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Old 03-27-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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We are having a very difficult time choosing what schools to put our children in. We currently live in Lewisville but would either like to see our kids in private school or at HPISD. Our daughter that will be entering preschool got in to Good Shepherd and Parish. Our son that will be entering Kindergarten was waitlisted at both. We have always wanted the children at the same school. HPISD has a great reputation and would be a much closer commute for my husband who works downtown. On the other hand, we love the benefits private schools provide. We are torn. Has anyone else had to make this decision? If so, what has been your experience?
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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HPISD is stronger academically than both Parish & Good Shepherd. IMO, the only privates worth paying for are the truly elite ones - St Mark's, Hockaday, Greenhill, Cistercian, Ursuline, Lamplighter, & ESD.

HPISD also provides a lot of the same community feeling / benefits that you would get in a private school.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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HPISD has a great reputation and would be a much closer commute for my husband who works downtown.
You would be looking to move from Lewisville to the Park Cities, right? If you can swing it financially, I don't think the Park Cities and HPISD is ever a "bad" decision.

Good luck!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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I'm going to vote for either GS or Parish. Your older one winning admission means your younger one - barring any significant externalities - will have a great shot to get in next year. Who knows your younger may beat the wait-list this year.


Unless you are flush with cash I would not pay the HP/UP home premiums over Preston Hollow and surrounding areas and send the kids to privates. Translated if you are going to live in HP/UP send your kids to school there.


We moved to be very close to our daughter's HS (Ursuline). As another poster mentioned in another thread there is little better than living a few minutes from your kiddo's school(s). Behind GS (just east) sits a neighborhood with homes from $500K-$3.5 million and just south and east homes over $10M.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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HPISD is stronger academically than both Parish & Good Shepherd. IMO, the only privates worth paying for are the truly elite ones - St Mark's, Hockaday, Greenhill, Cistercian, Ursuline, Lamplighter, & ESD.

HPISD also provides a lot of the same community feeling / benefits that you would get in a private school.
UA makes the cut but not Jesuit?
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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UA makes the cut but not Jesuit?
Yes, Jesuit worth it also! I was answering quickly.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:49 PM
 
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Yes, Jesuit worth it also! I was answering quickly.
I was just razzin' you a bit.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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I hear all are great schools.
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