Looking for Info about Lakewood Girls’ Elementary Schools
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September 23, 2009 2:24 am at 2:24 am #590475
We are starting to think about schools for our daughter (actually we’ve been thinking about it since she was born, but now we are starting to get really serious about it). She will be going into Kindergarten next year Be”h. There are so many schools, it can get confusing. I was wondering if people could give me basic info about some of the girls’ elementary schools in Lakewood. I am NOT looking for “dirt” or Lashon Hora. I am looking for some basic info:
How many grades? (or how long have they been around?)
Do they start with Kindergarten or Primary?
How many paralel classes?
Basic Derech Halimud?
Any specific Maalos that you think set them apart?
Do you know anyone who sends their daughter there, are they happy?
And I know this will sound like a funny question, but it will help me keep track of the kids I know and meet…What does there uniform look like?
Thanks so much for your help!September 23, 2009 1:00 pm at 1:00 pm #664063
MKY- any details?
jphone- While you are correct, one still needs to figure out what schools would be appropriate for their child. I’m well aware that the ‘school-of-our-dreams’, if it exists, might not accept my daughter, but I still have to figure out what school(s) I’m interested in applying to.
Anyone else have info?September 25, 2009 1:27 am at 1:27 am #664064
I am so surprised that no one has shared anything yet…I was sure that the CR would be a great source for this basic info…Oh well, we’ll have to go back to the old ways.September 25, 2009 3:53 am at 3:53 am #664065mybatMember
I’m sorry! I don’t know anything about schools in Lakewood.
But just out of curiosity. Why won’t schools accept certain kids? Is it because the fathers work or something like that?September 27, 2009 4:06 am at 4:06 am #664066
Most start with primary. If you haven’t been living in Lakewood that long and therefore don’t know all the shmutz -just stick to Bais Faiga. It is the only one that has kids from all the different spectrums.September 27, 2009 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #664067
Health- I’ve been living in Lakewood for 15yrs. I just never really paid attention to the girls schools. And like I said, I am NOT looking for shmutz, I am looking for basic information so I can figure out what schools I would like to consider for my daughter.September 27, 2009 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #664068
If you’ve been living here that long, you should know about all the schools. Like I said why don’t you try Bais Faiga? It’s an all around school. Unless you are chassidish, then maybe Bais Faiga isn’t such a good idea.September 29, 2009 8:26 am at 8:26 am #664069rebetzinParticipant
Health, not everyone wants to send their daughters to such a huge school. I went to BF when it was much smaller, but probably wouldn’t want to send my daughters for that reason.September 29, 2009 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm #664070
There is a limit to how many per class- who cares how big the school is? And there isn’t a principal with the experience as Mrs. Epstein. She might be a little harder to get to, but eventually she will deal with your problem if you have one.October 14, 2009 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm #664071
I’m surprised that noone here has any info to contribute. I thought the CR would be a great source of info. So I decided to bring this thread back now, after Yom Tov, for one more try…Does anyone have basic info about any of the girls elementary schools in Lakewood?
Just a few notes to Health- 1.While you are right that most start with primary, there are quite a few that do start with Kindergarten. 2.There are new schools opening all the time, and unless you are actively looking for info it is hard to keep track of them all. 3.I am familiar with Bais Faiga and it is not the school for us, as Rebetzin said we do not want such a large school, and size does make a difference in many ways.October 15, 2009 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #664072
Did you ever have a kid there? If not, how do you know size makes a difference?October 16, 2009 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #664073tbParticipant
I think you might get more info if you give some idea of what you are looking for in a school.October 28, 2009 4:16 am at 4:16 am #664074
Thanks tb, okay, here goes…
We would prefer a smaller school, although not something brand new. Yiddish is an option, although not at all a necessity. We are not at all Chassidish. I guess, if you want to use labels, people would probably call us Yeshivish. We will care about what type of friends our daughter has and what type of homes they come from (right now this is not much of an issue as she mostly plays with neighbors and cousins). That does not mean we are elitish or clickish, just that we do and will limit her exposure to many things and will probably not let her play in homes that do not have those restrictions.
Our daughter is, bli ayin harah, quite bright. This is not just a Mommy’s perspective, many people have been shocked by how perceptive she is and by how quickly she picks up information and makes connections. I would like a school that is not afraid of that and will help me nurture that part of her.
I am the type of Mother who will get involved, both with my child’s personal education and with going’s on in the school (pta, etc.) and would like a school that encourages that. I know that most schools like helpful Moms but I have heard of some that only allow a select few to actually be involved.
If anyone can make any suggestions, we would really appreciate it. Thanx!!!October 28, 2009 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #664075tbParticipant
Sounds like Bnos Devorah (Notis) might fit the bill if it is not too “new”. It is currently in its second year. Don’t want to give specifics because I don’t know first hand, just know people who go there. It you can get my email address from teh mod I can give you names of people who you can speak to.
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