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Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse
ctlaxdad #316004 11/23/20 09:12 AM
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With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!

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Anonymous #316019 11/23/20 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY

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Anonymous #316029 11/23/20 11:14 AM
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With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY

Who cares about the top 10 D1 schools? There are close to 1,000 colleges who have lacrosse D1, D2 D3, MCLA, club. More kids are on those teams than 10 schools. You are living your wanna be dreams through your kid sending him to prep school to try and have him on a top 10 team. I hope he doesn't grow up and not make the top 10 D1. You might have a heart attack.

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Anonymous #316038 11/23/20 11:41 AM
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I don't need a prep school to raise my children to be the best versions of themselves. Starts in the home.

He doesn't boast or gloat nor care to be around those that do...or put up with their condescending attitude that others don't know better.

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Anonymous #316039 11/23/20 11:42 AM
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With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY

Who cares about the top 10 D1 schools? There are close to 1,000 colleges who have lacrosse D1, D2 D3, MCLA, club. More kids are on those teams than 10 schools. You are living your wanna be dreams through your kid sending him to prep school to try and have him on a top 10 team. I hope he doesn't grow up and not make the top 10 D1. You might have a heart attack.
This is how you make my point as you have zero clue ... go to any prep game and it is top Div 1... Ivy and Div 3 schools which are impossible to get into as well so the prep feeds all Divisions .... again you have zero clue go back to HOLBROOK

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Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse
Anonymous #316097 11/24/20 09:31 AM
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I don't need a prep school to raise my children to be the best versions of themselves. Starts in the home.

He doesn't boast or gloat nor care to be around those that do...or put up with their condescending attitude that others don't know better.

And a good union job waiting for him after high school!

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ctlaxdad #316101 11/24/20 09:54 AM
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Anyone here from there coaches an inkling of what spring will hold or even winter for lax in Founders?

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Anonymous #316105 11/24/20 10:43 AM
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Anyone here from there coaches an inkling of what spring will hold or even winter for lax in Founders?

Not mentioning schools but I know from my son at his school that they are doing everything to try to at least schedule Founders League games since last season was lost. They are trying hard for all the spring sports otherwise unlike other sports they will have missed 2 seasons. As for winter - no lacrosse at all from the school. The captains have said some lax being run by the team but this is in addition to whatever else you are scheduled to do. Lax isn't an organized option run by the coach. I know my son will be playing basketball and then go to whatever the captains schedule. This is in addition to trying to hit the gym and getting good grades.

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ctlaxdad #316110 11/24/20 11:06 AM
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Not saying kids can't excel on and off the field in the Public Schools. My son went to one of the best on LI athletically and academically and is now at a Prep School and the talent on the field and in the class room and the whole overall experience has been really eye opening. Agreed values begin in the house, but you are throwing jabs in the dark if you have not seen or experienced what prep schools have to offer.

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ctlaxdad #316227 11/25/20 12:39 PM
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Founders League and others offer amazing teaching as well as life experiences and athletic competition. My son is a boarder this year at a prep school and the academics are much more difficult than a solid CT public school. So are the athletics. No comparison.

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ctlaxdad #316230 11/25/20 01:23 PM
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There shouldn’t be a comparison. Public school is paid for with your annual taxes. Private schools can cost about 35 grand or so per year. So for 140 grand extra to attend high school( not college) you should get better academics and better athletics. This is common sense, wouldn’t you agree.

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ctlaxdad #316236 11/25/20 02:32 PM
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Not necessarily. Yes my son has loved both the academic and athletic challenges at a Founders school but we have friends who haven;t had the same experience we have so far. Granted that probably has more to do with the student/school not being a great fit but just goes to show that a higher price doesn't always mean a better outcome or better product.

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ctlaxdad #316245 11/25/20 05:34 PM
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It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.

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Anonymous #316266 11/26/20 09:23 AM
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It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.

Most prep schools are inflated hype for rich people. Often it is a place for kids who, for various and valid reasons, just aren't thriving in their public school or in their personal development. Makes sense. Parents rich enough to try something else can afford to send them away. Oddly it is students who already come from very rich towns with great public schools who dominate prep schools. I mean boarding schools, not local day or Catholic schools. Though those places also are full of kids from rich towns.

Top prep schools are excellent and provide an amazing experience not public HS can touch. But most aren't any better than a decent public HS. I'd say 90% of preps offer nothing better than a Bronxville, Scarsdale, Pleasantville etc can offer in terms of academics.

But this is about lax. Prep schools have completely ramped up their devotion to sports, though, and recruiting mixed with facilities means they are just like college sports these days. Preps have holdbacks, college connections, and are surging in lacrosse, especially in the Northeast.

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Anonymous #316506 12/01/20 01:47 PM
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It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.

Most prep schools are inflated hype for rich people. Often it is a place for kids who, for various and valid reasons, just aren't thriving in their public school or in their personal development. Makes sense. Parents rich enough to try something else can afford to send them away. Oddly it is students who already come from very rich towns with great public schools who dominate prep schools. I mean boarding schools, not local day or Catholic schools. Though those places also are full of kids from rich towns.

Top prep schools are excellent and provide an amazing experience not public HS can touch. But most aren't any better than a decent public HS. I'd say 90% of preps offer nothing better than a Bronxville, Scarsdale, Pleasantville etc can offer in terms of academics.

But this is about lax. Prep schools have completely ramped up their devotion to sports, though, and recruiting mixed with facilities means they are just like college sports these days. Preps have holdbacks, college connections, and are surging in lacrosse, especially in the Northeast.

I'm not one to make sweeping generalizations so I'll just share my experience for what it's worth. My son was an excellent player in a very good Fairfield county school system that wasn't thriving for a number of valid reasons. I was someone that never would have considered boarding school but for him specifically it not only made a ton of sense but it made all the difference in the world. I don't know if the teachers were any better than what he had in public school, but his grades got much better. Add to that the Founders lax experience is at least a level above FCIAC. Most importantly, he not only loved it but he developed a maturity and self-reliance that made transitioning to college a non-event. Every kid and situation will be different, but from my perspective going away to boarding school was the best thing that could have happened to him.

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