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Old 04-02-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Moving to NY from Australia with 3 kids (6, 4 and 1) in June. Westchester County has been recommended for a good commute to Grand Central. We want the kids to attend a good public school (doesn't have to be the best, but one of the better ones. As we won't have signed a lease until June/July, presumably we can't enrol the kids until then.
Is it going to be very difficult to get the kids into school for September 2010, particularly kindergarten (or does that problem only exist in Manhattan)? Any advice on best approach and which towns may have places available? As they will have already had quite an upheaval moving across the world, I would really like the kids to start at the same school. Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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We're in a similar boat (from UK) with a similar time frame. I've spoken to a couple of schools - one each in Edgemont and Scarsdale school districts - and they both have told me that there won't be a problem with a place - even if we arrive after term starts. I think because the system works strictly on catchment zones you are effectively guaranteed a place if you are in that zone.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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Yeah, the craze to get into kindergarten in a good placement etc. is only a Manhattan thing. Here in the burbs you are guaranteed a place in your home school.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Yep, the public school that your house is zoned for has to take you, no matter when you show up. It's only private schools that limit enrollment.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:13 AM
 
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Thanks, very reassuring.
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