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Old 09-01-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Hi,

I am new to the forums, but I have searched the forum for the information in vain. I am looking for the best private schools ( kindergarten, 1 grade) in edison, woodbridge and metuchen areas. Please help. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Rutgers Prep.

Rutgers Preparatory School
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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Wardlaw-Hartridge

http://www.whschool.org/podium/default.aspx?t=10743
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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great!


How are these schools in comparison to one another?
How are these schools in comparison to Metuchen Christian ACademy, Metuchen and Saint Cecilia School, Iselin?

Thank you for the replies!
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Rutgers prep has always held the honors of being really good though I never attended nor has anyone I knew. I'm going by general reputation.

St. Cecilias is starting to look run down last I looked but that dont mean it's a bad school. I used to attend some night classes there many many years ago and while wandering the halls with all the pictures and writings from students even this young school hater was impressed. I also used to attend bi monthly meets with coin collectors for a whole lot of years which was held in the gym. Quite a few St Ceclias teachers were avid coin collectors and ran the whole show. I have some good memories of that school.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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St. Cecilia's used to be a great school back when I was in school in the 70's/80's. In the past decade, it, like every other school in Iselin/Edison has seen a demographic shift, with a large portion of it's student population being Indian/Asian- it's not the "white kid catholic school" that it once was. That's not necessarily a bad thing, just something to consider if you're thinking it's a lily-white catholic school.

I know several families who still send their kids there, and they say that each year there's more requests for donations, fundraising, "volunteering" (I used quotes because you can't really call it "volunteering" when you're basically required to do it), etc.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Piscataway
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St. Cecilia's used to be a great school back when I was in school in the 70's/80's. In the past decade, it, like every other school in Iselin/Edison has seen a demographic shift, with a large portion of it's student population being Indian/Asian- it's not the "white kid catholic school" that it once was. That's not necessarily a bad thing, just something to consider if you're thinking it's a lily-white catholic school.

I know several families who still send their kids there, and they say that each year there's more requests for donations, fundraising, "volunteering" (I used quotes because you can't really call it "volunteering" when you're basically required to do it), etc.
That's pretty much with any Catholic school these days. I pulled my kids out of St. Matthew School in Edsion because the tuition, donations, fundraising, and time was TOO much. Plus, publc schools have so much more to offer these days with their funding.

I work next to Rutgers Prep. It seems like a good school, but appears to have that typical snobby aroma that private schools emit. I heard that tuition is close to $10,000! For elementary!
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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You may also want to try Featherbed Lane School in Clark. I sent my kids to summer camp there when they were younger. If the school is half as well run as the camp, then it's a great school!
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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Thanks all for the replies and the information. I appreciate it.
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