoxious poster "anonymousurl" on nycitymoms. She reports people to the moderator for "tying posts together" while doing the same thing herself. 3-6-2021 1:36pm (8 replies)
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    • Why dislike? 3-6-2021 1:45pm
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    • The moderator on that site has just messed up. It's still not clear to people that when you sign up, your email is completely visible on all your posts. And the supposed warning...(more) 3-6-2021 1:49pm
      talks about "URLs" which no one can understand.
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      • So its not anonymous? 3-6-2021 1:51pm
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        • It is not and has never been. The way it's set up, you have a uniquidentifier associated with all of your posts that can be seen by hovering over it. It's NOT your username....(more) 3-6-2021 6:23pm
          The moderator describes it as your "URL" but it defaults to your email. So you can see who posts what. Given that there are so few posters on there, people have posted a lot of identifying information.
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          • Also, when people tried to point this out and point out people who trolled, the moderator simply deleted those posts. So it's completely not anonymous but you were supposed to...(more) 3-6-2021 6:24pm
            pretend it was.
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            • The worst/funniest part was people who would be coy about identifying information like they wouldn't say where their kid went to preschool, but their first and last name was...(more) 3-6-2021 6:26pm
              visible to everyone. Like there was a really obnoxious woman from Collegiate. Another from HM who wanted to apply to SS schools. But the fact that the moderator just kind of let that happen knowing those people thought they were anonymous is super shady in my view.
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    • The mod there can see all your private info including your IP. 3-6-2021 6:30pm
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      • How do you know? 3-6-2021 6:59pm
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  4. NYC Schools If you are in D2, what impact do you think lottery will have on the academics in traditionally competitive schools (ie Clinton, Salk, Lab ect..) 3-5-2021 8:59pm (34 replies)
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    • A huge impact. Carranza f*cked us all. 3-5-2021 9:00pm
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      • Ghetto rats who can’t read or add will be at those schools 3-5-2021 9:06pm
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        • Thats not exactly true. The screen still only allows for grades above a certain level. 3-5-2021 9:07pm
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          • ^^screens still allow 3-5-2021 9:08pm
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          • You’re almost as gross as the poster above for responding w a straight face 3-5-2021 9:10pm
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            • Perhaps but part of my point is that it didn't do anything to help the folks it was supposed to. Underserved minorities universally did NOT benefit from this past years ajustments...(more) 3-5-2021 9:12pm
              to admissions.
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              • ^^adjustments to the admissions process 3-5-2021 9:13pm
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              • Oh and you care about them? 3-5-2021 9:13pm
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                • not even sure of your point. 3-5-2021 9:14pm
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                  • It’s fairly clear. You’re a racist masquerading as a liberal 3-5-2021 9:15pm
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                    • it's pretty clear you've had too much to drink. good night. 3-5-2021 9:15pm
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                      • Sober, thanks. I call it like I see it (and know it to be true) 3-5-2021 9:16pm
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                        • Nice try 3-5-2021 9:17pm
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                          • Defensive 3-5-2021 9:22pm
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                            • Your *basic* arguments trying to pin me as a racist are weak. 3-5-2021 9:23pm
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                              • lol. You’re so defensive. 3-5-2021 9:24pm
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                                • Whatever. youre pathetic 3-5-2021 9:25pm
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                              • ^^they're not even arguments. You're just angry for some reason. You have no idea who I am or where my kids to go school or what my roll is in education. you are a sad drunk...(more) 3-5-2021 9:25pm
                                loser. go to bed
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        • FUb 3-5-2021 9:09pm
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      • this 3-5-2021 9:07pm
