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Post  Mon, Jan 02 2017, 6:02 pm
I am considering sending my daughter to high school in passaic. Does anyone know of a van that goes from Monsey to Passaic?
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amother




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Post  Mon, Jan 02 2017, 6:25 pm
Just saying, Bais Yaakov of Monsey is an amazing school. Feel free to ask me any questions- my daughter's currently attending school at BYM so I have firsthand info...
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amother




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Post  Mon, Jan 02 2017, 11:16 pm
Some of the schools have transportation from monsey to Passaic. I know Machon Ora does.
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amother




Amethyst


Post  Mon, Jan 02 2017, 11:40 pm
Why would you commute to Passaic when there are so many similar options in Monsey? Even for Machon Ora, your daughter would miss out on friends and social occasions that would happen in Passaic. Although the girls who go to Machon Ora from Monsey do like it.
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Post  Tue, Jan 03 2017, 7:35 am
OP, I don't have an answer to your question, but I went from Monsey to Elizabeth daily for high school and it was great. I had my Monsey friends PLUS my school friends and had a bustling social life. Just to counteract the naysayers.
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amother




Mistyrose


Post  Tue, Jan 03 2017, 9:22 am
To the naysayers-
I am not OP but also making a new out-of-town school choice for my kids which I came to after much thought and waying the decision on both sides - fully aware of the remifications and pros and cons.
The op is not asking for advice about the decision but a busing question. Please refrain from offering unsolicited advice.
(I was going to sign with my screen name but mentioning the change in schools for my child I will be amother .)
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amother




Amethyst


Post  Tue, Jan 03 2017, 11:10 am
One of the naysayers here -- if it were so common for people to commute their kids from Monsey to Passaic, she wouldn't even be asking the question. She'd know about the busing situation from the hundreds of kids that get bused. Like the Monsey - Elizabeth school.

As for the Elizabeth girl - people would only choose Elizabth b/c hashkafically there is nothing in Monsey even close to what you would get in Elizabeth. You didn't really have much of a choice if you wanted that option. Monsey schools and Passaic schools are not that far off.

I also heard from a girl that went to the Elizabeth school that the girls in Elizabeth questioned why she didn't just find a school in Monsey. Its not like its out of town.
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