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Old 05-21-2018, 04:30 AM
 
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We are considering a move to LI. I know public schools are excellent but they are so big and we are from a very small town. If we move we want to set our kids up so it's as fun and not scary as possible. Is there a private school with very strong academics and fun, hands on learning environment? Our current district is excellent, but they are also used to tons of worksheets. Would love to find a place more fun and playful but without losing academic rigor.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:32 AM
 
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Age of children?
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:56 AM
 
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We are considering a move to LI. I know public schools are excellent but they are so big and we are from a very small town. If we move we want to set our kids up so it's as fun and not scary as possible. Is there a private school with very strong academics and fun, hands on learning environment? Our current district is excellent, but they are also used to tons of worksheets. Would love to find a place more fun and playful but without losing academic rigor.
That’s is GREAT you want send them to private schools. I just can’t see spending $10,000 to $20,000 per year +/- on property (school) taxes PLUS a few more grand per year for private school.

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Old 05-21-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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Currently 4th and 1st. I'm most worried about 4th grader because he's such a small town boy and shy. He has 55 kids in his grade, one K-8 school for our whole town.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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He might actually like a bigger school better...oftentimes when relationships go south at small schools, there are few allies for the kid who has been turned against. In a bigger school with more kids he has more options to turn to.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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Why would you not want to "expose" your children to reality? Private La-Di-Dah School will shelter your kids and retard them on becoming normal members of society. You may think your kids are special and they are to you but they're just kids. Go public.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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I do expose them in other "real" ways, but we did make the mistake of moving into a small town (I have an older special needs child and it was bad for him). So this is what he knows unfortunately, and he won't want to move. I wouldn't want to put him into a tough situation. And I wouldn't call LI the "real" world, wealth is so extreme there. I would want a move to have things to look forward to for him.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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And sorry, he already has it tough being the younger sibling of a special needs child. He has plenty of "reality" and forced maturity in that department.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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Twingles, you have a good point. That would be best case scenario. What I'm worried about is that he'll suddenly have to change schools twice. Finish 5th then off to a gigantic middle school. And we'll rent first and I don't know if it will be easy to buy within district for youngest. I was thinking of putting them in a nice private they'll look forward to going to, this way they could still see each other at school too, which I think would help in a new place. LI seems like such an intense place, but my husband got an amazing job out there and the commute from where are may be too long.
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