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    • MOVE 3-5-2021 9:02pm
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      • Obviously benefitted from the system... 3-5-2021 9:13pm
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    • Not to change the subject, but dd went to Salk 3 years ago and we still miss it. 3-5-2021 9:02pm
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    • burbs unless private is in your cards 3-5-2021 9:03pm
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      • burbs have kids at all different academic levels, including those with various special needs. And the top students still get into top colleges. 3-5-2021 9:06pm
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        • totally different 3-5-2021 9:08pm
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          • Not really except that parents aren’t as obsessed and insecure 3-5-2021 9:12pm
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            • yeah, too busy hanging out all night drinking 3-5-2021 9:16pm
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          • you may have kids at different academic levels but usually families are dedicated to education etc. 3-5-2021 9:14pm
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            • One what a dog whistle for racist blather. Plenty of poor families in the city also care about education. Why do you think they don’t? 3-5-2021 9:16pm
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    • Here’s a shocker. Not that much. Your kids aren’t all gifted, hate to tell you 3-5-2021 9:11pm
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    • Lottery makes the school more academically diverse. 3-5-2021 9:12pm
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      • except that they controlled the lotteries in many d2 schools. 3-5-2021 9:13pm
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        • not surprised, but interested to know how did they control it? 4-16-2021 11:35am
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  5. NYC Schools Has anyone turned down Trinity for HS?...(more) 3-5-2021 6:07am (12 replies)
    We are having trouble deciding between Trinity and HM for HS. It is so difficult having never visited on-site. My son has no preference and distance isn't an issue. Trinity is hard to turn down. Has anyone turned it down for HM or another school and why?
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    • This post has been deleted. 3-5-2021 6:09am
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    • I know both schools pretty well. They both have great academics. HM has a real campus, and Trinity is definitely a "city school". They have a small sports field, but if you want...(more) 3-5-2021 6:39am
      all those amenities, you want HM. Trinity is easier to get to if you're in Manhattan.
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    • Does he want a real campus or city 3-5-2021 6:43am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 3-5-2021 4:50pm
        Thanks I'm not sure. He hasn't been able to see either in person.
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    • I know someone who turned it down last year for a shs (and not stuy or bronx sci) 3-5-2021 8:55am
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    • We will be turning it down for Dalton. Someone will be happy getting off the waitlist. 3-5-2021 9:46am
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      • Why did you pick Dalton? Can you share your reasoning? 3-5-2021 10:01am
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      • well it doesn't mean someone will get off the wl. they don't expect 100% yield! 3-5-2021 12:01pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 3-5-2021 1:25pm
        Even though they haven't been in person?
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        • I know someone going next year. guess it doesn't matter to them. 3-5-2021 2:38pm
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          • ^and yes they had other great choices 3-5-2021 2:38pm
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    • Yes but the people I know that did went to SS schools. I don’t think I would pick HM over it. 3-5-2021 2:39pm
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  6. NYC Schools Anyone get off a WL for K, MS, or HS (yet?) this year in nyc? which school? 3-4-2021 11:32am (10 replies)
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    • I heard Riverdals has moved 3-4-2021 11:33am
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      • Fieldston has 3-4-2021 11:33am
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      • which division? 3-4-2021 11:40am
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    • I heard Spence middle school had movement 3-4-2021 11:45am
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    • Already? 3-4-2021 11:46am
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      • well for K and MS contracts were already due 3-4-2021 11:48am
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    • Friend's dd got in off the WL for Brearley 3-4-2021 7:12pm
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      • Same! Wonder if we have the same friend. 3-5-2021 1:24am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 3-7-2021 11:16am
        For k, ms, or hs?
