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Old 02-22-2013, 05:25 PM
 
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Just wondering from parents out there who have been through the process of applying to private schools, how difficult is it really to actually get in? Acceptance letters go out soon - very nervous!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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Just a wild guess, but my guess is that if you're willing and able to pay the Ravenscroft tuition you're in like flint.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Just a wild guess, but my guess is that if you're willing and able to pay the Ravenscroft tuition you're in like flint.
Someone today told me that Ravenscroft's tuition is now $27,000???
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:20 AM
 
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They are very bigoted based on color -- your money must be very green (LOL).
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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They are very bigoted based on color -- your money must be very green (LOL).
LOTS of green!!!

Vicki
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I don't think that the OP came here to have people laugh at him/her for choosing a private school. Just because you would make a different choice, it doesn't mean you need to be rude about it.

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my guess is that if you're willing and able to pay the Ravenscroft tuition you're in like flint.
I believe the expression is "in like Flynn," as in Errol Flynn, the actor.

To answer the original question, it is my understanding that 6th grade is an entry point for Ravenscroft, since it's the beginning of their middle school. That usually means that chances are reasonably good for a student to get in, if he/she is a good fit for the school. DA's middle school starts in fifth, but I think they have added an extra section or additional seats in each section for sixth, since that is a transition point in so many other schools. That probably means it will be a little harder to get into DA for sixth, since they add a number of new students in fifth.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I don't think that the OP came here to have people laugh at him/her for choosing a private school. Just because you would make a different choice, it doesn't mean you need to be rude about it.


I believe the expression is "in like Flynn," as in Errol Flynn, the actor.
"In Like Flint" as in James Coburn, the actor. It's just a silly take off of the original some of us morons like to use

I don't believe anyone is laughing at the choice of a private school.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Ravenscroft tuition is $20k, not $27k - yes, still steep.

Don't really want to get into the "why would you spend 20k on tuition...", just wondering if anyone had any experience getting in to private school at the middle school point. If one is wait listed, how good are the chances? How important are the admissions tests? My child is above average grade-wise, but not in the AG program, and not a stellar tester. Extracurriculars, sports and school involvement are all great.

Thank you to all who have posted!
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Ravenscroft tuition is $20k, not $27k - yes, still steep.

Don't really want to get into the "why would you spend 20k on tuition...", just wondering if anyone had any experience getting in to private school at the middle school point. If one is wait listed, how good are the chances? How important are the admissions tests? My child is above average grade-wise, but not in the AG program, and not a stellar tester. Extracurriculars, sports and school involvement are all great.

Thank you to all who have posted!
Hi and welcome to the board! Asking certain type questions here unfortunately comes with more snark than answers. I'm sorry no one has been more helpful.

You are certainly right, you do not have to get into why you chose X school in order to ask a simple question about admissions experiences. Good luck finding answers, knowledge is power. I hope this
post is not deleted by the moderator as so many of my others have been...
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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My kids aren't at Ravenscroft but I have a friend with kids there. They both easily got in and one was in a gifted program at public school, the other was an average (at best) student. So, I think your chances are good. It's a very good school and I hear so many positives about it.
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