Is it possible to have your children attend a different elemantary school than what your zoned for in Summit?

Asked by ggallucci, Brooklyn, NY Fri Oct 19, 2012

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Diane Glander, Agent, Spring Lake, NJ
Mon Oct 22, 2012
Sometimes, you can pay a tuition at the public school you are interested in. Call them to find out.
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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Mon Oct 22, 2012
Suggest you call the school directly and ask them about your concerns and what they are doing to address. Summit is a great town but it is pricey. If you've found a home that works for you budget and you like, recommend you do this before abandoning the opportunity.

Next door is New Providence, then Berkeley Heights - prices will come down a bit as you travel east. Both of those communities have well regarded schools as well.

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ggallucci, Home Buyer, Brooklyn, NY
Sat Oct 20, 2012
Thanks Natalie.

The area we are looking would be slated for the Jefferson elementary school. From what I can tell this school is below NJ state averages, which is concerning. What are my options, if any, outside of sending my kids to private school.
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Natalie Leig…, Agent, Summit, NJ
Sat Oct 20, 2012
Hi, to answer your question, no, it is not possible to attend a different elementary school than what your neighborhood/street is slated to attend. In very rare cases, for example if a family moves from one school district to another and a child only has 1 year remaining, the principals may let your child stay for the last year. But your address is reading Brooklyn so if you are just moving to Summit, you will have to send your children to the elementary school for your address. Are you aware that Kindergarten is now consolidated to two primary centers, at Jefferson and Wilson schools? If you have any further questions about schools or anything else regarding Summit or other local towns, I'd be happy to answer them. I've lived in Summit for 20 years and my children went to the public schools there.
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I understand that there are several Kindergarden, Middle & High schools in Summit. Can you choose the school your kids attend?
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