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    • Packer just announced it's fully enrolled for Kindergarten. 3-8-2021 1:57pm
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  7. NYC Schools Wait how do you see usernames on posts? 3-3-2021 11:12pm (8 replies)
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    • where? 3-3-2021 11:13pm
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      • That's what I'm asking. In another thread someone said that you can see a username whenever someone posts? 3-3-2021 11:15pm
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    • I see monikers 3-3-2021 11:13pm
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      • Where do you see it? I don't see any names on any posts? 3-3-2021 11:14pm
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        • Sorry bad joke about imcp 3-3-2021 11:14pm
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    • you cant 3-3-2021 11:24pm
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    • They were referring to a post on nycitymoms.com 3-4-2021 11:21am
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      • Thank god! 😂 3-4-2021 12:02pm
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  8. NYC Schools This post has been disliked 6 times. showPrivate school parents, how are your schools handling BLM and becoming "woke"? Do you feel like they're doing a good job? Going too far? Curious how it's going. 3-3-2021 9:12pm (23 replies)
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    • genuinely curious: what would "too far" look like to you? 3-3-2021 9:14pm
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      • This...(more) 3-3-2021 9:15pm
        • ah, so you're not into anti-racism work at all. got it. 3-3-2021 9:17pm
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        • Let's say you are a white person married to a black person raising biracial children. Where do you fall betweenWhite Supremacist’’ to “White Abolitionist? 3-3-2021 9:19pm
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      • To me, going too far would be teaching 5 year olds that they are inherently evil because they are white. And also I've heard some parents complain that the BLM/diveristy...(more) 3-3-2021 9:19pm
        curriculum has overtaken subjects like math and reading. That would bother me. It needs to have a prominent place but it needs to be done right and in the right amount.
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    • Our school allows students to wear street wear one day a week to understand what it feels like to be black 3-3-2021 9:14pm
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    • our school is not "becoming woke". we have always prioritized diversity and inclusion 3-3-2021 9:14pm
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      • Lol 3-3-2021 9:14pm
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        • lol all you want but how many schools are 50% kids of color, 50% white? 3-3-2021 9:15pm
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          • talk to me about economic diversity. np. 3-3-2021 9:15pm
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            • almost 50% of families on FA 3-3-2021 9:15pm
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              • lol, poor families with a mere 150k hhi 3-3-2021 9:16pm
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                • wrong again, some families are on 90+% FA. but you're invested in criticizing so whatever. 3-3-2021 9:18pm
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                  • a very few, perhaps. it's so interesting how private school parents fall all overthemselves pretending that the vast majority of students aren't extremely well-off 3-3-2021 9:19pm
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                    • majority, yes. i wouldn't be confident of "vast majority" 3-3-2021 9:22pm
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      • bwaahahaha 3-3-2021 9:15pm
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      • Can you share what school? 3-3-2021 9:21pm
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    • Ours kicks white students off campus so Black students can have a day for themselves. 3-3-2021 9:15pm
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    • Yes, I think they’re doing a good job. It’s actually a pretty diverse school, so they can have forums etc that aren’t just white people talking to each other. 3-3-2021 9:16pm
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      • rich people of ALL races can talk to each other! 3-3-2021 9:17pm
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        • Is there any NYC private school that is racially and socioeconomically diverse? 3-3-2021 9:20pm
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          • The diversity is more racial than socioeconomic, of course, but there are a good number of scholarship kids too. 3-3-2021 9:25pm
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    • It bothers me that it seems impossible to have any sort of nuanced conversation about this. It's like just raising the possibility that some schools could go too far with the BLM...(more) 3-3-2021 9:26pm
      curriculum means I'm automatically a racist or something.
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  9. NYC Schools Okay friends, perhaps you won't believe me but I know someone who just chose...(more) 3-3-2021 9:00am (8 replies)
    Calhoun over Brearley for hs.
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    • wow, why? 3-3-2021 9:01am
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    • I get why someone would do that 3-3-2021 9:02am
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    • I understand that but what I don't get is - why apply to Brearley if your favorite school is Calhoun? There are so many other schools closer to Calhoun 3-3-2021 9:03am
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      • not sure. there were others they applied to that are "between" these two in a variety of ways. I mean I do get applying broadly, especially this year b/c who knew what to expect...(more) 3-3-2021 9:05am
        this year.
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      • Brearley is a great back up school. 3-5-2021 1:16am
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    • It’s not hard to believe....(more) 3-3-2021 9:52am
      It’s basically parents doing best for their kids instead of just blindly following fame and ignore their own kids’ needs. Coed vs ss is already a major consideration.
