What are your thoughts about Hackley vs Rye Country Day? Our daughter will be starting kindergarten at one or the other this fall. If we are lucky enough to be accepted at both (we will know in a few weeks and I have been told by many sources that she could be accepted to both) which would you recommend and why? We love both schools and have visited both several times. We feel that either will give her an excellent education but would love any candid insider or local perspectives. We are not from the area originally so we only know the schools from what we have seen in person and from speaking to faculty and staff, who have left us with nothing but strong impressions about both schools. We don’t want to have to go through the trouble of switching our kids to another school later on so we would love to choose a school that we will hopefully be happy with all the way through high school graduation. What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of each school. What sets each school apart? What is the local reputation for each? Are there any stereotypes? I want to hear it all, good or bad. We would also consider writing a “first choice” letter if that makes a difference. I’m not sure it would be wise in our case though since at the moment we feel both are excellent options. I also hear that neither are as competitive as the New York City schools for kindergarten acceptance and that these letters are not the norm outside of the city, but please correct me if anyone thinks otherwise. Thanks!