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#1 of 5 Old 07-30-2004, 11:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm looking into a school that is based on the Paideia "method". my dd will start K next year and to get in this school parents have to stand in line for 3+ days. Here in TN most of the public schools are in such bad shape. Parent involvement is very important at this Paideia school and I guess they feel the entry process will weed out some non-commented parents. The magnet schools in the area do a lottery system for admissions.
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I don't know anything about the Paideia method, but I found this:

http://www.unctv.org/paideia/paideiamg.html
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http://www.paideiaschool.org/default.htm

They sound pretty cool and are in GA but they are approx. $13,000 a year for elementary!

I take it that NC is trying out this method in some of their schools? I wonder if they are including the music and art that is also emphasized at the original school.
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http://hometown.aol.com/paideiapgi/page/

The school in GA came first in 1971 and this group formed in 1982 or so.
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the school is part of the county school system and is considered a public school and is free. Though private schools do run $8-15K around here.

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