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Re: Prep School Decisions

OK we get the Pros/Cons

But what Prep loaded up with 03/04's and repeats?

Re: Prep School Decisions

Lot of kids didn’t get shown the money by preps. Makes parents who’ve been hyping kids since mites sad.

Re: Prep School Decisions

Many middle class families all in the same situation. Tuition of 65k, school given 35-40k..still 25-30k per year.

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Anon
Many middle class families all in the same situation. Tuition of 65k, school given 35-40k..still 25-30k per year.
I'm an executive, my wife is a nurse, we were told we make to much money (150K) for aid but the schools agreed we couldn't afford full tuition. Thanks for nothing Private School.

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anon
Anon
Many middle class families all in the same situation. Tuition of 65k, school given 35-40k..still 25-30k per year.
I'm an executive, my wife is a nurse, we were told we make to much money (150K) for aid but the schools agreed we couldn't afford full tuition. Thanks for nothing Private School.
If you'r wife is a nurse and your family income is $150K you're not an "executive." Unless you left off a zero.

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anon
anon
Anon
Many middle class families all in the same situation. Tuition of 65k, school given 35-40k..still 25-30k per year.
I\'m an executive, my wife is a nurse, we were told we make to much money (150K) for aid but the schools agreed we couldn\'t afford full tuition. Thanks for nothing Private School.
If you'r wife is a nurse and your family income is $150K you're not an "executive." Unless you left off a zero.
Thanks..I'll let HR know my title is incorrect.

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anon
anon
anon
Anon
Many middle class families all in the same situation. Tuition of 65k, school given 35-40k..still 25-30k per year.
I\\\'m an executive, my wife is a nurse, we were told we make to much money (150K) for aid but the schools agreed we couldn\\\'t afford full tuition. Thanks for nothing Private School.
If you\'r wife is a nurse and your family income is \$150K you\'re not an \"executive.\" Unless you left off a zero.
Thanks..I'll let HR know my title is incorrect.
I feel like Jeff Foxworthy. If you base what you do on the title assigned to your role by HR, you're not an executive.

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Too bad your "TITLE" got cut...:laughing: :laughing: :man:

Re: Prep School Decisions

Do schools ever give full tuition for athletes?

Re: Prep School Decisions

Anon
Do schools ever give full tuition for athletes?

Not only based on Athletics, but if you have Athletics, Academics, and Financial need, then some schools have been given grants to fund kids fully. I believe Cushing did it this year with grant money they received and few others. Schools Tuition has increased over the past 10 years and the Financial grants have stayed steady and with more and more athletes particularly in ice hockey applying to these schools many families end up disappointed with 30K fee where others have no problem with that or even full pay. Not getting into a Prep is by no means the end of your kids athletic journey, find a good FS team where he can develop athletically both on and off the ice. You have to remember a vast majority of these kids will be trying out for the same JR spots in a few years and the evaluators don't care where you came from, they only care if you produce on the ice and your character off the ice. Good luck and look forward to seeing all these kids in the next few years!

Re: Prep School Decisions

The route to college hockey is ridiculous. Make the sport more accessible to inner city kids and quickly watch the full-pay prep boys lose their built-in advantage.

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anon
The route to college hockey is ridiculous. Make the sport more accessible to inner city kids and quickly watch the full-pay prep boys lose their built-in advantage.
Money is certainly part of the equation but there doesn't seem to be much cultural interest for the sport in the inner-city.

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A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn't change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!

Re: Prep School Decisions

anon
A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn't change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.

Re: Prep School Decisions

Anon
anon
A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn\'t change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.
This conversation is picking up some racial undertones, so let's ease up a bit. Not all African American athletes are in the inner city, not all white athletes are from country clubs.

LAX and track are never going to supplant the Big 3 sports among inner city athletes. There's too little pro money to be attractive. The goal of the inner city athlete isn't college. College is a hindrance more than anything.

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anon
Anon
anon
A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn\\\'t change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.
This conversation is picking up some racial undertones, so let's ease up a bit. Not all African American athletes are in the inner city, not all white athletes are from country clubs.

LAX and track are never going to supplant the Big 3 sports among inner city athletes. There's too little pro money to be attractive. The goal of the inner city athlete isn't college. College is a hindrance more than anything.
Sorry. Not trying to go there and your point is correct.

There are more than a few non-white athletes in the 'burbs but to be honest I don't see very many playing lax or hockey. That's certainly not to say they couldn't but maybe there isn't a comfort level for them to want to play?

