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Old 11-09-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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At $7500yr taxes, my local public school BETTER be the best damn school on the planet...even if it isn't.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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I would go with the most expensive one, usually that means they are the best! Good luck!
Really ? my wife says the same thing but I am not sure,, Expensive schools run about 25K a year.. you may get some arguments about this though!
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:17 AM
 
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Really ? my wife says the same thing but I am not sure,, Expensive schools run about 25K a year.. you may get some arguments about this though!
Really?
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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One local private school, Knox, is where 3V parents send their children when they have issues (social, educational) in the classroom. These aren't monster children, but be warned -- the one or two who wind up at Knox might be disruptive at first.

Stony Brook School is undergoing some changes which alumni, supporters and some staff have seriously questioned. They've turned over a number of teachers in the past few years. There's a FB page dedicated to this.

Coney made some good points about the smaller group of peers, distances between them, being in or out of 'the group'. Another thing to think about is whether your child will be a 'have' or a 'not have as much' amongst his or her peers.

Personally, I like Kayo_Michael's suggestion and while I don't know of any Juku school, I have had friends who could afford or who split tutors to give additional lessons after school, and others whose children attended Kumon for enrichment.

My neighbor's son did the Montessori, public school, gifted program and attends enrichment as well. He is very bright compared to his peers, but socially he's lost. He can't connect on their level (too much time in school, enrichment and extra piano lessons) and doesn't see the fun in kid things like playing ball. The kids piled up leaves to play in last year and he went about discussing the shape of the leaf, how it shows what type of oak it is, why they lose color.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Just because they go to an expensive school, does not guarantee that they will suceed both emotionally and educationally.

My sil is a super bright forensic phychiarist(sp), her dh is a super bright actuary. Book smart completely.

Socially ; the most inept people I have ever seen. Cannot deal with the realities of paying bills, moving homes, just everday things that most of us have to do for ourselves.

She went to a private school, one of the best universities in Ireland. He went to great colleges also. Just shows that money cannot buy basic social needs to live.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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One local private school, Knox, is where 3V parents send their children when they have issues (social, educational) in the classroom. These aren't monster children, but be warned -- the one or two who wind up at Knox might be disruptive at first.

I went there for a a year in the sixties when it was still The Knox School for Girls. Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter was there, a few years ahead of me. More recently my cousins's son taught there & he confirmed exactly what you said. The kids were terrible. Nuts.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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Given that every parent on Long Island thinks their kid will be the next Einstein and needs to go to the top tier colleges to major in Sociology...may I suggest you look into Boces. There are plenty of jobs out there now in the skilled trades. Perhaps you can unleash his potential in plumbing or electricity.
Not to interrupt your usual smarmy attempts at humor, but construction workers are among the hardest hit by the economic downturn.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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If money is no object try the Waldorf School in Garden City, tuition in the lower grades runs around $17,000 and progresses from there.

People are sending $40,000 on seat licenses for football games, at least this is for a good cause.

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Old 11-13-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Although not as highly rated as the better Public, Catholic, or Yeshiva schools, Friends Academy is generally considered the best private school in Nassau.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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Although not as highly rated as the better Public, Catholic, or Yeshiva schools, Friends Academy is generally considered the best private school in Nassau.
Thats what I've heard.. Don"t know how it compares to Waldorf or Eastwood or Portledge. If I am not a quaker, would christian have a problem with Friends Academy ? I mean I am considering FA but I guess real question is how do you define "best" ?
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