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Old 04-10-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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I heard some news that made me curious. Apparently the Heiskell School in the Buckhead area decided to close after 65 years. This caused a flurry of increased admissions to other schools. Does anyone know about this or how it affected admissions this year
My opinion is that it might have caused an increase in applications but not at all sure those students would have been accepted necessarily. Heiskell was a different kind of school than Westminster etc, in my opinion.

The biggest impact on number of applications is improving economy. Second, is probably the continuing decline of DeKalb schools.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Heiskell was also a small school as compared to others. Although they all had to go somewhere, I would think that there were probably only a couple of schools that this affected (Whitefield Academy probably being one since their religious missions were similar).
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:03 PM
 
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Heiskell families I know applied to Lovett, Westminster, ACA, HIES and Mt Vernon, as well as Whitefield and Heritage Prep. These are families who would have applied for middle school but were applying in the middle of elementary. I do think it had some impact for kids applying in 1st through 5th--in grades where there are so few spots.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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Honestly I wouldn't *not* choose High Meadows and living in Roswell because it seems too conservative. It might not be quite as easy as living in the city to find your tribe, but we are out here, even in Cobb! Paidaia would have been my first choice if we could have afforded it...but you may just find, if you choose High Meadows and then to stay beyond the 3 yrs., that Walton is a wonderful high school and it is not worth the cost in real estate or tuition to go private for high school.

Edited to add: Pope is also excellent and worth considering.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:06 PM
 
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Honestly I wouldn't *not* choose High Meadows and living in Roswell because it seems too conservative. It might not be quite as easy as living in the city to find your tribe, but we are out here, even in Cobb! Paidaia would have been my first choice if we could have afforded it...but you may just find, if you choose High Meadows and then to stay beyond the 3 yrs., that Walton is a wonderful high school and it is not worth the cost in real estate or tuition to go private for high school.

Edited to add: Pope is also excellent and worth considering.

And don't forget Roswell High School--also an excellent and wonderful high school.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
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Honestly I wouldn't *not* choose High Meadows and living in Roswell because it seems too conservative. It might not be quite as easy as living in the city to find your tribe, but we are out here, even in Cobb!
Interesting. You're the third person on this thread that has said this, but I actually got the idea that the area wasconservative from another housing thread on this board. Ha. My experience with the school itself was fantastic and driving around town I got a good vibe too. So I came here to confirm and found giggles in threads suggesting the area was even remotely liberal.

We're outgoing people and I'm sure we'll find our way. High Meadows is a geeat school and It's looking like Roswell and the surrounding areas are our best bet.


Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:21 PM
 
Location: North Carolina for now....ATL soon.
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A wait list for private school entrance in Atlanta?? That's SO New York City! Wow, didn't know that went on in Atlanta. Of course, I'm single with no children. Feel free to ignore this comment.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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Any additional info on the wait-list movements?
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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Got the call today that our daughter got in Galloway off the waitlist. She will be in 6th grade. We are thrilled. This whole process is very stressful. Good luck to those still waiting to hear!
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Got the call today that our daughter got in Galloway off the waitlist. She will be in 6th grade. We are thrilled. This whole process is very stressful. Good luck to those still waiting to hear!
Congratulations! Agreed that the process is extremely successful but also gratifying when you feel the right decision has been made for your child.
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