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It WAS a great school, then greedy developers built the Park Lane Reserve, which is in WEST HARRISON( Preston territory but these folks think their feces doesn't stink and are entitled to go to Purchase) and had nasty spoiled"noueveau riche" kids bussed in...The parents and these kids are in for a rude awakening when they get into middle school and high school as no one is going to kiss up to them there! This was such a small warm wonderful place ...then came Park Lane...UGGGH! No worries if you're wealthy though, your kid will make the right contacts in this school!

Handles bullying effectively: Disagree


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Lots of spoiled brats here, and their parents don't care


Supports LD students: Disagree


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Not sure how it is now, but those kids were shunned to the resource room and it's difficult to integrate them back into the classroom for socializing- plus all the kids know and that's a stigma

Develops character: Disagree


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It's a class system! The parents chooses the friends based on who lives where..and some of these kids are downright rude!

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Very political! They play favorites- It's all about $$$ here and any kid who has noteworthy parents gets placed with the right teachers! Also, if you're a wealthy non working parent and can be at the school all day, rest assured, it's noticed and your kid will get placed with seasoned professional teachers as opposed to newbies




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Great teachers, well organized, private-school class size. They employ a good deal of technology and are concerned with children's safety, sometimes to the extent of being overly procedural. The only downside is the PTA which seems sometimes to cater to the needs of a high-end demographics, in that it is not very sensitive to the participation of working parents.



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I have two children in the school who began in kindergarten and they simply love going to school! I've found the principal & administrative staff to be professional and the teachers to be energetic and caring. This school has a large number of international families several of which have come from as far as Australia, England, India and Japan (just to name a few). I would strongly reccomend this school to anyone considering the area and I'm sure that our principal or one our students would be glad to give you the grand tour.



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Purchase school makes my daughter feel welcome. She is in Kindergarten and has never been upset or afraid to go to school. She looks forward to it everyday. At her age, feeling confirtable in your surroundings is as important as anything else.




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This was a great school up until 1997...Since then it has become ridiculously overcrowded. New teachers are hired with limited experience, parking lot is a disaster as people refuse to utilize the bus service. The nurse is never in her office when a child needs medication dispensed..always in the playground or gym as kids are constantly getting hurt due to overcrowding. The PTA is always asking for money- I was asked to contribute money to a class fund of $50 for parties..almost every week,we were asked to contribute money. It's assumed that all the students in this school coem from wealthy families- The truth is many do not and excluded from playdates, parties and almost always are placed in clases with teachers who were hired only days befroe the start of the school year. There's still hope though; the midle and high school are far more diverse and both are excellent schools



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One of the warmest and nurturing environments to foster a love of school in the early years.

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Last modified Purchase School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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