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Old 02-08-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Default Ashley Hall or Porter Gaud?

Does anyone send their child to either school and what is considered the best?
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:09 PM
 
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Ashley Hall is an all-girls school. (just in case you didn't already know that). Both have excellent reputations, and I know a fair amount of grads from both schools. I honestly don't think you're going to get an answer on which one is "best". I don't think there is an objective answer to that question. They're just different.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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yes i know AH is all girls, i have a daughter. I wanted someone who is familiar with their education, with facilities and faculty, resources.

but that ok , thanks anyway
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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be sure to check the lawsuit from 2000 vs PG...
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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My hubby went to Porter Guad and it was great back then, as in over 10 years ago. The standards seem to have gone down in the last few years. This is my speculation from what I've heard since I'm not in the city and do not have any kids there.
The problems I've heard is that they are pandering to the parents more than they are working the kids at a college level.
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I know I'm going to show my bias here, but have you considered other private schools? My alma mater, Bishop England, has a very good reputation city and statewide. If you're daughter isn't high school age yet, try these other Catholic schools affiliated with BE: Blessed Sacrament and Nativity. First Baptist is a much smaller school, providing a very good student to teacher ratio.

Ashley Hall would be considered maybe one step above Porter Gaud, primarily because its reputation includes the former first lady Barbara Bush and its curriculum follows more of a classical education. However, PG has had a good rep in my hometown for many years.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Home of the Blockhouse Races
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I'm an AH grad, class of 72. It was great back then but that WAS 35 years ago. I haven't keep up with the school much except for receiving their newsletter in the years since. I did recently (about a month ago) talk to a mom of two PG students and she was quite pleased with the education her sons were receiving. Liz
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