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Old 03-14-2012, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I'd maybe try Ursuline and Parish........or do you have a plan B if the wait list doesn't pan out....
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:53 AM
 
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Default Plan B

Our Plan B is the public school in our neighborhood (which is very a good school) then spending that $20k/year on vacations to Europe, Africa and Asia to supplement the public education.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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I know you must be disappointed but I think it actually makes a lot of sense to only apply to the school(s) that you know you will be happy with (and willing to dish out the $$$ for). It's a big investment and the public options are good. Did your child apply for an "off year"? It's hard when you apply to a non-entry year as openings are based on attrition.

I'd be interested in hearing whether waitlists ever move.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Our Plan B is the public school in our neighborhood (which is very a good school) then spending that $20k/year on vacations to Europe, Africa and Asia to supplement the public education.
I think you have a great Plan B!
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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We applied for a year when they have a larger number of openings. They told us there are more than 10 applicants per opening available even though it's not an 'off' year for admissions.

They also told us (during parent interview) that if we are wait listed, we should call and emphasize our interest, so I'm waiting for Spring Break to end to do just that.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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From my experience, I know several families who have had children move off the waitlist at Greenhill, one who got off at ESD, and no one move off at Hockaday at St. Marks. This year my daughter was waitlisted at Hockaday, and personally I consider that equivalent to a rejection.

And I think you did the correct thing by only apply to a school you are willing to pay the big bucks for. It is a waste of your time and your child's time to do otherwise.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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I believe many schools have a March 23rd deadline to pay a deposit to hold a spot. So, there may be some wait list movement in a couple of weeks.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Our son got into the school he wanted last year so we just went through the motions just in case his first choice was not a good fit.

So, that means a spot will open up come Friday.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Mostly Just Bring Money.

Speaks to the local value systems.

Things are not as phat around Dallas as they once were.

Even Hockaday is running ads, now.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Mostly Just Bring Money.

Speaks to the local value systems.

Things are not as phat around Dallas as they once were.

Even Hockaday is running ads, now.
Sorry your thesis is wrong. All of the better schools are well over-subscribed to use the financial metaphor.
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