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Marabeth, Other/Just Looking in Boston, MA

I am moving with two children 16 and 14 to the city to work for Boston University. I am looking to rent 3

Asked by Marabeth, Boston, MA Wed Oct 8, 2008

bedroom apartment and what are the choices for schools to include, private, charter, or pilot all in the same vicinity. Appreciate your suggestions. Marabeth

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I hope you'll consider Medford in your search. The Mass Dept. of Education website will give info on schools and rankings. There are quite a few 3rd party school sites as well that provide interesting insight as well.
Web Reference: http://www.MedfordHouse.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 16, 2008
Hi Marabeth,

You may want to try http://www.schooldigger.com/ as an initial tool for finding schools in the Boston Area. If you are thinking of sending them to Boston Public Schools, then they will be assigned to a school based on the zone in which you live. Boston does not have "neighborhood schools" meaning that students attend the school closest to their home. While some students do receive a seat in the school closest to their home, others are placed at schools further away. This is all done by a lottery process within your zone. You can find more information at http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/ . The city of Boston also has 2 exam schools, Boston Latin School and Boston Latin Academy, which are public middle/high schools that students must "test into" and be accepted. BPS has a few pilot schools, however they are K-8 schools, not high schools. There are numerous private schools in and around Boston that offer a range of academic and social experiences for students.

I hope this helps!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 14, 2008
Hello Marabeth. you can use my website to look for all kinds of shcools in areas like Cambridge and Malden.

http://www.kellydimbat.com click on schools/community then click on school finder and plug in any city in the area you are considering and a clickable list will appear like this one for Malden, MA

Your search for 'districts or schools' in 'malden' returns 23 results.

Preschools
(12) Public
Elementary
(5) Public
Middle
(5) Public
High
(1) Public
Charter
(1) Private
Schools
(3) Districts
(1)
Good luck and know that you can email me directly from my website if you have any other questions while you're there!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 11, 2008
Wow that is a tough question since it is hard to know what the right choice would be for your family. You can commute to BU from so many fine communities. I would say go to the state Department of Education at: http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/ and do the research there. I know you will get agents who will promote their town or district but you know your family and their needs. Do the research and then find the right agent in the area you want. Good luck!
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