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Old 11-26-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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"Middle child has an amazing teacher at Mt. Bethel (public) and youngest is thriving at Timber Ridge." How is it possible for your kids to attend two different public elementary schools? Did the zoning change for your house?
In more civilized states, that is a common situation. Georgia is still living in the past.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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"Middle child has an amazing teacher at Mt. Bethel (public) and youngest is thriving at Timber Ridge." How is it possible for your kids to attend two different public elementary schools? Did the zoning change for your house?
I believe the poster said that one of her children receives special services. It could be that those services were not available at her districted school.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:59 AM
 
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In more civilized states, that is a common situation. Georgia is still living in the past.
Well, in the most "civilized" of "civilized" states, Massachusetts, this is not common at all. Really only in the much-maligned Boston Public Schools, where they do not have neighborhood schools at all, would you find the situation that you described.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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In more civilized states, that is a common situation. Georgia is still living in the past.
Oh please. Look at how great the progressive state of CA is doing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Oh please. Look at how great the progressive state of CA is doing.
Who cares about GA? I always compare GA to MN. Do you really wanna go there?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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"Middle child has an amazing teacher at Mt. Bethel (public) and youngest is thriving at Timber Ridge." How is it possible for your kids to attend two different public elementary schools? Did the zoning change for your house?
I have a kid with special needs who goes to a program at Mt. Bethel. Timber Ridge is our neighborhood school.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:27 AM
 
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Westminster, Lovett, Pace and AIS are all extremely difficult to get into. They are looking for top academic qualifications, yes, but at these grade levels, an athletic/artistic talent will also help. Pace is absolutely on par with Lovett academically--I'd venture to say it has a more intellectual culture on campus--though both are great schools. It will be just luck of the draw where you get in. Apply to as many places as possible. Also self-select. Are you Christian conservative? Consider Whitefield, Wesleyan. Are you more liberal? AIS, Atlanta Girls School, Paideia, etc. You will get in somewhere, as long as you cast a wide net.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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anyone with feedback on East Cobb Middle, we have a 6th grader next year.

child will be coming in from a smaaaall private school.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:01 AM
 
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Thanks. I was just looking at the beautiful campus at Westminster (for that matter any private school with a big campus) - rolling lawn, huge foorball field, amazing athletics complex, etc.. and I was wondering aloud to my husband if we will be paying a lot for facilities my kids don't use (much). My kids are the brainy science fair sort who treasure a good library a lot more than a football field. I know that every kid will get to use the athletics facilities, it is just that there is just this big section of resources my kids wouldn't maximize. But I guess it is all part of the package
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Don't worry, all of the facilities at Westminster are fabulous: the libraries, science labs, art rooms, theaters, etc...it's not just the gyms and athletic fields. Westminster puts the best tools available in the hands of its students, regardless of their intellectual, artistic or athletic interests. If you are interested in applying, you should definitely arrange a tour of the school with the Admissions office. Our daughter has been there since Pre-first and we've been very pleased. We are certain that she gets a fantastic education there.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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No need to worry about paying for facilities you don't use at Westminster. Westminster is alone among the privates in this: it has such a huge endowment that you are getting far more than you pay for. The school is subsidizing you. My kids don't go there, either, I'm just sayin'...
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