Is the school worth the $50K+ price tag?
What type of kids go there?
The old UB treated it like a joke... not sure whether its reputation has improved. I recall they opened a Hamptons branch this year, so families would not have to return to the city for school.
We were looking at it but heard some things form current family that really turned us off. Sounds like there is an entitled, white, conservative collection there ( not all of the families).Friend groups segregated racially.
Segregated between....white and whiter?
@anonymous Less than 60% of the student body is white, FYI.
The people I know who send their kids there are nice downtowners who are totally not plugged into the social scene. I don't know if they applied anywhere else.
We know one family there with 2 kids- veerry wealthy. I think they're happy (they wanted the mandarin language). Also I heard if you paid a little more you could have a tutor come instead of in person for this year ..
We know people who love it there. It's a very international vibe. I went to the open houses when I applied and I felt like a country bumpkin because I don't already speak multiple languages. :)
Thank you for all the feedback so far. Just like the first poster, I also heard about Avenues initially from UB, which does not have a high opinion about Avenues. However, that was many years ago, and I'm just wondering if the reputation has changed.
It seems to be more popular now as a school, so it must be doing something right, right?
Would it be categorized as 3T, at a minimum?
I looked at their exmissions. They don’t provide a complete list so there’s no way to tell how good or bad they are. I’m assuming if they were good, they would provide a complete list though.
I can't answer your question about how it's categorized, but my DD is in high school and loves it. We aren't wealthy, though yes, most of her friends are, but she only knows this because she's been to their houses, not because it's as in your face as people say. I like the faculty, the teaching style, the facilities, and really don't have many complaints. She entered in 9th grade though so I can't speak to the lower school.