Daily English 1278 - Applying to a Selective School

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Sam:  I think our child should go to a public school. I did.

Yasmin:  I went to a private prep school and I think it gave me a leg up in life.

Sam:  I got where I am without a fancy prep school.

Yasmin:  And that’s great, but I think we should give our daughter every advantage we can.

Sam:  What do you have in mind?

Yasmin:  I have information here from a few of the most selective schools. Some are parochial and some are secular. Some are day schools and some are boarding schools.

Sam:  I’m not sending my daughter to a boarding school and that’s final.

Yasmin:  But some of the most exclusive schools are boarding schools.

Sam:  I’m not budging on that. I want her coming home every day.

Yasmin:  All right. Let’s look at the admission criteria for the remaining schools. Wow, admission is really competitive. These have very low admission rates.

Sam:  Really?

Yasmin:  Really. They also require two aptitude tests in addition to transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an interview.

Sam:  Do we really want to put our daughter through that? And look at the tuition!

Yasmin:  Is that for all four years?

Sam:  No, for one year.

Yasmin:  You’re kidding.

Sam:  I’m not. Public school is sounding better and better, isn’t it?


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Daily Life

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