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Old 05-24-2007, 07:28 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me of some good private kindergartens around Mckinney, Frisco, Plano, or Allen area that aren't going to bankrupt the average middle class family?

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Old 05-24-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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Possibly Prestonwood Baptist???? I'm not sure of the exact name for their school.

Another choice I've heard about is Prince of Peace Luthern on the edge of Carrollton and Plano off Midway.

Also, I've heard that American Heritage which is in Carrollton but close to Plano has a good program and is pretty reasonable.

I tend to prefer public school in general. Especially, if you plan on ever sending your child to public school , you will want to consider the type of instruction/curriculum private schools offer. Often children come to public school lacking the necessary skills that the state requires and this is a difficult transition for them. Most public schools in the suburbs offer critical thinking skills that surpass some private schools. There are of course other private schools, but you asked for reasonable and these just came to mind.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:43 PM
 
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There's a website called dfw private schools dot com that is quite informative. Are you thinking long term or just this one school year? That would weigh in my decision. Some of the daycares offer kindergarten, but nothing beyond that. (Although once the public schools went to full day kinder, many daycares dropped their kinder program.) These programs would probably be cheaper than, say Prestonwood Baptist Academy.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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Canyon Creek Christian Academy.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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Yes this would be for one year, I was thinking that if it takes time for us to sell the house which it is looking like it is going to be, we would be better to put him in a private kindergarten so not to uproot him from his school during the year. Just our thoughts. Sonshinelife, thank you for the information. I put my oldest at DBU Lab school in her kindergarten year and it was by far the best school she has ever attended. If we had stayed in South Dallas, she would have attended there till they closed the doors ( this happened last year) . When she entered public school in Florida, she excelled far beyond her classmates and even here in Texas excells at writing and all subjects minus math which I believe Abeka messed her up in when we put her for one semester at a private school in Florida when we moved there.

I do agree with you about public curriculum because much of it is age appropriate and repetitious. We have discovered this from over the years with having our child in school and seeing what she brought home. DBU was good with using a well rounded curriculum which included saxon math and open court. DBU Lab School was a good decision for us, she was happy and she excelled. We hope we can find a good school for our son for his kindergarten year.
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