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ZOMG, tuition @ St. George Boarding School in BC: $42K/yr O.M.F.G.
 

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Stupid Asian kids! (I'm Asian, so I can say this!) More and more bratty Asian kids, no surprise. Too many wealthy Asian folks forgetting their root of humility, respect and honor.
 

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I'm just trying to comprehend what kind of wealth one must have to not only pay $45K/yr for school (there's a $2,500 bogus fee on top of tuition too, as I found out) but also have your little tyke running out for a Big Mac run doing 150Kph in his minty $300K Lambo.... INSANE.

I mean damn... talk about LOADED
 

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I'm just trying to comprehend what kind of wealth one must have to not only pay $45K/yr for school (there's a $2,500 bogus fee on top of tuition too, as I found out) but also have your little tyke running out for a Big Mac run doing 150Kph in his minty $300K Lambo.... INSANE.

I mean damn... talk about LOADED
seriously. three words:

MUST BE NICE.

sigh.
 

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ZOMG, tuition @ St. George Boarding School in BC: $42K/yr O.M.F.G.
That is what a top rate boarding school costs.

I went to a school called Eaglebrook for four years (45k a year, has a ski slope and lift on campus), and then onto Episcopal High School. 160k for four years at one of these schools is a bargain, considering you have your choice of secondary school, college/university, and job afterwards.

The tuition for Vanderbilt is 40k, and the level of care provided at these boarding schools far exceeds the extra 5k.
 

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Nope^

What the racers, who police said are all under age 21, won't get is harsh punishment.
"Each driver will be charged with Driving without Reasonable Consideration and receive a violation ticket with a specified penalty of $196. Additionally, these drivers will be responsible for all associated towing and storage charges," according to the RCMP press release.
That's because police didn't actually catch them in the act and acted only on witness accounts. They weren't caught on radar, video or seen by a police officer, Superintendent Norm Gaumont, RCMP officer in charge of traffic enforcement for the Lower Mainland, told the Surrey Now newspaper.
"I know there's a lot of disappointment, wondering why we only charged them with an offence of $196. They fact of the matter is, we have to look at all the evidence we have and what we're able to prove," Surrey Now quoted Gaumont as saying. "That's why we've charged them with driving without due consideration for the public."
If police were able to charge the 13 drivers with more severe offenses, they could have faced forfeiture of their vehicles, according to a Vancouver Sun report.
The RCMP said most of the drivers were operating their vehicles on "N" class licenses, which means they had not yet attained full driving privileges. Only one of the drivers was the registered owner of the car they were driving, Gaumont told Surrey Now.
 

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Not that what they did was right... but if someone put me in a Gallardo at age 18 with no adult supervision i'm sure i'd take a few liberties as well with the speed limits (albeit not on a busy highway at rush hour). I guess it would be a nice problem to have! ;)
 

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That is what a top rate boarding school costs.

I went to a school called Eaglebrook for four years (45k a year, has a ski slope and lift on campus), and then onto Episcopal High School. 160k for four years at one of these schools is a bargain, considering you have your choice of secondary school, college/university, and job afterwards.

The tuition for Vanderbilt is 40k, and the level of care provided at these boarding schools far exceeds the extra 5k.
+1

Top Tier School=Top Tier College=Top Tier Career

Really is a simple formula

And yes you can get a great education in lesser schools, the connections not so much.
 

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That is what a top rate boarding school costs.

I went to a school called Eaglebrook for four years (45k a year, has a ski slope and lift on campus), and then onto Episcopal High School. 160k for four years at one of these schools is a bargain, considering you have your choice of secondary school, college/university, and job afterwards.

The tuition for Vanderbilt is 40k, and the level of care provided at these boarding schools far exceeds the extra 5k.
Not being snarky, but how did it impact your relationship with your parents? Do you feel you have established a parent-child bond with them that you'll be able to pass on to your kids or will you consider them a distraction to be raised by others? Really, not trying to rile you up - just trying to imagine what my life would be like if I didn't see my kids every day and someone else was raising them to be overstressed, high performing corporate robots without soul.