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    • The people in these boards are so narrow minded.You assume that a Calhoun kid can't be a Brearley kid or a Saint Ann's kid can't be a Trinity kid. Times have changed, kids are...(more) 3-3-2021 11:08am
      multi-faceted and not just one type. Families are too.
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  10. NYC Schools Trinity is the best school in all of NYC. Agree or disagree? 3-2-2021 6:59pm (4 replies)
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    • What makes it the best? 3-3-2021 11:09am
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    • Families and kids I know from Trinity are not anything special, some downright boring. They're rich and maybe went to Ivies but that's about it. 3-4-2021 9:05pm
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    • Not IMO but I think it is very subjective 3-4-2021 9:06pm
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    • One of the best, but not *the* best. The TT schools all have strengths and weaknesses, but they are all great. 3-4-2021 10:41pm
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  11. NYC Schools How many kids in HS at Dalton? How many new kids are added in 9th grade? 3-2-2021 6:58pm (14 replies)
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    • I would never EVER send a child there 3-2-2021 6:59pm
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      • why? 3-2-2021 6:59pm
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      • Why not? The cost or the culture? 3-2-2021 7:00pm
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        • yes 3-2-2021 7:03pm
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          • This post has been deleted. 3-2-2021 7:07pm
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      • Why?? 3-2-2021 7:01pm
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        • becasue ugh 3-2-2021 7:03pm
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        • every adult i know who went there is a mess? 3-2-2021 7:04pm
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          • Anderson Cooper seems pretty good. 3-2-2021 7:05pm
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            • lol, OMG. Yeah. HARD PASS. 3-2-2021 7:05pm
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            • What??? Came out in mid life.? 3-2-2021 7:08pm
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            • really?? 3-2-2021 7:37pm
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    • Dalton Schmalton 3-2-2021 6:59pm
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  12. NYC Schools Anyone in NYC switch from private middle school to public HS? What testing did you need to have? (current school doesn't do standardized tests so not sure what we need to do!) 3-2-2021 12:52pm (3 replies)
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    • the welcome center people are surprisingly helpful. 3-2-2021 12:53pm
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    • take shsat if you want to try for spec hs. the regular schools ahve no tests this year and will be a complete shitshow for the next few yars 3-2-2021 12:54pm
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    • Yes, switched to specialized and so glad dc did. 3-2-2021 12:59pm
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  13. NYC Schools Sacred Heart it is for MS 3-2-2021 12:35pm (4 replies)
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    • congratulations. i think it wasn't your first choice, but it is an excellent school and i bet dd will be very happy there! 3-2-2021 12:35pm
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    • Lady Gaga would be proud. 3-2-2021 12:35pm
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    • Congrats! 3-2-2021 12:37pm
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    • congrats! great school. 3-2-2021 12:40pm
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  15. NYC Schools Looks like Wl may not happen for 6th. That leave SH . Its a good choice right? 3-1-2021 2:27pm (20 replies)
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    • It's a good choice. Don't know what you were hoping for though. Location rocks:) 3-1-2021 2:28pm
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      • spence 3-1-2021 2:28pm
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        • no chapin? 3-1-2021 2:37pm
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          • no we didnt get in 3-1-2021 2:39pm
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            • i think if you like chapin and spence you will like csh. it's quite traditional, excellent athletics, some great teachers, wonderful facilities. embrace it! 3-1-2021 2:42pm
