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Meri Zidel, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL

Looking for the best schools for my children in scottsdale, paradise valley Az currently going into

Asked by Meri Zidel, Miami Beach, FL Mon Jun 9, 2008

kindergarten,and third grade but want to be in good schools throughtout any suggestions We are moving soon!!

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Hi Meri

I am a big fan of the choices we enjoy in PV to fit our kids in the best spot and by no means believe private schools offer a more comprehensive college prep curriculum. Its just most public schools in Arizona are “open enrollment” meaning you can send your children wherever you are willing to drive as long as they have availability. A few of the highest-ranking traditional and/or schools of choice in Scottsdale Unified School District do not, and your child could be placed on a waiting list. However, they are worth the wait... travel blessings to you and your little ones- Rae
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 10, 2013
Meri, I'll second Phoenix Country Day for your children. Additionally, the public school System in PV/Scottsdale is wonderful. -Jarrod
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Meri,
I want to also add, that the Scottsdale School District is a great district, but each school really stands on it's own. All the Scottsdale Unified School District schools within the Town of Paradise Valley boundries are top notch. There are some not so great schools within the district, but not in PV.
As far as private schools in, or near, the Town of Paradise Valley, there are several to choose from depending on your children's needs. We absolutely loved Tesseract School, but Phoenix Country Day School is great too, since your kids are still young. Both schools are K-12, academically challenging & high achieving. If Christian based is more your thing....there is Scottsdale Christian Academy, and Scottsdale Bible School which is attached to Scottsdale Bible Church. There are some great Jewish schools nearby as well. Once your kids are high school age, there is Brophy (boys), and an all girls private school....the name escapes me right now. Both excellent schools. That is the great thing about the Town of Paradise Valley (and why people pay top dollar to live there!), it is convenient to everything!
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Meri,
Hi, our family has lived in Paradise Valley for 5 years, and our son has attended Tesseract School, a small private school, K-12. Our son is now attending Chaparral High School, which is a top rated public high school in Paradise Valley, but within the Scottsdale school district. We are actually one block south of the attendence border, but Open Enrollment into many of the area schools is pretty easy~ which is what we did. And the bus stops right at our corner! (Don't be confused with the Phoenix area referred to as Paradise Valley....it isn't the Town of Paradise Valley, which is much more exclusive)

Our house is now for sale: 6808 E Bronco Dr., Paradise Valley, 85253. 4/5 in the main house & 1/1 in the guest house. Or realtor is Betsy Dickinson, 480-695-8522 Good Luck! If you want any other information, please feel free to ask, there are plenty of great schools, and areas to live.
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Hello Meri,

There are two website you should look at one is http://www.greatschools.net and the other is the state site on schools which is http://www.ade.state.az.us. I have an article from Phoenix Magazine which is Best Places to Live in Phoenix area. If you are interested in the article and relocation package please let me know. Have a great day. Michelle at 480-585-5959
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 25, 2008
Meri
Every parent point of view is differnt , what it could be best for you is not necessary the same for others. Check the web sites provided, call the schools, check out the schools, if you are working with a realtor, she/he should be able to help you more. When are you moving? are you working with a realtor?
I live in Scottsdale for over12 years. If you need more info, feel free to contact me
Happy moving:)
Web Reference: http://ownyourhomeaz.com
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Meri,

Please go to http://www.greatschools.net/ to get the latest and best information. I understand the value of a good school I also, have young children in school.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Best of luck with your move!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 11, 2008
Paradise Valley is great and has great schools. The town is central to every private school and is in one of the best public school districts in the state considering, cirriculum, parent participation/support. The students are motivated.

I am selling a great place in PV In the best district.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

mhawthorne2006@yahoo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 9, 2008
Hello, Meri. One measurement for our schools is the AIMS test scores. I could send you a copy of the map showing the scores achieved at all the elementary schools in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley via email or regular mail. If that would be helpful just let me know. Please understand, however, there are many ways in which to measure school performance and it really depends on what is important to you and your children. When my daughter chose a high school in Scottsdale it was based on curriculum. Call or email if I can help.

Rick Dobbles
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 9, 2008
I would be happy to sit with you and refer you to individuals with kids. It depends on the type of programs you are seeking for your kids, their ages, interests etc. Feel free to give me a call Don Marquart 602-284-3000
Web Reference: http://www.DonMarquart.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 9, 2008
Meri,

Great question, but one unfortunately a real estate agent shouldn't answer directly. I can guide your search a bit, however, by suggestion you check out:

http://www.greatschools.net/

That web site has every school available, with test scores, contact info, programs, etc. As a result, I find it to be a very useful resource.
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