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Old Jan 13th 2016, 2:43 pm
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Hi,
We are moving to New Jersey this summer from the UK and I was wondering
what families have done regarding schooling. My children are 4 ( will be 5 when moving) and 7 years old.
Will the 4/5 year old one who is now at Reception in the UK go into a Pre-K Class in the US?
How do they normally find they transition to the US system as they are obviously a year ahead.
Also any ideas on good school areas as we will need to look for a house to rent in that area as well.
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Old Jan 13th 2016, 3:13 pm
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New Jersey is larger than Wales. Which area are you looking at/ where do you need to be near to/commute to?
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Old Jan 13th 2016, 3:15 pm
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There have also been plenty of threads on NJ, especially posts from "Englishmum", so worth a search, which should get you started.
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Old Jan 13th 2016, 3:55 pm
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Sorry, commute would be to Weehawken so I am thinking about Bergen County and some parts of Morris County to keep the commute under 1 hour. Will look for the other posts as well.
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Funnily enough we are also planning on moving to NJ and possibly Bergen County in the summer. We are going over at easter and were planning on visiting some elementary schools in the areas that we are looking to settle in. We have a 5 year old, currently in reception and a 1 year old.
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For Bergen County, you'll want to look at Ridgewood or Glen Rock for good schools and good transport links for commuting. Neighboring towns (Midland Park, Paramus, Wyckoff, Fair Lawn) all nice as well but transport links more limited and I can't speak to the schools there although I doubt there are any bad schools. Ridgewood is definitely considered the number 1 town for schooling, nice walkable downtown with lots of shops, good transport, a lively restaurant scene and a great place to raise a family. But it comes at a price with expensive property rentals. Happy to answer any more Bergen County questions, we've been here just over 3 years and are very settled.
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If you need advice on North Bergen County Im in Lyndhurst
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Old Jan 18th 2016, 9:12 am
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Thanks for the advice. Will look into areas.
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