Why I Chose Lower Merion: 2011-10-13 School Selection Report

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What school did you decide on? Lower Merion School District

Calendar year your child entered 2011

Grade your child entered 1st

What neighborhood are you in? Montgomery County

What schools did you consider? CW Henry, Lower Merion Schools, Greene Street Friends

What factors were most important to you? Tuition, Location, Reputation, Public Eduction, School Performance (test scores, success of graduates), Teacher Quality, Principal Quality, Diversity

What first attracted you to the school? Excellent reputation, public school

What were the critical factors that led to your choice?  All my kids could go to a neighborhood elementary, middle and high school that provided quality education.  We attended two local public schools in NW Phila and were not thrilled with the education our child was receiving.  The move was difficult for us parents but we are thrilled with our decision.  All LMSD schools have foreign language 3x a week starting 2nd grade, excellent art and music programs, afterschool activities, and parent participation.  The schools are more diverse than you would expect – including children of Asian, Indian, and European background as well as African American.  Of my child’s class of 18, 8 are non-white. Several kids in the class do not have English as a first language.  Taxes are crazy high but at least the school quality reflects that.

Did you relocate in order to choose this school? Yes

On the political spectrum, I consider myself to be  liberal

Please share anything else about your experience 

This is a snapshot of one parent’€™s school choice. You can read other parent testimonials and help other parents. Take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey to tell PSS and our readers about your school choice!

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