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    • Huh? 3-1-2021 2:28pm
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    • Seton Hall is a great school 3-1-2021 2:29pm
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      • sorry meant sacred heart 3-1-2021 2:29pm
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        • CSH 3-1-2021 2:30pm
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        • great all around school, academics, facilities, all amazing! 3-1-2021 2:30pm
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          • crazy athletic facilities 3-1-2021 2:32pm
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            • went to a swim meet 2 years ago there, unbelievable 3-1-2021 2:34pm
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        • Sacred Heart is a great school! I love seeing their ad each year in that Catholic Weekly from the Diocese - excellent exmissions! 3-1-2021 2:36pm
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    • fancy catholics 3-1-2021 2:30pm
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      • it's way way more than that 3-1-2021 2:31pm
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        • it's a lot that. 3-1-2021 2:32pm
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          • sorry, disagree 3-1-2021 2:35pm
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            • so so rich 3-1-2021 2:44pm
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              • well, they all are aren't they? 3-1-2021 2:52pm
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    • you only have two choices - go or not go...(more) 3-1-2021 2:33pm
      so depends on what your other choice is for not going. without much info of the other choice, there isn't much basis to make any suggestion
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  16. NYC Schools How would you rank Millenium, ElRo, Lab, Clinton HS?? 3-1-2021 2:10pm (21 replies)
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    • Knowing nothing about student. Lab ElRo clibton mil 3-1-2021 2:11pm
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    • they're all lottery for kids with 85+ average right? odds of getting in this year about 1/40 3-1-2021 2:11pm
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    • Mil, Lab, Elro, clinton 3-1-2021 2:12pm
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    • DC is a strong student and will probably end up in SHS but still have to rank today. 3-1-2021 2:14pm
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      • We are on the UWS so none of these schools are really that convenient. 3-1-2021 2:27pm
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        • Ok- well millennium has the elevator “issue” I. Office building; Clinton is great for writer snd if interested in Ib; lab is more progressive but in a shared building as well....(more) 3-1-2021 2:31pm
          Which SHS is top choice?
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          • Stuy first and BxSci second. I'm at a loss on how to rank the non SHS, esp the ones mentioned above. 3-1-2021 2:37pm
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            • If wants Sty then can’t see at Clinton thus put it last in your list. Possibly would do 3-1-2021 2:39pm
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              • ... millen or ELRO first lab third and Clinton last 3-1-2021 2:40pm
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                  • Thanks! I think we will be happy at either schools! 3-1-2021 2:45pm
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                • Right, I don't think Clinton is a good fit either. ElRo is all lottery w gpa 85+ and Millennium is 90+ and not lottery. Thinking there will be too much randomness at ElRO 3-1-2021 2:45pm
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                  • it's ALL Going to be random. There's a really decent - better than 50% -- you wont get any of your 12 choices. Put a safety in at 12 3-1-2021 2:46pm
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                  • Also, where would Bard Queens fit into this rank?? 3-1-2021 2:48pm
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                  • I think it’s all a crapshoot this year so while millennium appears to be a bit better on that angle as you state I wouldn’t make it my deciding factor. Has dc spoken to any...(more) 3-1-2021 2:48pm
                    current students at those 2 schools to see they prefer?
