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Old 02-21-2007, 08:32 AM
 
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If you send them to public, where, what are the good ones?

If you private, what are some good ones?

my child isnt school aged yet but I am starting to do the research.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:53 AM
 
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I have no kids, but I know McCall, Greenfield and Meredith are excellent public schools. If your kid is really smart there's Masterman. Good private schools are St. Peters (non-demoninational - everyone I know who sends their kids there is Jewish), Friends Select, and The Philadelphia School.

You can also go here to check schools (go to research and compare at top of page.

http://www.greatschools.net/city/Philadelphia/PA
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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thanks, I dont think i will send my child to any of the public ones, because of the values taught there but St Peters sounds great.

Not Jewish, but if they send their kids there, I would be happy to send my kids there.

I will probably have to move out of the city when she comes.

Any ideas about where to meet other families with young kids in CC?


groups, adoptive families?
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:12 PM
 
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See the PM, I sent you.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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i did and i appreciate it thank you so much
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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Default Fitler Square

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thanks, I dont think i will send my child to any of the public ones, because of the values taught there but St Peters sounds great.

Not Jewish, but if they send their kids there, I would be happy to send my kids there.

I will probably have to move out of the city when she comes.

Any ideas about where to meet other families with young kids in CC?


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You won't have to leave CC when she arrives. I know lots of couples with young children in town. I always lived in Rittenhouse Square but the families live predominantly in Fitler square...just a few blocks away. Take a walk in the afternoon in Rittenhouse square and you will see sooooo many differnet kids with their nanny. Just take your kid there to play with the others....then you will eventually meet the parents. CC is a great place to live...don't go to the suburbs if you don't absolutely have to go. Good luck.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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BlueMaddy,

Thanks, I live in CC so yes I go to Fitler Sq, Rittenhouse, Washington SQ, and Historic Old City--nice places for sure.

But I think i was interested in what the schools were like, especially with the values. Dont think many of the parents share the same values with me, so more likely to have to socialize with the families in Chestnut Hill or really probably if we stay in CC have to look for play groups in MD and Virginia or Vt and Upstate NY.

But thanks, yes I know CC parks and places very well.
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:20 AM
 
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Carolina - I'm curious - what values are you looking for?
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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well, I am here not to debate values Newmarlig, so this is not up for argument ok?

strong family values of:

community
kindness
tolerance of others views
no foul language
no judging others based on their
financial status or position
religious tolerance
non competitive kids
parental responsibility
parental control of their childrens behavior
regular play

at school
teaching the subjects
no politicizing subjects by the teachers(if it is public)
morals and ethics
parental imput
communication with parents about subject matter outside of academics
respect for parental rights
respect for childs religious, political, social views

these are some
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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I think you will find many of those values at Quaker schools, especially tolerance.
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