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Old 12-21-2015, 11:10 AM
 
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Know families who were dissatisfied at that school. They were happy while their kids were in school, but as soon as they moved and switched their kids to public schools, they learned their kids grades were not giving according to their level of knowledge... They had to dire tutors to get help.
Thanks for replying, EngGirl! I wouldn't pay for a private school anyway. Fortunately, we should be able to supplement whatever education our daughter gets from a decent public school, but I heard their high-school level is very good, with many of their graduates making it into Ivy League type universities (it's funny the link they provide for listing the above mentioned universities doesn't seem to work, though.)
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:18 PM
 
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Thanks for replying, EngGirl! I wouldn't pay for a private school anyway. Fortunately, we should be able to supplement whatever education our daughter gets from a decent public school, but I heard their high-school level is very good, with many of their graduates making it into Ivy League type universities (it's funny the link they provide for listing the above mentioned universities doesn't seem to work, though.)
If this is what you're striving for, then definitely consider an IB (international baccalaureate) school, such as King or Strawberry Crest. They have very high academic standards and a very high percentage of graduates going on to Ivy League and other prestigious schools.

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Old 12-21-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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If this is what you're striving for, then definitely consider an IB (international baccalaureate) school, such as King or Strawberry Crest. They have very high academic standards and a very high percentage of graduates going on to Ivy League and other prestigious schools.

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It will totally depend on what our daughter will choose when the time comes. She certainly has the potential, but we wouldn't push her into anything she wouldn't want to do, so I am just collecting information for now. Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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It will totally depend on what our daughter will choose when the time comes. She certainly has the potential, but we wouldn't push her into anything she wouldn't want to do, so I am just collecting information for now. Thanks!
IB is definitely something you cant make your kid do, the amount of homework is staggering its a big commitment.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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It will totally depend on what our daughter will choose when the time comes. She certainly has the potential, but we wouldn't push her into anything she wouldn't want to do, so I am just collecting information for now. Thanks!
As someone who was "pushed" and unhappy about it years ago, I completely understand my parents now and glad they did it. Looking at my friends who were not pushed and where they are at now, I am sure they wish they made different choices. At the end of the day any kid has potential, especially in this County, for some it just takes more time spending with books and studying but it's all totally do-able! Being a mentor for middle and high school girls here I see most of them "chose" whatever is easier and doesn't require a lot of involvement, so this push from parents might be very well justified. Just my opinion of course.
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