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Old 11-27-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Is Long Island Lutheran still around? I went there for one year in the sixties when it was brand new and still had all of the original buildings from the old estate it had been built on.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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nancy thereader, LuHi is still going strong, I know a kid who goes there and the family says it's a great school
Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: middle island
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Best education = from parents after school. Ex. The homeless Brentwood girl who's an intel finalist.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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As a former HS bio teacher, I can tell you that while I would never comeback with the comment that BigBlue53 did immediately after your question. Although I tend to agree that we are pushing our kids to excel too early and as a result we have created a whole generation plus of kids with ulcers and personality problems and poor social skills.

I am not trying to be mean here but you list your "want" list for your 4th grader. I want my child to get most out of lower school & middle school, and ultimately get into "top tier" college by going to "college prep" school. Are you being fair to that child? You seem to be trying to set him/her up for the rest of his/her life to do exactly what? This is a 4th grader and you are worried about college already. Have you determined what career path you want him/her to follow? What firm/hospital to work for? This is your child not a game piece that you play strategy with. IF your child is a student and is in a good school, he/she will excel. Cream rises to the top. If you are unhappy with the local schools do your research and find a private school. Please STOP with BEST - there is no such thing as a one size fits all shoe, and so too, not one school that is BEST for all, all children are individuals. The most well rounded of my students often times were not the BEST, and I can tell you many of them turned out just fine. Put yourself as a 4th grader and see how you would feel if your parents were doing to you, what you are to your child.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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The one thats on Ling Island.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:24 AM
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"The BEST" Eduction BEGINS at home

Classic.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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As a former HS bio teacher, I can tell you that while I would never comeback with the comment that BigBlue53 did immediately after your question. Although I tend to agree that we are pushing our kids to excel too early and as a result we have created a whole generation plus of kids with ulcers and personality problems and poor social skills.

I am not trying to be mean here but you list your "want" list for your 4th grader. I want my child to get most out of lower school & middle school, and ultimately get into "top tier" college by going to "college prep" school. Are you being fair to that child? You seem to be trying to set him/her up for the rest of his/her life to do exactly what? This is a 4th grader and you are worried about college already. Have you determined what career path you want him/her to follow? What firm/hospital to work for? This is your child not a game piece that you play strategy with. IF your child is a student and is in a good school, he/she will excel. Cream rises to the top. If you are unhappy with the local schools do your research and find a private school. Please STOP with BEST - there is no such thing as a one size fits all shoe, and so too, not one school that is BEST for all, all children are individuals. The most well rounded of my students often times were not the BEST, and I can tell you many of them turned out just fine. Put yourself as a 4th grader and see how you would feel if your parents were doing to you, what you are to your child.

Cant rep this enough - it is very true. There is no "best". My college roommate went to Stuyvesant, a high school everyone calls "the best" in NYC. She is really brilliant, but terribly lazy. She is now on her 3rd Masters degree, in her mid 30s and still lives at home, isn't married and has a terrible employment record (actually canned from 2 jobs so far because she cant seem to get to work on time). Education starts at home.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Centereach
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yeah, I've been in the OP's shoes. In the end, you learn that a race horse will run like hell, no matter where he or she is. Just make sure you provide the skills at home for your child to flourish. And on the other hand, sometimes a child will surprise you with learning difficulties... You just never know.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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friends academy is an extremely well and friendly environment. don't listen to the rumors of the stuck up brats, because it's not true. even though the price is high, my children are learning at a very well pace and my oldest one was accepted to both harvard and UPenn though she chose UPenn for a career is osteopathic surgery. also, although it is a quaker school, students of any ethnicities and religions are allowed. the quaker tradition is to keep a peaceful mind and the disciplinary system is not overly-harsh nor lousy, more like more toward the upper, but your child will not be a ruffian.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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^you need spell check or better grammar I am guessing you didn't go to Friends. jk

i know some very well-adjusted kids who go to Friends but lets not fool ourselves, it's a rich-kids school.
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