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Old 09-04-2010, 05:35 PM
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We are moving to the NY area next summer and would like to live in Westchester (or perhaps southern Fairfield County). We have basically two constraints, one easy to satisfy, one hard:

a) city with a metronorth train station and a ride of less than 45 min into Grand Central

b) fantastic schools: we have a gifted child and we want to find the right place for him. He is mathematically gifted, currently goes to the most academic school in Silicon Valley, and is starting pre-calculus (he is a 7th grader but skipped a few years because he learned math a home/alone). Next year (grade 8) he will be ready to do calculus. Are there any public or private schools in Westchester that can accommodate his profile? We know about RCDS (not sure they can accommodate him), but would he have the opportunity to do more advanced math in Bronxville, Scarsdale, or Rye PS system? Any suggestions on what to do/where to go?

And how about high school? He still will have 3 years to continue studying math and science and hopefully we can find a high school that will provide some options...Ideas? Thoughts?

Finally, we heard about Horace Mann, Fieldstone and Riverdale Country. Is it possible to attend these schools and live in Westchester? How far up North would lead to less than 25 minutes commute in the morning?
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:04 PM
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25 minutes or less to the bronx would be anywhere north within 20 miles. I'd personally stick to within 5 minutes of I-287. Then you can take 287 to 87 and to the bronx within 25 minutes. But not everywhere in the bronx is easily accessible.

As far as your gifted child is concerned.. not sure what you are asking but if you look at national rankings you can find the best academic school in the area. You can call the schools and make sure they offer pre-calc/calculus at his grade level. Same thing for high schools, call and see if they offer calc II or calc III. I doubt any public schools go above AP calc ii, you would be better off with a program where he can attend college while in high-school. So you should include colleges in your search.
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