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Old 11-01-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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Hello - I am still researching different towns and schools. Can anyone shed some light on Natick as a town, Natick diversity stats, and elementary schools? How is the diversity in both schools and the town in general? Also, I read about "global child" in elementary schools where kids can take spanish or french (based on student sign up). Does anyone have any information on this and how it works (is it lottery based? 1 day a week, ect)?

Thank you!
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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can anyone help me out with this one?
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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If you're ever wondering about diversity of ethnicity or diversity of income, City-Data has all the stats from the census. These numbers are about 6 years old now, but it's doubtful that there's been a massive population shift in that short of a time. Here's Natick's page:

https://www.city-data.com/city/Natick-Massachusetts.html

The town is about 85% Caucasian which is a bit more diverse than many other area towns which are 90%+. Natick also has a vast diversity of housing (everything from small condos to large estates to everything in between) and a diversity of incomes.

Personally, I think it's a lovely place to live. Definitely plenty of shops & restaurants in town and a great town center where they have concerts and other activities on the green in the summer. The people of the town are clearly dedicated to education because they just built a new high school a couple of years ago and Natick always ranks pretty well when you look at lists put out in the area.

I'm not terribly familiar with the "Global Child" program you mentioned. Here's a link to a flier put out by the school system about it. There seems to be contact information on there for people who have questions:

http://www.natickps.org/Lilja/Documents/Natick.pdf
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Old 11-09-2016, 03:49 PM
 
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By the time you're done researching the quality and diversity of every top school district in Massachusetts, your hypothetical children will be ready to graduate from their hypothetical Ivy League universities.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Metrowest Boston
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My wife and I chose Natick, and moved here a few month ago. We're very much enjoying it. The excellent schools are a plus. Natick is central to everything my family needs.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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If you're ever wondering about diversity of ethnicity or diversity of income, City-Data has all the stats from the census. These numbers are about 6 years old now, but it's doubtful that there's been a massive population shift in that short of a time. Here's Natick's page:

https://www.city-data.com/city/Natick-Massachusetts.html

The town is about 85% Caucasian which is a bit more diverse than many other area towns which are 90%+. Natick also has a vast diversity of housing (everything from small condos to large estates to everything in between) and a diversity of incomes.

Personally, I think it's a lovely place to live. Definitely plenty of shops & restaurants in town and a great town center where they have concerts and other activities on the green in the summer. The people of the town are clearly dedicated to education because they just built a new high school a couple of years ago and Natick always ranks pretty well when you look at lists put out in the area.

I'm not terribly familiar with the "Global Child" program you mentioned. Here's a link to a flier put out by the school system about it. There seems to be contact information on there for people who have questions:

http://www.natickps.org/Lilja/Documents/Natick.pdf
This is great information, thank you!
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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By the time you're done researching the quality and diversity of every top school district in Massachusetts, your hypothetical children will be ready to graduate from their hypothetical Ivy League universities.
I am blessed to have 2 sets of "hypothetical" twin children, they are all 4 and under, so we have time before they start public schools. I noticed you have a lot of sarcastic toned responses - just remember that you could be responding to someone who is going through a very tough or troubling time in life, or someone who came from nothing, and wants something better for their kids. If you can respond nicely, great, otherwise just keep it to yourself.
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:42 PM
 
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I am blessed to have 2 sets of "hypothetical" twin children, they are all 4 and under, so we have time before they start public schools. I noticed you have a lot of sarcastic toned responses - just remember that you could be responding to someone who is going through a very tough or troubling time in life, or someone who came from nothing, and wants something better for their kids. If you can respond nicely, great, otherwise just keep it to yourself.
I'm someone who came from nothing, and I'm going through a very tough and troubling time. It's cathartic for me to channel that frustration by responding with sarcasm whenever I see repetitive posts seeking publicly available diversity stats.

If you can't handle facetious responses from bitter people, then you really don't belong on an anonymous public forum. The broad range of attitudes makes the Internet more diverse, so I would think you'd welcome the saltier contributions.
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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I am blessed to have 2 sets of "hypothetical" twin children, they are all 4 and under, so we have time before they start public schools. I noticed you have a lot of sarcastic toned responses - just remember that you could be responding to someone who is going through a very tough or troubling time in life, or someone who came from nothing, and wants something better for their kids. If you can respond nicely, great, otherwise just keep it to yourself.
You have four kids under the age of four? How is it that you are still awake? I thought I had it tough with three kids (6, 2, & 1) but I guess someone always has it worse.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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You have four kids under the age of four? How is it that you are still awake? I thought I had it tough with three kids (6, 2, & 1) but I guess someone always has it worse.
I wouldn't exactly call my situation "worse" - I feel truly blessed for my children
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