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                    • We don't know anyone at Millennium nor ElRo unfortunately. Lots of kids go to Beacon from our school. These choice are new for UWS peeps 3-1-2021 2:56pm
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                        • Yup re SHS, and ranking safeties for non SHS too. I can not wait for all this to be over with!!!!!! 3-1-2021 3:03pm
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  17. NYC Schools Which would you choose? Half tuition aid at 3rd tier vs. Full tuition 1st tier school. Full tuition would be really hard for us but not impossible. 3-1-2021 2:06pm (14 replies)
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    • Save your $$$. 3-1-2021 2:07pm
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      • np. in that case, go to public school. third tier sucks 3-1-2021 2:15pm
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        • OP: we love public but this year sucks 3-1-2021 2:16pm
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          • i get it. and don't know the specific schools, but there is a huge difference between top and 3rd tier schols 3-1-2021 2:17pm
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            • Good to know, thanks. 3-1-2021 2:27pm
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    • what schools? 3-1-2021 2:07pm
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    • Weigh other things as well -- location, size, plus, the most important - which one was dc want? 3-1-2021 2:07pm
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    • for college? 3-1-2021 2:08pm
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    • grade? 3-1-2021 2:08pm
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    • if we are talking about secondary schools go to the best school. third tier is not good in nyc 3-1-2021 2:13pm
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      • OP: yes secondary school 3-1-2021 2:15pm
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    • 3rd tier is not bad, some are 5th tier 3-1-2021 2:33pm
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      • I didn't even know there were 5th tier schools? Like which ones??? 3-1-2021 2:38pm
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        • this will be a never ending debate if we start naming schools, that's why i agree that OP did not name the 3rd tier. 3-1-2021 2:54pm
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  18. NYC Schools St Hilda's and St. Hugh's vs Cathedral. Which has better HS placement, better value for the buck? 3-1-2021 1:08pm (2 replies)
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    • SHSH has some really happy families this year - they've done a great job 3-1-2021 1:09pm
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    • SHSH 3-1-2021 1:37pm
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  19. NYC Schools Waitlist for middle school...(more) 3-1-2021 12:26pm (3 replies)
    middle school decisions due tomorrow. any body hear on wait list moving yet? I know of one family that told friends no. would be nice to hear from the schools. otherwise, we will sign a contract and just take our second choice (which we are 100% happy with, btw)
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    • we got a spot off the wl for CGPS on Friday. 3-1-2021 12:33pm
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    • We hare waiting too for our 1st choice. We got one WL and got into one. 3-1-2021 2:15pm
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    • There was probably movement today and will be tomorrow -- families that may have been holding spots because older siblings were also applying to HS will release them now that HS...(more) 3-1-2021 7:44pm
      spots came out on Friday.
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  20. NYC Schools Thetoparticle...(more) 3-1-2021 3:36am (0 replies)
    The lingering voice is my own.Even if I put on my eye masks and earplugs and lie down in the dark, this inner monologue still hits my body like ten thousand spotlights. Every time I hear a sentence, my body gets hotter. I keep turning over and adjusting my sleeping posture to prevent it from being burned. , But it doesn't help. I simply sat up, only to find that it was dawn. https://www.thetoparticle.com
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  21. NYC Schools Gap year recommendations? 2-28-2021 12:26pm (6 replies)
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    • Now you are taking helicopter parenting to a new level. The whole point of the gap year is the kid finds HERSELF 2-28-2021 12:31pm
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      • Np: some people need a little help along the way 2-28-2021 12:34pm
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        • the whole point of a gap year is the kid decides to take it. That's the whole point. 2-28-2021 12:35pm
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      • DC has no idea. Needs some guidance. Could be a job, could be a program. Curious to hear experiences. 2-28-2021 2:08pm
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    • What’s the reason for the gap year? Just covid? Or is dc confused about what to pursue in college? I think working is best. Doesn’t have to be a fancy job. I know kids who are...(more) 2-28-2021 12:33pm
      working on farms...
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    • Get a job 2-28-2021 12:34pm
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  22. NYC Schools Neuropsych evaluation for teen: Curious about price range in nyc/nj area and would love recs if you had a positive experience 2-28-2021 11:41am (17 replies)
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    • 3-5k 2-28-2021 11:42am
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      • OP: received quotes of $6500 and $7500 both highly recommended. I wonder what insurance will reimburse... 2-28-2021 11:45am
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        • no idea. Those are high costs. What is going on with your dc? And is this a first neuropsych exam? 2-28-2021 11:46am
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          • It is his first. He's seen therapists etc. 2-28-2021 11:52am
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        • We are paying close to 7K for a pvt neuropsych. Dr. Anya Barak. She is excellent. 2-28-2021 12:05pm
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          • Thank. Was this your first eval? 2-28-2021 12:26pm
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        • That's pretty standard. If you had the DOE do an eval that included WISC, you could ask the neuropsych to take that out to lower the price. The individual neuropsych has to take...(more) 2-28-2021 12:33pm
          insurance and then it only gets knocked down a bit. I was going to have to pay 3400 with insurance. I've never been able to get out of network coverage for mine.
