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Old 02-08-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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we love sea cliff and agree about the quaintness, beauty, etc. kids are approaching middle school, mortgage would be higher but not an issue, commute to nyc will suck. I dunno, i know the high school will be better, etc. Our attachment is to our friends and our kids to theirs, not to the neighborhood.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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we love sea cliff and agree about the quaintness, beauty, etc. kids are approaching middle school, mortgage would be higher but not an issue, commute to nyc will suck. I dunno, i know the high school will be better, etc. Our attachment is to our friends and our kids to theirs, not to the neighborhood.
So sounds like you're moving for the HS. That seems dopey to me. Carey is fine (believe me I was hesitant about it but my oldest is doing great there among his old friends and meeting new ones). Besides you could always go private HS route and stay where you are.

Friends are important. I understand your hesitancy to leave them.

Personally, I am fearful of my ability to afford LI during my retirement years (20 years away) so my goal is get the kids through HS then all bets are off staying here. So I'd rather stay where I am, instead of losing money trading one house for another on LI, preparing to escape to cheaper pastures down the road. In the mean time kids have their friends, I've got mine in FS so I'm just staying put for now.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Glen Head, NY
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^yes, I think the HS situation is our lame-o reason for justifying moving. More house, on the water, with more land certainly helps.

Would love to hear more about your experience with Carey. I hear everything from ok to not great but an endorsement would be good to hear.
My wife is more concerned with it than I am. I was zoned for Franklin K. lane growing up for goodness sake.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Eldest is honor student in Carey, is in service and afterschool programs. Not a jock (although athletics are good there especially football). He is happy there. I've offered him a chance to attend a different school, but he doesn't want to. I've been happy with the amount of support and involvement the administration has given the students and their families so far.

Remember, every housewife in FS has an opinion on Carey, with a LOT of it based solely on hearsay. Most of the irrational fear is due to the monority kids in ESL, who truthfully, don't bother anyone. Most who freak out about a non lily white environment at Carey send their kids to Kellenberg or 2 years at St. Catherine's (where they encounter a huge surprise as a significant population of kids are escaping lousy schools in Queens).

You get out of school what you put into it. I've known kids who graduated Carey on full academic rides to college, and others who flunked out of Nassau. Just like almost every other HS in the country.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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thanks, not sure what the future holds for us but that is reassuring to hear.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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You'll figure it out. Call up Carey and see if you can get a tour of the school. That way you'll get first hand info on the school to base your decision on.
Is the offer contingent on selling the FS house? That might bide you some time to think about what you want to do.

Good Luck in which ever way you decide to go.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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^yes, is contingent on sale, not for proceeds (won't be any) just so we aren't trying to carry two mortgages. Thanks for the thoughtful replies, much obliged.
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