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amother




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Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 7:24 am
We are considering moving to Lakewood in June. We would only do it of we could find a warm, open minded school for our daughter who will be going into 9th grade.
She is bright, I wouldn't want her to be bored in school.
We are simple out of town types. Not into externals/fancy clothes etc.
We are JPF. Not yeshivish.
I realize I'm asking for a lot in a school Smile
Here's what we would like in order of most important to least:

1. Warm girls from diverse backgrounds
(Not snobby girls who are all the same "type")

2. Hanalah who is satisfied with their parent/student body.
(Not constantly trying to get a "better name" in the eyes of the general Lakewood crowd)
Meaning they are real. They WANT to cater to the communities they do.

3. High level of learning

I don't know so much about TCS but I put it in the description so on first glance it would be obvious that we are looking for an open minded place.
Btw they don't have a high school, so which high schools do parents send from TCS?
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Skyblue
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 8:43 am
Chedvas sounds like it might work for you. Or Bais Kaila. Hatzlacha!
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Copper
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 8:45 am
By high level do you mean English?
Because no lkwd high school is giving a high level English education. It’s adequate for life. But not high level.
(No offense to lkwd I have many kids in the system and even schools with ‘top’ English are basic)
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Candycane
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 9:08 am
Bnos bais yaakov
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 9:56 am
Most girls from TCS go to Bnos Bais Yaakov, and the good news is that their level of education is on the higher end in Lakewood.

Like someone else posted, Chedvas and Bais Kaila are also great choices.
Oros is also very academic and has some diversity.
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Hawthorn
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 10:22 am
I taught in bby amongst many other schools. by far the best education in english. mrs feldberger works really hard to make an excellent curriculum and really trains and is on top of her teachers.
also- in general, the school is not yeshivish, but VERY SOLID. Extremely warm, and Winklers are very satisfied with their parent body. They love every person who is there. there is no such thing as we should have not taken her cuz she isnt good enough or is causing us trouble. the school is warm, good out of town feel, extremely calm and happy, and high education (with the struggling girls being catered to by a high quality school education counselor)

from my experience in many places, this school is way underrated, and is by far at the top of the totem pole internally
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amother




Hawthorn
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 10:22 am
and yes, tcs and bby have a great relationship
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Purple
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 1:09 pm
Chedvas is a good choice. Bnos Bais Yaakov is an excellent choice.
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Phlox
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 1:15 pm
Chedvas has everything you are looking for. My DD is there. If you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer.
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amother




OP
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 1:28 pm
Thank you everyone who responded!
A few of you mentioned chedvas and bnos bais Yaakov.
Does anyone have first hand info on either of these?
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amother




Foxglove
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 1:30 pm
amother [ Hawthorn ] wrote:
I taught in bby amongst many other schools. by far the best education in english. mrs feldberger works really hard to make an excellent curriculum and really trains and is on top of her teachers.
also- in general, the school is not yeshivish, but VERY SOLID. Extremely warm, and Winklers are very satisfied with their parent body. They love every person who is there. there is no such thing as we should have not taken her cuz she isnt good enough or is causing us trouble. the school is warm, good out of town feel, extremely calm and happy, and high education (with the struggling girls being catered to by a high quality school education counselor)

from my experience in many places, this school is way underrated, and is by far at the top of the totem pole internally


Agreed. I’m a teacher there as well.
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amother




Phlox
 

Post Thu, Aug 12 2021, 1:32 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thank you everyone who responded!
A few of you mentioned chedvas and bnos bais Yaakov.
Does anyone have first hand info on either of these?


My daughter is in Chedvas.
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amother




Molasses
 

Post Wed, Sep 21 2022, 8:46 pm
Do most of the girls in chedvas come from bnos brocha ?
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amother




Phlox
 

Post Wed, Sep 21 2022, 10:08 pm
amother Molasses wrote:
Do most of the girls in chedvas come from bnos brocha ?


No.
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Charcoal
 

Post Wed, Sep 21 2022, 10:14 pm
amother OP wrote:
Thank you everyone who responded!
A few of you mentioned chedvas and bnos bais Yaakov.
Does anyone have first hand info on either of these?


I have had 2 daughters in BBY. One graduated already and one is midway through. I’m thrilled with the education and the girls and the hanhala. I have a 7th grader this year and I’m totally expecting to send her as well. BBY essentially has 2 feeder schools (at least according to my girls)- TCS and Bnos Penina. My girls are from Bnos Penina, so I’m not totally familiar with TCS.

If you are first planning on moving, please be aware that there is a Lakewood wide placement test in the winter (January, I think). It is there that all the high school applications are given out. If your daughter has no siblings in a school, you are required to apply to 4 schools for the vaad to help you (if it turns out that you need help). You might need help given that your daughter is new to town and is not coming from a Lakewood elementary.
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Molasses
 

Post Wed, Sep 21 2022, 10:15 pm
Where do the girls from bnos bracha go for high school if most don't go to chedvas ?
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Banana
 

Post Wed, Sep 21 2022, 11:11 pm
Sounds like bby is a great school.
So why is it not a picked up school?
Theres only 21 girls in the 9th grade?
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Chocolate
 

Post Wed, Sep 21 2022, 11:15 pm
amother Banana wrote:
Sounds like bby is a great school.
So why is it not a picked up school?
Theres only 21 girls in the 9th grade?


Politics
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DarkCyan
 

Post Thu, Sep 22 2022, 12:09 am
Op, BBY is exactly what you are looking for. I taught there as well. Principals are fantastic, materialistic pressures are quite low, there's a cozy atmosphere between the grade - both amongst the girls themselves, and girls and staff. The academic level is high. Your daughter will easily be able to move on to college from there. Most of all, they know their crowd and embrace it! As an aside, Bnos Basya is also shaping up to fit your description. And probably easier to get into, because it's newer.
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Molasses
 

Post Thu, Sep 22 2022, 1:15 am
Thank you! I never heard of bnos basya. BBY sounds Ideal so far.
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