If you all have been wondering where I am lately, I will tell you. I am currently engaged in a most daunting task: Getting my 1 year old daughter into preschool for next year. Here on the Upper East Side there has been something of a yuppy baby boom and instead of young families moving out of the city when they have children, many have opted to stay, resulting in throw-down like battles to get your kid into school.
Im not kidding. In order for Cookie to go to 3 hours of School for 3 days a week, I must:
A. Apply to 5 different schools.
B. Take her to interviews in which she is asked what the elephant says.
C. WRITE AN ESSAY DESCRIBING HER STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES!!!!! (She is a crybaby, she doesn’t like to share… she loves animals and books!)
D. Attend mandatory $1000 per family charity dinners.
E. Pay $12,000 to $16,000 tuition.
F. Yes. You heard correctly.
OK…. Now, have any of you had experience with Montessori Schools?