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Old 06-02-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Hill's School in Pottstown, Mr. Trump's alma mater.
Daddy Trump didn't go there...Donald Jr. and Eric did.
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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LMGTFY

If you live in Delaware and choose a private school, it's because the local public schools are less than stellar.

If you live in Chester County and choose a private school (unless you've moved to one of the awful school districts that yes, do exist) it's about a whole different philosopy of life: you believe private schools are better than ANY public school your taxes might be paying for, including some of the best in the state.

You want your children to start on the right road to the Ivy League and ultimately the life of the 1%. Not judging here . . . I have no kids but if I did, I might well choose the private school path.

If, for some reason, there's a private school in Delaware that particularly appeals to you, Chester County is obligated to provide daily transportation. (More of my tax dollars at work.)
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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LMGTFY

If you live in Delaware and choose a private school, it's because the local public schools are less than stellar.

If you live in Chester County and choose a private school (unless you've moved to one of the awful school districts that yes, do exist) it's about a whole different philosophy of life: you believe private schools are better than ANY public school your taxes might be paying for, including some of the best in the state.

You want your children to start on the right road to the Ivy League and ultimately the life of the 1%. Not judging here . . . I have no kids but if I did, I might well choose the private school path.

If, for some reason, there's a private school in Delaware that particularly appeals to you, Chester County is obligated to provide daily transportation. (More of my tax dollars at work.)
PA schools provide transportation to schools within ten miles of their school districts border. http://www.education.pa.gov/Document...0Questions.pdf The caveat is if they also provide bus transportation for their own students, which most school districts do if they are not in a city.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: New York City
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LMGTFY

If you live in Delaware and choose a private school, it's because the local public schools are less than stellar.

If you live in Chester County and choose a private school (unless you've moved to one of the awful school districts that yes, do exist) it's about a whole different philosopy of life: you believe private schools are better than ANY public school your taxes might be paying for, including some of the best in the state.

You want your children to start on the right road to the Ivy League and ultimately the life of the 1%. Not judging here . . . I have no kids but if I did, I might well choose the private school path.

If, for some reason, there's a private school in Delaware that particularly appeals to you, Chester County is obligated to provide daily transportation. (More of my tax dollars at work.)
Sort of off topic....that point of view is such a crock of poop. I know so many rich kids who went to elite private schools and are burnouts, then I know kids who went public school, and a non ivy league university and they are incredibly successful (I may be one of them). I laugh at the private/ Ivy hysteria, so many clueless people in the world. (I wasn't ranting at you, just in general).
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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I went to one of those "elite" private school in Philly...My kids go to one of the aforementioned highly ranked public schools. All great options, but if you can afford it, I'm partial to a private school education.
Also, all of the elite private schools -- Episcopal, Penn Charter. Shipley, Westown, Haverford,etc are going to be more in the 25 range for elementary school (and that's pre-tax money my friends!!)
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I went to one of those "elite" private school in Philly...My kids go to one of the aforementioned highly ranked public schools. All great options, but if you can afford it, I'm partial to a private school education.
Also, all of the elite private schools -- Episcopal, Penn Charter. Shipley, Westown, Haverford,etc are going to be more in the 25 range for elementary school (and that's pre-tax money my friends!!)
You mean "post-tax"...
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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Oops. yep
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:37 PM
 
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LMGTFY

If you live in Delaware and choose a private school, it's because the local public schools are less than stellar.

If you live in Chester County and choose a private school (unless you've moved to one of the awful school districts that yes, do exist) it's about a whole different philosopy of life: you believe private schools are better than ANY public school your taxes might be paying for, including some of the best in the state.

You want your children to start on the right road to the Ivy League and ultimately the life of the 1%. Not judging here . . . I have no kids but if I did, I might well choose the private school path.

If, for some reason, there's a private school in Delaware that particularly appeals to you, Chester County is obligated to provide daily transportation. (More of my tax dollars at work.)
There are other reasons why people prefer private schools. Religious reasons, smaller class size, aversion to "common core, etc. But in many cases it is about status for sure. I have sent my child to both public and private in different cities and have been happy with both.
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