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Old 04-28-2009, 12:05 PM
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I've been looking online for a good private school for my 1st grader & came across TCS in Fairfax. Anyone familiar w/this school? We're relocating to the area in July & would like to get familiar w/a couple of private school options. We're looking at renting (for now) in the Centreville or Ashburn areas. Any feedback on these locations would be much appreciated, also! My DH will be working in Springfield, so we've been told to stay away from 66, although we do like what we've seen in the Haymarket/Gainesville/Aldie areas, too. Would the commute to Springfield from there just be horrific? TIA!
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:12 PM
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How would the child get to school, from Ashburn that could be brutal. Centreville a little better but not much. If you lived in Burke the commute for both the kid and husband would be much better.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:27 PM
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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The Burke suggestion is a good one. You're husband will be impossible to live with if he has to commute from locations like Ashburn or Gainesville. Centerville is doable, but still ill-advised. The public schools in Fairfax County are top-notch; why waste money on a private school and have to fight traffic to get your child to a private school? Save that money for more important college tuition.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:12 PM
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I concur with the PP that the commute from Haymarket/Gainesville/Aldie would be a bear for your husband. You have other good options close to Springfield, including Burke, West Springfield, Fairfax. If you are planning to rent in Centreville/Ashburn, your husband will be able to test how bad the commute is and public transportation is not really an option from those areas. I would also recommend reconsidering where you want to rent unless you are doing it very short-term. Keep in mind that commutes during the summer months are not indicative of how bad things are during the rest of year, particularly during inclement weather.

As far as private schools, I'm not familiar with Trinity, but this link will provide a list of private schools in the area: Private Schools in Northern Virginia- Private School Directory
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