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    ps 166 G&T vs ps 87

    Hi All

    Looking for some advice for my daughter. She got into PS 166 G&T program today but is registered to join PS 87 our local public school. We need to decide by end of day...so any thoughts on PS 166 G&T program as I do not have much idea on it.

    Thanks !
    VV

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    Do you mean PS 166 in Queens? If so check out the District 30 chats on this message board. There is plenty on 166Q.

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    Hi thanks for your reply. This was for PS166 in Manhattan.

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    PS 166 G&T is basically G&T kids grouped together in a neighborhood school. The pros are (1) all kids are from the UWS, so it really does feel like a neighborhood school, and (2) the peer group is very strong - most kids scored 99 but weren’t lucky in the lottery for Anderson (although this year the cutoff may be lower because there were less 99’s in District 3 than in previous years). In comparison to citywide G&T: (1) the curriculum at PS 166 is not accelerated, just “enriched” (if even that - the school claims they don’t differentiate what is taught in G&T vs. gen-Ed) and (2) it’s a k-5 school, so they have to spend a justifiable amount of time in the upper grades to prepare for state tests that count towards middle school admission.

    I don’t think you can go wrong with either choice. They are both great neighborhood schools. The peer group at PS 166 G&T will likely be narrower in terms of range of academic abilities.

    Feel free to private message me if you have any other questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvvny View Post
    Hi All

    Looking for some advice for my daughter. She got into PS 166 G&T program today but is registered to join PS 87 our local public school. We need to decide by end of day...so any thoughts on PS 166 G&T program as I do not have much idea on it.

    Thanks !
    VV
    Hi! Just curious what you decided to do!?

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    Hi we have registered at PS166 G&T .
    Heard good things about both schools but I think 166 G&T will be academically challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvvny View Post
    Hi we have registered at PS166 G&T .
    Heard good things about both schools but I think 166 G&T will be academically challenging.
    That's great! Congrats!

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