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Old 04-13-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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Yesterday was the day people had to get their deposits in to private schools. So does that mean today's the day we will begin to see the wait lists begin to move? I'd love to hear from people who have dealt with this in years past.

I have three boys (rising 1st 8th 10th). I have committed to Galloway for the younger two. At this point, we are on a wait list at Pace and Galloway for my 10th (and still applying to Woodward and have Riverwood as an option).

Anyone else still not committed and hoping for an offer off of the wait list??
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Old 04-15-2018, 01:42 PM
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I am waiting with hope to hear from W on my boys. My husband keeps telling me to reset my expectations and be prepared for non-acceptance. Will someone please post the good news if you are off the waitlist and move to acceptance. We can all use some hope and good news.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Your husband is likely correct. The odds of them getting off the waitlist are not high at this point. I do know of one child who got off last week -- sibling of a current student though.

Have you notified the school that you are ok if only one is accepted - if you are?

Are you satisfied with your plan B -- if not, what steps can you take to ease your disappointment.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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For Westminster, parents can recover 50% of their enrollment costs if they withdraw by May 25 so that may be a date by when a few other spots open up.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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For Westminster, parents can recover 50% of their enrollment costs if they withdraw by May 25 so that may be a date by when a few other spots open up.
Thatís so frustrating. Just prolongs the process
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:23 AM
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Sadly we don’t have a backup plan but to go to our charter school which has not met our expectations. Both my kids are the top of their classes and yet were waitlisted for W. Aside from legacy and siblings- that does not bode well to me in terms of the present school’s standards. I keep hoping for a miracle.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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Sadly we donít have a backup plan but to go to our charter school which has not met our expectations. Both my kids are the top of their classes and yet were waitlisted for W. Aside from legacy and siblings- that does not bode well to me in terms of the present schoolís standards. I keep hoping for a miracle.
What part of town do you live/work in and how badly do you want out of your current school? I have a few ideas. Would you consider other private schools, that say, only go to eighth grade? Is your districted public high school out of the question later?
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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Looks like there might be a spot for my oldest at Galloway! Anyone have upper school experience there? He's super techy/geeky/math/science - Can he find that there??
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:12 PM
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I would love some help and thank you for your help and advice. I live in north Fulton and the other school we are considering is Fulton science private. I am not sure about their ivy placement as they did not have a graduating class yet and their writing and community programs do not appear to be appealing.
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Old 04-17-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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Congrats @allikok for getting this mostly resolved.
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