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Old 11-02-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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Hello
We are a family (couple with 3 kids 12-7-7 years old) hoping to move to the Bay area.
I was wondering if you can give me some advice about good school district around San Jose area - Saratoga - Cupertino- Willow - Almaden etc ..
Thks for your help
M.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Hello
We are a family (couple with 3 kids 12-7-7 years old) hoping to move to the Bay area.
I was wondering if you can give me some advice about good school district around San Jose area - Saratoga - Cupertino- Willow - Almaden etc ..
Thks for your help
M.
I think all of the areas you've listed above, except for Willow Glen, have good schools. Other cities in Santa Clara County with good schools are Los Gatos, Los Altos, Palo Alto and Mountain View.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Hello
We are a family (couple with 3 kids 12-7-7 years old) hoping to move to the Bay area.
I was wondering if you can give me some advice about good school district around San Jose area - Saratoga - Cupertino- Willow - Almaden etc ..
Thks for your help
M.
All good districts. Budget is always a concern in these areas even for those well off, but for the most part, the more you can pay, the better you can get.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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When our daughter was in 1st grade in the highly rated Cupertino school district, we made the decision to send her to private school, as the public school was "one size fits nobody." One factor was logistics: child care and extensive activities & clubs both before & after school at the private school. She's now a senior at an ivy league school.

By choosing the schools our children attend, we do more than finding academic programs. We are choosing the universe from which our kids will see their peers and select their friends.

We are happy we went private even though we were originally committed to the public school system. Check out the Harker School (pre-K through 12) The Harker School. The year my daughter graduated, 12% of Harker's graduating class was admitted to MIT. It isn't just hard-core academics, though. Lots of other things that are wonderful. The families & kids were great.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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When our daughter was in 1st grade in the highly rated Cupertino school district, we made the decision to send her to private school, as the public school was "one size fits nobody." One factor was logistics: child care and extensive activities & clubs both before & after school at the private school. She's now a senior at an ivy league school.

By choosing the schools our children attend, we do more than finding academic programs. We are choosing the universe from which our kids will see their peers and select their friends.

We are happy we went private even though we were originally committed to the public school system. Check out the Harker School (pre-K through 12) The Harker School. The year my daughter graduated, 12% of Harker's graduating class was admitted to MIT. It isn't just hard-core academics, though. Lots of other things that are wonderful. The families & kids were great.
Thks for your reply and comments.
I am not really familiar with the private / public school practice in the USA. We are coming from France and we are in the East Coast since two years in a very very nice public school.
The main issue here (of course I fully agree and understand your comment) is the budget.
What is the average year budget for such private schools?
Thks
Mouradusa
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Valley Christian ranges from $10,560.00-$15,268.00 depending on the grade of your child and seem to be the only other private school that provides k-12 service. Harker (k-12) costs $26,560-$37,500. It's going to be expensive no matter what choices you do. A shame that in one of the most innovative places in the world requiring the most educated workforce, nearly all of our local public schools can't provide the education our students need to succeed here.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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If a child goes to a K-8 private school, what would be the choices of a private high school?
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