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Old 07-18-2009, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Haymarket, VA
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What made me think about it again, too, was that we'd begun to think we were priced out of daycare and we either had to take on a smaller mortgage or rent, or somehow cut expenses, or just wait until the older one is 5 and goes to school, and then pay for the younger one to start day care.

Then a friend of mine who lives in Howard County, Md. unfortunately said his children go to a sort of co-op day care, where the parents come in daily and help set up, and that saves the school the expense of hiring another teacher/assistant, and he pays $115/month.

Do you think that's a result of where he lives, or is that something that's available locally and I was just looking at the wrong type of places? I

'd be willing to go much higher than $115/month per kid, so long as it's not $800/month per kid.

FWIW, we go to church locally but there is no day care program.

St. Paul's School has an MDO Cooperative. I think it is in that range. We did not know about it when our kid was two. Call it's worth a try.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Default Catholics going to St. Paul's School

We are on the waiting list for St. Paul's School in Haymarket, a small jump from I-66 which if we can get our daughter in will make it so much easier. It may be non-denominational, but there are a lot of Catholic families that send their kids there. St. Paul's School came highly recommended to us.

We would prefer it over Linton Hall because of the student teacher ratio. At Linton Hall the ratio for Kindergarten is 25: 1 and from what I have been told at Saint Paul's it is 8:1 Their elementary grades are more impressive. Look at teacher-student ratio when considering schools and preschools.

Heather
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There are a few other Catholic options with pre-k and kindergarten in the Manassas area.

We are on the waiting list for St. Paul's School in Haymarket, a small jump from I-66 which if we can get our daughter in will make it so much easier. It may be non-denominational, but there are a lot of Catholic families that send their kids there. St. Paul's School came highly recommended to us.

We would prefer it over Linton Hall because of the student teacher ratio. At Linton Hall the ratio for Kindergarten is 25: 1 and from what I have been told at Saint Paul's it is 8:1 Their elementary grades are more impressive. Look at teacher-student ratio when considering schools and preschools.

Heather

[URL="http://www.renaissancemontessorischool.org/"]Renaissance Montessori School : Home[/URL]
which is in the city of Manassas, very close to All Saints

and
[URL="http://www.lintonhall.edu/"]Linton Hall School[/URL]
which is just outside of Manassas in Bristow. Linton Hall is right off the 619. If you take follow the 619 about 25 minutes, it takes you right to the front gate at Quantico. Lots of nice, family friendly neighborhoods in Bristow
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Default St. Paul's School in Haymarket, VA

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That is a great help. We will probably end up sending her to a pre-K class instead of kindergarten, so any thoughts on preschools would be helpful as well.
We are pretty set on applying to St. Paul's preschool in Haymarket. However, we have a first grader in public school and we are not happy with the class size (26!) nor with the curriculum. He is not challenged at all. We would like to hear from someone who has a child in St. Paul's Elementary grades, particularly first grade.
This would be very helpful.
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Default St. Paul's School in Haymarket, VA

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There are a few other Catholic options with pre-k and kindergarten in the Manassas area.

[URL="http://www.renaissancemontessorischool.org/"]Renaissance Montessori School : Home[/URL]
which is in the city of Manassas, very close to All Saints

and
[URL="http://www.lintonhall.edu/"]Linton Hall School[/URL]
which is just outside of Manassas in Bristow. Linton Hall is right off the 619. If you take follow the 619 about 25 minutes, it takes you right to the front gate at Quantico. Lots of nice, family friendly neighborhoods in Bristow
There is a lot of favorable opinions on St. Paul's preschool in Haymarket, but how about their elementary school? Have you any information on St. Paul's School? We have a first grader we would like to send there. Anyone know about St. Paul's? It would be very helpful.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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Default St. Paul's 1st Grade

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We are pretty set on applying to St. Paul's preschool in Haymarket. However, we have a first grader in public school and we are not happy with the class size (26!) nor with the curriculum. He is not challenged at all. We would like to hear from someone who has a child in St. Paul's Elementary grades, particularly first grade.
This would be very helpful.
Emily, I responded to another one of your posts and will reply here as well. Our neighbor also pulled her daughter out of public school and put her in St. Paul's School's first grade. She is thrilled with her daughter's transformation. She has been pushing us to send our third grader to St. Paul's next year. We are fairly set on doing this based on what we have seen at the school and what we hear from other parents. We were offered the opportunity to let our son sit in on a class for several days. You should ask to do the same.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Default St. Paul's School in Haymarket

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Saint Bernadette School in Springfield is wonderful. They don't have a preschool but Springfield Methodist Church is a few blocks away and it has a wonderful preschool program.
Closer to Manassas is St. Paul's School in Haymarket. THey also have a preschool. We moved to Haymarket primarily because of this school and then had a hard time getting in, but found out that they had a two-year old program. Got our son into that and now we can register first for the Fall for our son and our daughter! We had heard about this school from a friend in Utah. If you move to the western end, this school is not far away.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Default St. Paul's School

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We are pretty set on applying to St. Paul's preschool in Haymarket. However, we have a first grader in public school and we are not happy with the class size (26!) nor with the curriculum. He is not challenged at all. We would like to hear from someone who has a child in St. Paul's Elementary grades, particularly first grade.
This would be very helpful.
We got a tour of St. Paul's School while registering our 2-year old son. We have heard so much about this school before we moved to Virginia. While taking the tour, we were told that all the first grade students are now in second grade workbooks. It seems to be a very small class size which means the curriclum could more easily be accelerated. The kids all look very happy.
For those who have very young children, getting into the 2-year old program is much easier and then the family automatically gets to register first for fall. This will also give us priority to register our 4-year old daughter too. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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Any public elementary school in the West Springfield/Burke area is fine--and free. Regarding pre-K, our kids went to the St. Andrews Episcopal church-run school near the intersection of Sydenstricker and Old Keene Mill Rd and were satisfied. However, this was about 18 years ago or more! The church was a mute issue with us, because the mission of the school was not to teach religion. There are many more pre-K, but I am unfamiliar with them.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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The low student to teacher ratio definitly makes a difference! Send me a PM if you have more specific questions about the school!
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