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Old 08-19-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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We might be moving to Mpls, and for family reasons would live in Lowry Hill. Are there good public schools nearby? I have an 8 year old and 11 year old, so we're looking for elementary, middle and (eventually) high schools.

Anybody with advice about the Lake Harriet upper school? And where might a child safely go from there (HS)?

Or does everyone in Lowry Hill send their kids to Breck and St. Paul Academy?
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:34 PM
 
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Lk. Harriet is a great school, but may be difficult to get into as there is alot of demand for those spaces. Kenwood Elem. (Franklin and Penn) has a good reputation and may have more kids from the immediate neighborhood.
The area is districted to Southwest. A wonderful school, hands down. There is no reason for it, but if you went with private schools Breck is the most prestigious. DeLaSalle is a good Catholic school and would be conveniently located.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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Although I have no first-hand experience of the Minneapolis schools, everything I've heard is accurate to what Minnehahapolitan says. If you look at schooldigger both Lake Harriet lower and upper and Southwest get excellent reviews. I've heard good things about Kenwood Elementary too. You'd be in a good part of town for schools.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Thank you both very much, that was helpful. Can one apply to the schools (Lake Harriet) from out of Minneapolis? Do I call the individual schools to ask or is there a central district application process?
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Mahtomedi, MN
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Thank you both very much, that was helpful. Can one apply to the schools (Lake Harriet) from out of Minneapolis? Do I call the individual schools to ask or is there a central district application process?
I lived very close to Lake Harriet School and I believe it is the only 5 star school in the district. There is a lot of pressure on that school, so getting in from outside the district would be difficult.

Edina Schools are very close to there, and I know several people who sent kids there from SW Minneapolis. They had to pay something like $1000 per year for that. This may have changed, so check it out.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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Edina is cutting down on the number of open-enrollment slots.
The safest bet is to buy a house that is districted to the school you want. One could apply to Lk. Harriet from outside the City, but people within the City are getting cut out. Your chances of getting in from a suburban area are damn near none.
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