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  • I would definitely look at Fay. Not quite the same issue as yours, but I know a kid who needed a lot of structure because of executive functioning issues, and Fay was great for him.
  • Whoo hoo! Now I'm REALLY all done with the college process. Not only has D19 decided what school she will attend (though she got in early, so we've known that for awhile), but now she has finally made a decision on whether to do a gap year or not.…
  • @Publisher, your analogy to specialized athletic facilities is inapt. New York's specialized high schools are still going to be exclusively for the "best" students. The debate here is simply about how to choose those students, not whether those sc…
  • For what it's worth, the educational consultant who we worked with gave us the following list of schools to look at. We were only interested in schools relatively near Boston (2 hour drive or so), and somewhere in the 300-400 student size. Within …
  • @vegas1, go Big Green indeed! I have a son there, in his first year. If your daughter does end up doing a gap year, one nice thing is that Dartmouth tries to put gap year kids with roommates for first year who also did gap years. My son didn’t know …
  • If I understand the chain of events correctly, it sounds as though you haven't yet spoken with the Director of Admissions, in response to her "before you start calling attorneys, we should talk" statement. I would do that first, just so you have t…
  • Thanks, @JBStillFlying. Did an email come to you too, or just to your son? (if I have to wait on getting any info from my daughter, I could be waiting awhile)
  • Has anyone seen the schedule yet for next week's Admitted Student revisit? I can't even figure out where I'm supposed to be looking for it.
  • We also looked at Kimball Union and liked it very much. Definitely a strong academic support program, though I think not quite as integrated into the fabric of the school and curriculum as the AS programs at Brewster and Proctor. But I'd have been…
  • @liska21, I have a kid at Dartmouth, so feel free to PM me with any questions you might have. He's a freshman, and loving it!
  • Reporting back on revisits to Brewster and Proctor. Both schools have excellent learning support, so not surprisingly we were very impressed by both schools. The two schools have a lot in common, as evidenced by the fact that we saw many of the sa…
  • I would also say that you need to take the students' reports of 11th grade being such a grind with a big grain of salt. Observing my two Hotchkiss kids from afar, I would say that I didn't think the amount of work that they had to do that year (or …
  • DS got accepted at all three schools he applied to! I found out right a 5 pm today, and it was killing me not to text him, but he wanted to look himself (which he has finally done). Now it's going to be a hard choice on which to pick, especially b…
  • Just found out that two of the three schools DS applied to will announce Friday at 5 pm. The other one still says Sunday, but I wonder if they'll change it given that these particular school all compete directly with each other. I thought DS would…
  • Andover: March 9 at 9AM via Gateway Asheville: March 10 by mail AOF: March 10 Baylor: March 1st by mail, March 2 by email Berkshire: March 9 at 8am, via Berkshire Veracross portal Blair: March 9 in the afternoon by 5 PM via email Brewster: Mar…
  • I hate to jump on the bandwagon for not being able to replicate Admitted Student days, but I kind of do think that's the case. I suppose for a kid who knew what the criteria is that matters the most to him, a decision could be made without an AS vi…
  • The House Communities are largely irrelevant for a freshman. For the most part, they just dictate which dorms students will then live in after freshman year. A large number of freshman (or first year students, as they now insist on calling it) live…
  • Third time around doesn't make waiting any easier. Sigh.
  • @doreanli, those schools are all very competitive to get into, especially BB&N and Nobles. But even if he were to be admitted, you should think about whether they will be able to and interested in giving him the type of learning support that wi…
  • Chiming in a bit late here, but one of the things I found most interesting about the whole series of Globe articles is that 25% of Boston public school students attend a test/exam school, as compared with 5% in New York. It shouldn't really come as…