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Author: Thetis Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 413  
Subject: Re: Sophie's Choice Date: 3/24/2009 3:49 PM
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"Are there any less expensive private schools that will be adequate for your eldest?"

I'm checking on that now, but most of the application times have passed for this year. OTOH, she is an outstanding student and has even performed on the harp at Carnagie Hall. Our understanding about the Catholic schools is they give preference to catholics (understandably) and also cost in the 8-10k range.

With respect to the "good" public school. I use "good" only in a relative sense, meaning not outright terrible/dangerous. We *already* had to beg to get the younger in there and in fact it's not a done deal yet. Ms. Thetis teaches special ed in the system so she has some suction, or rather her boss does who also loves our youngest. But you are right, all they can say is no.

Is *was* the deal that if you were a teacher in the system you could pick which school your kid went to - that was our plan B. One of the incentives for working there. But they apparently changed that this year without anyone telling us.

I set up an appointment with the "Hogwarts" financial aid people but I'm not sure it will do any good. I had lunch with a friend whose mom is financial director for a private university. Apparently, since we didn't spend *all* our money, overleverage our house(s), have a boat and Lexus payment, have our cash in special trusts etc. we are "richer" than all the old money types living in their $2m estates.

Thanks for your concern.

Regards. Thetis.
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