Educational consultant Irvin provides useful information for parents on public and private schools in the Washington DC area. ... Read more
Customer Reviews (5)
33pgs are OK, The rest is just a reference
If you want a basic idea of what you need to do to get your kid into a school and some basics, this is not a bad book.The first 33 pages has some good information but its only 33 pages. This information is likely available elsewhere on the internet. I give this 4 stars for the first 33 pages and 2 stars for the rest.
The rest of the book is a listing of schools and information on them.There is nothing in the listing that will give you rankings of the school nor recommendation so its just a reference and a list of all the schools. Most if not all the info you can get of the net but it is nice to have it all in one place so finding all the school online becomes easier. Worth $5-7 so get it used.
This book is much better than the 13th ed of Independant school guide.The format is much better and easier to read and the front pages are better.
Waste of time
Trolling the school web sites gave me more information than this book. It's very factual and really doesn't get into school character, etc.
Not Helpful At All
This book is just fine if all you want is the private school closest to you, or want very cut and dry facts which you can find for free at the schools websites or in their prospectus.If you are looking for insider information, or anything to tell you what the school is really like, look elsewhere. I recommend saving your money for your kid's education.
On returning to live in the DC area with two small children after having lived in another part of the country, I picked up this book and found a wealth of useful information about schools.The book not only gives practical information, but provides thoughtful and rare insight into the various strengths and weaknesses of each school, as well as valuable guidance on how to pick the best school for a particular child.I recommend this book highly.
Indispensable guide forWashington area parents considering public & private schools.Practical, Thoughtful & User Friendly.
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