I have met several products of boarding schools and valley forge academies of this world in my lifetime - they were all... almost synthetic with very little humanity and true compassion left in them. I am all for investing into education but I'm even more for preserving the human side. Case in point: director of our PM office is a product of one of these academies - she has everything including her kindergarten diploma hanging on the wall in her office (possibly as an intimidation-inducing artifacts or just gross insecurity). I heard her talking about getting rid of 120 contractors (some of whom worked at the company for over 10 years) like she was talking about throwing out old office equipment. No consideration, no qualms - pure robot. It was a chilling experience and I realized that I want my kids to be successful outside of corporate walls, on their own. It truly was an eye-opening experience for me.
 

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BTW, my best friend coaches soccer and his players are kids of who's who: famous lawyer, assistant coach of an NFL team, a hedge fund manager for the government funds, and son of the president of a certain multi-billion dollar corporation. All went to top tier schools in the region, nearly all got accepted to Ivy League schools or elite schools on athletic scholarship. I've met many of them, back when they were 15-16. It is true that they all were significantly more mature than their peers, however, watching their parents on the sidelines with their faces buried in blackberries or yapping away on the phone, not even paying attention to regional qualifiers, made me think of how much involvement they had in their kids' lives. Talking to some of them, hearing the stories of parents jet setting around the world on errands or business affairs or "mom and dad" vacations or "dad and mistress" vacations, made me very sad for them. Quite a few of them have serious emotional issues that they're quite good at suppressing. Watching them have a deeper relationship with their coach, more so than their own parents, really speaks volumes about the parenting style. When your coach has a closer relationship and knows more about you than your own parent, perhaps it's time to think whether it's all worth it.

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Not for me.

I run my Dad's business, and have a great relationship with my family.

Parenting is something that does not start at age 13. If you are a bad parent, chances are you were one the whole time your child has been alive. Boarding or Day School will not change that.

Furthermore, I had a better education by the time I was out of 8th grade than most high school seniors (Public or Private). College was a absolute breeze for me, while other kids, that went to a more "traditional" school had never really been challenged. Most likely, because their teachers, didn't know that much. Due to the pedigree of schools I had been to, I was accepted to all the schools I applied to. Same for graduate school.

Chances are, I spent more time with my parent's then most kids my age. When I came home on my breaks (Spring and Winter were a month each), I spent time with my folks rather than friends. My friends were all at home as well. It made the time I spent at home, that much more special to me and my parents. It was hard for my Mother, but she was not going to let her wants, get in the way of my future.

It actually would have been much easier/cheaper for my parents to put me in public school. However, like most parent's, they wanted the best for their child. Eaglebrook is one of the best schools you can go to. If my son is accepted, he will be going as well. The hard part, is getting the school to take your child.
 

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Not for me.

It actually would have been much easier/cheaper for my parents to put me in public school. However, like most parent's, they wanted the best for their child. Eaglebrook is one of the best schools you can go to. If my son is accepted, he will be going as well. The hard part, is getting the school to take your child.
I had education in former USSR - coming to US and skipping 2 grades was still a bit lame. I remember sitting in 9th grade math, having to solve problems the way we did in 5th grade. Public education in US, for the most part, is not up to par with the rest of the world. You'd imagine the amount of taxes I pay for school in our area, my kids should be getting top notch education. Yet, I see how far behind they are where we were by that point in our lives.

That's why with my daughter, I am sending her to one of the best kindergartens around our area. My son will require quite a bit of tutoring before he is ready for SSAT. However, I'm questioning whether I want to put him through such stress that early. I definitely would consider sending my kids to a private DAY school, however, there are not that many decent ones in the area and I'm not sending them to boarding schools, as beneficial as it may seem.
 
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