Kids School in Bay Area

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May 31 24 Comments

I am in San Diego and have an offer from one of the FAANG company .
Before I accept the offer just wanted to check on what is the general feedback of schools in Bay Area .
I know the location is important (and Cupertino has the best schools but one can't afford to buy property).
How are private schools in Bay Area ? Any recommendations for both private and public schools.

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  • Google ymte
    Did the internship in Qualcomm 6 years back in SD and now in Bay area for 5 years. It takes courage to move to Bay area from beautiful SD. Overrated boring jobs, crazy traffic, very expensive house, lack of diversity (white, Indian and Chinese). Wherever you go you will just here people talking about ML, AI, crypto, ycombinator, FAANG, startup, TC....
    And as far as schools are concerned, my kid is in daycare and still I was awestruck by competitiveness of parents. Swimming class, math class, karate class, soccer class and what not. Good luck with your move.
    As far as schools are concerned most schools are pretty decent. Your kid will know python by 10 and start SAT prep by 15.
    May 31 0
  • Amazon ganj
    Public schools system in CA sucks. But if you are in SD - you already know that. As for private schools - it begins around 12k a year and goes all the way up to 30-35k.

    Btw, traffic is not that bad here in Bay Area (speaking as someone commuting from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto every morning on 101). Definitely better than in LA.
    May 31 2
    • New numaye
      Actually, the public schools in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, and Cupertino are all quite good
      May 31
    • Amazon ganj
      Have you got your kids to schools in other states, like NJ for example?
      Jun 1
  • Google jjack24
    Your TC? Your kid's TC?
    May 31 1
    • Amazon ganj
      Your kid’s TC - ROFL:)))
      May 31
  • PayPal / Eng krkn839
    And it seems to me that San Ramon turned out to be the next Cupertino in terms of housing cost and schools, if you can take the commute and like the cookie cutter, deserty feel of the area.
    May 31 2
    • Workday / Product str
      Lol to living in San Ramon and commuting daily on 680/237
      May 31
    • PayPal / Eng krkn839
      I can't imagine doing it, but apparently lot of people do.
      May 31
  • Nextdoor / Product recess
    Lol. Bay Area is too crowded. Have fun with all the bullshit that comes along with it. Not worth it more than SD, that’s a fact.
    May 31 2
    • Samsung / Eng
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      OP
      Thanks for your response. Just curious if you are in Bay Area and experienced it first hand.
      Also, apart from traffic , commute and high rent , what else is a concern
      May 31
    • Nextdoor / Product recess
      Too many people. Too expensive. Most of the culture and cool things that made the Bay Area unique are now gone or too expensive and then they become too crowded. It’s an endless cycle of bullshit. “No one goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.”
      Jun 1
  • Cisco / QA CyberDemon
    fuck schooling. this is the age of leetcoding.
    May 31 0
  • Oracle pezantima
    Private: try Harker, Stratford or Challenger
    May 31 0
  • Oracle buruchhaga
    How is Oakland preparatory?
    Jun 16 3
    • Never heard of it. Do you mean College Prep in Oakland?
      Jun 17
    • Oracle buruchhaga
      Yes. I heard it’s #2 in the whole state of California
      Jun 17
    • It’s called College Prep. Yes, it’s among the best in the state and in the entire country. Very strong matriculation stats. A family friend send their kids there.
      Jun 17
  • Best private schools:

    In South Bay - Harker school (though lots of kids hate it there)
    Peninsula- Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo School, Neuvo.
    SF - university school, lick
    East bay - Head-Royce, college prep
    Marin - Branson School
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  • Western Digital AriGold
    I have heard that basis independent is good in Fremont. Tuition is about 24k not including after care .
    May 31 0
  • PayPal / Eng krkn839
    Depending on where you office would be you can check out some cities in the Peninsula: Redwood City, Redwood Shores,, Foster City. And Dublin. They have several good public schools.
    May 31 0
  • PayPal / Eng krkn839
    I don't have kids in school yet but have been in the area nearly a decade and I do see mixed opinions. In general access to high scoring public schools are expensive if you want to own a home. You can check niche.com for where these 'top scoring' schools are. There are of course a lot of great private schools anywhere high earners concentrate in the Bay area.
    May 31 0
  • LinkedIn stierlin
    Cupertino doesn’t have high ratings because of the school system. It’s because of the large Chinese community there.
    Jun 16 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng
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    The harker school or bust. If bust, then Phillips Exeter. If not Phillips exeter, then no amount of schooling will help them
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