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anon
Anon
anon
A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn\\\'t change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.
This conversation is picking up some racial undertones, so let's ease up a bit. Not all African American athletes are in the inner city, not all white athletes are from country clubs.

LAX and track are never going to supplant the Big 3 sports among inner city athletes. There's too little pro money to be attractive. The goal of the inner city athlete isn't college. College is a hindrance more than anything.
Dude are you for real?? You say there is a racial undertone and then suggest that academics are a hindrance to the inner city athlete. Ok

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Anon
anon
Anon
anon
A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn\\\\\\\'t change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.
This conversation is picking up some racial undertones, so let\'s ease up a bit. Not all African American athletes are in the inner city, not all white athletes are from country clubs.

LAX and track are never going to supplant the Big 3 sports among inner city athletes. There\'s too little pro money to be attractive. The goal of the inner city athlete isn\'t college. College is a hindrance more than anything.
Dude are you for real?? You say there is a racial undertone and then suggest that academics are a hindrance to the inner city athlete. Ok
The impact of inner city socioeconomics aren't bounded by race. You could accuse me of being a snob by saying that kids from inner city schools are less likely to go to college, if it weren't consistent with pretty much every study ever done.

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

anon
Anon
anon
Anon
anon
A better game would be Lacrosse and their 50 man college rosters. You tell me if you took every D-3 running back, CB, TE, QB, LB, safety . . . college football recruit from the inner city and handed then a stick their junior year of high school if that sport wouldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t change in less than 5 years. Country club boys play it while you can, athletes might just be coming!
I have no doubt this could happen but again I wonder how much interest there is for the sport?

Soccer and track get more interest than lax and baseball in most inner-city schools.
This conversation is picking up some racial undertones, so let\\'s ease up a bit. Not all African American athletes are in the inner city, not all white athletes are from country clubs.

LAX and track are never going to supplant the Big 3 sports among inner city athletes. There\\'s too little pro money to be attractive. The goal of the inner city athlete isn\\'t college. College is a hindrance more than anything.
Dude are you for real?? You say there is a racial undertone and then suggest that academics are a hindrance to the inner city athlete. Ok
The impact of inner city socioeconomics aren't bounded by race. You could accuse me of being a snob by saying that kids from inner city schools are less likely to go to college, if it weren't consistent with pretty much every study ever done.
You are grouping every African American kid in one category, ala " AAU" type athletes. That professor is down rght racist and pretty comical considering you scolded another for speaking accurately. So Mr Fancy pants take your fancy talk and your fake studies and head down to the cape

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

Truth is if you are a middle class white family and your kid is a B+ student and plays 2-3 sports you have no shot at affording prep school. You end up making to much for good financial, but if you are poor as dirt and have some behavioral problems, then you have a good chance at getting in and getting the grant you need. System is broken, but diversity is what they are looking for...GO BOY SCOUTS!

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

anon
Truth is if you are a middle class white family and your kid is a B+ student and plays 2-3 sports you have no shot at affording prep school. You end up making to much for good financial, but if you are poor as dirt and have some behavioral problems, then you have a good chance at getting in and getting the grant you need. System is broken, but diversity is what they are looking for...GO BOY SCOUTS!
Dirt poor and a stud athlete, good student and character with great potential then yes, they will many times give you a lit of aid. Behavoral problems? Not so much!! Unless it is a specialized school which typically are not the ones with strong athletic programs.

Something tells me you were not pleased with your awards package?

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Anon
anon
Truth is if you are a middle class white family and your kid is a B+ student and plays 2-3 sports you have no shot at affording prep school. You end up making to much for good financial, but if you are poor as dirt and have some behavioral problems, then you have a good chance at getting in and getting the grant you need. System is broken, but diversity is what they are looking for...GO BOY SCOUTS!
Dirt poor and a stud athlete, good student and character with great potential then yes, they will many times give you a lit of aid. Behavoral problems? Not so much!! Unless it is a specialized school which typically are not the ones with strong athletic programs.

Something tells me you were not pleased with your awards package?
Luckily we did receive what we needed right on the number but so many good kids/ families did not. 25-30k is impossible for any middle class family.

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

Going back a few weeks in this thread, but I love how people think that simply sitting in class with future power brokers at a prep school is somehow going to help your son's career. The same way playing on a team with a D1 commit is going to make your player more attractive to an NHL team. You either have the skills and the drive to succeed or you don't, in sports and in business.

Re: Prep School Decisionsa.

Very true!