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  1. NYC Schools What kind of SSAT scores are considered competitive? How do these scores compare with ISEE? 3-21-2017 11:45am (0 replies)
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  2. NYC Schools Do you know the math system they teach in your dcs' school? A mom asked me and I had no idea! 3-21-2017 11:10am (16 replies)
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    • I learn it since I have to help my DD with homework. 3-21-2017 11:11am
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    • No. I don't care what system they used. 3-21-2017 11:11am
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      • this. and I review homework all the time. 3-21-2017 11:11am
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    • nope 3-21-2017 11:11am
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    • Program? Yes 3-21-2017 11:11am
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    • everyday math. 3-21-2017 11:13am
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    • yes 3-21-2017 11:13am
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    • I don't know, I think maybe I knew it when they had it, the teacher said it in open school night but Honestly I didn't really focus on it, it was publicschool, not like it made a...(more) 3-21-2017 11:14am
      difference for us. I know my HS kids are in just whatever the regular Common Core math is
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    • yes, everyday math and singapore math 3-21-2017 11:15am
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      • is it the same school that teaches both Everyday math and Singapore math? Those are polar opposites 3-21-2017 11:19am
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        • yes, everyday math so they can pass the stupid standardized tests, singapore math so they can actually learn something 3-21-2017 11:21am
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    • Like the name of the textbook? I think it's everyday math but they supplement a lot. 3-21-2017 11:16am
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    • What's the name of what they teach elementary school kids in nyc public? 3-21-2017 11:18am
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      • not alls chools use the same 3-21-2017 11:19am
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        • Oh I thought it was standard in the publics. Interesting. 3-21-2017 11:22am
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    • Is there somewhere one school websites where they list this? Like what program does St. B's use versus Spence? 3-21-2017 11:28am
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  3. NYC Schools Not one peep about PAC--that preschool disappeared off the face of the earth! 3-17-2017 12:47pm (3 replies)
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    • Isn't it on the west side with a new name? Park something 3-17-2017 1:04pm
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    • Yes, I just looked it up. There isn't much sympathy on this board because it's supposed to be a rich person's issue, but I still think it's crazy that it went from ba popular UES...(more) 3-17-2017 1:18pm
      Being a popular UES school to obscurity.
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    • The church sold the building to a RE developer and the school moved to the west side and has a different name. 3-23-2017 1:25pm
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  4. NYC Schools Anyone attend Harlem Hebrew? Thoughts? Not happy with public school and looking to change for 3rd grade. 3-17-2017 7:53am (0 replies)
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  5. NYC Schools Anyone know how Allen Stevenson fared for high school admissions? 3-17-2017 7:49am (0 replies)
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  6. NYC Schools Anyone giving up a LREI, Packer, or Grace spot for high school? 3-14-2017 6:06pm (2 replies)
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    • one of these things is not like the others. 3-14-2017 6:08pm
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  7. NYC Schools Laguardia or Steiner? 3-11-2017 10:49pm (1 reply)
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    • Laguardia. Steiner is weird and tiny 3-11-2017 11:04pm
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  8. NYC Schools High school results? 3-10-2017 11:49am (2 replies)
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    • yes... 3-10-2017 11:51am
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    • I graduated! 3-10-2017 11:52am
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  9. NYC Schools Https://www.societyleadership.org/content/putlocker-hd-watch-fifty-shades-darker-2017-online-movie-free-full...(more) 3-9-2017 12:53pm (0 replies)
  10. NYC Schools Http://www.dakotabroadcasting.com/vodlockerhd-watch-fifty-shades-darker-2017-online-movie-free-full/...(more) 3-2-2017 7:04am (0 replies)
  11. NYC Schools BASIS in manhattan?...(more) 2-28-2017 12:47pm (1 reply)
    has anyone had any experience with this new private school opening?
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    • BASIS...(more) 1-26-2018 3:44pm
      Yes. A very good experience.
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. NYC Schools Https://www.behance.net/gallery/48720219/50USAFifty-Shades-Darker-(2017)-Online-Watch-FULL...(more) 2-12-2017 6:03am (0 replies)
  23. 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)
  24. 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)
  25. 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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