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Old 07-02-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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Recommendations for top preschools in the city? We live south East Cobb bordering Sandy Springs but are willing to drive to buckhead, etc. for a good school. So far we have heard Suzuki is a good option.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:17 PM
 
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If you're looking for a Montessori-like approach with child-centered learning like Suzuki, consider The Galloway School in Chastain Park. If your child responds well to that environment and would like to continue, then you're done dealing with the competitive private school admissions process. You'll need to start school visits and testing in early November through January if you go the PreK-12 private school route.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:24 AM
 
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All of the big Buckhead churches (Peachtree Pres, PRUMC, St. Phillips etc.) have good preschool programs that tend to feed the Buckhead private schools if that's of interest to you. I'm not sure too many people are coming in from outside Buckhead/Vinings so you will be driving down for play dates and parties...
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:52 AM
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I'm not sure what defines a 'top' preschool, nor can I wrap my head around the competitiveness of parents of 4 year olds but FWIW my kids go to the Spanish Academy. We've been thrilled with the experience, staff, and the ability to have a natively bilingual kid. The have a Cobb campus.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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Thank you for the replies! Limited information/reviews online and we have very few contacts who have young children. So far based on a limited amount of data and school visits it sounds like Suzuki, Dunwoody Prep, Creme de la Creme, and MJCC's The Weinstein School are solid options. I would appreciate any input on said schools.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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St. James UMC Preschool is in Sandy Springs and very popular and well-respected. Do you need full-day care? I agree with CParker that Galloway is an excellent option. Also Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is in Sandy Springs and also has a preschool. MVPS, Galloway and the good church preschools in Buckhead (St. Annes, Peachtree Pres, Peachtree Road, Northside Methodist) are better than Dunwoody Prep, and Creme de la creme in my opinion, but not sure you should drive in from East Cobb just for the aforementioned church preschools, unless your plan is to eventually move to Buckhead. For Sandy Springs, check out St. James, Galloway and MVPS.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:34 PM
 
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Plenty of great pre schools in East Cobb, raising kids at a high standard is kind of what the area’s all about. Depending on what you’re looking for, could try Mt Bethel, Mt Zion, St Anne’s, High Meadows...
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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I'm not sure what defines a 'top' preschool, nor can I wrap my head around the competitiveness of parents of 4 year olds
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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I'm not sure what defines a 'top' preschool, nor can I wrap my head around the competitiveness of parents of 4 year olds but FWIW my kids go to the Spanish Academy. We've been thrilled with the experience, staff, and the ability to have a natively bilingual kid. The have a Cobb campus.
So you're going to put snarky quotes around "top" and imply this parent is competitive, but you did enough research yourself to find The Spanish Academy, which is an excellent (aka top) place. Were you looking for a crappy preschool and landed there by mistake? I give up, I really do.
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Old Yesterday, 06:03 AM
 
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How are preschools evaluated? Obviously cleanliness and safety, but beyond that what should you be looking for?
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