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    • if you want free and have time, look in to this. We were early participants and it was one of the best evals we had....(more) 2-28-2021 11:45am
      • My son is an older teen and we need help ASAP. This sounds great though.. I will check it out. 2-28-2021 11:46am
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        • good luck. 2-28-2021 11:49am
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          • Thanks. I signed up. How soon did it take after you signed up to get started? 2-28-2021 11:51am
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            • it was quick for us but this was when it just started, however there are more sites now. we were done within 4 months 2-28-2021 11:55am
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              • Maybe its faster with teens? We need answers soon. 2-28-2021 12:03pm
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              • I just realized that it might not be ethical for me to take a slot. I think this is intended for families who can't afford evaluations. I will see when I speak to them. 2-28-2021 12:20pm
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                • It's for their own research not for a real neuropsych. The come close to one but it's possibly not what you need. Their waitlist is very long so if you need it ASAP, this probably...(more) 2-28-2021 12:35pm
                  isn't viable.
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                  • I appreciate your replies. This is a difficult decision. 2-28-2021 2:14pm
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    • Not NY/NJ but Chi. Paid $4200. Reimbursed for $2200. 2-28-2021 1:20pm
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  23. NYC Schools This post has been deleted. 2-28-2021 11:41am (0 replies)
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  24. NYC Schools How far would you commute for pre-k/kindergarten?...(more) 2-28-2021 8:18am (18 replies)
    We love our Brooklyn neighborhood, but our son got into a K-12 that's about a 30 minute walk away (20 minutes on the subway/bus, 10 minute car ride w/o traffic). Do you think it's important to move to be closer to the school (while moving further from our friends and close community), or has this type of daily, out-of-the-way commute worked out well for you? We expect them to be fully in-person next year. Thanks!
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    • I would not move 2-28-2021 8:19am
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    • at that age? where his friends are locally because you are going to be traveling a lot forplaydates 2-28-2021 8:19am
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        • You get priority at your zoned school 2-28-2021 8:24am
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            • That is different that nobody is local. I always picked my zoned school for pre-k 2-28-2021 8:29am
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          • In my city, we have the same thing. It's fine- dcs had neighborhood friends for after school and as they became more independent they also saw school friends 2-28-2021 8:29am
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      • NYC- many travel 2-28-2021 8:22am
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    • 30 minutes is fine. My dh commuted from Brooklyn to the UES for k-12 and he knew kids that commuted from nj, Connecticut etc 2-28-2021 8:19am
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    • do you expect this school for future grades as well? 2-28-2021 8:19am
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      • We do -- hopefully, if it works out, we'd like to keep him and his little sister there through 12th. 2-28-2021 8:26am
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        • Stay where you are for now and see how it goes. A neighborhood and a community I would not easily give up 2-28-2021 8:28am
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      • Ugh, thank you!!...(more) 2-28-2021 10:32am
        Just sent a request to get my account deleted. Thank you for looking out!
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  25. NYC Schools Fieldston or Riverdale for High School and why? TIA 2-27-2021 12:38pm (26 replies)
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    • whichever you like. they're so similar. 2-27-2021 12:39pm
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    • np. Anyone know how these schools have handled hybrid/remote/in-person learning this year? 2-27-2021 12:50pm
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      • Riverdale has been very cautious but handled it well. Started the school year a bit early to take advantage of low rates and good weather. Put up many tents to take advantage of...(more) 2-27-2021 4:59pm
        the campus. Kids weren't in person as much as parents would have liked but they've ramped it up and highschool will be in about 7 out of every 10 days. Fieldston has its hands tied because teachers are unionized. In-person started very late so they missed good weather, low rates and keep getting shut down due to positive cases.
