2021: East Bay kindergarten acceptance - public and private
We are navigating the East Bay kindergarten scene for the first time. A few questions in case others have more experience!
OUSD: we received waitlist placement from all 6 schools we ranked. We chose a good mix of how in demand schools are (two top schools, with lower ranking spots, and 4 mid-range/more average rated schools). We would really prefer not to go to the neighborhood school (only offer we got). I read an article from OUSD yesterday that over 95% of applicants received their top three schools. With that kind of stat, did anyone else get 0/6 this year? Mainly just curious. But also.., could I have done something wrong/better or just got very statistically unlucky?
Private: we applied to 5 private schools as well which we will hear about next week. I just read that you can actually get straight declines vs waitlisted. I guess that makes sense, but does anyone know why you would get a full decline for a “normal” 4 year old? Is that the kind of thing you can ask specifics if it happens?
in either case, I’m trying not to get my expectations up too high for this year, but would love to get feedback on how to do better next year if we end up with only our neighborhood school as an option.
All thoughts and feedback would be appreciated!!