DS prepping for SHSAT and doing well. He's scoring high enough now for Stuy and would be happy with Brooklyn Tech (not that we've visited any of these places). I thought that sounded fine, but now I'm thinking we're making a big mistake not applying to privates. Am I closing the door on opportunities? He'd be fine around rich kids, that wouldn't be a big issue. He's secure about that stuff. I'm a single mom and we're solid financially - I bought an apartment a long time ago - but I make 80k and would need FA. Honestly, I'm poor enough that we'd likely get it.
I don't think of ourselves as a private school family, but then I see other middle class kids with good aid and I think .. well shit, why not my kid. But of course I know nothing about private schools. So there's that too.