Mar. 9th, 2012

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I am extremely proud of my son. He was selected for, and accepted, a place in the Brooklyn Latin School starting in 2012-2013. I didn't know much about the school until he was accepted, but now that he has been, I'm quite pleased.

The school is modeled after the Boston Latin School, which is rated as one of the best in the country annually. Brooklyn Latin has only been around for six years, but has an excellent record of preparing students for, and getting them admitted to, good colleges and universities (>91% rate). The workload is going to be far beyond what Z has been used to, but he says he's prepared for and welcomes it (we shall see). They grant an International Baccalaureate (IB degree), which apparently focuses on depth of knowledge rather than breadth (I'm reminded of Chaim Potok's The Chosen here). It will be something of a logistical hassle (the school is a 45-minute train ride, plus several block walk on each end, from home), but Z's been doing a good job of waking up for school this year, even before he's poked by one of his parents.

In all, quite an achievement, and one we celebrated last weekend in conjunction with my and M's birthday dinner. Now we cross our fingers and wait to see if T got into the honors middle school, as well. If she did, I think I might break my face smiling (because I'm close, with this, already.)


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