Alternatives to Tilden Prep?

My sophomore, who has been in and out of school for the last two years, is currently at Tilden Prep and making strides. We are not sure, however, that we can afford to do this for another 2 years at the tune of 40,000. In addition, our child is wanting some more social interaction than a one to one learning situation provides her with. I don’t think our public school (Albany) is the right place for her. Does anyone have any suggestions of a good private school with small classrooms and a supportive environment for students with academic anxieties and learning differences? Thank you in advance!

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Maybeck offers exactly what you’re describing—I t’s almost as expensive as Tilden though. St. Mary’s is cheaper but maybe less good with learning  differences. 

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Hello, I graduated from Holy Names high and so did my niece 23 years later. I loved that it’s an all girls school and college prep. Don’t think it’ll be as expensive as Tilden and the class sizes have dropped tremendously since my time (70’s). It may worth your time to do a little research on it and schedule a visit. They’ll soon be celebrating 100 years. 

Good luck!

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Mentoring Academy in Oakland provides a strong emphasis on community building and may be a good fit for your child.

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Hate to say but most private HSs will put you back $35-50K.  You might look at Mentoring Academy in Rockridge, which will still be a chunk of change.  Also, Holy Names in Oakland is a girls school, but does well with certain kids with LD.  Also, look for charters.   

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https://www.bayhillhs.org/

You may want to check out Bayhill High in Berkeley. Not certain what the tuition is, but it is designed for students with learning differences and offers a nice community and differentiated instruction.

This school is our Plan B in the event our kid with dysgraphia can’t get the support plan she needs to manage at public high school.

Good luck!

RE: Alternatives to Tilden Prep? ()

These recommendations are mostly based on doing an overlapping search. Check out Mentoring Academy, Bayhill, there's also Millenium in Piedmont that accepts lot of transfers.  We've also had people suggest Holden and Orinda Academy