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Old 05-30-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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Thank you all so much for your comments, very helpful & most appreciated! I love the idea of calling the schools to see how they help new kids integrate & will do, thank you!
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:57 PM
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GC is a popular choice due to the proximity to Manhattan, but obviously that's not a problem (now)?


I don't know CSH too well, but I've lived in GC for 7 years and am raising 3 children there (1st gr, pre-k and toddler school). The schools and parent involvement is awesome, which I think makes it one of the top SDs in the city and it's in the top 100 nationwide.



The town itself is definitely improving with new coffee shops/restaurants/bars opening and you're close to RVC or the mall (both with good entertainment options).


I'm not going into the diversity question (already answered earlier), although I'm curious why it's important. Kids are kids and they really aren't aware of diversity around them. For the record, in my daughter's K/1st school there are a handful of African American students, and there's absolutely zero problems with any racism, etc. There's this whole myth about 'white town's: everyone I talk to don't care about skin color or ethnicity as long as they fit in the community (which means common sense things like respect your neighbors, take care of your lawn/house, be involved in your child's life among other things).


Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:39 PM
 
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Am I the only one who finds it funny that a poster who is concerned about diversity is talking about the two whitest and richest districts around? CSH is 92% white with a 1% economically disadvantaged rate and Garden City is 91% white with a 3% economically disadvantaged rate.
Maybe her family is diverse.
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Old Today, 02:22 PM
 
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What did you end up choosing? My husband and I are in the same boat. I'd prefer CSH for the space, husband prefers GC for commute
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