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Brooklyn School to open Mandarin & French immersion next year

January 26, 2012

Some Schools Buck Trend Of High Costs

By SOPHIA HOLLANDER

Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street JournalWilliamsburg Northside kept tuition low—at $21,850—for its elementary school, which it opened in 2009. The private school also has an infant and toddler center and a preschool.

In an age of private school educations that cost up to $40,000 a year, eight new or expanding Brooklyn schools are attracting attention with a simple appeal: lower tuition.

These schools charge a range of annual prices—from nothing for some low-income students to as much as $23,000 at the most expensive end—that they say draws a more diverse student body. The schools also tend to feature progressive education styles, a commitment to engaging with their local neighborhoods and an international flair.

“From the very beginning we made the conscious choice to keep our tuition low so we could be a real choice to the public schools as well as other private schools,” said Amy Warden, the head of school at Williamsburg Northside, which opened an elementary school in 2009 and charges $21,850.

Please read more here, (news of the Brooklyn school is in the last paragraph)

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