Not all that, nor overrated. They are not the same, but for a kid who's not super-STEM, and somewhere on the line between creative and intellectual, likes something mid-size....(more)3-26-2019 8:22am
There are not a ton of options in publics in NYC. Also, neither of those schools is a straight screen, so they are open to kids within a range beyond pretty basic cut-offs (grades and test scores). So you can get a range of kids above a certain baseline, which is (for better or worse) what many people really want.