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        • Thank you. Are you happy with the high school at riverdale? Is the faculty supportive? Are kids crushed with work or able to have balance/activities, etc? 2-27-2021 6:54pm
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    • If you're not "super work" Riverdale. Fieldston is in the process of imploding. See also, Dalton. 2-27-2021 4:56pm
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      • Woke 2-27-2021 4:59pm
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      • Tell me more about Fieldston imploding. What’s going on? Np 2-27-2021 4:59pm
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        • continuous turnover of leadership, unionized faculty, struggling to meet student demands from protest that they "agreed to". The only positive about the whole thing is that they...(more) 2-27-2021 5:01pm
          produced kids who outsmarted the adults.
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          • I have kids there (and I went there). None of this is implosion. The faculty has been unionized for decades, the major administrative turnover ended a few years ago. This isn't...(more) 2-27-2021 5:04pm
            even the first time they had a student strike. The school is not everyone's cup of tea, but there is no implosion.
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            • what do you mean turnover ended? the principal leaving after 3 years, previous one after 2 years... no continuity or ability to make progress 2-27-2021 5:08pm
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              • The Asst Principals are new... I could go on 2-27-2021 5:09pm
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              • Four years in pretty typical for these jobs, and for assistant principals -- the hotel ambitious mid-career people who eventually get HOS jobs. That's not turnover. 2-27-2021 5:12pm
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                • ^^^ hire, not hotel. In any case, as I said, different schools work for different kids and families, but there's no dramatics, beyond what there always has been. 2-27-2021 5:14pm
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                • Ok, well they haven't had a principal who stayed for more than 3 in the past decade. 2-27-2021 5:21pm
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                • The avg at Fieldston in the past 10 years is 2.5 2-27-2021 5:30pm
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                  • In which division? Rob's been there for a while and GB was there for decades. Upper has had 3 in 9 years, about to have another, not sure about middle. 2-27-2021 5:32pm
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                    • Upper, it's the hardest division to manage and has no long-term administrators. Faculty is unmanageable. Middle has an interim principal, previous one left after 3 years in the p....(more) 2-27-2021 6:58pm
                      osition.
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                    • You're forgetting all the interims. Leadership cannot sustain at Fieldston. They need someone with a real backbone and faculty will not allow it 2-28-2021 11:07am
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      • Fieldston is most definitely not imploding. 2-27-2021 4:59pm
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    • I would think the kid Hs a preference, they do have different vibes. Both very good schools. 2-27-2021 7:05pm
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      • difficult for kit to get a vibe when the process is fully virtual... 2-28-2021 12:51am
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    • Here are some differences: Academically, Riverdale is a more supportive environment. Fieldston expects much more independence. If your child is very verbal, self-motivated they...(more) 2-28-2021 11:13am
      can do really well at Fieldston. If they need more of a high touch system, Riverdale is better. Culturally, Fieldston is very progressive and political. Kids will learn a lot about Critical Race Theory. They have to do social justice work that is focused on marginalized groups (can't be climate change or animal welfare). Riverdale is more intent on welcoming different points of views. Fine and performing arts are better at Fieldston. Leadership is more stable and better at Riverdale. Fieldston's campus is nicer but Riverdale's is better maintained and updates (IMO). Fieldston is a more diverse and "woke" community, Riverdale is more ok with the level of wealth that exists.
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      • ^^ at Fieldston your kid likely will not study WW1, WW2 and the holocaust unless they find a way to fit it in as an elective. But they will study interesting histories of...(more) 2-28-2021 11:15am
        otheroppressed nations. You have to really ask yourself what you want in terms of education.
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        • Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. I prefer the riverdale curriculum and opportunity for support. However, worry about the overt wealth reputation. Want a place where...(more) 2-28-2021 1:35pm
          community and kindness is also stressed. asking too much??? tia
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          • I wouldn't worry too much about that. Both schools have their share of wealth and "fast" kids. Both also have nice kids, sporty kids, academic kids, artsy kids. Yours will find...(more) 2-28-2021 1:51pm
            their group.
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